Official Nigerian Defence Academy Courses, Requirements & Qualifications

This post is on the list of various accredited Nigerian Defence Academy courses, requirements & qualifications, faculties and departments 2017/2018 including its official website.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Roles

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established in 1964 for the sole purpose of training officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) does not only offer military training, admitted students also undergo sound academic training for a duration of 5 years similar to other universities in Nigeria. The role of the NDA is to provide each officer cadet with available knowledge, skills and values to match the requirements of a military officer through academic, military and character training which is shown in the various Nigerian Defence Academy courses being taught.

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The NDA is available to individuals who want to join the Nigerian military. The number of Faculties available in the Nigeria Defence Academy is three which includes: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering. The NDA also have a number of departments which would be highlighted below. The requirements into the Nigerian Defence Academy must be met before one can be admitted. There are also Nigerian Defence Academy courses available just like other Nigerian federal & state universities. The only difference is that students at the NDA are taught military tactics, defence and war studies.

.The NDA is also accredited by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC). Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy is based on merit and the official website of Nigerian Defence Academy  is www.nda.edu.ng. Below are the various courses offered at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

Full List of Accredited Courses Available in Nigerian Defence Academy

Course

General Requirements

Compulsory Credits

Relevant Credits

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
BSc Economics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Economics and MathematicsAccounts, Commerce, Government, Geography, History, French and Arabic
BSc Accounting5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Accounting and MathematicsAccounts, Commerce, Government, Geography, History, French and Arabic
BSc Geography5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Geography and MathematicsHistory, Economics, Government, Accounts, Commerce, French and Arabic
BA History and International Studies5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, History and MathematicsHistory, Economics, Government, Accounts, Commerce, French and Arabic
BSc Political Science and Defence Studies5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Government and MathematicsHistory, Economics, French, Geography, Accounts and Commerce
BSc Psychology5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Biology and MathematicsEconomic, Health Science, Government and Agric Science
Faculty of Engineering
BEng Civil5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography
BEng Electrical and Electronics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography
BEng Mechanical5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsTechnical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography
Faculty of Science
BSc Biological Sciences5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Biology and ChemistryPhysics, Agric Science, Geography and Health Science
BSc Chemistry5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and BiologyPhysics, Health Science, Agric Science and Geography
BSc Mathematics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics and PhysicsChemistry, Additional/ Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography
BSc Computer Science5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics and PhysicsChemistry, Additional/ Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography
BSc Physics5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and MathematicsEnglish Language, Mathematics and PhysicsChemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing and Geography
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The above are the Nigerian Defence Academy courses available for 2017/2018 session

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  1. peter

    DO YOU WANT IO JOIN THE NIGERIA nda FORC CALL NDA FOR MORE INFORMATION

    1. Daniel

      yes ,am willing and had try to but in several occasions had been dubbed

  2. john

    do you want to join the nigeria NDA call

  3. john bob

    • REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY 69TH REGULAR COURSE
    Applications Opens On 8th November 2016
    Applications Closes On 28th February 2017
    1. To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), a candidate must have the following:
    a. Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) or GCE ‘O’ Level obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choices.
    b. Credit in English Language and Mathematics.
    c. At least two supporting relevant credits to the compulsory credits in Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences while that of Faculty of Science is shown in the columns for compulsory and relevant credits. However, only one supporting relevant credit is required in the Faculty of Engineering.
    d. Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old as at the month of August in the year of entry into the Academy (2018).
    Note that candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry, and also the Nigerian Army has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.
    e. Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.58 metres for female.
    f. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
    g. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
    h. Present a Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor.
    i. Working knowledge of French Language will be an added advantage.
    2. Furthermore, candidates are to note the following:
    a. Candidates awaiting results are not qualified. Application forms submitted without results will not be accepted.
    b. Only examination results of not more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
    c. Currently, admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only, and is limited to Navy and Air Force in the case of female candidates.

  4. NDA

    If you know you want to join the Nigerian NDA this season , call for help so that you can join the admission of the Nigerian nda 2017/2018. Contact the Admin on 08109500557 and candidate who call must join the admission this season.

  5. anand patel

    sir.its my dream to become a member of NDA, presently i am in 12th class pcm can i join. i dont want to do anything neither this

    thanks

  6. adebayo

    plz can i use civic education if I didn’t offer government.

    1. They will only accept the subjects listed

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