Commandant Tasks 73 Course Cadets On Shunning Indiscipline

The Commandant Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf has reminded all cadets in the academy that there would be zero tolerance for all forms of indiscipline, examination malpractices and brutality.

Manu said this in his speech on Thursday, during the 10th matriculation ceremony for 73 regular course cadets held at the academy’s auditorium.

According to him, “I must remind all cadets that here in the Academy, we have zero tolerance for all forms of indiscipline, examination malpractices and brutality.”

He remanded them that, “Like others before you, you must not only be serious with your training, but you must also take full responsibility for your actions and inactions.”

Manu explained that, “today we shall be witnessing the matriculation ceremony to formally enroll 453 officer cadets of 73 Regular Course into their respective degree programmes. These cadets undertook an oath of allegiance to the Armed Forces of Nigeria thus subjecting them to the Doctrine of Compact which makes them bound by all military laws in addition to civil laws.

His words, “l am happy to report that the cadets of 73RC have commenced their military training based on a revised curriculum which is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to deal with the emerging threats confronting the country.”

He noted that withinn the past eight weeks, the cadets have undergone rigorous military training designed to condition them to be mentally sound and physically fit to participate in a tough regime of military training and academic education.

Manu explained that the exercises were also designed to instill military skills and group cohesion in the carets, adding that, “I am happy to report that the cadets of 73RC have commenced their military training based on a revised curriculum which is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to deal with the emerging threats confronting the country.”

He urged parents and guardians of the cadets to encourage them to desist from any attempts to interfere with their administration while in the academy.

The commandant said that he was happy to report that the cadets of 73RC have commenced their military training based on a revised curriculum which is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to deal with the emerging threats confronting the country.

He said , “in the past eight weeks, the cadets have undergone rigorous military training designed to condition them to be mentally sound and physically fit to participate in a tough regime of military training and academic education.

“This is in addition to meeting the basic physical fitness requirements of completing 30 push-ups in one minute, 40 sit-ups in the same period and running up to 6.4km in 35 minutes.

“This matriculation ceremony therefore, marks the formal induction of the 73 Regular Course cadets into the Academic Branch and brings to an end their admission and registration processes,” he said.

While congratulating the cadets of 73 Regular Course for their well-deserved admission into the prestigious institution, the commandant said after now, the cadets shall undergo five years training with the academic programme culminating at the end of the fourth year.

He expressed appreciation to the National Universities Commission (NUC) for giving them the opportunity and guidance to kickstart new courses across their faculties.

Also in remarks as special guest of honour, Professor S.U. Abdullahi noted that it is significant that NDA has embraced best practices in higher education by introducing the matriculation of cadets in the past few years as conducted in other conventional universities.

He urged the matriculating cadets to take their academics serious as much as military training, since both compliment each other.

He charged them not give up easily no matter the difficulty, saying that, “remember the saying that the ends justify the means as you will always look back with happiness at the end of your cadet training and you will see all that you went through as fun.”

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