Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Department of Computer Science

Dr Abraham Evwiekpaefe
Head of Department of Computer Science
 Nigerian Defence Academy

OVERVIEW

The Department is one of the three Departments that makeup the Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. It came into existence as a result of the splitting of the former Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2013. Policies concerning the Department are formulated by the NDA Administration and administered by the HOD in conjunction with all members of staff, who work in one committee or the other. These committees are formed with the sole aim of helping the HOD effectively administer the Department.

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVE

The description, objective and function of the Department are as follows:

  1. Description: The Department of Computer Science was created to become a centre of excellence in teaching and research, achievable by the application of computer science and military operations research to national growth and development in 1997. It was merged with the Department of Mathematics in 2005 and decoupled in 2013.     
  2. Objectives: The set objectives of the department are as follows:                    

 

  • I. Recruitment of qualified senior academic and technical staff shortfalls with the relevant and required skills and expertise.
  • II. Staff training to acquire transferable skills and expertise in various fields of Computer Science, Operations Research, Cybersecurity and Information Technology.
  • III. Restructuring, equipping, upgrading and modernizing of the computer science laboratory to be fully ICT compliant.
  • IV. Development of information and communication technology centre with integrated virtual and e-library.

 

MISSION

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to:

  1. i. Produce officers who are knowledgeable in the areas of computer science and information technology required for the understanding and mastering of military science and technology and modern techniques of warfare.
  2. ii. Produce officers with a balanced academic curriculum of study with a view of the application and operational needs of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  3. iii. Produce officers who can contribute meaningfully to the research and developmental efforts of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  4. iv. And to ensure competence of officers in their chosen fields of study through the acquisition of relevant skills.

ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMMES

The Dept is current undergoing the following programmes:

      1. BSc Computer Science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is highly competitive considering the Military training and the academic demands. The basic requirements are:

      1. Student must be a Nigerian citizen, though foreign students based on bilateral agreement(s) are also admitted.
      2. Age must fall within 16-19 years.
      3. Student must be physically, mentally and medically fit.
      4. Student must possess (five) 5 credits pass in appropriate subjects in not more than two sittings in WASCE/NECO including English language and Mathematics. Other three (3) subjects are Physics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics/Geography/ Technical Drawing.
      5. Student must pass the minimum point for JAMB examination.

 

Having above requirements, applicants must processed NDA entrance application form, sit and pass entrance examination after which successful candidates are short listed for the Armed Forces Selection Board (AFSB) interview on quota basis. At the selection process, candidates are made to undergo the following:

      1. Medical Examination
      2. Physical Training
      3. Written Aptitude Test
      4. Planning Exercise
      5. Oral Interview

CHRONICLE OF HEADSHIP OF DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Chronicle of Head of Department of Computer Science is as follows:

      1. Sqr Ldr SU Chinda                        Oct  1997  –  Mar 1998
      2. Lt Col AO Uwadia                        Mar 1998  –  Mar  1999
      3. Mr P Onokegbabe                      Mar 1999  –  May 2000
      4. Sqr Ldr SU Chinda (rtd) May 2000  – Nov 2000
      5. Dr SC Osuala Nov 2000   – Oct   2002
      6. Mr DT Chinyio Oct  2002   –  Nov  2005

CHRONICLE OF HEADSHIP(DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE)

      1. Commander MO Oladejo PhD 2005 – 2006
      2. Capt (NN) MO Oladejo PhD 2006 – 2007
      3. Dr SC Osuala                        2007 – 2008
      4. Dr KB Yuguda                        2008 – 2010
      5. Prof SC Osuala                      2010 – 2011
      6. Capt (NN) MO Oladejo (rtd) 2011 – 2013

CHRONICLE OF HEADSHIP (DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE)

      1. Dr KB Yuguda Oct 2013 –  Nov 2015
      2. Dr PO Odion Nov 2015-  Jan 2022
      3. Dr AE Evwiekpaefe Jan 2022  till date

POST GRADUATE COURSES

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary Science is offering Professional Masters in Computer Science (CSP). This programme is open to graduates of Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and all other engineering disciplines. The programme gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge in foundational and applied topics, preparing them for advanced industrial or research positions. This programme offers a comprehensive and professional-oriented Computer Science education that combines the foundations of Computer Science with the applied and on-demand skills necessary for today’s careers in Computer Science.

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVE

The description, objective and function of the Department are as follows:

  1. Description: Computer Science was created to become a centre of excellence in teaching and research, achievable by the application of computer science and military operations research to national growth and development in 1997. It was merged with the Department of Mathematics in 2005 and decoupled in 2013.2. Objective: To build excellent research capacity and develop high quality human capital through pragmatic and dynamic training, research and developmental services for the Computer Science sector in Nigeria in particular and the world at large. To provide breadth of understanding in the core topics of Computer Science and a range of topics in the research areas of the faculty by performing innovative research as well as training students to become practicing Computer Scientists or software engineers in business, industry, or government as a balance of theory and practice is presented.

FUNCTION

The functions of the department includes:

        1. To produce high-level work force in Computer Science through the acquisition of requisite skills and knowledge, for national development with optimal competencies and skills to function effectively in the academia and the private sector.
        2. To develop in Computer Science graduates a sense of inquiry, capacity for independent research and motivation to extend the frontiers of science and technology.
        3. To produce graduates who will be adequately equipped for relevance in the global knowledge economy and be capable of applying appropriate scientific principles for solving problems for the promotion of human well-being.

 

 ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMMES

The Dept is current undergoing the following programmes:

        1. PGDCS Computer Science
        2. PGDIT Computer Science
        3. Master in Computer Science(Professional)
        4. Master Information Technology (Professional)
        5. MSc Computer Science
        6. PhD Computer Science

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Postgraduate Diploma In Computer Science (PGDCS): Candidates seeking admission into the Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGD) must satisfy the following requirements.

        1. All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘0’  Level.
        2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of third class degree.
        3. Candidates with a third class or HND with lower credit may be considered for admission into Postgraduate’s diploma degree programmes.

 

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (PGD IT)

Candidates seeking admission into the Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGD) must satisfy the following requirements.

        1. All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘0’
        2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second-class lower division with a CGPA of 0/5.0for an academic programme.
        3. Candidates with a third class or Pass degree or HND and university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/5.0 may be considered for admission into Postgraduate’s degree programmes.

MASTERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL (MCS)

Candidates seeking admission into the Masters Programme must satisfy the following requirements:

        1. All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘0’ Level.
        2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second-class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 for an academic programme.
        3. Candidates with a third class degree or HND and university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/5.0 may be considered for admission into the Masters degree programme.

MASTERS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

Candidates seeking admission into the Masters Programme must satisfy the following requirements:

        1. All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘0’ Level.
        2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second-class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 for an academic programme.
        3. Candidates with a third class degree or HND and university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/5.0 may be considered for admission into the Masters degree programme.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MSc) IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Candidates seeking admission into the Masters Programme (M.Sc.) must satisfy the following requirements.

        1. All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level.
        2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second-class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0 for an academic programme.
        3. Candidates with a third class degree or HND and university PGD with CGPA of 3.0/5.0 may be considered for admission into academic Master’s degree programmes.

DOCTOR IN PHILOSOPHY (PhD) IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Candidates for Ph.D. admission must satisfy the following conditions

        1. Candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level.
        2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second-class lower division with a CGPA of 3.0/5.0.
        3. Candidates must have Academic Master’s degree in relevant areas with a CGPA of 4.0/5.0 and thesis score not lower than 60% (B).
        4. Candidates must demonstrate adequate intellectual capacity, maturity and effective decision-making and problem-solving potentials.

ACADEMIC STAFF

1.       Dr Abraham Evwiekpaefe Senior Lecturer and HOD
2.       Dr Philip Oshiokhaimhele Odion Senior Lecturer
3.       Martins E. Irhebhude Senior Lecturer
4.       Dr Darius Tienhua Chinyio Lecturer
5.       Mr Francis E. Ekpenyong  Graduate Assistant
6.       Miss Fiyinfoluwa Lecturer
7.       Mr Celestine Ozoemenam Uwa  
8.       Mal Muhammad Musa Isa   Graduate Assistant
9.       Adeola O Kolawole Graduate Assistant