JKT locks late candidates out as deadline elapses

THE Tanzania National Service (NS), popularly referred to as JKT will not receive candidates for compulsory three-month army training if they missed a deadline set for reporting to the camps.

This year the JKT directed the candidates (Form Six graduates) to report to the designated camps from 1st to 11th June 2023.

All Form Six graduates in the country are required by law to participate in military training at various locations.

This compulsory military training for the graduates plays an important role in shaping graduate into well-rounded citizens.

Speaking to the media in Dar es Salaam on Monday this week, JKT’s Head of Administration (HANS), Brigadier General Hassan Mabena announced that the exercise to receive the candidates has been concluded after the deadline.

“We closed the process of receiving students in our camps on 11th June according to the timetable that we shared and those who have not yet reported should not report because it is according to the timetable that requires us to finish the training within 12 weeks and so that they could join universities,” Brig Gen Mabena stated.

“It should be remembered that in 1994 such training was stopped, as a result we witnessed rising of indiscipline among the youths who started to conduct riots in universities and having youths with no respect and dignity as well as unpatriotic. That was why in 2013 we resumed the training and it helped to have youths with respect and patriotism,” he pointed out.

He added that the training has helped to develop a lot of talents in sports and other areas.

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