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The Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, has announced that online application for admission into its 69th Regular Course will be available from November 8, 2016 to February 28, 2017, adding that admission into its programme is opened to both male and female Nigerians

Entrance Examination into the NDA is scheduled to hold on April 22, 2017, and all eligible candidates are to come along with their Acknowledgement Form, Examination Admission Card, JAMB result slip and two 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.

NDA disclosed that only successful candidates at its Entrance Examination will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.

On the nature and duration of training, candidates admitted into NDA for the Regular Course are expected to undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of five years, after which they will earn a honours degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA) upon successful completion of training. They will equally earn a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Administration: All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government.

Reference Materials: In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers to interested candidates which can be purchased from the Academy Registry, NDA.

Requirements for admission into Academic Departments of the Nigerian Defence Academy are as follows:

1.) To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), a candidate must have the following:

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.

Credit in English Language and Mathematics.

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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.

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.

Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.58 metres for female.

Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.

Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.

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.
Working knowledge of French Language will be an added advantage.

2.) Furthermore, candidates are to note the following:

Candidates awaiting results are not qualified. Application forms submitted without results will not be accepted.

Only examination results of not more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.

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.

A.) Course Requirements for faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

1.) Course: BSc Economics

General Requirements:

Five credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics

Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits:
Accounts, Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography and History

2.) Course: BSc Accounting
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Accounting, Geography and History

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3.) Course: BA French
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education and History

4.) Course: BSc Geography
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
History, Economics, Government, Civic Education Physics, Chemistry and Biology (preference will be given to those having credits in social science subjects).

5.) Course: BA History
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, History or Government/Civil Education and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics, Geography, Commerce and French

6.) Course: BSc Political Science and Defence Studies
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Government/Civic Education and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
History, Economics, French and Geography

7.) Course: BSc Psychology
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics, Government, Civic Education, Chemistry and Geography
B.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

1.) Course: B.Sc Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Computer Studies and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Economics/Geography Chemistry/Biology

2.) Course: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Economics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Chemistry, Government, History and Geography

3.) Course: Military Science and Technology
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Physics and Mathematics
Relevant Credits:
Chemistry and Biology
C.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Engineering

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1.) Course: BEng Civil
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics, Biology and Geography

2.) Course: BEng Electrical and Electronics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Biology

3.) Course: BEng Mechanical
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Biology
D.) Course Requirements for Faculty of Science

1.) Course: B.Sc Biological Sciences
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry
Relevant Credits:
Any one of the listed subjects: Physics, Further Mathematics and Agric Science

2.) Course: B.Sc Chemistry
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Any one of the listed subjects: Biology and Further Mathematics

3.) Course: B.Sc Mathematics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics and Physics
Relevant Credits:
Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry and Further Mathematics and Biology

4.) Course: BSc Computer Science
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English Language and Mathematics
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics and Physics.
Relevant Credits:
Any two of the listed subjects: Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Biology

5.) Course: B.Sc Physics
General Requirement:
5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings including English
Compulsory Credits:
English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Relevant Credits:

Any one of the listed subjects: Biology, Further Mathematics and Technical Drawing
Application Closing Date
28th February, 2017.
Method of Application

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