Ghana Prison Service recruitment 2018: requirements and dates

Ghana Prison Service recruitment 2018: requirements and dates

Ghana Prison Service, GPS has an obligation to ensure safe custody, welfare, rehabilitation, as well as reformation of both the executors and the prisoners. In Ghana, only 12 male and 7 female prisons are major while 26 of them are local prisons. Are you a goal oriented, disciplined, and a hardworking Ghanaian qualified in any specified area in public safety? Worry less, because GPS is inviting you to apply and try out your luck.

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SOURCE: ghanaprisons.gov.gh

Here we will offer you with the entry requirements and an insight of how to go about the application. Note that you should only apply if you meet the requirements to avoid disqualification after wasting your time and resources. Journey with the article for more on Ghana Prison Service recruitment process.

Ghana Prison Service recruitment entry requirements for junior officers

The GPS has invited applicants to apply for various categories such as agriculture, doctor of optometry, general duties, dental surgeon, education, legal officers, and general duties. Before we offer you with the entry requirements of the available categories, we will share with you the general eligibility.

The general eligibility for junior officers recruits

  • You have to be a Ghanaian by birth without any criminal record.
  • You need to be a computer literate
  • Have you completed your National Service? If not then you are ineligible.
  • You should be fit medically as well as physically. Note that your fitness should meet the GPS standards.
  • If you are bonded, you are not eligible.
  • You should be more than ready as well as willing to undergo any basic training.
  • You phone number and your email account should be active.
  • You should have incredible character, ready to work in tough environments, and be willing to do your work under pressure.
  • If you are a medical professional, you should have at least one year of working as a houseman with any registered clinic/hospital.
  • If you are male, your minimum height should be 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters) while a female should have a minimum height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters).
  • You should be at the age of 21 to 32 years while applying. You should be fluent in speaking and able to write English.
  • You should not be at one time dismissed from public service or other employments.
  • You should posses 1st degree not from any institution, but from accredited university.

Available categories for junior officers recruit

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If you are eligible, you should check out the available categories that have additional requirements to the general ones above. Read on the categories to find out if you are still eligible to commence with the application.

1. Technical officers

For you to be eligible in this category there are additional requirements to the general ones above. Read on what you at least need to have as an applicant keeping in mind that those with working experience have an additional advantage.

  • Bachelor of Land economy
  • Bachelor Civil engineering
  • Bachelor Mechanical engineering
  • Bachelor Electrical engineering.

2. Agriculture

Plus the general requirements, you should have a degree in Agriculture and at least 2 years of working experience (professional).

3. Doctor of optometry

Plus the general requirements, you need to at least have Bachelor in vision science/optometry/ ophthalmic science. Any postgraduate diploma in optometry is also eligible.

4. Dental surgeon

Plus the general requirements, you are required to have a degree in dentistry. You also have to be a member (registered) of ‘medical and dental council.’

5. Education

For you to qualify in this category you must have a B.ED in childhood education, basic education, and guidance and counselling.

6. Medical doctor

Plus the general requirements, you have to possess at least a degree in surgery, medical doctor, or medicine. Note that you should be registered with the medical and dental council.

7. Nurses

You need to possess a degree in nursing together with license from nursing and midwives council of Ghana. If you having a working experience, you have an advantage.

8. Medical laboratory technologist

Plus the general requirements, you need possess a degree in medical laboratory technology. You should also be among the registered Allied Health Professions council member.

9. Pharmacist

One needs to possess a degree in pharmacy not from any institution, but from accredited university. You should also be among the registered Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana/ Pharmacy Council of Ghana member.

10. Religious affairs

Plus the general requirements, you have to be either an Imam or an ordained chaplain/minister. For the ordained chaplain, you need to have pursed Bachelor in Theology and you should be an approved chaplain by any recognized Christian body such as Ghana Catholic Secretariat, Pentecostal Council of Ghana, and Christian Council of Ghana. For the Imam, you need to have pursed Bachelor in Islamic Studies. You should also be fluent is speaking Arabic.

Ghana Prisons recruitment for cadet graduates entry requirements

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SOURCE: ghanaprisons.gov.gh

Here we have general eligibility as well as additional requirements in each available category for cadet graduate recruits. Read on the Ghana Prison Service requirements to know if you can go ahead with the application process.

The general eligibility for cadet graduates of prisons gov services applicants

  • You have to be a Ghanaian by birth without any criminal record.
  • You need to be a computer literate
  • Have you completed your National Service? If not then you are ineligible.
  • You should be fit medically as well as physically. Note that your fitness should meet the GPS standards.
  • If you are bonded, you are not eligible.
  • You should be more than ready as well as willing to undergo any basic training.
  • You phone number and your email account should be active.
  • You should have incredible character, ready to work in tough environments, and be willing to do your work under pressure.
  • If you are a medical professional, you should have at least one year of working as a houseman with any registered clinic/hospital.
  • If you are male, your minimum height should be 5feet 6 inches (1.68 meters) while a female should have a minimum height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters).
  • You should be at the age of 21 to 32 years while applying. If you are applying for artisan, your age should be 21 to 32 years.
  • You should be fluent in speaking and able to write English.
  • You should not be at one time dismissed from public service or other employments.
  • You should posses 1st degree not from any institution, but from accredited university.

READ ALSO: Recruitment into Ghana Prisons Service

Available categories for cadet graduates recruit

Here we have different categories available for cadet graduate recruits. We believe that you have gone through the general eligibility well to know if you should check out the additional requirements needed.

1. General duties

In this category, you need to have a certificate in either SSSCE or WASSCE with a minimum of 4 passes as well as credits in subjects like mathematics and language (English.)

2. Medical category

In this category we have 7 groups which are orthopedic nurses, nurses anesthetist, medical laboratory assistants or technicians, General nurses, critical/Intensive/peri-operative care nurses, psychiatric nurses, and ophthalmic.

  • Orthopaedic nurses

Plus the general requirements, you have to be among the Nursing and Midwives council member. You are supposed to have completed the required rotation and be a holder of a diploma in Orthopaedic Nursing.

  • Nurse anesthetist

Plus the general requirements, you have to be among the Nursing and Midwives council member. You are supposed to have completed the required rotation and be a holder of a diploma in anaesthetic nursing

  • Medical laboratory assistance and technicians

Plus the general requirements, you have to be among the Allied Professions Council member. You are supposed to have completed the required rotation and be a holder of a Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.

  • General Nurses

Plus the general requirements, you have to be among the Nursing and Midwives council member. You are supposed to have completed the required rotation and be a holder of a diploma in general nursing.

3. Bandsmen

Plus the general requirements, you should have GES(Ghana Education Service)/COTVET certificate 11 or be proficient in ABRSM/basic music grade 4 or GES intermediate certificate or trade test certificate 11/ NVTI grade 1 or SSSCE/WASSCE certificate with 5 passes in subjects such as mathematics and language especially English or Intermediate certificate in city and guilds.

You should also be able to sight-read at least all music notes and be able to play wood or even brass instruments. If you have professional working experience, you have better because it is an added advantage.

4. Artisans categories

Here we have electricians, fabrication & welding, weapon & metal smith fitters, masons & plumber, air-conditioning & refrigeration technology and carpentry or wood construction technology.

Plus the general requirements, you need to possess certificates in at least trade test certificate 11/ NVTI grade 1, GES/COTVET certificate 11, and city & guilds certificate in any of the specified areas.

5. Sportsmen and women

Taekwondo, athletics. Basketball, boxing, football, volleyball, handball, judo, hockey and table tennis are the sporting games/disciples to be applied for.

Plus the general requirements (football and basketball excluded, you need to be between 18 and 25 years old by the day of application. You also need to have a minimum of 4 (four) passes at BECE or WASSCE/SSSCE together with any trade or maybe vocational certificate.

6. Cooks or caterers

Plus the general requirements, you need to have at least one of the following; an intermediate city and Guilds certificate, Trade test certificate 11/NVTI Grade 1 in catering and hospitality, or COTVET certificate 11/GES intermediate Certificate in catering and hospitality.

7. Tailors, design, cobblers, and textiles work

Plus the general requirements, you need to have any of: COTVET certificate 11/GES intermediate certificate or intermediate certificate in City and guilds, trade test certificate 11/NVTI grade 1.

8. Stenographers

You need have a certificate in stenographer.

9. Transport categories

If you want to apply for Auto electrician, driver electrician, or driver mechanic, read on.

One needs to be professional in driving with a minimum license of class D. Note that your driving license should be more that 2 years. You should also meet any of the following:

  • Trade test certificate 11/NVTI grade 1 in motor vehicle electrician or engineering.
  • An intermediate city and guilds certificate in motor vehicle electrician or engineering.
  • GES intermediate certificate in motor vehicle electrician/ engineering
  • Intermediate city and guilds certificate.
  • COTVET certificate 11/ GEO certificate in motor vehicle electrician or engineering.

10. Agriculture category

Here we have 3 categorical groups, technical officers, horticulturists, and tractor mechanics or operators. Read on to find out if you are qualified.

  • Technical officers

Plus the general requirements, you need to have a diploma in agricultural from a recognized institution.

  • Horticulturists

Plus the general requirements, you need to have at least 2 years of practical work experience and hold at least a horticulture certificate.

  • Tractor mechanics and operators

Plus the general requirements, you need to have practical work experience and techniques of repairing a tractors. You should also hold COTVET certificate 11 or GES intermediate certificate.

Ghana Prisons Service recruitment application process

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SOURCE: ghanaprisons.gov.gh

How do you apply for Ghana prisons recruitment? Well, here we will give you a step-by-step way to help you out. You should have in mind that the application process is only done online.

  • Step 1 – You need to buy a voucher that goes for GH50.00 only at your nearest GCB Bank Limited.
  • Step 2 - While purchasing the voucher, use you official names. The serial number and the pin code should also be yours to enable you to access your online application form.
  • Step 3 – Visit Ghana Prisons Service official website.
  • Step 4 – Keenly go through the instructions keeping in mind that the pin and the serial number are the only ones that will enable you to access the online application form.
  • Step 5 – Do you remember your unique numbers? You need to keep them; they are helpful in all the recruitment as well as the selection stages.
  • Step 6 – You will receive any correspondence via your email and also via a text message.
  • Step 7 – if you qualify, you will be invited to those other further stages exercise for the recruitment as well as the enlistment.

Ghana prisons recruitment & enlistment process

During the recruitment exercise, you will be responsible for all your expenses such as accommodation, feeding, as well as transportation.

  • If you qualify, you will invited to choose any center to further your recruitment process.
  • What will you do at that center of your choice? Well, they will give you an aptitude test, body and physical screening, medical examination, and inspection & verification of your required documents.
  • Sportsmen and women as well as artisans invited applicants that are successful in (b) items, will go to Accra to undertake Competency based test.
  • Verified examination bodies such as WAEC will submit the results. Note that if you submit fake/false documents, you will definitely get arrested as well as persecuted.
  • If you succeed in (b) items, your criminal as well as your background will be appropriately checked.
  • If you are safe in (e), you will have an invite to undergo commence training.

READ ALSO: List of prisons in Ghana

Note that Ghana Prison Service recruitment 2018 registration commenced on February 21st 2018 to March 26th 2018. This tells you that you should wait for the next Ghana Prison Service recruitment; we are still in the dark about the dates, but we can help you do the dates approximations. When was Ghana Prisons Service recruitment 2016 registration? Well, Ghana Prison Service recruitment 2016 registration commenced on June 2nd 2016 to June 19th June 2016. This tells you that we cannot predict when the government will give approval of the next recruitment process. We wish you luck.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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