PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2018
RELEASE OF APPLICATION FORM AND CRITERIA FOR THE SPECIAL FEMALE RECRUITMENT INTO REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE ARMED FORCES (RSLAF)
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) would like to inform all potential applicants that the APPLICATION FORM and the CRITERIA for the special female recruitment into RSLAF can NOW be obtained at the MoD website address at www.mod.gov.sl
The APPLICATION FORM and the CRITERIA can also be obtained at the following Regional Recruitment Centres:
- Headquarters 3 Infantry Brigade, Murray Town Barracks in Freetwon.
- Headquarters 4 Infantry Brigade, Teko Barracks in Makeni.
- Headquarters 5 Infantry Brigade, Gondama Barracks off Bo.
- 2 Battalion Headquarters, RTI Barracks in Kenema.
The MoD/RSLAF would also like to inform the potential applicants that the application form is NOT FOR SALE. It is a criminal offence to do business with the application form.
The criteria for this all-female recruitment cover these conditions and academic requirements:
Any candidate applying as either an OFFICER CADET or a RECRUIT MUST:
a. Be a Sierra Leonean
b. Be single and should NOT be pregnant
c. NOT be a convicted criminal
d. Be physically and mentally fit
e. Be between the ages of 18 and 29 except that:
i. A SERVING SOLDIER applying for OFFICER CADET will be given an age limit of 30 years.
ii. A RECRUIT applicant having qualification in vocational, technical and artisan skills will also be given an age limit of 31 years.
- ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
a. OFFICER CADET
i. An applicant MUST have, at least, 5 subjects (including English Language) with C6 or better in WASSCE or its equivalent examination. Besides, an applicant with a Degree, HTC (Secondary) or HND has got an added advantage.
i. An applicant MUST have, at least, 2 subjects at WASSCE. Besides, preference will be given to an applicant with qualification in vocational, technical and artisan skills.
The MoD/RSLAF would also like to inform all the applicants that they MUST attach the originals/photocopies of the following documents to their application forms:
- WASSCE Result(s) with Scratch Card(s)
- Birth Certificate
- Voter ID Card/National ID Card/Passport
- A Recommendation Letter from Paramount Chief/Tribal Head Man.
The MoD/RSLAF would further like to inform all applicants that the CLOSING DATE for the submission of the application forms to the various recruitment centers is 9th January 2019. Therefore, applicants should begin submitting their filled application forms with all the requisite documents on 22nd December, 2018.
For further inquiries, please contact the following:
- Brigadier General Alhassan Bangura
Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Public Relations/Information and Defence Spokesman
Phone/WhatsApp: +232 76 625 763
- Colonel Musa Bangura
Director of Defense Public Relations and Information
Phone/WhatsApp: +23277 261 046
- Captain Yayah Brima
Acting Staff Officer Grade 2
Phone/WhatsApp: +23278 452 876