2020 Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment -Step by Step process

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ghana armed forces recruitment 2020

2020 Ghana Armed Forces recruitment

As a Ghanaian, do you feel concerned about the security of the nation? Would you love to work with the Ghana Armed Forces? Then, you are definitely in the right place. This article will give you all the information you need to know about the Ghana Army Forces, its branches, recruitment, forms, recruitment deadline and exam offered on an annual basis.

Currently, The Ghanaian Armed Force enlistment for 2020 has Commenced.

About the Ghana Armed Forces

Formed in 1957, the Ghana Armed Forces is the unified armed force of Ghana, consisting of the Army, Navy, and Ghana Air Force. They are supervised by the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence.

The President of Ghana is the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and also the supreme military commander of the President’s Own Guard Regiment (POGR) and of the Border Guard Unit (BGU). On the other hand, the Minister of Defence and the Chief of Defence Staff, are in charge of the supervision of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The commander in chief of the Armed Forces of Ghana is the President of Ghana, who is also the Supreme Military Commander of the Presidential Guard Regiment (POGR) and the Border Guard Unit (BGU).

The supervision of the Armed Forces of Ghana (GAF) is administered by the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the Defense Staff.

Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment Requirements

To be eligible for the Ghana Armed Forces recruitment, applicants must adhere to the following requirements and criteria:

  •  Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  • Be of good character.
  • Not be less than 18 years and not more than 26 years by 06 August 2020
  •  for Regular Commission and not more than the specified years by Saturday 27 February 2020,
  •  for the respective Short Service Commission applicants.
  • Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standard.
  • Be not bonded.
  • Be not married (for Regular Officer Candidates only).
  • Be of the minimum height of 1.68m (5’6’’) for males and 1.60m (5’ 4”) for females.
  • For Military Police only; the minimum height for male applicants should be 1.75m (5’9”) and 1.70m (5’ 7”) for females.
  • Must have the following:
  • BECE.  Must have Six (6) Passes including English and Mathematics.
  •  WASSCE
  • .  Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than C6) including Core English and Core Mathematics.     Or
  •  SSSCE.  Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than D) including Core English and Mathematics.      Or
  •  GCE ‘O’ Level.  Must have Five (5) Credits (Not less than ) including English and Mathematics.   And
  •  GCE ‘A’ Level.  Must have Credits in all Three (3) subjects (Not less than D) and General Paper
  • DEGREE.  Must have First Degree (Not below) Second Class Lower from a recognized University

Deadline For Ghana Army Recruitment

Amazingly, submission of application is open for the 2020 Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment and Enlistment. The Application for the 2020 Armed Forces Recruitment in Ghana will end on December, 17th 2019.

Once submitted, the information provided cannot be changed

If at any point during the application process, an applicant decides not to continue, simply close the page to discontinue without submitting. Applications are only saved when the submit button is clicked.

* Once a scratch card is used for the application, it cannot be reused to apply again.

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The Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment Process

All applicants are required to carefully read through the entry requirements for clarification before application.

Furthermore, after meeting up with the Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment requirements, an eligible applicant will pass through the following process:

  •  Acquire a scratch card at FIFTY GHANA CEDIS (GH₵50.00) from selected post offices nationwide.
  • Scratch gently to reveal the “PIN” code. The scratch card can be used for three times until a record is successfully submitted.
  • Log on to the recruitment portal at http://www.gafrecruitment.com with any of the following browsers:
    Mozilla Firefox.
    Google Chrome.
  • Read through the entry requirements thoroughly.
  • Ensure your mobile phone’s Cell Broadcast Message Service is turned “ON”. This can be done by going through the following steps on your phone:
    Messages
    Message Settings
    Find “Cell Broadcast/Broadcast Message/CB Activation/Advertisement” depending on your brand of mobile phone.
    Set activation “ON”.
    Set all channels to “RECEIVE” and exit message settings.
Application Process
  • Then, click on the Apply Now Tab to open the applicant authentication page.
  • Enter your card Serial Number, PIN code and select your preferred Arm of Service, type of commission and click “Submit”.
  • Enter your personal details and take note of the following from Pages 1 to 3:
    Page 1: Select your desired vacancy and provide all other required data.
    Page 2: Upload a scanned copy of your passport-sized photograph of dimension (170 x 150 pixels), enter a valid e-mail address, personal mobile phone number in the format (233244123456) and enter any other required data.
    Also, Page 3: Enter the results of only the TWO required core subjects on your WASSCE/SSSCE Certificate, that is; CORE MATHEMATICS AND CORE ENGLISH.Enter your WASSCE or SSSCE Index number, WASSCE or SSSCE Certificate Serial Number. Upload only scanned copies of the following; WASSCE or SSSCE Certificate and Degree Certificate.
  •  NB:  Each scanned document (Passport picture, WASSCE or SSSCE Certificate, Degree Certificate) to be uploaded, should not exceed 1(One) Megabyte and should be in JPEG picture format only.
  •  Click on the Preview button to see a summary page of all data provided. Read through this page carefully and click on the back button, if there are any modifications to be made.
  • Click on the submit button and expect an instant e-mail and text message, which includes your unique system generated Identification Number.
  • Print and keep a copy of the generated report as you will be required to present it if you are Qualified. However, if you lose your copy of the final report, go back to the recruitment portal, click on the PRINT SUMMARY Tab, enter your unique identification number sent to you by SMS/E-mail and order a reprint.
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GAF recruitment

Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment past Questions and Answers

Below are some of the questions applicants should expect at the Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment Examinations and their answers.

1. Where is Ghana and which country is to the east?

Ghana is located in western Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea, in the north of the equator. The country is bordered to the east by Côte d’Ivoire and to the west by Togo. It covers an area of ​​238,553 square kilometers. A larger part of the country is located on the Atlantic coast.

2. What natural resources does Ghana have?

Wood is located along the tropical equatorial region and is one of the natural resources in addition to minerals such as gold, oil and natural gas. The country also has the largest artificial lake in the world, the Volta Lake, which stretches from the Akosombo Dam to the southeast of Ghana. The lake produces electricity, supplies water for irrigation, land transport and fish.

3. Why was the Elmina camp built?

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in Ghana. They built a fortress in Elmina to exchange gold from within. They were then accompanied by the Dutch, the Danes. Later, the British joined forces and specialized in the slave trade.

4. Who colonized Ghana?

Gold Coast, today’s Ghana, was colonized by the British. In 1874, the British founded the colony of the British Crown of the Gold Coast. Africans in the Gold Coast region worked on plantations to produce profitable crops for the British. Others worked in the mines to produce minerals. A group of indigenous African soldiers fought with the French in North Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as the British during World War I and II.

5. Who led the Ghanaians in their fight for independence?

Participation in these wars has given native African leaders the will to fight for their own freedom. The rise of Kwame Nkrumah, a prominent leader in Ghana, paved the way for the struggle for independence. In 1947 he became secretary-general of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC).

This party was determined to make the country constitutionally independent. In 1948 unrest broke out in Accra, people claimed their independence. This led to the arrest of Kwame Nkrumah among other leaders. Kwame developed a more conventional method with the British and started to form his own party, the Conventional People Party (CPP).

This party was determined to use non-violent means to lead the country into independence. In 1952 he was elected Prime Minister of the Gold Coast. He then set up a Cabinet made up of Africans working on independence. On March 6, 1957, the country gained independence, which marked the end of the settlement on the Gold Coast and the land was renamed Ghana.

Kwame Nkrumah was crowned the first president of Ghana. Ghana was at that time the largest exporter of cocoa, gold, diamonds, manganese and wood. Under Kwame’s rule, modern facilities were built, including roads. He also completed the Volta Damm project.

As if that was not enough, he worked so hard to unify the African countries. He proposed the formation of an African federal government. In foreign policy, however, he has given too much trouble and Ghana hardly paid attention.

This led to the deterioration of the economy in Ghana. Later in 1964, Kwame declared himself a dictator. During a peace mission to Beijing in 1966, the Ghanaian army led a coup in the country, which later brought the country back to democracy.

6. Who overthrew the government of President Hilla Limann?

The country remained under the military rule among a number of generals, including Lieutenant-General Joseph Arthur Ankran (19966-1969), Brigadier Akwasi Afrifa, Edward Akufo-Addo (1970-1972), General Ignatius Kutu (1972-1975), Lieutenant General Fred Akuffo 1975-1978, Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.

In 1979, Hilla Limann was elected president and ruled for two years, after which he was released. According to the Ghanaian constitution, a president is elected for a term of four years, after which parliamentary elections can be held and the incumbent president can hold a maximum of two terms of office.

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Ghana Armed Forces application

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ghana Armed Forces

Is Ghana Armed Forces Form 2020 Out Now?

Yes, the Ghana Armed Forces recruitment form is Currently available. The Deadline will be on 17th December 2019. Visit the official website now

Who can apply for the Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment?

Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth, be of good character, not be less than 18 years and not more than 26 years by 06 August 2020.

What is the Eligibility Guideline for the Ghana Army Forces Recruitment?

  • The following includes the eligibility guidelines for recruits.Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.
  • Be of good character.
  • Not be less than 18 years and not more than 26 years by 06 August 2020 for Regular Commission and not more than the specified years by Saturday 27 February 2020, for the respective Short Service Commission applicants.
  • Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standard.
  • Be not bonded.
  • Be not married (for Regular Officer Candidates only).
  • Be of the minimum height of 1.68m (5’6’’) for males and 1.60m (5’ 4”) for females.
  • For Military Police only; the minimum height for male applicants should be 1.75m (5’9”) and 1.70m (5’ 7”) for females.

Must have the following:

  • BECE.  Must have Six (6) Passes including English and Mathematics.
  •  WASSCE Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than C6) including Core English and Core Mathematics.     Or
  • SSSCE.  Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than D) including Core English and Mathematics.      Or
  • GCE ‘O’ Level.  Must have Five (5) Credits (Not less than ) including English and Mathematics.   And
  • GCE ‘A’ Level.  Must have Credits in all Three (3) subjects (Not less than D) and General Paper
  • DEGREE.  Must have First Degree (Not below) Second Class Lower from a recognized University

How can one apply for the Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment?

Application for the Ghana Armed Forces Recritment is done online.

Firstly, visit the Ghana Armed Forces Recruitment Portal and then, follow the following process:

Step 1. Carefully read through the entry requirements for better understanding before applying. Also, take note of all required data in the subsequent steps.

Step 2. Click on the Apply Now tab and fill in your scratch card serial and pincode details. Select your Arm of Service and highest educational level then click on the SUBMIT button.

Step 3: Select your preferred branch and enter your Bio-Data details, educational details as well as upload a passport sized picture of dimension (200×180) pixels before submitting

Step 4: Finally, print out a copy of the application summary report, which contains details of your Applicantion Identification Number (GAF ID Number) and other relevant data.

What is the deadline for application?

Online application for 2020 Ghanaian Officer enlistment is scheduled to end on 17th December 2019.

source: wsf

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