NDA Regular Combatant Cource RC

This is a 5 year course, comprising 4 years of academic program and one year of military training culminating in the award of a Bachelor Degree and a presidential commission to the rank of second lieutenant, or equivalent in the Navy and Air Force.Until 2011, this course used to be exclusively for males. The first set of females commenced training in September 2011.

See Updates on: Current Nigerian Defense Academy Admission Form

Eligibility for Entry into the NDA Regular Course

To be eligible for admission into the regular course in the Nigerian Defence Academy, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

Minimum of 5 credit passes with English and Mathematics at the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination conducted by the West Africa Examination Council or National Examination Commission or General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choices.

At least two supporting relevant credits to the compulsory credits in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science. 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 at the time of entry into the Academy. Nigerian Air Force candidates must be between 17 and 18 years old at entry.

Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for male and 1.50 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 origin obtained from a Local Government. A certificate of State indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor is desirable.

In addition to the foregoing, candidates awaiting results are not qualified and only examination results of not more than 5 years before the date of application are acceptable.

Vacancies

NDA has an annual cadets’ intake of 175 for the RC. This comprises of 155 males and 20 females. Defence Headquaters allocates these vacancies out of this number to the Army, Navy and Air Force. The number of intakes could vary each year depending on the manpower needs of the armed forces. There are also vacancies reserved for cadets from sister African countries.

Date of Assembly

The Regular Combatant Course assembles in September each year. However, all nomination processes must be concluded 3 months before the date of assembly.

Also See: Nigerian Army Recruitment Exercise 2017

Nigerian AirMen/Women Recruitment Update 2017

Nigerian Navy Information page 2017

Nigerian Military Ranks; Army, Navy and Airforce

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR REGULAR COMBATANT COURSE (RC)

The candidates must meet the following prerequisites before they can
be admitted into any faculty/department for the degree programme.

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Course General Requirement Compulsory
Credits
Relevant
Credits
(a) (b) (c) (d)
BSc
Economics
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Economics and
Mathematics
Accounts,
Commerce,
Government,
Geography and
History
BSc
Accounting
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Accounting and
Mathematics
Accounts,
Commerce,
Government,
Geography and
History
BSc
Geography
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Geography and
Mathematics
History,
Economics,
Government,
Accounts and
Commerce
BA History and
International
Studies
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
History and
Mathematics
Economics,
Geography,
Government,
Account and
Commerce
BSc Political
Science and
Defence
Studies
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Government and
Mathematics
History,
Economics,
Geography,
Accounts and
Commerce
BSc
Psychology
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Biology and
Mathematics
Economics,
Health Science,
Government and
Agricultural Science
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Course General Requirement Compulsory
Credits
Relevant
Credits
BEngr Civil Engineering 5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics,
Physics and
Chemistry
Technical
Drawing,
Further
Mathematics and
Biology
BEngr
Electrical and
Electronics Engineering
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics,
Chemistry and
Physics
Technical
Drawing,
Further
Mathematics and
Biology
BEngr
Mechanical Engineering
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics,
Chemistry and
Physics
Technical
Drawing,
Further
Mathematics and
Biology
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Course General Requirement Compulsory
Credits
Relevant
Credits
BSc
Biological
Science
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English Language,
Mathematics,
Biology and
Chemistry
Physics, Agric
Science and
Health Science
BSc
Chemistry
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics,
Chemistry and
Biology
Physics, Health
Science and Agric
Science
BSc
Mathematics
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics and
Physics
Chemistry,
Additional/
Further
Mathematics and Biology
BSc
Computer
Science
5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics and
Physics
Chemistry,
Additional/
Further
Mathematics and
Biology
BSc Physics 5 credit passes in
not more than 2
sittings including
English Language
and Mathematics
English
Language,
Mathematics and
Physics
Chemistry,
Biology and
Technical
Drawing

Sources

http://www.nda.edu.ng/content.php?pid=20

http://www.nda.edu.ng/content.php?pid=19

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