How To Become A Navy Officer In Ghana
How To Become A Navy Officer In Ghana

A navy is the branch of the armed services of a state which conducts military operations at sea.

Below is How To Become A Navy Officer In Ghana

To become a navy officer in Ghana, you need the necessary training and education. In this guide, Ghana Insider brings you a detailed step-by-step guide on how to become a Navy Officer in Ghana.

Every year, the Ghana Armed Forces accept applications from prospective applicants. Prior to applying for navy training, you need to meet all the requirements set by the Ghana Armed Forces.

Things to note

A recruit is not the same as an Officer

A recruit is a person undergoing basic military training to become a soldier. Recruit training in the Ghana Armed Forces is within the period of six (6) months. The training is a physically and psychologically intensive process, which resocializes its subjects for the demands of military employment.

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An officer cadet is any person enlisted into the Ghana Military Academy to be trained to hold a position of leadership and command; “an officer is responsible for the lives of his men”.

Requirements To Become A Navy Officer In Ghana

In general, to become a navy office, you need to meet the requirements below.

Educational requirements

The eligibility requirements for Officers differ from the General Recruits. 

Below are the educational requirements for Navy Officers.

Must have First Degree (Not below) Second Class Lower from a recognized University

Must have Six (6) Passes including English and Mathematics in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

Must have Six (6) Credits (Not less than C6) including Core English and Core Mathematics

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Other requirements

Eligible applicants should:

Be a Ghanaian citizen by birth.

Be of good character.

Be medically fit by Ghana Armed Forces standards.

Be not bonded.

Not be less than 18 years and not more than 26 years for regular Commission

Be not married (for Regular Officer Candidates only).

Be of a minimum height of 68m (5’6’’) for males and 1.60m (5’ 4”) for females. For Military Police only; the minimum height for male applicants should be 1.75m (5’9”) and 1.70m (5’ 7”) for females.

Steps to becoming a navy officer in Ghana

Steps to become a navy officer in Ghana

In general, to become a Navy Officer in Ghana, you need:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited Ghanaian University

To meet the body, age, and other mandatory requirements

Pass the enlistment phases

Documentation Phase

Body Selection Phase.

Aptitude Test Phase.

Outdoor Leaderless Test Phase.

Medical Examination Phase.

Vetting Phase.

Interview Phase.

Successfully complete naval training.

Contact the Ghana Navy Recruit Training School

If you need further information about the Ghana Navy, use the contact details below to get in touch with them.

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Naval Headquarters

Tel: +233 302784553

What should we study to become a Navy officer?

Education 21 to 25 (a) Masters Degree with minimum 60% marks in: 

(i) Physics (with Mathematics in B.Sc). 

(ii) Mathematics (with Physics in B.Sc). 

(iii) Chemistry (with Physics in B.Sc). 

(v) Meteorology/Oceanography/Atmospheric Science with Physics and Maths at graduation level.

Who is a Navy officer in Ghana?


Rear Admiral Issah Yakubu. (Acting)

The head of the Ghana Navy is known by the official title of Chief of Naval Staff in the Ghana Armed Forces.

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