What is the daily routine of cadets in NDA? [Properly Answered]

daily routine of cadets in NDA What is the daily routine of cadets in NDA? [Properly Answered]

Daily routine for newly admitted cadets at the Nigerian defense Academy (NDA) starts from their squadrons. First, cadets wakes up as early as 3 am to start your morning duties which includes cleaning, laundry and having their superiors boot polished, when done, they get ready for muster parade which starts around 4 am and morning jogging follows.

So, What is the daily routine of cadets in NDA?

After morning exercises and training sessions, its then time for breakfast which will be at the dining hall at 6 am, before getting ready to attend lectures with from around 8 am to 4 pm daily from Mondays to Fridays.

In the evenings after your day lectures, it always begins with long distance marathon before dinner, which is after followed with camp fire drill.

After a long day of training and lectures, cadets are to go to bed at 11 pm, it will be lights out at 11:30 pm and no cadets are expected to be seen wandering around.

Note: this is a daily routine for terma 1 cadets (Newly admitted cadets)

What happens on first day of NDA?

What happens on first day of NDA? Cadets Training
What happens on first day of NDA?
Cadets Training

On your first day at the Nigerian defense Academy (NDA) you will be ordered to carry your bags on your head as you frog jump from the main gate to the administrative block.

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Alot will ask if there parents can drop them off at the administrative block, well the answer is a big no, you parents or guardian will be asked to leave from the main gate where you are dropped.

Do NDA cadets Nigeria have girlfriends?

There are no rules or regulations stating that being in a relationship is an offense, so some cadets at the academy are in relationships while a good number of cadets are not.

Once at the academy the training sessions and lectures makes it all difficult for cadets getting into relationships. But, it is advisable for cadets  to avoid any kind of unhealthy Relationships.

How many hours does a NDA cadet sleep?

Cadets at NDA usually gets seven (7) to eight (8) hours long of sleep, just as i explained on how the routine is at the academy, Cadets usually begins there day at about 4 am in the morning, starting their normal daily routine with jogging, and after that go for breakfast before lectures at 8 am – 4pm or earlier.

After that, there are usually other side jobs (military training) that are done in the Evening before and after dinner before cadets can finally go to bed at around 11 pm to 11:30 pm at night. Siesta are usually given during the day for cadets to rest up, but its not always given.

What time is dinner at the NDA?

NDA cadets during a dinner session
NDA cadets during a dinner session

Dinner at NDA ( Nigerian defense Academy) is served between 4 pm to 5 pm at the dinning hall, cadets are required to go there have their evening meals and procide withe the day’s Business.

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Do NDA cadets have holidays?

Yes, cadets at the Nigerian defense Academy are often given holidays and breaks, some leads to cadets vacating the school premises to there various home for a specific number of days or weeks before thay resume back to school.

What is the dress code for NDA cadets?

What is the dress code for NDA cadets?Cadets on khaki at NDA
What is the dress code for NDA cadets?
Cadets on khaki at NDA

The formal way of dressing at the Nigerian defense Academy (NDA) is the khaki dress with well Polished black desert boots. Khaki dress is made out of pure cotton, well starched and perfectly ironed. Your khaki dress is meant to be clean well starched and iron at all times.

Its a good idea if you have more than one khaki dress just incase of emergency, the second pair might come in handy.

How many uniforms does NDA have?

NDA cadets wear one type of uniform which is the khaki dress, although there are other uniforms or wears for different occasions and events,  during events like sports they are required to put on coloured track suits and during special occasions you will be asked to put on ceremonial suits.

Do NDA cadets play football?

Yes, football is played as sports at the Nigerian defense Academy, along other sports e.g marathon, basketball, taekwondo e.t.c.

What is the lowest rank in NDA?

The lowest rank at the Nigerian defense Academy (NDA) are terma one (1) cadets. Terma 1 cadets are the newly admitted cadets into the academy, that makes them the juniors and the only lowest rank at the academy.

What are the benefit of graduating from NDA?

Graduates from the Nigerian defense Academy (NDA) have a handful of benefits, when a successful cadet graduates from the academy, he/she is awarded with a Bsc, B.a, B.eng certificate for the four years of academic program done

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For the five years military program cadets are promoted as officers into any of the Nigerian armed forces, for cadets in Army are promoted to the rank of 2nd lieutenant, cadets in the Naval field are promoted to the rank of acting sub-lieutenant, and Air force as pilot officer.

This ranks are held for just six (6) months after graduation before promotion to the next rank in each respective field.

What happens after graduating from NDA?

NDA holds joint programs for the three armed forces, now after graduation Cadets are then sent to their respective training academies for indepth training and knowledge for a year

How many years does it take to graduate from NDA?

How many years does it take to graduate from NDA?
How many years does it take to graduate from NDA?

It takes roughly four (4) years to graduate from the Nigerian defense Academy, with an extra year at your separate training facilities as an officer.


Are laptops allowed in NDA?

No, Laptops or any form of electronics and gadgets are not allowed at the Nigerian defense Academy (NDA), as mentioned above electronic devices are tagged as contraband. Any cadet caught with will be punished and likely suspended.

Which state is NDA located in Nigeria?

Nigerian Defence Academy is situated at Kaduna, Kaduna State, PMB 2109 Nigeria.

Is there medicine in NDA?

No, not at all, NDA do not offer medicine or any course in medical science and life sciences. They offer the courses listed below:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Intelligence and Security Studi
  • Civil Engineering
  • MechanicalEngineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineer
  • Defence and Security Studies
  • Geography
  • History and War Studies
  • Languages
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biological Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biological science

End Verdict

Hope you have gotten your answers on- What is the daily routine of cadets in NDA?. And others too.

The Nigerian defense Academy is a really tough one, but with persistent, respect and patience you will overcome.

So, thats is it for now, we hope this article helped, expect more from us. Good luck on your journey to the Nigerian defense academy.

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