Somali high school leavers’ sit for exams to join Police Force

In what is seen as bright future to Somali security agencies, hundreds of high school students have showed up to join Somali Police Force.

The Police recently announced the recruitment of 300 new officers into the law enforcing agency.

Somali Police commissioner General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud who was present at examination center in the capital Mogadishu has promised fairness in the examination process to select the eligible recruits.

Experts say the new move by the government to recruit high school and university graduates into the police force will transform the image of law enforcement agency which is recovering from decades of collapse.

In another gesture to discourage drug abuse within the institution, drug abuse was one of the disqualifications in the application form to join the police.

Somali Police Force which was established in 1960s and affected by the more than two decades of civil war in the country is currently undergoing rebuilding and equipment through government international partners such as European Union.