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Is it true that tattooed individuals cannot pass the police entry exam, in Cameroon?

Is it true that tattooed individuals cannot pass the police entry exam, in Cameroon?

The answer is:
Posted On Monday, 04 September 2017 13:03

It is said that it is forbidden to be tattooed to any who aspire to become a police officer. Is that true?

 

Officially, tattoo is not among criteria for failure when passing entry examination to the Police school. However, being tattooed is not really well viewed by recruiters. 

You should therefore not be surprised to be glared at by examiners if you come to the examination showing off an eagle or a huge phoenix on your forearm. “Members of exam commissions indeed show a lot of concern over this detail. We must admit that tattoos make one look like a bad boy," a police officer says. "However, it all depends on the type of tattoo, I think," he adds nevertheless as if to relativize.

 Morality

 Among general criteria imposed to candidates passing the examination are good ethics and morality. According to some members of the jury, tattoos are not really proof of moral purity…

 This, seems to have been accepted by the many, thousands, youths interested in passing the exam. 

Monique Ngo Mayag

Last modified on Monday, 04 September 2017 13:09

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