By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna
The Commandant Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Major General Adeniyi Oyebade said on Thursday, 3rd, April, 2018 that the academy has received over10,000 applications but could admit only 600 due to limited space.
Oyebade made this known in Kaduna, when the team of the Nigeria Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Kaduna council paid him a courtesy visit.
He said that due to limited admission slots, the management always tries to ensure that only the best are admitted.
According to him, the admission process into the NDA is a very stiff one.
Adding that the institution would not deliberately refuse giving admission to any qualified candidate who passes the entrance exams.
He reiterated commitment to continue to partner with the media expecially NAWOJ in the area of peace building programmes.
Earlier, the chairperson of NAWOJ Kaduna Council, Mrs Juliet Oyoyo noted that many youth with interest of seeking admission into NDA often lose the opportunity to serve their father land.
Oyoyo appealed to the institution to look into the matter with a view to giving every youth who seeks the admission the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the country.
According to her, the purpose of the visit was to seek for their support on its forthcoming peace workshop which will hold on 30th of May in Kaduna.
Saying that the peace experience in Kaduna State presently needs to be sustained and improved upon.
Which according to her, forms the basis for the proposal to organize peace workshop.
“It is our believe that as women journalist’s especially as wives and mothers, our roles in sustaining peace in our homes and communities is important and beneficial to all as people and a nation at large.
While commending him for his effective contribution in restoring peace in the North West zone as the then GOC, she appreciated the Nigeria Military for their efforts and scrifice in ensuring a peaceful nation.