History of Academic Branch
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established in 1964 to meet the urgent need for an autonomous institution for the training of officer-cadets for the Nigerian Armed Forces. Previously, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK and the Indian Academy, mainly provided the necessary military and academic training for the granting of the commission into the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The Academic Branch of the NDA basically handles the academic component of training. For purposes of academic training, NDA was, at inception, affiliated to the University of Ibadan. To ensure that proper standards were maintained, the University moderated the then Nigerian Defence Academy Certificate of Education (NDACE) examination which each Cadet was expected to pass as part of the requirements for obtaining a commission. NDACE was rated as the equivalent of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level).Read More