This is to inform the general public that online application for admission into the 66th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna will be available for sale from 1st November 2013 to 28th February 2014. Admission into NDA is open to both MALE and FEMALE Nigerians. Upon purchase of Access or PIN Codes, prospective candidates should follow the link on the NDA official website www.nda.edu.ng or log on to the application portal www.ndaapplications.org and complete the online application form.
The requirements for various undergraduate degree programmes are as detailed in the NDA website / applications portal, as well as in the JAMB Brochure and website. All other information concerning degree courses, eligibility and examination centres are as contained in the NDA website / applications portal.
Only candidates who meet the JAMB national cut-off mark will be eligible to sit for the NDA Entrance Examination at their Examination Centre of choice.
EXAMINATION DATE AND REQUIREMENTS
The examination will be conducted as an Entrance Examination (similar to Post–UTME examination in conventional universities), and is scheduled to hold on Saturday 17th May 2014. Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, 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, State, Centre 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.
NATURE AND DURATION OF TRAINING
Admitted candidates into NDA for the 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 university first degree (BSc, BEng, BA) and a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Regular Course cadets will train at NDA Permanent Site, Kaduna. Cadets will be kitted, accommodated and fed at Federal Government expense throughout the duration of training. Officer Cadets will also receive a monthly allowance for general upkeep.
In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers at the cost of N3,000.00 only. This can be purchased from the Registry Department, NDA or from designated Zenith Bank branches.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are advised to purchase access or PIN codes from any of the branches or cash offices of Zenith Bank Plc nationwide, at the cost of N2,500.00 only, excluding bank charges of N500.00 for an online application. Applicants applying for admission into NDA MUST also apply to the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), and carefully select Nigerian Defence Academy as their choice of university. Such applicants are expected to sit for the JAMB Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Applications should be submitted online. On completion of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form. Upon release of the JAMB results, candidates should return to the applications portal and download their Examination Admission Card. Only candidates who make the JAMB national cut-off mark will have access to print out the Examination Admission Card.