2017/2018 Ghana Military Recruitment: Married People Strictly Excluded; Plus Other Stringent Application Rules


The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has commenced the 2017/2018 recruitment of military personnel. But attached to the Ghana military recruitment which started on Monday, the 24th of April, 2017, is a ‘tall list’ of stringent eligibility requirements for applicants.

Among the strict rules is that married persons are not permitted to apply. A sneak peek of the requirements was given out by the GAF Director of Public Affairs, Col. E. Aggrey-Quashie while speaking to TV3’s Stephen Anti on Monday.

According to him, “potential recruits should not be married, should not be bounded…should have 6 credits at BECE including English and Mathematics, and five credits at the SSSCE including core English and core Mathematics”.

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Col. Aggrey-Quashie also disclosed that candidates must not be less than 18 years and not more than 25 years for non tradesmen, and 27 for tradesmen by 1st September 2017.

A full list of the 2017/2018 Ghana military recruitment requirements are published in the Ghanaian Times on April 24 with another one set for publication in the Daily Graphic on Friday, 28th April.

Warning Against Recruitment Fraud and Fake Credentials

Touching recruitment scam, the GAF Public Affairs Director explained that the GAF’s system has been tested for the past five years, with improvements being effected on it every year. Scammers will therefore find it very difficult to penetrate the recruitment website to perform any kind of fraud. He further warned potential recruits to avoid employing the services of hackers as such action will attract dire legal consequences if they are caught.

“One the person will take your money and he or she will put you into trouble because at the end of the day if we pick you up you will be prosecuted,” he warned.



He also assured that with support of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and systems put in place, all fake certificates will be detected.

Col. Aggrey-Quarshie was however, reiterating what is already contained in a statement he released on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces on Monday, 24th April, concerning the 2017/2018 military recruitment process. In the statement, the GAF made it clear that no middlemen or fees are involved in the recruitment process. Part of the GAF statement reads:

“The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to remind the general public that the Force does not employ middlemen or charge fees for recruitment. The public is therefore strongly advised to desist from paying monies to any person(s) who present themselves as agents or middlemen with the promise to help potential recruits join the GAF.”

Applicants are advised to report anyone who presents him/herself as a middleman, intermediary or agent to any military quarters or police station.

How To Apply

According to the GAF’s statement, the sale of online application scratch cards will commence throughout the country on Tuesday 25 April, 2017 at designated Ghana Post Offices. It also stated that the portal for the online application will be activated from Monday 08 to Wednesday 31 May, 2017. Interested persons can therefore log on to www.gaf.mil.gh to apply.

Below is a copy of the GAF statement on the 2017/2018 Ghana military recruitment.