Applications are being accepted by the National Defence Academy (NDA) for the 76th Regular Course for the 2023 class. This is your chance to join a select group of people committed to defending the nation and its people. Nigeria’s top military training facility is the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
Future military commanders receive thorough education and training at this institution, which serves as the major officer training school for the Nigerian Armed Forces. Below in this post are the specifics of the admission requirements, eligibility, and application process.
Admission Form Notice from NDA
This is to inform the general public that online application for admission into the 76 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna will be available from Monday 30 October 2023 to 30 April 2024.
Admission into NDA is open to both MALE and FEMALE Nigerians. Candidates should logon to the application portal http://www.ndaapplications.net, select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA after first obtaining their ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code in the sum of 43.500.00 only. Please NOTE that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Applications forms are to be submitted together with the scanned SSCE results online. On submission of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form.
The requirements for various undergraduate degree programmes are as detailed in the NDA website/applications portal. All other information concerning degree courses, eligibility and screening test centers are as contained in the NDA website/applications portal. Please NOTE that working knowledge of French/Arabic will be an added advantage to applicants.
SCREENING TEST CONDITIONS
Only candidates who satisfied the admission requirements and must have the UTME score of 180 for Arts & Social Sciences and Science while 210 score for Engineering courses will be enabled to print the Screening Test Admission Card and participate in the NDA Screening Test at the Centre of choice
SCREENING TEST DATE AND REQUIREMENTS
The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is tentatively scheduled to hold on Saturday 25 May, 2024. Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their:
- Acknowledgement Form
- Screening Test Admission Card
- JAMB result slip and
- TWO (2) postcard size (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Screening Test Centre.
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 Screening Test will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board (phase 2 of the screening test) following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.
NATURE AND DURATION OF TRAINING
Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years. On successful completion of training, graduands will earn a honours degree in a core discipline (BSc. BEng. BA).They will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers at a token fee to interested candidates. This can be purchased from the Registry NDA.