Kotido District has
failed to fill its quota in the ongoing recruitment for Probationer Police
Constables- PPCs due to the low turn up.
The district was given 29 slots for
Only 66 youths registered at Kotido Youth Center for the
ongoing countrywide police recruitment, according to the District Police
Commander-DPC Apollo Kyangungu.
He said that most of candidates who showed up were above the
required age and appeared without the required academic qualifications.
to the Police Advertisement, PPC should be aged between 18- 22 years of age
with at least five credits including in mathematics and English.
However, the DPC revealed that only seven recruits appeared
with the minimum requirements.
He said the recruitment team had to seek advice from police
headquarters for possible adjustments; something he notes delayed the
recruitment until late Tuesday afternoon.
Kyangungu explained that the age adjusted to 25 and academics
qualifications reduced to only three credits with an option in English or
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The team conducted similar exercises in Kaabong and Moroto
districts where the turn up was overwhelming, according to the Kidepo Regional
Police Commander, Steven Onencan.
Over the years, some districts in Karamoja have failed to
raise the required quotas given at the national level into police and army
recruitment due to negative attitude and lack of academic credentials.
However, there was an overwhelming turn up during the LDU
recruitment recently because of lower academic qualifications required.