Military Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges in Nigeria -

Military Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges in Nigeria

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Let's talk about the list of Nigerian military higher institutions of learning in Nigeria. What are the military universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education across the nation? Are there any at all?

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To solve the puzzle once and for all, I've compiled the list of Nigerian military institutions as listed in this post. I will not only be giving you the names and the addresses but also provide more details, especially about their admission where possible.

List of Military Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education

  1. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)
  2. Nigerian Police Academy (NPA/POLAC)
  3. Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State
  4. Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  5. Nigerian Maritime University, Okekenkoko Delta State
  6. Nigeran Army School of Education, Ilorin Affiliated to Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijegun
  7. Nigerian Army School of Education, Ilorin, Kwara State
  8. Nigerian Navy School of Finance and Logistics College, Oweeinta, Abia State
  9. Nigerian navy School of Health Science, Offa, Kwara State
  10. Nigeria Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Makurdi, Benue State
  11. Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Apapa, Lagos State
  12. Nigeria Airforce School Of Medical Science And Aviation Medicine, Kaduna
  13. Nigerian Army College of Nursing, Yaba Lagos State

1. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Kaduna State

This is the number one military institution in Nigeria. Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is administered by the Ministry of Defence and it takes applicants into the Nation's Army, Air Force, and Navy. Hence, this is a three-in-one university of the Army.

An SSCE holder can seek admission into the university through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB exams called the Univerfied territory Matriculation Examination (UTME). Generally, to complete any of the university's approved courses, it will take you 5 years, unlike other conventional universities where years of studies vary by course or department. 

However, at the time of this post, the Nigerian Defence Academy is not accepting (and has never been) applicants through the JAMB Direct entry application which should give 200 level admission instead.

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You find the following posts resourceful for more on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

  1. Accounting
  2. Biological Science(s)
  3. Chemistry
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Computer Science
  6. Cyber Security
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  9. French
  10. Geography
  11. History
  12. Mathematics
  13. Mechanical Engineering
  14. Physics
  15. Political Science and Defence Studies
  16. Psychology
  17. Transport Logistics Management

Check How to Gain Admission into Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and confirm if the form is currently on sale.

2. Nigerian Police Academy (NPA/POLAC), Wudil- Kano State

The Nigeria Police Academy is the university of the Nigeria Police Force. The university is administered by the force. NPA admits applicants are not only trained to be civilian graduates but also relevant for the force's assignments. The university is situated at Wudil, Kano, Kano State.

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An SSCE holder may seek admission through the JAMB UTME. A few courses at the university are 5 years (e.g Engineering) while others are 4 years.

The Nigerian Police Academy courses are listed below:

  1. Accounting
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Computer Science
  7. Criminology
  8. Economics
  9. English Language
  10. Forensic Science
  11. French
  12. Hausa
  13. History and International Studies
  14. Igbo
  15. Law
  16. Management Studies
  17. Mathematics
  18. Physics
  19. Political Science
  20. Psychology
  21. Social work
  22. Sociology
  23. Yoruba

Take a moment to check my dedicated post on the admission modalities of the Nigerian Police Academy and confirm if the form is currently on sale.

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3. Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB), Borno State

Nigerian Army University is meant to produce skilled manpower (selected civilians and soldiers) with distinctive competence capable of meeting the security and technological challenges of both the military and the nation.

We can define Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) as a conventional university by the Nigerian Army. Hence, it's no different from any other Federal University out there.

To establish a clear difference between this university and NDA, the mandate of the Nigerian Defence Academy is to produce young officers with first degrees for the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy, and the Nigerian Air Force. NDA also assists the Police, Para-military agencies such as the Customs, Immigration, the Prisons and Civil Defence Corps as well as other security agencies to conduct training for their officers. On the other hand, the NAUB graduates are possibly trained in the areas of defence. Yet, there are products to the world beyond Army Airforce and Navy.

An SSCE holder may consider the university while registering for the JAMB UTME or during the change of institutions/courses exercise. If admitted, he is expected to spend the usual duration of the course, like any other university, depending on the discipline.

Below is the list of courses being offered at the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno State.

  1. Accounting
  2. Arabic studies
  3. Biology
  4. Building
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Computer Science
  8. Criminology and Security Studies
  9. Cyber Security
  10. Economics
  11. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  12. Electronics
  13. English Language
  14. Environmental Management
  15. Estate Management
  16. French
  17. Geography
  18. Hausa
  19. Igbo
  20. Information Systems
  21. Information Technology
  22. International Relations
  23. Management
  24. Mathematics
  25. Mechanical Engineering
  26. Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  27. Military history
  28. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  29. Physics
  30. Political science
  31. Psychology
  32. Sociology
  33. Software Engineering
  34. Structural Engineering
  35. Surveying and Geoinformatics
  36. Transport and Logistics Management
  37. Urban and Regional Planning
  38. Yoruba

Check out my dedicated post on admission processes and post UTME form for the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB).

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4. Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna (AFIT), Kaduna State

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna is a tertiary institution with a blend of military and civilian staff and students. The institution is situated in Kaduna, Kaduna State.

This is a two-in-one learning institution as it has both the degree (university) and ND/HND (polytechnic) progrmmes being run. In other words this is both a university and polytechnic at the same time - making applicants seek admission for degree courses or diploma courses as so deem interested.

An SSCE holder may seek admission through UTME for the 100 level degree course or diploma course while holders of a National Diploma may seek HND admission.

Below is the list of courses being offered at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna.

  1. Accounting
  2. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Automotive Engineering
  4. Banking and Finance
  5. Business Administration
  6. Chemistry
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Computer Science
  9. Cyber Security
  10. Economics
  11. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  12. Information and Communication Technology
  13. International Relations
  14. Marketing
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engineering
  17. Mechatronics Engineering
  18. Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  19. Physics
  20. Physics with Electronics
  21. Statistics
  22. Telecommunication Engineering

Check the current year's admission advert of the polytechnic for more information.

5. Nigerian Maritime Universty, Okekenkoko Delta State

Nigeria Maritime University is a Paramilitary university and maritime college in Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu, Delta State, Nigeria.

The Nigerian Maritime University, Okekenkoko Delta State, among other courses, offers:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Environmental Management and Pollution Control
  4. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  5. Marine Economics and Finance
  6. Marine Engineering
  7. Marine Geology
  8. Mechanical Engineering
  9. Meteorology and Climate Change
  10. Meteorology and Climate Change
  11. Nautical Science
  12. Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  13. Port Management
  14. Transport Logistics Management

Aspirants to the university can only process their admissions through the JAMB UTME into 100 or 200 level (Direct Entry).

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6. Nigeran Army School of Education, Ilorin Affiliated to Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijegun

The Nigerian Army College of Education (NACOE) evolved from The Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE) Ilorin which was established in 1970 as a training branch of the Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) and was charged with the responsibility of educating illiterate soldiers recruited into the Army during the Nigerian civil war.

The college runs both the NCE and Degree programmes. Like every other conventional college of education, its NCE courses include English Language/History, Biology/Chemistry, Economics/Political Science, etc

The Degree courses are in affiliation with Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijegun, Ogun State.

The schools of degree programmes have among others Guidance & Counseling, English Language and Computer Science to mention but a few.

In order to process the admission into the college, candidates must consider it in UTME/DE either as a college of education or a degree-awarding institution.

Below is the list of courses being offered at the college of education vis-a-vis the university-affiliated to.

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7. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijegun Affiliation Courses in the College

  1. Education and Biology
  2. Education and Chemistry
  3. Education and Computer Science
  4. Education and English Language
  5. Education and Geography
  6. Education and History
  7. Education and Mathematics
  8. Education and Physics
  9. Education and Political Science
  10. Physical and Health Education
  11. Teacher Education Science

Nigeran Army School of Education, Ilorin College Courses

  1. Agricultural Science (double major)
  2. Arabic/English
  3. Arabic/French
  4. Arabic/History
  5. Arabic/Islamic studies
  6. Arabic/Social studies
  7. Biology/Chemistry
  8. Biology/Integrated science
  9. Biology/Mathematics
  10. Biology/Physics
  11. Chemistry/Integrated science
  12. Chemistry/Mathematics
  13. Chemistry/Physics
  14. Christian Religious Studies/Economics
  15. Christian Religious Studies/English
  16. Christian Religious Studies/French
  17. Christian Religious Studies/Geography
  18. Christian Religious Studies/History
  19. Christian Religious Studies/Political science
  20. Christian Religious Studies/Social studies
  21. Computer Education/Biology
  22. Computer Education/Physics
  23. Computer Science Education/Mathematics
  24. Computer Science/Economics
  25. Economics/Geography
  26. Economics/Mathematics
  27. Economics/Political Science
  28. Economics/Social Studies
  29. English/French
  30. English/History
  31. English/Islamic studies
  32. English/Political Science
  33. English/Social Studies
  34. French (double major)
  35. French/History
  36. French/Islamic Studies
  37. Geography/Mathematics
  38. Geography/Political Science
  39. Geography/Social Studies
  40. History/Islamic Studies
  41. History/Social Studies
  42. Integrated Science/mathematics education
  43. Integrated Science/physics
  44. Islamic Studies/Social Studies
  45. Mathematics/Physics
  46. Physical and Health Education (double major)
  47. Political Science/Islamic Studies
  48. Political Science/Social Studies

8. Nigerian Navy School of Finance and Logistics College, Oweeinta, Abia State

The Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College, (NNFLC) Owerrinta was established in 1876 as the Nigerian Navy Supply School. It was first located in Calabar and later moved to Sapele in KV, as Nigerian Navy Logistics Training Centre. In KM the school was relocated to its present location in Owerrinta and was commissioned on 7 Oct, KM. The present name, Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College (NNFLC) was adopted on 15 May 2013. Since its inception, the college has made modest contributions to the overall training objectives of the Nigerian Navy (NN). It has so far trained a good number of officers and ratings in various fields of Accounting and Logistics. Presently, NNFLC offers National Diploma (ND) programs in Accountancy, Hospitality Management, Office Technology and Management and Business Administration and Management. It equally runs other short professional courses for NN personnel. 

Navy personnel seeking admission into the school can consider it as a choice during JAMB UTME registration to process admissions for National Diploma (ND) programmes.

Nigerian Navy ND is a programme designed to train NN personnel for a period of 2 years, sectioned into ND1 and ND2 academic years. ND1 final year students embark on a 3-month industrial training attachment, which enables the commencement of the next level being ND2 whose final year candidates are attached for a 1-year industrial training attachment to gain required field skills for completion of the programme. 

The school has the following accredited courses namely; 

  1. Accounting, 
  2. Business administration and 
  3. Office Technology and Management. 

These courses are presently open to only Nigerian Navy personnel. It has not been extended to other sister Services. National Diploma Programme is giving navy personnel knowledge through education. ND programme is aimed at producing thinkers, people with wider horizons and enriched knowledge in their discipline and who will be sound in learning worthy in character, useful in their chosen career, and capable of discovering themselves.

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9. Nigerian Navy School of Health Science, Offa, Kwara State

The Nigerian Navy School of Health Sciences, Offa (NNSHS), formerly NN Medical Staff Training School (MSTS), was established in NNS QUORRA in 1984 as a result of the decision to localize professional courses in the NN due to the Economic downturn of the Nation. 

The idea to establish the school was conceived in 1982 but did not materialize until 1984. The school was set up to train middle-level manpower to support the health professionals in the actualization of the primary objectives of the NN Medical Service. Hitherto, the medical ratings were trained abroad at huge expense to the nation.

Candidates seeking admission into the school of health science can consider it as a choice (usually, first) while obtaining the JAMB UTME form.

The college has among others the following courses at both the ND and HND level The Various Medical Courses Run In The School.

  1. Basic Medical Qualifying Course
  2. Physiotherapy Technician
  3. Environmental Health - ND/HND
  4. Pharmacy Technician
  5. Medical Laboratory Technician
  6. Radiography Technician
  7. Health Information Management - ND/HND
  8. Dental Therapy - ND/HND

10. Nigeria Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Makurdi, Benue State

The institute usually admits candidates to both the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes.

Candidates seeking admission through UTME should consider the institute during the UTME or the change of institution exercise.

Below is the list of courses being offered at the Nigeria Army Institute of Technology and Envromenetla Studies, Makurdi, Benue State

  1. Architectural Technology
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Building Technology
  4. Business Administration & Management
  5. Civil Engineering Technology
  6. Computer Science
  7. Estate Management and Valuation
  8. Quantity Surveying
  9. Science Laboratory Technology
  10. Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  11. Urban and Regional Planning

11. Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration, Apapa, Lagos State

The history of the Nigerian Army Finance Corps (NAFC) cannot be completely written without a collaborating brief on the history of the Nigerian Army (NA). This is because the history of NAFC is relatively tied to the evolution of the NA. As the NA went through various stages of re-organization, the NAFC which is the NA’s instrument of financial administration in terms of receipts, disbursements, and management of funds also went through various stages of development. The name Pay and Records Office as a unit and the Nigerian.

Candidates seeking admissions into the school should consider obtain the JAMB UTMe form and chose the school among the institutions of choice.

The school runs ND and HND in:

  1. Accountancy and 
  2. Office Management and Technology

12. Nigerian Army College of Nursing, Yaba Lagos State

The form is opened to:

  1. Military personnel
  2. Para-military personnel, and 
  3. civilians

Applicants will need to have obtained the JAMB UTME form and score the required cut-off mark before being considered for admission into this college of Nursing.

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  1. Hi ,your post help a lot . Thanks. But pls I'll need some questions settled About which program these instructions run , is it Bsc ,HND ,ND . I'll love to know specifically . If you can help out . But also apart from NDA how can someone become a military "officer" not necessarily a combatant ,but like an army Engineer ,etc . Thanks

    1. Universities offer BSC, polytechnics ND and colleges of education NCE.

      If you're an Trade Test in Engineering, you can obtain Nigerian Army recruitment form to become their engineer. You can also use a BSC/HND from any university or polytechnic to enter through Direct Short Service (DSS).

      Read more below

  2. Is there no naval academy or University that offer computer science or engineering as a course in Nigeria

    1. Check the JAMB Brochure.

  3. Please please which military University college can I apply for with only my waec

  4. Applying for AFIT will a person come out as a military personnel?

  5. What about Marchant Navy school at badagry too

    1. Which one can you use waec results to enter

  6. What is the cut off mark for the school sir

    1. When each of the schools, in the list above, starts selling its post UTME/screening, the management will state the cut-off mark in the advert, usually on their websites.

    2. Please can a civilian apply for the NNSHS Offa kwara state

  7. Pls why won't u be a military personel after graduating from AFIT?

    1. Because you're not a solder when you graduate.

  8. Can I become a para-military personnel after graduating from NNSHS OFFA in the navy? Or will I be employed or recruited after graduation?(post-graduation work)

  9. If a person apply law in polac... Will the person graduate as a police officer or anything related,?!

  10. Which of this can I go for to become a navy officer …I have my Nd result in computer science already

  11. Hi I have ND in marketing I want to do my hnd at military school that is government own which school can I pick polytechnic

  12. I scored 178 in Jamb can I still jain admission into NDA?

  13. I want to study criminology, and am social science students please which university can give me admission on time

  14. Please which military university offer medicine and surgery


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