The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that 324,000 applicants applied for 4,000 jobs in the corps in the 2018 recruitment.
The commission started physical screening for the applicants on Monday.
NAN reports that Corps Marshall Boboye Oyeyemi made the disclosure when he paid a visit to the two screening centres in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday.
The centres are the Sani Abacha Barracks, Asokoro and the National Stadium Abuja.
The screening was for various cadres, including Officers, Marshal Inspectorates and Road Marshal Assistants.
Oyeyemi said “We are working with about 324, 000 applicants nationwide out of which we have about 105, 000 graduates.”
He said those that would be recruited at the end of the exercise “won’t be more than 4,000. “
“Out of the 4,000 slots, 400 are for the officer cadre.
“Inspectorate has 1,000 and Road Marshal Assistants, 3,200 slots.
“It will be a keenly contested exercise that is why they will go for aptitude test to be conducted by JAMB.
“Those being screened from today (Monday) to Tuesday are graduates and you can see their level of discipline.
“The exercise started early today and tomorrow nationwide, it will be for the graduates, I believe with the planning put in place, everything is okay.
“After the aptitude test, they will go for interview then drug test; then the final screening with the corps marshal,” Oyeyemi said.
He commended the smooth conduct of the exercise which he described as having being okay and was not hectic.
“There is orderliness. The exercise began since six o’clock in the morning. This shows the level of planning.
“The officers conducting the exercise are going by directive of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“He has given directive that we must ensure the planning is much better than the previous exercises,” he said.
Oyeyemi commended the Service Chiefs, Inspector-General of Police and Director-General, and Department of State Services for providing the security for the exercise.
The corps marshal said there were some irregularities during the exercise, including some pregnant female applicants, over-aged applicants, those short in height and married persons.