Reps Want NDA to Prioritise Admission of Military Schools Leavers

The House of Representatives has urged the authorities of Nigerian Defence Academy to prioritise admission of students who passed out of military related secondary schools across the country.

Hon. Emeka Idu Godwin Obiajulu, representing Onitsha North/Onitsha South Federal Constituency of Anambra State)

The House said this category of students should be given the right of first refusal for admission into NDA.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Hon. Emeka Idu Godwin Obiajulu, representing Onitsha North/Onitsha South Federal Constituency of Anambra State) during plenary in Abuja on Thursday.

Presenting the motion, the member said the reason behind the establishment of the Nigeria Military School was the production of middle commissioned officers.

He said that these military schools admit boys and girls from the age of 12, mold them into disciplined and loyal elements of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

This he said was through several techniques, including physical training, training on field crafts. weapon handling, tactics, map reading, signals, and other military subjects.

According to him, the ambition of most graduates of military schools is to join the NDA and make a career as commissioned officers in the Nigerian Armed Forces.

He added that many of these diligent and well-prepared graduates, face substantial challenges in gaining admission into the NDA a critical neat step in their career paths.

He said that there was need for a more inclusive and equitable admission
process.

He said with the increased insecurity across Nigeria, such well-trained young men/women left frustrated could be a handy tool at the disposal of criminal gangs.

Adopting the motion, the House directs its Committee on Defence to interface with relevant agencies in this regard.

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