Ghana Armed Forces Medical Corps and Band Recruitment Requirements 2021

Armed Forces Medical Corps and Band Recruitment Requirements

Here are the requirements you must satisfy to get recruited in the Ghanaian Army. Aside the General Ghana Armed Forces Recruitments Requirements, applicants are expected to meet specific requirements to get admitted to Ghana army, Ghana air forces or the Ghana Navy.

Armed Forces Medical Corps and Band Recruitment Requirements

Medical Candidates (Army/Navy/Air Force)

a. In addition to the General Eligibility applicants must have credit in English and Mathematics (not less than Grade C6) at WASSCE.

b. Must have any of the following from an accredited institution of higher learning with at least one (1) year working experience in a recognized health facility:

(1)        General Nurses. Diploma in Nursing (Registered General Nursing/Registered Mental Nursing/Registered Community Nursing/Emergency Nursing) and must have completed the mandatory rotation.  Must have registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.

(2)        Nurse Assistants.  Certificate in Nursing (Community Health/Health Assistant Clinical) and must have completed the mandatory rotation. Must have registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.

(3)        Midwives.         Diploma in Midwifery (Registered Midwifery) and must have completed the mandatory rotation.  Must have registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Ghana.

(4)        Pharmacy Technicians.          HND in Dispensing Technology  must have completed the mandatory national service.  Must be a registered member and be in good standing with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

(5)        Technical Officers (Dental Surgery Assistant).  Diploma in Dental Surgery option and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(6)        Technical Officers (Dental Technology). Diploma in Dental Technology option and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(7)        Technical Officers (X’Ray). Diploma in Radiology Technology and must have completed the mandatory national service.  Must be a registered member and in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(8)        Technical Officers (Nutrition).  Diploma in Public Health (Nutrition) or Food Health & Nutrition and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(9)        Technical Officers (Health Promotion).  Diploma in Public Health (Health Promotion) and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(10)       Technical Officers (Disease Control & Surveillance).  Diploma in Public Health (Disease Control) plus one (1) year mandatory national service. Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(11)       Technical Officers (Medical Laboratory).  Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology plus one (1) year mandatory national service. Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(12)      Technical Officers (Physiotherapy).   Diploma in Physiotherapy plus one (1) year mandatory national service.  Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(13)      Technical Officers (Orthotics).  Diploma in Orthotics plus one (1) year mandatory national service.  Must be registered and be in good standing with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(14)      Technical Officers (Health Information).  Diploma in Public Health (Informatics)  plus one (1) year mandatory national service.

(15)      Technical Officers (Biostatistics).  Diploma in Statistics plus one (1) year mandatory national service.

(16)      Technical Officers (Veterinary).  Diploma in Field Animal Health/Veterinary Laboratory Techniques plus one (1) year mandatory national service.

(17)      Biomedical Engineering Technologists.  Diploma in Medical Equipment Technology from an accredited institution of higher learning and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(18)      Technical Officers (Environmental Health).  Diploma in Public Health (Environmental Health)plus one (1) year mandatory national service.  Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(19)      Technical Assistant (Environmental Health).  Certificate in Public Health (Environmental Health). Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(20)      Human Resource/Administrative Assistants.   Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Administration/ Management Studies.

(21)      Archival/Records Officers.   Diploma in Archival Studies/ Records Management from an accredited institution of higher learning.

(22)      Stenographers.  Diploma in Business Studies (Secretaryship option) from an accredited institution.

(23)      Caterers.   HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(24)      Technical Officers (Hospitality).   HND in Hospitality Management or its equivalent and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(25)      Technical Officers (Supply).   HND in Purchasing and Supply and must have completed the mandatory national service.

(26)      Field Technicians (Disease Control & Surveillance).   Certified in Field Technician (Community Health) and must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(27)      Physiotherapist Assistants.   Certificate in Physiotherapy Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(28)      Medical Laboratory Assistants.  Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology plus one (1) year post qualification internship. Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(29)      Environmental Health Assistants.   Certificate in Environmental Health Must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council.

(30)      Biostatistics/Record Assistants.   Certificate in Health Records Management

(31)      Ambulance Drivers.   Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic with a drivers licence “B”.

Band Candidates (Army/Navy/Air Force)

a. Applicants must have 2 credits and 4 Passes at WASSCE.

b. Must not be more than 27 years for Regimental Band and not more than 28 years for Dance band respectively.

c. Must have the following;

(1)        Ability to sight-read musical notes.

(2)        Ability to play Woodwind or Brass instruments.

(3)        Proficiency in Basic Music (ABRSM) Theory Grade 4 will be an added advantage.

About The Ghana Armed Forces

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) was formed in 1957 after Ghana’s independence. The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) consists of the Ghana Army , Ghana Navy , and Ghana Air Force. Ministry of Defence headed by the Chief of Defence Staff heads and supervises the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

The President of Ghana doubles as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces is the and the supreme military commander of the President’s Own Guard Regiment (POGR) and of the Border Guard Unit (BGU).

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