About joining army as a medical graduate

Sewanonda Rogers made this Access to Information request to Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)

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From: Sewanonda Rogers

Dear Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF),
I am a medical graduate from makerere University willing to join army , when is the time to allow in applications ? I would also wish to know more about updf as per my joining.

Yours faithfully,
Sewanonda Rogers

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From: Akiiki Deo Akiiki
Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)

Thank you Rogers for contacting us. National recruitment is usually done
on a quater basis per district. It is announced on radios and papers with
clear guidelines and requirements. All intending to join gather at
designated disteict headquaters and the right candudates are right away
taken to the training school. This year recruitment is not yet announced.
U will know when as soon as it is announced.

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From: Sewanonda Rogers

Dear Akiiki Deo Akiiki,
Thanks for the response and am surely immensely thrilled. However kindly I would wish to know the joining center for a person like me from Nakaseke District..
I would also wish to capture which rank aperson with a degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from will be given immediately after 9 month training.
I will be grateful when my reply is attended to,
Thanks for your time

Yours sincerely,

Sewanonda Rogers

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From: Akiiki Deo Akiiki
Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)

Nakaseke district headquarters always have a recruitment center. secondly,
ranks are worked for. you can't earn a rank immediately after training. It
comes along while you work and your leaders appreciate your work
Lt Col Deo Akiiki
Deputy Defence Spokesperson
P.O.BOX 3798
KAMPALA.
UGANDA
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From: Sewanonda Rogers

Dear Akiiki Deo Akiiki,

Eeeeeeh thats scaring, even with professionals no added advantage you graduate as a private? Thanks for the reply though.
I rest my case! hoooo.

Yours sincerely,

Sewanonda Rogers

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From: Akiiki Deo Akiiki
Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)

Yes. Then u are taken for inservice cadet after doing recruit training.
After becoming a soldier

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From: Sewanonda Rogers

Dear Akiiki Deo Akiiki,

For how long is the inservice cadet, and does in anyway education help in promotions?
Are there no cadet recruitment in the army as of the police? And if yes , which rank will someone be given after such a training? and when is the recruitment?
Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Sewanonda Rogers

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From: Akiiki Deo Akiiki
Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)

Dear Rogers, thank you for the questions. 
For how long is the inservice cadet? It takes the same 9 months as minmum
training time but can be more.
and does in anyway education help in promotions?
To qualify for inservice there are many factors other than education, 
Are there no cadet recruitment in the army as of the police?  It is there
but inservice, nd if yes , which rank will someone be given after such a
training? 2Lt.
 and when is the recruitment?  Not yet announcemets will run
Thank you

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From: Sewanonda Rogers

Dear Akiiki Deo Akiiki,

Thanks for the responses.
What are the factors considered for someone to be taken for inservice training?

Yours sincerely,

Sewanonda Rogers

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From: Akiiki Deo Akiiki
Ministry of Defence / Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)

In service cadet trains between 9-12 months

Education is one of the many other factors. others include but not limited
to: discipline, exemplary performance, long time of service, military
courses attended, appointment one is holding, recommendation from mother
unit etc

No automatic rank is given after training: only a probation rank of second
Lieutenant is given to every cadet who successfully completes cadet
training then later Lt is confirmed depending on his proof to be awarded
of the same.

No recruitment announced yet. you will be informed when it is due through,
print, electronic and social media.

A.      RECRUITMENT CRITERIA FOR GENERAL NATIONAL RECRUITMENT

B.      Eligible candidates must  meet the following requirements:

 

1.       Citizenship. MUST be citizen of Uganda and must possess an
original National Identity Card. 2. Medical. MUST be healthy and medically
fit ready to undergo medical and physical body check and a road run to
test endurance and body fitness.

2.        An original copy of medical examination; duly signed by a
recognized Medical Officer from Health Centre III are a must.

3.        3. Age. Must be adult males and females between the age of
(18-25) years.

4.        Marital status MUST be single with no children.

5.        Professionals must be adult males and females of up to 30 years
of age.

6.        Education standard. Must possess a minimum formal education of
S.4 (UCE) or its equivalent, and S.6 (UACE) or its equivalent a bias in
science subjects is an added advantage.

7.       Original certificates with a student’s ID are a must.

8.       Letters of recommendations from LCI, LC111, GISOs duly signed are
a MUST, to confirm their conduct and  Moral standard.

9.       Any presentation of forged documents is criminal and culprits
will be liable to prosecution.

10.   Medical, mental and physical fitness will be checked at the
recruitment as well as the training centers.

11.    Aptitude test will be administered to all candidates.

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From: Sewanonda Rogers

Dear Akiiki Deo Akiiki,

Thanks for the replies.

Yours sincerely,

Sewanonda Rogers

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