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Uganda: UPDF to Recruit Over 3,000

Pascal Kwesiga

2 August 2011


The army is to recruit over 3,000 in a countrywide exercise that kicks off tomorrow. The defense spokesperson, Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye said a total of 3,000 successful candidates will be trained as recruits while 300 will go for a cadet officers training.

The two-week long exercise that had initially been slated to start on July 27 was postponed Wednesday. Kulayigye added that the deadline for the completion of the exercise was also extended to August 16.

According to a new program, districts where recruitment starts Wednesday are; Wakiso, Lyantonde, Kabale, Moroto, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe, Kitgum, Masindi and Kiryandongo. Others are Luwero, Kisoro, Napak, Lamwo, Nakasongola and Nakaseke.

Kulayigye warned interested candidates against presenting fabricated academic documents. Both qualified male and female candidates should be aged between 18-25 years.

Candidates to be recruited for cadet officers training should possess a minimum qualification of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent while recruits must have Uganda Certificate of Education.


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  1. Mugisha Denis says:

    I am a graduate and was late for previous recruitment but still desperate to join. Please advise when the next recruitment will take place.

  2. Am a student at a graduate school but in need of being recruited in the army as well as studying at my graduate school.

  3. katongole patrick says:

    please let me know of the next recruitment..0701618544

  4. asiimwe says:

    iam a student at makere university 1 year and would like to join the amy after my graduation,wat do i realy need.

  5. Wel i would wish to join UPDF cadet but when is the next recruitmen t? Can i join any training school when iam a civilian? Which training school and the requirements? Thanks

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