In this post, I will you how to How to Join Nigerian Defence Academy. The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), located at Wudil, Kaduna is the only Military University in Nigeria. The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established in January 1964 as a reformation of the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC) which was created and ran by the British, though the college had been renamed the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) on independence. The NDA is the primary training ground of the Nigerian Armed Forces, which is composed of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force.
In 1985 the Nigerian Defence Academy started offering undergraduate programmes to Military Officers in training and now also currently offers post graduate studies both for Msc and Ph.D for both military and civilian students alike. However, the central mission of the NDA remains the five year cadet officer training “Regular Combatant Course” for the Nigerian Armed Forces. This implies that whomever that aspires to serve in any of the arms of the Armed Forces will have to start from the Academy, especially secondary school leavers.
For candidates interested in getting admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), they must fulfill the following requirements to be considered eligible for admission into the Academy. These requirements includes:
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All the faculties in the Nigerian Defence Academy require a minimum of five credit passes in not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics. However, the different faculties have particular courses that candidates must possess a credit in to be eligible for admission into that faculty, including other relevant courses.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR FACULTY OF MILITARY SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
BSc Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies
BSc Peace and Conflict Studies
BSc Leadership and War Studies
BSc Political Science and Defence Studies
BEng Civil Engineering
BEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering
BEng Mechanical Engineering
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Computer Science
Entrance into the Nigerian Defence Academy is through JAMB, just like every other higher institution in Nigeria. Those aspiring to be admitted into the Academy must score above the general JAMB cut-off mark of 180, while those who will be going for engineering courses need to score 210 as above to be able to apply.
Your subject combinations in your JAMB UTME Examination must be the same as the subject combinations relevant to your intended Course of Study in Nigerian Defence Academy as provided by JAMB.
All other information concerning degree courses, eligibility and examination centres are as contained in the NDA website/applications portal. Please read through the Requirements section before continuing with the application.
Application into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is done via its portal www.ndaapplications.net. To apply go to the portal, then click on Purchase Access Code, fill in your details as required via REMITA then click NEXT to obtain your ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code. Click on ‘Pay with Remita’ after which you would be redirected to Remita’s site to make payment. Follow the instructions on the site to pay online after which you would be returned to the sign up page on the Application Portal to create your login profile, OR Click on Print Invoice to print your details and pay at any designated bank.
Go back to the Application Portal to www.ndaapplications.net and click on Create Account/Login, on the Login page select Sign Up Here to create your account profile after entering all the required details including the RRR Code. If you have previously created an account then click on Create Account/Login and then login using your registered Email and Password credentials previously created. If you have previously created credentials protocol but have forgotten your Password, click on Create Account/Login and then on Recover Password link to take you to the password recovery page to recover your password.
The next step is the Creating your Credentials (Sign Up) page. All the fields on this page are compulsory. You must provide your full name, email address (working email address), mobile number and password. Your password and confirm password must be the same and must have at least six (6) characters in length preferably with a combination of alphabets and numbers.
The portal will respond with a success message if you have successfully created your credential data and redirect you to the Log In Page automatically. On the Login Page, provide the email and password that was used to create your credential protocol, and click Log In.
This will take you to the Application Form Page. This page is divided into six sections (Personal Data, Schools Attended, Qualifications Obtained, Choice of Service, Faculty and Departments, Passport Upload).
Note that all the fields marked asterisk (*) are compulsory
Personal Data: Application Number is generated by the System if your application is successful. Fill the Form in a Capitalize Each word Format (e.g Nigerian Defence Academy). Provide your Phone Numbers as (e.g 070XXXXXXXX). Date of Birth must be filled in the format dd-mm-yyyy. Height must be in numeric format only (e.g 170) in centimeters.
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Schools Attended: You should provide the complete name of each school attended. From and To Fields must be numeric only 4-digit year.
Qualifications Obtained: You must provide your correct JAMB details as required. You can only use 1 or 2 results which can be two (2) different exams in a particular year or two (2) exams done in different years or one (1) single exam of any of the Exam Type. Select your Subject and grades as applicable.
Choice of Service: You must choose two (2) different options here.
Faculty and Department: Select faculty and then the department for the course you wish to study. Only one option is available here. It must correspond with the course you chose on JAMB portal.
Passport Upload: Please choose passport with a clear view of your face showing your two ears with a plain background. The passport size should not be more than 300KB.
If you have not completed some parts of the Application Form you can use save it using the save button. The platform will retrieve your saved session when next you log in to complete the form.
Note: You must complete the form and sikubmit before the closing date of the application.
Where you have provided all the compulsory and optional fields of the Application Form click on the ‘Submit’ button to submit your application. (This will automatically take you to Document Upload Form). Changes cannot be made to the Application Form once it is submitted.
The Document Upload Form must be completed, otherwise your application will be disqualified. You must upload the following documents: Scanned WAEC/NECO Certificate for each of the Qualification submitted; Scanned birth Certificate.
Click on Submit to Complete as soon you have uploaded the scanned documents.
Then print the Acknowledgement Form as soon as you have completed the Application as specified above.
Note: The Link to Print Acknowledgment Form will be automatically seen after you have completed your application form and submitted your documents.
You will also select the examination centre of your choice, where you will prefer to write the entrance examination. This can be done at the portal.
All eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Examination Admission Card, JAMB result slip and two (2) postcard sized (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Examination Centre on the examination date. The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain the candidate’s name, exam number, state, exam centre, course of study and signature at the back.
Only successful candidates at the NDA Entrance Examination will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.
Subsequently, an sms and email will be sent to you to print the LGA and Parents/Guardian Attestation Form. Which must be filled and signed/authenticated by the appropriate persons.
Admitted candidates into NDA for the Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of five (5) years. On successful completion of training, graduands will earn a honours degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng or BA). They will equally earn a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
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