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Only 66 youths registered at Kotido Youth Center for the ongoing countrywide police recruitment, according to the District Police Commander-DPC Apollo Kyangungu.
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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 PPCs.

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. 

According 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 mathematics.

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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.