Kano – The Nigeria Police Academy will start running degree courses after admitting the pioneer student Cadet Officers later this year.
The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Alhaji Hafiz Ringim, disclosed this on Friday at the passing-out parade of Cadet Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Police at the Police Academy in Wudil, Kano State.
He said that candidates possessing school certificates or diplomas would be eligible to undertake a degree course in Police Science or any other related discipline.
Hafiz reminded the officers that their main duty was to serve the people with sincerity and not to oppress them.
The IG said that policing was a challenging profession, that was beyond “wearing the pips and bars.”
He said that the quality of a police officer would be determined by his or her professional knowledge and ability to discharge his or her duties without bias.
A total of 203 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) and 211 Inspectors, being batches 23 and 38 respectively for 2009, graduated from the academy.