The Nigerian Defence Academy was established in 1964 to train officer cadets who are enlightened military leaders with strong moral, courageous, creative, critical and resourceful minds. These qualities are developed through the astute combination of academic and military training. Because the Nigerian armed forces of the 21st century serve in Nigeria and across the country's boarder, there is need for officers to have education that can provide them with a firm grasp of the advantages and realities of science and technology in a global political system and setup.

Brief History of the Department

The Department is one of the five Departments that makeup the Faculty of Science of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. The Department was created in 1997 with the pioneer 49RC (Regular course) cadets. In 2005, the Department was merged with the Department of Mathematics; and renamed Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The present Department came into existence as a result of the decoupling of the former Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2013.  The department runs programmes leading to the award of the following degrees/certificate:

•    BSc. in Computer Science
•    Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)

The Department is working tirelessly to ensure continuous improvement of existing courses and programmes, while building new ones as demanded by the exigencies of a fast-changing world.


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