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Nigeria Police Academy Application Form 2023/2024; in this article I am going to show you all that you need to know about Nigeria Police academy application form, the courses available for application, the admission requirements and what you should do to secure admission very easily.

This is a special announcement to the general public. Applications are invited by the Nigeria Police Academy for the 2023/2024 admission into 10th Regular Course degree programme. On this note interested applicants are enjoined to start sending their applications respectively.

Have you been search for/ waiting for the application of admission into the Nigeria Police Academy? If your answers is ‘YES’, then you should be excited that you have come across this vital information on this website. The article is specially prepared for you.

The aim of publishing this post here is to provide you with all the required guides on the application of the admission. Having receiving a lot of questions from many interested applicant, I have deemed it right to publish the post here for the benefit of the general public.

Before I take you to the application procedures, it is necessary that I reveal to you some of the basic information that you need to have before you can proceed with the application proper. These basic information are:

  • Courses available for application
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Documents required for the application
  • Modes of entry into Nigeria Police Academy
  • Admission processes in the Nigeria Police Academy
  • Duration of Study at Nigeria Police Academy

Going through this article, you are going to benefit even more than what I have listed for you above as the basic information that you need to have before the commencement of the application.
If you are interested and would like to know more about the Nigeria Police Academy Admission for 2023/2024 intake, make sure that you read this article carefully from the beginning to the end.

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About Nigeria Police Academy

The origin of the Nigeria Police Academy dates back to the early 80s when the Government of Nigeria in 1981 requested the British Government to make available to Nigeria, some United Kingdom Police Officers to assess the training needs of the Nigeria Police Force.

In response to this request, a team of three British Police Officers led by M.A. H Pacy (Assistant Chief Constable, Hamberside Police) was sent to Nigeria by the British Government. The team submitted its report known as the pacy report in 1982.

This report was formally published as the white paper of the Federal Republic, of Nigeria, on the future training needs of the Nigeria Police Force. A follow up of recommendations of the pacy report led to the search for the best training orientation for the Nigeria Police.

In 1986, the then Inspector General of Police Alhaji Mohammed A. Gambo rtd, sent a delegation of three Nigeria Police Officers led by late S.Z. Daura (Assistant Inspector General) to Egypt to under study the Egyptian Police Academy.

The report and recommendations of these two teams of experts had far reaching effects in laying the foundation for the establishment of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano to serve as an institution for high level manpower development, with a mission to train Police Officers to acquire the highest standards of professionalism.

Candidates admitted into the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil degree course will undergo a combined academic and Police training for a minimum period of Five (5) Years leading to Bachelor’s degrees and commission into the Nigeria Police Force as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).


The aims and objectives of establishing the Police academy are:

  • To provide an institution capable of producing qualitative manpower especially at the ASP, in order to meet up with the middle level manpower requirements of the Nigeria Police Force.
  • To equip trainees with competences backed by sound academic background, high professional and moral standards for effective law enforcement and selfless service to the Nation.

Faculties in Nigerian Police Academy

The following are the pioneer faculties in the Nigerian Police Academy:

1. Faculty of Science

2. Faculty of Law

3. Faculty of Social and Management Science

4. Faculty of Humanities.

Courses Available For Application In Police Academy

Within the four pioneer faculties in the Nigerian Police Academy, they are options for enrollment into any of the courses that I am going to write about in this section. Those courses that are available for application in the Police Academy include the following:

S/NFacultiesCourses/DepartmentsType of Degree
1Faculty of ScienceBiochemistryB.Sc
Biological SciencesB.Sc
Computer ScienceB.Sc
Forensic ScienceB.Sc
2Faculty of Social and Management ScienceAccountingB.Sc
Political ScienceB.Sc
3Faculty of HumanitiesEnglishBA
History & International StudiesBA
4Faculty of LawLawLL.B

Nigerian Police Academy (NPA) Admission Requirements

For any applicant to be considered for admission into any of the programmes offered in the Nigerian Police Academy, there some certain qualifications that such individual must possess. Those qualifications are what are referred to as the admission requirements.

Candidates for Nigerian Police Academy MUST:

  • be Nigerian citizens
  • be between 17 and 22 years of age,
  • have a height of not less than 1.67 Metres (5 Feet 6 Inches) if male, and 1.62 Metres (5 Feet 4 Inches) if female.
  • be free from any pecuniary embarrassment.
  • be free from any physical deformity or mental disability.
  • In addition, male candidates must have an expanded chest size of not less than 86cm (34 Inches for those between 21 and 22 years of age).
  • Female Applicant must not be pregnant at the time of admission.

Educational Requirements for Police Academy

Candidates must:

  • possess a minimum of SIX (6) credits at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council (NECO) or the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) or the equivalent at not more than 2 sittings and including a credit pass in English Language and Mathematics as well as subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen course of study in the Academy.
  • obtain satisfactory scores in both the written examination and the interview and must pass physical and psychological tests of fitness.

Documents Required for Registration

  1. Applicants MUST have their National Identification Number (NIN), a Functional Email address and valid phone number before they commence the application.
  2. Applicants must have duly scanned copy of their original O’Level result(s) to be uploaded on the portal..
  3. Fill and submit the Online form(Review the information before final submission)..
  4. Applicant must print their completed online forms, guarantor forms and submit same at the admission physical/examination screening centers.

How to Register for Nigeria Police Academy Admission

The application comprises of 4 stages which are listed below. Note that the application into Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC) requires National Identity Number (NIN), by providing the NIN, you have given Nigeria Police Academy the right to get your Bio data. i.e. Basic information from NIMC and the data will not be editable while registering

Step 1: Visit the application portal at: https://polac.edu.ng/

Step 2: Click on “Admission”

Allow the page to load to bring out the stages of the registration

Step 3:

Stage 1: Bio Verification & RRR Generation

On this page you are required to provide your NIN number, JAMB number, email and phone number. Then, click the Verify Bio/Generate RRR button. After clicking the button your generated RRR number will appear if the verification is successful. Also you will be presented with detail information on how to make the payment.

polac biodata dashboard

Stage 2: Payment

Proceed to make payment with the generated RRR.

polac payment dashboard

RRR Retrieval

In case you lost or forgot the RRR that you have generated, you can only use your NIN to retrieve it. Follow the procedure given below:

Enter you NIN on the space provided as shown below and click Retrieve.

polac rrr retrieval

How to Fill Teller For Remita Payment

  1. Visit a bank and request a teller.
  2. Fill in the key parts of your teller – date, name of the depositor (your name), phone number, amount, etc. For the Account Number, enter the copied RRR. The account name is NIGERIA POLICE ACADEMY.
  3. Note that, RRR can be longer than the boxes provided to fill the account number. Fill the boxes and enter the excessive numbers after the boxes. It’s ok and acceptable.
  4. After the filling, present this at the counter. Your payment will be made and confirmation of payment receipt will be printed out for you.
  5. After payment at the bank revisit this portal, click registration menu at the main nav bar, then click verify payment.

How to Pay Via Remita Directly Online

If you don’t want to use a bank, you can still make the same payment directly online after you copy the RRR. Follow the guide below for that.

  1. Copy your RRR – Click the “Copy to clipboard” button.
  2. Visit remita.net
  3. Locate the pay invoice. Click this and enter the RRR (Ctrl+V)
  4. Click the pay invoice. This will redirect you to the Remita payment page. Here, you enter your ATM card details.
  5. After payment on remita revisit this portal, click registration menu at the main nav bar, then click verify payment.

How to Pay Online Using ATM Card

1. To pay with your ATM card visit www.remita.net and click on Bills & purchases option

remita dashboard

2. Select “Pay RRR Invoice” Option

remita bill options

3. Enter the RRR number you generated from the POLAC registration portal at stage 1 above

rrr entry on remita

After you have inserted the RRR, you will be redirected to the platform where you can make payment with your ATM card

Stage 3: Payment Verification

After making the payment, go to Registration menu and click on verify payment/Resume to resume and verify payment.


Applications are to be submitted online after you have completed you registration processes. On submission of the applications, candidates are required to download Acknowledgement Form. Candidates who obtained the minimum national cut-off marks or above, will be enabled to download and print their examination cards.

Police Academy Application Period

The sale of online application forms for admission into the 9th Regular Course of the degree programme of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, begins on Monday, 1st August 2023 and end on Monday, the 12th September 2023.

POLAC Entrance Examination Date

Invitation of applicants that meet up with the online registration requirements for automated physical screening exercise across the 17 (seventeen) tonal Headquarters in the country would be from 19th to 25th September 2023.

You should note that it is only successful candidates with the required qualifications that would be invited for the screening and entrance examination.

Selection Processes in POLAC

The selection into the Academy is done on quota basis. That is, each State of the Federation is given an equal number of slots, e.g. 12 persons from each State. Selection starts from the State level to Zonal level and finally the Force Headquarters Abuja.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has the sole responsibility of appointment into the Nigeria Police Force. Application forms are obtainable from the PSC or Force Headquarters websites after advertisement in National News, the Media and websites.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Nigeria Police Academy

In this section, I am going to take time and answer some the questions that are asked regularly by interested applicants. I believe that your own question(s) could be thoroughly dealt with as you go through this section.

How much is the Police Academy application form?

The amount for the Nigeria Police Academy application form is N5,000.00. the N2000 Post-UTME form is also inclusive in this amount.

What are the courses that offered in the Nigeria Police Academy?

The complete lists of courses that are offered in the Nigeria Police academy are:

  1. Biochemistry
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Chemistry
  4. Mathematics
  5. Physics
  6. Computer Science
  7. Forensic Science
  8. Accounting
  9. Political Science
  10. Sociology
  11. Economics
  12. Psychology
  13. English
  14. History & International Studies
  15. Linguistics
  16. Law

Is Nigeria Police Academy a Federal University?

Nigerian Police Academy is a federal university established in 2013 by the federal government of Nigeria, the university is located in Kano state northern Nigeria, and has been established train students not only in academics but in security.

The Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano  was upgraded to a degree – awarding institution by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2012 and the National Universities Commission (NUC), accordingly, recognized the Academy as the thirty seventh (37th) Federal University and the one hundred and twenty fourth (124th) University in Nigeria. Academic activities commenced in September, 2012. 

Does Nigeria Police Academy require JAMB?

Yes, among other admission requirements stated in this article, all applicant of admission into the Nigeria Police Academy must sit for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and get the expected cut-off mark

What is the course duration in POLAC?

Candidates who are successfully admitted into the Nigeria Police Academy will be expected to do a degree programme for a period of minimum five(5) years. The duration of study in POLAC is dependent on the courses of study.

How to Get Admission into Nigeria Police Academy

To secure admission into the Nigeria Police Academy, you should do the following:

  1. Ensure that you possess all the selection criteria that I have given in this post.
  2. Make sure that you write JAMB and make police academy your choice of institution in the JAMB portal
  3. Strictly follow the instruction from the beginning to the end.
  4. Do not indulge in social vices in the country or outside the country

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