Nigerian Armed Forces: Requirements for NDA Direct Short Service Recruitment

In this post, I will briefly what you what DSS means and how to apply which automatically means meeting up the requirements for NDA DSS.

Young boys and girls who for one reason or the other couldn’t make it into the Nigerian Defence Academy usually opt for DSSC (Direct Short Service Course) immediately after graduating from tertiary institutions like the University, Polytecncs and the likes

The DSSC is a 9 month intensive military training for professionals drawn from various disciplines to serve as officers in the non-combat services of the Army, Navy and the Air Force. They are not combatant personnel, they are trained mostly for administrative purposes in the force.

Don’t get it twisted, they grow in ranks too but have limits, they cannot get to the highest level of the force except the NDA graduates that passes through the norma 4 to 5 years in NDA pending on the course.

See the list of available courses in the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Direct Short Service Course (DSSC) and requirements.

Kindly be informed that there are various courses available for admission in the Nigeria defense academy (NDA), Kaduna Nigeria. Read carefully, the Qualifications/ Requirements for NDA Short Service Recruitment

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Nigerian Armed Forces: Requirements for NDA Direct Short Service Recruitment

(a) Applicants must be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

(b) Whether a male or female applicant, he or she must be within the age range of 24 and 29 years,

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(c) The applicant(s) is(are) expected to possess at least first degree not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit in the arts, sciences or humanities

(d) One of the application requirements is that the applicant must be at least 1.68m in height.

(e) Applicant must be medically and physically fit.

(f) Valid birth certificate duly signed by the National Population Commission, or valid age declaration is also a prerequisite for admission into the NDA DSSC

(h) Also, applicants must possess a valid certificate of state of origin.

(i) Applicants must not have been convicted by any competent court of law.

(j) Last but not the least, applicant must be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. Serving military personnel must be recommended by their commanding officer.

NB: As soon as the form is out, you will be the first to know..

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