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UPDF to Recruit 9,627 Youths in July 2024

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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will recruit 9,627 youths aged 18 to 22 in an exercise starting on July 1st and ending on July 14th, 2024.

The entire recruitment process will span 56 days, according to UPDF Spokesperson Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye.

Brig Gen Kulayigye said aspiring candidates will get recommendations from Local Council One (LCI) Local Council Two (LCII), Local Council Three (LCIII), Sub-County (Gombolola) Internal Security Organization (GISO), and District Internal Security Officer (DISO).

According to Brig Gen Kulayigye, aspiring candidates will thereafter, submit their application forms to the office of RDC where they will be registered and awaiting collection by the UPDF collection teams that will submit them to the office of Joint Staff Human Resource Management which will cause a shortlist.

Brig Gen Kulayigye added that the list of successful applicants will be published and displayed on the District and City notice boards informing the shortlisted applicants to appear at designated recruitment centers for the final interviews.

He said that the recruitment shall be conducted using the projected population figures of each District and City that form the basis of recruitment quotas.

UPDF listed the requirements for joint as being a citizen of Uganda in possession of an original National Identity Card, must be fit and ready to undergo medical and body fitness tests, and must be an adult male or female not exceeding 22 years. The education standard is strictly of S.4 (UCE) who finished in the year 2020 – 2023 and must have passed English and Mathematics.       

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