Nigerian Defence Academy Admission Requirements

Nigerian Defence Academy Admission Requirements

Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is very competitive every year. Each year, the NDA admits 175 intakes (155 males and 20 females) into the Regular Combatant Course. There are certain requirements for you to be eligible for entry. Here are the Nigerian Defence Academy admission requirements for entering the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna.

Nigerian Defence Academy Admission Requirements

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was founded on the 5th of February, 1964 for the purpose of training officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The Nigerian Defence Academy provides each officer cadet with the skills, knowledge, and values that are needed to meet the requirement of a military officer in Nigeria.

The academy is a military institution where young agile men and women are trained into well-educated, virile, courageous, and erudite subalterns. It runs a five-year Regular Combatant Course programme. At the end of the programme, you will earn a Bachelor’s degree and a presidential commission to second lieutenant rank.

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Nigerian defence academy admission requirements

For you to be able to gain admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Regular Combatant Course programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have completed your Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC or NECO) or a GCE O’ Level with at least five credits passes in not more than two sittings. With a minimum of credit pass in Mathematics and English Language.
  • For admission into the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you must have a minimum of credit passes in two relevant supporting subjects with credits in all compulsory subjects.
  • For Faculty of Engineering, credit pass in only one supporting relevant subject with credit pass in all compulsory subjects is required. Check below for full information about the subject combinations for each programme.
  • Age for the admission into the academy is between 17 years old and 21 years old as at the time of the admission.
  • You must have a height of 1.68 meters and above if you are a male applicant or 1.58 meters if you are a female.
  • You must physically and medically fit with proof and you must have good moral character.
  • You must be single without any legal obligations to support another individual for the period of your training.
  • You must have a Certificate of State of Origin from your Local Government Office or a Certificate of State Indigene from your state governor’s office.

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NDA, Kaduna

Important notification for applicants

  • Your application will not be accepted or processed if you submit your form without your O’Level result. Applicants with awaiting results cannot apply.
  • Only results that are a maximum of five years old from the date the examination was taken will be accepted.
  • Admission into the Nigeria Defence Academy is open to both male and female Nigerians. For female applicants, admission is limited to the Navy and Air Force.
Nigerian defence academy requirements

Academic Requirements for Nigerian defence academy admission

Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Biological Sciences

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Biology, and Chemistry.

Relevant Credits: Agricultural Science, Geography, Health Science, and Physics.

B.Sc. Chemistry

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Biology, and Chemistry.

Relevant Credits: Agricultural Science, Geography, Health Science, and Physics.

B.Sc. Mathematics

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Additional/ Further Mathematics.

B.Sc. Computer Science

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Chemistry and Additional/ Further Mathematics.

B.Sc. Physics

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Chemistry, and Technical Drawing.

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Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

B.Sc. Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Computer Studies.

Relevant Credits: Economics, History, Geography, and Government/Civic Education.

B.Sc. Peace and Conflict Studies

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Mathematics and Government/Civic Education.

Relevant Credits: Economics, History, and Geography.

B.Sc. Leadership and War Studies

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Mathematics, and History.

Relevant Credits: Economics, Geography and Government/Civic Education.

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Faculty of Engineering

B.Engr. Civil Engineering

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing.

B.Engr. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics, and Technical Drawing.ysics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics, and Technical Drawing.

B.Engr. Mechanical Engineering

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics, and Technical Drawing.

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

B.Sc. Accounting

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Accounting.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Geography, Commerce, Government, and History.

B.Sc. Economics

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Economics.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Geography, Government, and History.

B.Sc. Geography

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Geography.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Economics, History, and Government.

B.A. History and International Studies

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and History.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Geography, and Government.

B.Sc. Political Science and Defence Studies

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Government.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Economics, History, and Geography.

B.Sc. Psychology

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Biology.

Relevant Credits: Agricultural Science, Economics, Health Science, and Government.

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If you meet the requirements above, you are eligible for entry into the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course. It does not guarantee that you will gain admission into Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. But we wish you luck if you are eligible.

For more information on admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy and its requirements, visit the NDA official website at www.nda.edu.ng.

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Source: Naija.ng

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