How To Become A Soldier In Ghana

How to become a Soldier in Ghana

Formally, an individual could become a soldier in Ghana just by their physical stature and appearance. Afterwards get selected, trained and recruited to become soldiers in Ghana.

Do you know how to become a soldier in Ghana?

However, things have changed in recent times. To qualify to become a soldier, it will be based on educational background and certificate available. Also, you will have to purchase a form at a fee and make sure they meet the verified requirements of becoming a soldier in Ghana.

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Is soldier training difficult?

People always have their own perceptions about something they haven’t involved themselves physically in. So to answer the question, you must be be free of health problems. When you are physically fit for the job then no need to worry you are good to go.

There are important requirements that one has to meet inorder to become a soldier in Ghana. Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) opens its door for senior high school graduates and graduates from any recorgnized Tertiary institutions in Ghana. Original Documents like the B.E.C.E. Certificate, WASSCE Certificate and certificate from a recognized tertiary institutions are all vital when applying to become a soldier in Ghana.

General requirements to become a Soldier in Ghana:

  • First, be a Ghanaian Citizen (By Birth).
  • Second, individuals should have a good behavior.
  • Third, age requirement for regular commission: Not less than 20 years old and not more than 26 years by the recruiting year.
  • Next, individuals must be medically fit according GAF standards.
  • Not bonded.
  • Regular officer candidates only: Should not be married.
  • Height: Be of a minimum height of 1.68m(5’6″) for males and for females 1.60m(5’4″).

Note: Military Police only: Minimum height 1.75m(5’9″) for males and 1.70m(5″7) for females.

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Academic requirements

  • Six Credit(C’s) at B.E.C.E which should include Core Maths and Core English.
  • Six Credit (Not less than C6) in WASSCE including Core Maths and Core English.

Or

  • SSSCE: Six Credit(Not less than D), including Core English and Core Maths.
  • GCE “O” and “A” Levels. Five Credits( Not less than 6), including Mathematics and English at GCE “O” Level and not less than D in two subjects and General Paper at GCE “A” Level.
For Regular Officer Candidates
    1. Infantry/Armour/Artillery: To add to the general eligibility, applicants must possess a First Degree not less than Second Class Lower from a recognized University.
    2. Signal Corps: To add to the general eligibility, applicants must possess a First Degree not less than Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution in the following;
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Network/Software Engineering
  • Cyber/Forensic Security
  • Network Security
  • Information Technology Systems Auditing
  • Information Systems Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geometric Engineering

In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have a First Degree not less than Second Class Upper from a recognized University or institution in any of the following for all;

3. Engineer Corps
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer (Building service option)
  • Building Technology / Construction Management
  • Geometric Engineer
  • Geology Engineer
4. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Base Workshop)
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • BTech (Automobile)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
5. Military Police
  • Forensic Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
6. Ordnance Service
  • Chemistry / Biochemistry
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Publishing/Graphic Design
7. Supply and Transport Corps
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing and Supply
  • Ports and Shipping Administration
  • BTech Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Food and Science Technology
  • Logistics and Transport Management
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Fire and Disaster Management
8. Forces Pay Corps
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • On the other hand, applicants with CA (Ghana), CIMA, ACCA CPA, ICSA are eligible.
9. Information Technology 
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Network/Software Engineering
  • Cyber/Forensic Security
  • Network Security
  • Information Technology Systems Auditing
  • Information Systems Science
  • Management Information Systems
10. Education Corps

To add to the general eligibility, applicants must possess a First Degree in Education not less than Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution.

11. Public Relations

To add to the general eligibility, applicants must possess a First Degree in BA, BFA, BSc, etc. not less than Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution.

  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Fine Arts (NAFTI)
12. Physical Training (PT) and Sports

To add to the general eligibility, applicants must possess a First Degree in Physical Education not less than Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution.

13. Band 

To add to the general eligibility, applicants must possess a First Degree in Music not less than Second Class Lower from a recognized University/Institution.

14.  Records

In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have a First Degree not less than Second Class Upper from a recognized University or institution in any of the following;

  • Actuarial Science
  • Administration (Human Resource)
  • Statistics
  • Archival Studies
HOW TO APPLY
  • Buy a scratch card at Hundred Ghana Cedis (Ghc100.00) from the authorized offices.
  • Scratch the card to reveal the pin code which can be used 3 times until your records are finally submitted.
  • Visit the recruitment portal http://www.gafrecruitment.com.
  • Tap on Apply Now to enter your card details and select your choice of Arms of Service (Army), type of commission and submit.
  • Enter your personal details and following the process till the last page.
  • Click on PREVIEW and review the whole information provided before you submit.
  • Submit after review. You will receive an instant email and text message. You will also see your qualification status on top on the page. Whether you qualified for the next stage or not.
  • Print out a copy if your status is qualified for next stage.

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