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15 Answers to Students' Questions on NDA Admission

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You’re reading this post to find answers to some or any of the following questions:

  1. What is the Nigeria Defence Academy?
  2. Is NDA a university, polytechnic or college of education?
  3. What benefit do I have if I go to NDA instead of other universities?
  4. Does NDA use the JAMB UTME result for admission?
  5. Is NDA a government school or a private?
  6. How can I apply for NDA form?
  7. What are their admission requirements?
  8. Can I apply as a female Nigerian to NDA?
  9. Do they conduct entrance exams and what form does it take?
  10. Can I obtain their form as a direct entry applicant?
  11. Do the Nigerian Airforce and Navy also have a university like NDA?
  12. and more...

The post below will answer the above-listed questions and a few others. But before answering your questions fully, let’s see the summary of how to gain admission to the University of Military called NDA.

Steps to Gain Admission to NDA

First, you must have the required SSCE results, you must write JAMB and score the national cut-off mark (or declared cut-off marks by NDA), partake in their entrance exams and if selected, attend the interview.

That’s the summary of the road to NDA Kaduna. You can see the comprehensive guide in the post, "NDA: How to Gain Admission to the Nigerian Defence Academy. Step By Step Guide".

And if you're here for the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) - which is different from NDA, I suggest you click the link to see if their form is currently on sale. 

If interested, you can check the list of military universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria.  

Now to the questions,

Answers to your Questions on NDA Admission

1. What is NDA?

The full meaning of NDA is Nigerian Defence Academy. This is a joint university by the Nigerian Defence Ministry. That is, under NDA, we have the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, and Nigerian Airforce.

Hence, if you want admission into NDA, you’re allowed to select whether you want to be an officer of the air force, navy, or army at the end of your course.

2. Is NDA a university, polytechnic, or college of education?

NDA is like every other conventional university running the same courses or more. It's not a polytechnic or college of education.

When you’re done with your four- or five-year course at the university, you’re also awarded BSC, B.Tech, etc depending on your course just like in any other university.

3. What benefit do I have if I go to NDA instead of other universities? 

You can choose to remain with the Nigerian Army, Airforce, or Navy or choose to work elsewhere in the world.

It seems like a direct engagement (job) with Nigerian Defence Ministry if you’re a graduate of NDA.

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4. Is NDA a government school or private? 

NDA is approved, owned, and administered by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It's one of the listed federal universities in Nigeria.

5. What are their admission requirements? 

To be eligible for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), a candidate must have the following:

  1. Minimum of 5 credit passes at SSCE (NECO, WAEC, or GCE 'O' Level) obtained in not more than 2 sittings relevant to the Faculty of their choice. Credit in English Language and Mathematics is generally compulsory across all the courses.
  2. Only ordinary-level examination results NOT more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
  3. Be at least 17 years old and not more than 21 years old as of the month of September in the year of entry into the Academy.
  4. Must not be less than 1.68 metres tall for males and 1.65 metres for females.
  5. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  6. Must be single male or female without a legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  7. Present a Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor.
  8. Working knowledge of the French, Arabic and Mandarin languages will be an added advantage.

Full updated requirements can be found on the NDA application page

6. Can I apply as a female Nigerian to NDA?

Yes.

Admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only.

7. How can I apply for NDA form? 

The sale and filling of the NDA form are online.

To see the price, how to buy it online, and use the PIN, see the latest guide on their official admission website

8. Does NDA use the JAMB UTME result for admission?

Yes.

You’ve been brief about this at the top of this post.

Every intending applicant must obtain the admission year UTME. Only candidates who satisfied the admission requirements and must have a UTME score of 180 for Arts and Social Sciences and Science while 210 marks 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.

9. Do they conduct entrance exams and what mode does it take?

Yes.

The NDA exam date is usually disclosed on their website some days after the closing date for the application or sometimes later.

Exams slip will be printed and it's usually taken at designated centres across the nation.

Applicants will be tested on English, Mathematics, General papers and related UTME subjects. This combination may change, hence applicants should prepare for all their UTME subject combinations and general papers.

10. Can I obtain the NDA form as a direct entry applicant? 

No.

NDA doesn’t have room for Direct Entry 200 level admission for now.

To be cleared further on this, most candidates who are done with ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB, etc – are qualified to obtain JAMB Direct entry form. In DE form, they’re to choose two universities and courses of choice. But, NDA is not included for Direct Entry.

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11. Do the Nigerian Airforce and Navy also have a university like NDA? 

As earlier mentioned, the Nigerian Army only spearheads this university. It contains the same for all including the Navy and Air-force. Hence, no separate NDA for Airforce and Navy.

12. Can I use awaiting results to obtain NDA form? 

The best advice you can get is No.

It's clearly written on their website.

Candidates awaiting results are not qualified.

NDA is usually faster in the processing of her admission over the years. They may not wait until your WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB results are released.

So don't use awaiting results, unless you're very sure that such results will be available before the entrance exams of the university

If however, you're sure your result will be released before the form closes, you can still use awaiting results.

13. How can I get NDA Past Question Pack? 

You can get a copy of the PDF NDA Past Questions and Answer Pack through my service.

Also, 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, Kaduna.

Applicants can equally borrow past question packs from current students in the school or from a friend or family who had previously partaken in the entrance exams.

14. How Much is the NDA tuition or school fee? 

Free!

All Regular Course cadets will be trained in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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15. Where is the NDA entrance exams centre?

Generally, your examination centre will be available to you on your exam slip after printing.

To be sure of the centre before the printing of the slip, it should be your state of residence state or the closest state (where two or more states are joined).

A complete guide to gaining admission to NDA is well discussed in the post, "NDA: How to Gain Admission to the Nigerian Defence Academy. Step By Step Guide". Take some minutes to read through.

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139 comments:

  1. Can I change to NDA after I must have written a university post utme

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  2. What is the best cause to study in NDA between military sci and biology

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    1. What determines a course to go for are your ability and your dream. check online for what you can become with either of the courses. Then, decide based on that.

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  3. Please can I go to university and after which I have studied my course for a period of five years and still come back to NDA? Secondly,after studying in NDA will i be give a job opportunity? Lastly,is it necessary for me to know how to speak French or Arabic?

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    1. First, If age is still on you side when you're done after 5 years, you can still go to NDA.

      Second, sure. There is placement automatically after gradating from NDA.

      Third, No. French or Arabic can just be added advantage but not compulsory.

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  4. Can I use statement of result instead of original result

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    1. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/10/can-i-use-olevel-result-printout.html

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  5. If i put awaiting result in jamb but fill out my result in the NDA form will it affect my admission to the NDA

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    1. No it won't provided you return to CBT centre later (be it before or after JAMB) to upload it and replace the awaiting results.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/how-to-upload-waec-neco-or-nabteb.html

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  6. It's possible to do your HND in nda

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  7. I'm considering the age of admittion, be at least 17 and not more than 21 years old, is it that if you are more than 21 you not qualified to be admitted?

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  8. Do our jamb results meet NDA directly or do we need to upload the jamb result by our self

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    1. You have to do that on the academy's portal and also on the JAMB portal.

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    2. Use the service of a professional café. Belo is the ink to NDA portal.

      https://rcapplications.nda.edu.ng/#home/index

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  9. Does NDA accept intra school transfer

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  10. How can I get admission to NDA

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    1. Read the post in the line below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/04/nda-how-to-gain-admission-to-nigerian.html

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    2. I did my jamb this year and decided to get admission into NDA the following year with an awaiting result of my waec...Is my admission possible next year

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  11. Does NDA collect direct entry

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  12. Can I use 2014 Waec to apply for NDA

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    1. My advise is that you have to wait for their form to be out. Check their advert for any clause on the O'level year. Then, you can confirm if that will comply with their requirements.

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  13. I am living in calabar, how can I go to NDA the fuel and every thing how much will it cost me

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    1. If awaiting result is not accepted can I use my bad gce result then use waec later so it will be two results

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  14. Is the NDA entrance exam handwritten or cbt

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    1. They have done both in the past. The future may hold the same. Just prepare.

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  15. Can I get navy school at osun state

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  16. I scored 247 in my jamb this year but I didn't put the NDA as any of my choices can I still apply with it

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    1. If you want NDA, you must choose them in the first choice. You may need to change to them now.

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  17. What are the necessary credentials you will be ask to submit

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    1. JAMB registration slip, O'level result, Local Government Identification and Birth Certificate.

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  18. Please I want to know I am 23 can I apply for the NDA???

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  19. Please sir am 25, can I swear an age affidavit on my waec result?
    And is primary 6 result needed?

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  20. could you please tell me some of thire questions during the interview

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  21. Good day sir,as a Higher National Student. Can I apply for NDA??

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  22. Please can I switch from martime academy to NDA at 100 level

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  23. I want no more about nda before buying nda form I will use weac or is only ask admission in

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    1. Read the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/04/nda-how-to-gain-admission-to-nigerian.html

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  24. Can I still apply for NDA form this year 2022 without using awaiting results. And I have not written my weac am going to write it this year

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  25. If I am 5 months more than 21years as at time of admission, would I still be accepted??

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  26. I wrote my waec & jamb 2018/2019, can I use the same result of my jamb to apply for NDA, 2022 section or am I to write another Jamb..

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  27. Can I apply with 4 credit,maths and English included

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  28. Hlo sir. Can I purchase NDA form twice if I have issues with my first form and what are the procedures in filling the form for second time

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  29. Hlo sir. Can I purchase NDA form twice if I have issues with my first form and what are the procedure of buying another form

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  30. Hello sir is the military training compulsory I just want to go for it must I be trained as an officer

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    1. You don't need military training before you can obtain NDA form.

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  31. Sir I bought and filled the NDA form but I haven't written jamb and I need my jamb examination no if I submit it after the sale of NDA form will it be too late for me

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    1. NDA form will be open till JAMB closes. Get JAMB form and update the NDA application before it closes.

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    2. If I'm going to 21years old by June, can I still get admission into the academy?

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  32. I'm HND holder, please can I further my post graduate programme at NDA and still secure or graduate as military.

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  33. Hello please ��, you said if the result wasn't available at the time of jamb registration, but what actually happened to mine is that there was an error that happened in my school with my subjects
    Am a science student but rather it was mistakenly changed to Social science/Art subject when I realize it, it was already late for reversing it but I passed some of science subjects that my curse may require Mathematics, English and Economics. So what I was thinking was that can I apply for NDA with this Subject and I have register for neco this year. since it is five Science subject NDA need, then I have three now, what is holding me now is two science subjects, I'm sure I will have Physics and Geography

    So my question is what and how steps should I take to be among those that will be admitted in NDA this year?

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    1. You can't apply to NDA with awaiting result. Wait till next year before trying.

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  34. Good day sir, well after applying for NDA I my jamb, do I still need to buy the application form

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  35. Which other military universities accept second entry

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  36. please can I finish from the NDA and choose to work in a private organization after graduation

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    1. Sure, you're free. Just like any conventional university's graduate, you can work anywhere.

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  37. My question is can I get into NDA without writing the recently screening test

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  38. What can I do if I didn’t get the information for the NDA screening on time and just got to find out about it after it has been written

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    1. Nothing. You'll try again next year. Sorry about the situation.

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  39. I already have HND in architecture can I join the NDA

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    1. No, you can't except you want to do their postgraduate studies.

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  40. Is inter University transfer accepted in NDA

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  41. please sir, after graduating from NDA and I choose not to work for Nigerian army will that disqualify me from being a solider

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    1. No. You have the right to work anywhere you want.

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  42. Can I do direct entry go nda or do they offer hnd

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    1. No, you can't do either Direct entry or HND at NDA

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  43. Pls, is there written exam for those seeking for PG studies in nda?

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  44. Sir i missed the exams, is there any chance of me still partaking in nda admission/screening or will there be second batch to write the exams.

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  45. My cut of mark is 180 but I got 175
    Is it still possible for me

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    1. No, it's not possible if you school lower than the require mark. Just a common sense.

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  46. Sir do i need to upload my waec result on jamb caps to be considered for admission into NDA

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    1. Yes, you have to. Both JAMB and NDA must have your O'level result before they can both offer you admission. And one can't offer you admission without the other.

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  47. Sir, if I don't have the NDA form by this time can I buy by any means

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    1. No means buy it other than the official way. Wait till next form is on sale and write year's JAMB

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  48. Do they consider 179

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    1. No. Only candidates who satisfied the admission requirements and must have the UTME score of 180 for Arts and Social Sciences and Science while 210 marks 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.

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  49. Has this year's NDA screening test been conducted?? I thought one had to have jamb results before writing it.

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    1. Yes, done. They reserve to do it before JAMB or after. It's your duty to be following their updates for their choices and activities.

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  50. H, I'm currently studying Nursing and I'll like to join the army how can I go about it

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    1. If it's basic nursing, when you're done, you can join recruits through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/12/nigerian-army-na-recruitment-form-is.html

      If it's the degree in Nursing, when you're done, you can join the DSSC through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/nigerian-army-dssc-form-is-out-see.html

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  51. How can I upload my ssce result to my jamb portal

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    1. Go to CBT centre with your result. They will do that for you. Read more though the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/08/how-to-upload-waec-neco-or-nabteb.html

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  52. Do nda accept ijmb

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  53. If I have B3 in mathematics and other 5 credit can I have admission in NDA

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    1. Check what they require for each course through the link below.

      https://www.ndaapplications.net/AdmissionRequirements.pdf

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  54. Pls after going to school for four years and if after school am 23 can I come back for NDA and will dey admit me

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    1. Check the post below for how to gain admission to NDA.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/04/nda-how-to-gain-admission-to-nigerian.html

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  55. Hello,
    Please can you tell me about the short service commission (ssc).
    I'm a graduate, and I have got zeal to further to NDA.
    1) Pls what's the requirements to gain admission.
    2) Do ssc cadets receive lectures? or it basically for training?
    3) what does it mean for a top person to sign for me?

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    1. To join NDA as a graduate, you will obtain their postgraduate form. The post-graduate programme is just like any other university. I don't know anything about top-people signing.

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    2. Is jamb upgrading of score is real and if I upgrade my own can NDA consider giving me admission

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    3. No, it's not true. Run away from that. Read the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/07/is-it-possible-to-upgrade-results-of.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/03/how-to-upgradeeditincrease-jamb-utme.html

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  56. Good morning sir
    Please I've gone through your article I can't find getting a BSc nursing in NDA please sir is that available?

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    1. No. They don't have Nursing. See the list of their courses in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/11/nda-list-of-approved-courses-of.html

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  57. What is the post graduation program like? Is it worth it? What’s the assurance of getting enlisted after I complete the program?

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  58. I am an art student and I want to know if it is possible to apply for political science and international relations without any credit in any Nigerian language as stipulated in the requirements because I didn't even sit for any Nigerian language subject in my o'level papers

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    1. You don't need Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa to study political Science at NDA. The academy requires Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language Government or History and at least a pass in Mathematics

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  59. Certificate of State of Origin obtained from a Local Government Area or a Certificate of State Indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor?

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    1. Both are the same. State can issue it, local government can also. Once you have one, you don't need the other.

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  60. Can i use private waec for nda

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    1. You can. NDA accepts WAEC, NECO, GCE and NABTEB

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  61. Ok so ,I wrote jamb this year ,and we are in August ending already and it seems NDA conduct admission once in a year,so does it mean I will have to write next year's jamb to apply again? Or will there be another admission before the year runs out please?

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  62. Please sir, if I am 21 years plus 5 months before the jamb out, can I still apply for the NDA?

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  63. Can i do changeys of institution to nda this year

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  64. I wrote both waec and neco Last year and I want to purchase this coming NDA form, (1) can I use both waec and neco for the application? Because I had D7 in English for neco.(2) can this subjects combination go for political science and defense studies? ENGLISH, GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS AND CRS

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  65. Good day sir, I want to apply for NDA this coming year how do going to know about that before time comes

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  66. Good Day sir when is the actual date for NDA registration this coming year

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  67. Please When is NDA post UTME exam for this year 2023/2024

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  68. Pleae Sir Make Jamb syllables PDF 2023/2024 available for download, I am in desperate need of it

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  69. What ranking official do I need to sign for my gaurantor's form

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  70. Please
    Engineering 210
    Others 180
    If I apply for engineering an i don't get a cut off mark for engineering can i change the course

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  71. Good day sir, I want to know if I want to join the Nigerian navy what are the course offered there in NDA, or is it that i will choose any course. please i don't know how it works I need reply sir so I wont, makes some life mistakes. Thank You

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  72. Did please is the form available now 3
    And what subject is needed in jamb to get admission to study science course

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