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Welcome Message

JM Nwaedozie
Dean, FS

On behalf of the Faculty of Science, I would like to warmly welcome you. We eagerly welcome all visitors that are willing to bring workable projects to aid the development of the academy, Nigeria and the world at large. We are committed to raising a generation of military personnel that will go beyond the sky to bring positive change and progress to our world.JM Nwaedozie


The Faculty of Science started from inception of the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1985. At the time, three departments were formed, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. There was a Department of Biology which was run under the Nigerian Defence Academy Certificate of Education Program. This was headed by Prof. Ben Onusiriuka. He then took the initiative and requested for the inclusion of the Department of Biology in the Faculty.

The approval came in 1986 and the Department of Biological Sciences was birthed. We are proud to note that most of our cadets have been found qualified and competent to go to pursue higher degrees abroad. Also, some of our best qualified completed their military training at the renowned Sandhurst Military Academy, UK. Some of our qualified staff are involved in the promotional assessment of lecturers from other Nigerian Universities. We also have those serving as external examiners and on sabbatical. We have visiting lecturers from other universities and our questions are moderated by external examiners.All departments have been accredited by the NUC and we also use the benchmark standard with particular emphasis on NDA requirements.

Department of Biological Sciences
1.    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc) Biological Sciences
2.    MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) in Biotechnology
3.    MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) Parasitology
4.    MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) Medicinal and Poisonous  Plant
5.    PhD Medicinal and Poisonous Plant
5.    PhD Parasitology

Department of Chemistry
1.    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc) Chemistry
2.    POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) in Forensic Chemistry
3.    MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) Chemistry

4.    MSc and PhD Organic Chemistry

4.    MSc and PhD Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

1.    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc) Mathematics
2.    MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) Applied Mathematics
3.    MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) Operation Research
4.    DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) Applied Mathematics
5.    DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D Pure Mathematics

Departnent of Computer Science
1.    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc) Computer Science

2.    MSc and PhD Computer Science

Department of Physics
1.    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc) Physics

1.    MSc and PhD Nuclear and Radiation

The Faculty in conjunction with Faculty of Engineering publishes a high profile Research Journal – The Academy Journal of Science and Engineering for the publication of Research findings of staff of the Institution and other interested scientists from outside of Academy.   


The Depts in the Faculty organize series of seminars for both Cadets and Postgraduate students.  The seminars updated the knowledge of both staff and Cadets.  They expand the frontiers of knowledge of both attendants in the Faculty of Science and beyond.  The seminars were well attended.  The numbers of these seminars present an improvement on the Faculty record when compared to previous sessions.

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1. Dr S Okwute Oct 85 Sep 90
2. Dr EA Obot Oct 90 Sep 91
3. Prof EA Obot Oct 91 Sep 95
4. Dr MN Agu Oct 95 Sep 98
5. Prof GJ Ebukanson Oct 98 Sep 00
6. Prof MN Agu Oct 00 Sep 02
7. Prof GJ Ebukanson Oct 02 Sep 04
8. Prof EC Kemdirim Oct 04 Sep 08
9. Prof BC Onusiriuka Oct 08 Dec 11
10. Prof SC Osuala Dec 11 Date

Faculty of Science

Nigerian Defence Academy

PMB 2109