The Commandant General who earlier gave approval for the exercise, said as part of the prerequisite for recruitment into the Corps, forensic psychological profiling of applicants and serving personnel is mandatory and will be carry out periodically.
The Commandant General through his representative at the opening ceremony ACG Ibrahim Zakari Ningi fdc said the Corps is desirable of establishing forensic psychological domains and standard operational procedure for test administration as well as a database for the Corps.
He further noted that, “a Psychological screening is imperative for all recruitment exercises and it is important to state that beyond the recruitment exercise psychological test should be administered periodically in the course of training for placement, task team assessment of aptitudes for vocational guidance, emotional strength for combat operations and to achieve motivation periodically to sustain career interest”.
According to Gana, Psychological assessment is an invaluable and inestimable tool for the understanding of individual uniqueness using in-depth interviews and comprehensive psychological test to achieve a clear picture of the individual.
Also, he stressed that it’s important to carry out the exercise in order to tackle the issue of increasing incidences of emotional outbursts such as accidental discharge from distressed officers, substance use and post traumatic stress disorder following job stress.
He therefore encouraged personnel to make themselves available for the exercise, as it is meant to determine personnel emotional and professional profiles, behavioral tendencies and competencies for professional success and identify areas of psycho-social needs for appropriate intervention.
According to the Head of Behavioral Forensic Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Corps Tersoo Shaapera the psychological assessment program was designed to promote the well being of Officers and Men, The Corps and the Federal government at large; hence the system deserved of personnel with stable mentality to develop.
He urged personnel to embrace services of psychologists at the family level.
DCC: EMMANUEL OKEH,