The Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA), says over 10,000 candidates have applied for the 600 available admission spaces in the institution.
NDA Commandant Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, disclosed this on Thursday when members of the Kaduna state council of the National Association of Women Journalists(NAWOJ) paid him a courtesy visit.
According to him, the limited admission slots made the management to ensure that only the best candidates were admitted.
The commandant said the institution would not deliberately refuse to give admission to any qualified candidate who passed the entrance examination.
He reiterated the commitment of the academy to continue to partner with the media, especially members of the association in peace building.
Juilet Oyoyo, chairperson of the council, said many youth interested in seeking admission into the NDA did not have the opportunity.
Oyoyo appealed to the commandant to look into the matter with a view to giving youth who applied for admission into the academy the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the country.
According to her, the purpose of the visit was to seek for the support of the institution for the council’s forthcoming peace workshop scheduled hold on May 30 in Kaduna.
He said the institution would not intentionally refuse to give admission to qualified candidates, who had passed the entrance examination.
Oyoyo reiterated the commitment of the academy to continue to work hand-in-hand with the media, especially members of the association in peace building.