Nigerian Defence Academy
Located in Kaduna State, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is the only military university in Nigeria. The institution was established on 5 February 1964 in response to the defence needs of independent Nigeria to train officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Before then, the institution was known as the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC). After independence in 1960, it became known as the Nigerian Military Training College.
Duration of training in the academy is 5 years, which include 4 years of academic studies and 1 year of military training. The NDA is viewed as one of the best military academy in West Africa and the African continent.
The role of the Academy is to provide each officer cadet with knowledge, skills and values necessary to meet the requirements of a military officer through military, academic and character development. In essence, the NDA is an institution where selected young able-bodied men and women are groomed into well educated, courageous, virile and erudite subalterns.
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