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Army Requirements Details

  • Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021 – 12:00
  • Location: Ghana
  • Position(s):
  • Company Name: Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)

General Eligibility

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Be not less than 18 years of age and not more than 25 years for Non – Tradesmen and not more than 27 years for Tradesmen by 1 September 2017.
  4. Be medically fit by Armed Forces standards.
  5. Be not married.
  6. Be not bonded.
  7. Be of a minimum height of 1.68m (5’6”) for males and 1.57m (5’2”) for females. For Military Police only; be of a minimum height of 1.75m (5’9”) for males and 1.70m (5’7”) for females.
  8. Have six (6) Credits (not less than Grade 6)at BECE including English and Mathematics.
  9. Have five credits (not less than Grade C6) in WASSCE, including Core English and Core Mathematics or the requisite credits/passes in respective trade qualifications from GES at Intermediate or Advanced Level.

Requirement

Army Candidates

a. Infantry/Armour/Artillery/Military Police. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.

b. Pay Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

  1. Six Credits (not less than Grade C6 including English and Mathematics) at WASSCE with Accounting or Business options.
  2. RSA Stage III in Accounting.
  3. Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting Option).

c. Engineer Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1) Electricians.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Electrical Installation.
  • COTVET Certificate II in Electrical Works.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Electrical Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology Part I (GES).

(2) Plant Mechanics/Fitters

  1. GES Intermediate Certificate in Plant Mechanic/Fitting.
  2. GES Certificate in Plant Mechanic/Fitting.
  3. COTVET Certificate II in Plant Mechanic/Fitting.
  4. City and Guilds Certificate in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering.

(3) Survey Assistants

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Surveying.
  • COTVET Certificate II in Surveying.
  • Certificate in Surveying (GSSM)

(4) Painting/Signwriting.  

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Painting/SignWriting.
  • COTVET Certificate II in Painting/SignWriting.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Painting/SignWriting.

(5) Plumbers & Masons.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Plumbing/Masonry.
  • COTVET Certificate II in Plumbing/Masonry.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Plumbing/Masonry.

(6) Carpentry.    

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Wood Construction Technology.
  • GES or COTVET Certificate II in Wood Construction Technology.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Carpentry/Joinery.

(7) Welder & Steel Bender.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technology.
  • GES Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technology.
  • COTVET Certificate II in Welding and Fabrication Technology.

(8) Topo/Architectural Draughtsman.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Architectural Drawing.
  • COVET Certificate II in Architectural Drawing.

(9) Plant Operators (Grader, Excavator, Dozer, Backhoe, Wheel Loader, Low Bed and Compactor Roller).

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in any of the plants stated above.
  • COTVET Certificate II in any of the plants stated above.

d. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps (EME)In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1) Vehicle Mechanics. (Must possess at least a valid Driving Licence Class B with any of the under-listed certificates).

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.
  • GES or COTVET Certificate II in Vehicle Technology.
  • City and Guilds Intermediate (Internal combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles).
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.
  • Diploma in Automobile Engineering (GES).
  • Certificate in Automobile Engineering (GES).

(2) Electronics/Auto Electrician.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Electronics/Auto Electrician.
  • GES or COTVET Certificate II in Electronics/Auto Electrician.
  • City and Guilds in Electronics/Auto Electrician.
  • Diploma in Automobile Electrical Engineering (GES).
  • Certificate in Automobile Electrical Engineering (GES).

(3) Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.
  • COTVET Certificate II in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology.
  • City and Guilds in Refrigeration Technology.
  • Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering (GES).
  • Certificate in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering (GES).

(4) Metal Smith& Weapon Fitters.

  • Certificate in Welding and Fabrication (GES Intermediate Certificate II/COTVET Certificate II).
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Electric and Gas Welding.

(5) Driver Recovery Mechanics.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Diploma/Certificate in Driver Recovery Engineering (GES).

(6) Carpenter/Sprayer.

  • GES Intermediate Certificate/COTVET Certificate II in Wood Construction Technology and Creative Art Technology.
  • Diploma/Certificate in Auto Body Spraying and Painting Engineering.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Carpentry and Painting.

e. Signals Corps.

(1) Operation Group. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics.  Possession of a valid driving licence is an advantage.

(2) Radio Technician. In addition to the General Eligibility applicant must have Mathematics, Physics, Elective Mathematics and any of the following:

  • City and Guilds Certificate in Electronics.
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Telecommunications.

(3) Line Technician. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

  • Certificate in Fibre Optics Technology.
  • Certificate in RF Engineering.
  • Certificate in Satellite Communications.

f. Directorate of Information Technology(DIT). In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

(1) Network Administration. N+ Certificate from a recognised Institution including knowledge in LINUX/Windows Server 2003, 2008 and above.

(2) Database Administration. Certification in My SQL, SQL, and Oracle from a recognised Institution.

(3) Computer Programming. Certification in VB, C++ and Java from a recognised Institution.

(4) Web Designing. Certification in HTML, PHP, CSS, CMS, Adobe and Photoshop from a recognised Institution.

g. Supply and Transport Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following:

(1) Drivers. Professional Driving Licence Class B.

(2) Supply Clerks/Storeman. Certificate in computer software applications (Word, Excel, Access, Corel Drawing etc) from a recognised Institution.

(3) Movement. Diploma/Certificate in Freight Forwarding/Air Travel and Tour from a recognised Institution.

(4) Fireman/Woman. Certificate in Fire Fighting from National Fire Service plus professional Driving Licence class B.

(5) Cooks. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have the following qualification from a recognised Institution.

  • HND in Catering.
  • Diploma in Catering.
  • NVTI Grade I & II.

h. Public Relations Corps. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

(1) Information Assistants. Diploma/Certificate (not less than one year continuous study) from a recognised/accredited institution in Journalism, Public Relations, English Language /Literature, Broadcasting, Communication Studies or Photojournalism.

(2) Photographers.  Diploma/Certificate (not less than one year of continuous study) from a recognised/accredited institution in general photography.

(3) Cinematographer.      Diploma/Certificate (not less than one year of continuous study) from a recognised/accredited institution in Fine Art, Film Editing, Camera Work, Lighting, Film Directing, Sound, Graphic Design or Animation.

i. Ordnance Corps.

(1) Storeman/Woman. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE and Diploma in Business Studies and HND in Purchasing and Supply.

(2) Ammunition Technicians.  In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including science subjects.

(3) Tailors. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have any of the following:

  • GES Intermediate Certificate.
  • COVET Certificate II.

j. Clerk General Duties. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including Credit in English and Mathematics and any of the following.

(1) RSA Stage III in secretarial duties and credit in typing.

(2) Typist Grade I and II Certificate from Government Secretarial School.

(3) Stenographer Grade II Certificate.

(4) DBS (Secretarial Option).

(5) Certificate in computer software applications (Word, Excel, Access, Corel Drawing etc) from a recognised Institution.

k. Education Corps. In addition to General Eligibility applicants must have 6 credits (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE including English and Mathematics and any of the following.

  • Teachers Post-Secondary Certificate A.
  • Teachers Post-Secondary Certificate A (French).
  • Diploma in Education.
  • Diploma in Education (French)

How to Apply

The GAF Army Requirements has been published online, qualified candidates can Apply and can be accessed through the Link(s) provided below.

Need Help?

From the Link above, you can access the GAF Army Requirements Portal – Army Vacancies. If there should be any difficulty, please visit the GAF Army Official website provided above.

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