Kaduna has big news! The Nigerian Army is inviting applications for the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for its 76 Regular Course. They made this known on a recent Saturday.
When applying, keep a sharp eye out for scammers. To check if what you’ve heard is right, always go to the NDA’s official website, which is http://nda.edu.ng.
What You Need to Join the 76 Regular Course
The NDA is clear about what you need to apply for the 76 Regular Course:
- Health and Fitness: You must be in good health and shape.
- Character: A strong moral compass is important.
- Single Status: You cannot be married or have kids that depend on you.
- Proof of Where You’re From: You need a document from your local government or state.
- Age Limits: You should be between 17 and 21 years old by August 2024.
- Schooling: At least 5 credits in your O-levels, including English and Math, and 3 subjects that fit the course you want to do. You should pass these in no more than two exams.
- JAMB: Your UTME scores must meet the standard set by JAMB each year.
- Height Requirement: Men must be at least 1.68 meters tall and women 1.65 meters.
- Language Skills: Knowing French, Arabic, or Mandarin is a plus!
Important Details for Applicants
If you’re aiming to join the 76 Regular Course, remember these points:
- No form will be taken without O-level results.
- If you’re waiting for results, you can’t apply.
- Your exam results should not be older than five years.
- This opportunity is for Nigerian males and females only.
- Students in the NDA are full-time and don’t have employee rights during their training.
Courses You Can Study at the NDA
The Registrar of the Academy, Brigadier General AM Tukur, shared the courses on offer:
- Sciences: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Intelligence and Security Studies, Military Science.
- Engineering: Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics.
- Arts and Social Sciences: English, French, Geography, History and War Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Defence and Security Studies, Psychology, Arabic.
- Management: Accounting, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Economics, Management Sciences.
This announcement opens doors to a challenging and rewarding future for young Nigerians ready to serve and excel. If you meet the requirements and are driven by a desire to contribute to national defense, don’t miss this chance to be part of the prestigious NDA’s 76 Regular Course.
How to Apply for NDA 76 Regular Course at nda.edu.ng.
As of my last update in April 2023, here is a general overview of the application process for the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for its 76th Regular Course:
Step 1: Eligibility Check Before you start your application, ensure you meet the NDA’s eligibility criteria, which typically includes:
- Age requirements.
- Minimum educational qualifications (such as a certain number of credits in WAEC/NECO or equivalent).
- Physical and medical fitness.
- Citizenship and residency requirements.
Step 2: Create an Account Go to the official NDA application portal: http://nda.edu.ng
- Click on the link to the application page for the 76th Regular Course.
- Create an account by providing a valid email address, a password, and other required information.
- Confirm your email address through the verification email sent to you.
Step 3: Application Form Log in to your newly created account and begin filling out the application form.
- Enter your personal information, educational background, and any other required details.
- Choose your preferred course of study and an alternative choice.
Step 4: Upload Required Documents You will be required to upload certain documents, which may include:
- Passport photograph.
- Educational certificates.
- Birth certificate or declaration of age.
- State of origin certificate.
Ensure that all documents are in the specified format and size as instructed on the portal.
Step 5: Payment of Application Fee You will likely have to pay an application fee. Follow the instructions on the portal to make your payment, which may be through:
- Online payment options (Credit/Debit card).
- Remita platform.
- Bank branch (for those who prefer to pay cash at the bank).
Step 6: Acknowledgement Form After the payment, you should be able to submit your application and print out an acknowledgement form which indicates that your application has been received.
Step 7: JAMB Registration You may be required to register for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination and select NDA as your first choice of institution.
Step 8: Examination and Interview If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to participate in the NDA Entrance Examination at your chosen examination centre. Successful candidates will then be invited to the Armed Forces Selection Board (AFSB) interviews.
Step 9: AFSB Interviews Attend the AFSB interviews on the scheduled date and time with all the necessary documents.
Step 10: Final Selection The final selection is based on performance in the JAMB, Entrance Examination, and the AFSB interviews. If successful, you will be offered admission to the NDA for the 76th Regular Course.
- This process can change, so it’s essential to refer to the NDA official portal for the most recent application guidelines.
- Always check the portal and your email for updates regarding exam dates and any changes in the application process.
- Ensure all information and documents submitted are accurate and genuine to avoid disqualification.
Lastly, the above steps are based on standard procedures; however, you should always consult the NDA official website for the most current and detailed instructions.