Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Professor Usman A. Tar edited

Professor Usman A. Tar 

Current Dean of FASS and Distinguished Endowed Chair of Defence and Security Studies  


Telephone: +234 (0)8092333955  

1.        Name in Full Usman Alhaji Tar 
2.        Department Dept. of Defence and security Studies 
3.        State of Origin Borno State 
4.        L.G.A Abadam
5.        Nationality Nigerian
6.        Marital status Married 
7.        Gender Male
8.        Contact Address Dept. of Defence and Security Studies, NDA Kaduna  
9.        Date of First Appointment April 2012 
10.    Present Rank Professor



  1. University of Brighton, Centre for Learning and Teaching, United Kingdom (2010-2011)  
  2. Leeds Metropolitan University, Bradford College, United Kingdom (2008-2009) 
  3. University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, School of Social and International Studies, United Kingdom (2001-2002 & 2002-2006).
  4. University of Maiduguri, Department of Political Science and Administration, (1991-1996 & 1997-2000) 
  5. Government Day Secondary School Mallam Fatori, Abadam Local Government Area, Borno State (1985-1988) 
  6. Government Secondary School, Kukawa, Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State (1989-1990) 
  7. Central Primary School, Mallam Fatori, Abadam Local Government Area, Borno State (1978-1984)  


  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Peace and Conflict Studies Thesis title: “Contested Spaces in Democratic Expansion” (thesis defended with no correction) – 20th July 2006  
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Relations, Dissertation: “A Comparative Study of Post-Cold War Politics of Democratisation and Military Disengagement in West Africa” – 2000  
  3. Master of Education (M.Ed.) Dissertation: “A Critical Evaluation of UK Higher Education with Reference to the Experience and Perceptions of International Students.” – 27th March 2009  
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology (PGD) (Merit) – 2nd December 2002.  
  5. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Project Title: “Dealing with threshold concepts in teaching peace and conflict courses at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler” – 4th October 2011.  
  6. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Political Science (First Class Honours). Final Year Project: “Democratic Transition in Africa: Causes, Coincidences and Consequences” 18th December 1996  
  7. Senior Secondary Certification of Education (SSCE) (1990) 8.  Primary Leaving Certificate (1985) 


  1. Tar UA and Onwurah, CP (2021) (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Small Arms and Conflict in Africa London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  2. Tar UA and Bala, B (2020) (Eds.) New Architecture of Regional Security in Africa: Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Lanham, Maryland, USA: Lexington Books  
  3. Tar, UA, Wapmuk Sharkdam and Ubi, Efem (2020) (Eds.) Perspectives on Contemporary Nigerian Politics and International Relations: Essays in Honour of Professor Warisu Oyesina Alli Kaduna: Academy Publishers.  
  4. Tar U. A. and Bala, B. (2020) Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: Perspectives on Nigerian Army Operations against Boko Haram Kaduna: NDA Press.
  5. Tar, U. A. and, Adejoh, S. (2020). Ideological and Conceptual Construct of Combatting Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Nigeria. In: Sharma, B. K. and Kumar N (Eds.) India-Nigeria Experience in Combatting Terrorism New Delhi: Pentagon Press.