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Full List of All Military/Command Schools in Nigeria’s 36 States

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Military schools in Nigeria just like accredited federal and state secondary schools also offer quality education to their students. If you are looking for the best command secondary schools in Nigeria to take your children to, this write-up will provide you with a comprehensive list to make your choice.

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Most of these Nigerian military schools are top notch and are affiliated with the Nigerian army, Navy or Airforce. Their academic curriculum do not differ from the normal standard curriculum set by the Ministry of Education. One thing special about army schools in Nigeria is the discipline they inculcate in their students plus other kinds of training, most of which you might not find in private or public institutions of learning.

One more thing about these Nigerian military/command schools is that most of them are located within the Army barracks, so you have nothing to fear when it comes to security of your children. For now, we have not heard whether these command schools in Nigeria have boarding facilities to enroll children into.

Below is a tabulated list of best military or command schools we have in Nigeria that are accredited.

S/N STATE  Location.
1 ABIA COMMAND SECONDARY SCHOOL, OHAFIA
2 ADAMAWA Command School, 23 Brigade, Yola
3 AKWA IBOM
4 ANAMBRA Igwebuike Grammar School, Awka
5 BAUCHI Government Day Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks
6 BAYELSA
7 BENUE Army Children School, 72 SF Makurdi
8 BORNO Command Day Secondary School, 21 Brigade, Maiduguri
9 CROSS RIVER Command Children School, 13 Brigade Calabar
10 DELTA
11 DELTA COMMAND SECONDARY SCHOOL, MBIRI. St Patrick College, Asaba
12 EBONYI Command Children School Abakaliki
13 EDO Army Children School NASST, Ugbowo, Benin City
14 EKITI Christ School, Ado Ekiti
15 ENUGU Command Day Secondary School Enugu
16 FCT Command Day Secondary School, Lungi (Gado Nasko) Barracks
17 FCT Command Day Secondary School, Lungi (Gado Nasko) Barracks
18 GOMBE Government Second School, 301 Artellery Regiment (GS) Gombe
19 IMO Command Children School Obinze Barracks, Owerri
20 JIGAWA Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse
21 KADUNA Command Secondary School Kaduna
22 KADUNA Command Children School Dantuku Road
23 KADUNA Command Children School Ribadu Cantonment
24 KADUNA Command Children School Ribadu Cantonment
25 KANO Command Children School, 3 Brigade, Bukavu Barracks
26 KATSINA Natsinta Day Secondary School, 35 Battalion, Katsina
27 KEBBI Nagari College, Birnin Kebbi
28 KOGI Command Children School, Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja
29 KWARA Command Children School Sobi Barracks, Ilorin
30 LAGOS Command Secondary School Ipaja-Lagos
31 LAGOS Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
32 LAGOS Command Children School An Barracks, Yaba
33 LAGOS Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
34 LAGOS Command Children School An Barracks, Yaba
35 LAGOS Command Children School An Barracks, Yaba
36 LAGOS Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
37 LAGOS Command Children School An Barracks, Yaba
38 LAGOS Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
39 LAGOS Command Children School An Barracks, Yaba
40 LAGOS Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
41 LAGOS Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
42 NASARAWA Government Secondary School, Lafia
43 NIGER Command Children School, 31 Brigade Minna
44 NIGER Command Children School, 31 Brigade Minna
45 OGUN Army Children School, Nyango Barracks, Abeokuta
46 OGUN Army Children School, Nyango Barracks, Abeokuta
47 ONDO Army Children School 32 Brigade Barracks, Akure
48 OSUN Osogbo Grammar School, Osogbo
49 OYO Command Children School, Mokola Barracks, Ibadan
50 OYO Command Children School, Mokola Barracks, Ibadan
51 OYO Command Children School, Mokola Barracks, Ibadan
52 PLATEAU Command Children School, 3 Division, Jos
53 PLATEAU Command Children School, 3 Division, Jos
54 RIVERS Command Children School, 2 Brigade, Port-Harcourt
55 SOKOTO Command Children School Sokoto

Nigerian Military Schools And Their Locations

The Nigerian military in a bid to provide education and military training for its officers and trainees as well as education for children of the military personnel established schools around the country. These schools are known as Military schools, they are educational institutions which prepares its for service in the military.

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These schools are affiliated to either the Nigerian army, air force or navy.

Some of these schools are training centers, colleges and universities for military personnel and cadets, others are command secondary schools located usually in barracks.

This article will list out the full list of military secondary schools in Nigeria together with their locations.

Nigerian Military Training Centres, Colleges & Universities

The Nigerian military have training centres, colleges and universities where it trains its personnel. These are the centres where military personnel or officers in trainer are equip with the required skills, education and mindset necessary for the smooth running of the armed forces.

While some of them train the army, air force and navy such as the Nigerian Defence Academy, others are specialized, not only choosing a military arm to focus on but a particle unit. For example, Nigerian Army College of Logistics in Lagos focuses on training the army logistics officers.

Below are the list of training centres, colleges and military universities.

Kaduna State

  1. Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji
  2. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
  3. Nigerian Military School, Zaria
  4. Air Force Institute of Technology Kaduna

Lagos State

  1. Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information
  2. Directorate of Naval Education
  3. Nigerian Army College of Logistics

Borno State

  • Nigerian Army Univesity, Biu

Benue State

  1. Nigerian Army School of Military Engineers
  2. Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies

Plateau State

  • Air Force Military School

Military Secondary Schools in Nigeria

The Nigerian military school with many of them being command schools are secondary schools established by the Nigerian military and affiliated to either the Nigerian navy, air force or army.

These schools just like other privately owned or government owned uses the accredited curriculum in teaching the students.

One thing special about army schools in Nigeria is the discipline they inculcate in their students plus other kinds of training, most of which you might not find in private or public institutions of learning.

Students that attend military schools are usually known with discipline as it is a major part of the education there. Children in these schools are also secured as the schools are usually located in the barracks or very close. This means unlike other schools, security is not a major challenge for command secondary as it is available by default.

Some of these military secondary schools have boarding facilities, others do not.

Below is a list of command schools in various states of Nigeria and their locations.

Abia State

  • Command Secondary School, Ohafia

Adamawa State

  • Command School, 23 Brigade, Yola

Anambra State

  • Igwebuike Grammar School, Awka

Benue State

  • Army Children School, 72 SF Makurdi

Borno State

  • Command Day Secondary School, 21 Brigade, Maiduguri

Cross River State

  • Command Children School, 13 Brigade Calabar

Delta State

  • Command Secondary School, Mbiri. St Patrick College, Asaba

Ebonyi State

  • Command Children School Abakaliki

Edo State

  • Army Children School NASST, Ugbowo, Benin City

Ekiti State

  • Christ School, Ado Ekiti

Enugu State

  • Command Day Secondary School Enugu

Gombe State

  • Government Second School, 301 Artellery Regiment (GS) Gombe

Imo State

  • Command Children School Obinze Barracks, Owerri

Kaduna State

  • Command Secondary School Kaduna
  • Command Children School Dantuku Road
  • Command Children School Ribadu Cantonment
  • Command Children School, 3 Brigade, Bukavu Barracks

Katsina State

  • Natsinta Day Secondary School, 35 Battalion, Katsina

Kebbi State

  • Nagari College, Birnin Kebbi

Kogi State

  • Command Children School, Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja

Kwara State

  • Command Children School Sobi Barracks, Ilorin

Lagos State

  • Command Secondary School Ipaja-Lagos
  • Command Day Secondary School Ikeja
  • Command Children School an Barracks, Yaba
  • Command Day Secondary School Ikeja

Nasarawa State

  • Government Secondary School, Lafia

Niger State

  • Command Children School, 31 Brigade Minna

Ogun State

  • Army Children School, Nyango Barracks, Abeokuta

Ondo State

  • Army Children School 32 Brigade Barracks, Akure

Osun State

  • Osogbo Grammar School, Osogbo

Oyo State

  • Command Children School, Mokola Barracks, Ibadan

Plateau State

  • Command Children School, 3 Division, Jos

Rivers State

  • Command Children School, 2 Brigade, Port-Harcourt

Sokoto State

  • Command Children School Sokoto

FCT

  • Command Day Secondary School, Lungi (Gado Nasko) Barracks

Military Universities in Nigeria: Full List

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Military universities in Nigeria are those universities under the Nigerian military. Unlike the conventional schools around, the Nigerian military universities aside providing academic training to its students, it also equips officer cadets with the necessary military skills, training and mindset required to fit in as officers of the Nigerian Army, Navy or Air force. They are military inclined unlike the vast majority of the universities that are civil inclined.

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Contrary to popular belief, military universities in the country are not meant for only cadets or officers of the Nigerian military. In fact, one of the schools wants to have only 25 percent of its students to be military cadets/officers and the remaining 75 percent as civilians.

Nigeria currently have two (2) military universities – The Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Kaduna and the Nigerian Army University, Bui located in Borno State.

Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA)

The Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Kaduna is the first, most popular and most sort after military school in the country. NDA was established in October 1964 as a reformation of the British run Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC), which had been renamed the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) on independence.

This university has trained officer corps of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force. Though it was established in 1964, it wasn’t until 1985 before it started providing undergraduate programs to officers in training. As it stands now, the NDA now offers M.Sc. and PhD programmes.

Initially, the NDA trainers were mostly officers in the Indian Army. The NDA grew to an all Nigerian training staff only in 1978. In 1981, itself began training bilateral training of foreign militaries. Due to the fact that the first trainers in this school are Indians, its first commander is an Indian with the name Brigadier M.R. Varma.

Duration of training at the Nigerian Defence Academy is 5 years, which include 4 years of academic studies and 1 year of military training. Some of the notable Alumni of the Nigerian Defence Academy among others include:

  • Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, former Chief of Army Staff
  • Alexander Ogomudia, former Chief of Defence Staff & Chief of Army Staff
  • Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria and former Military Head of State
  • Azubuike Ihejirika, former Chief of Army Staff
  • Gideon Orkar, October 1990 coup leader
  • Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army
  • Maxwell Khobe, former ECOMOG Peacekeeping Force Commander and Chief of Defence Staff, Sierra Leone
  • Sultan Sa’adu Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto
  • Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser
  • Owoye Andrew Azazi, former Chief of Defence Staff & Chief of Army Staff
  • Victor Malu, former Chief of Army Staff
  • Oladipo Diya, former Chief of Defence Staff
  • Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy

Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)

The Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) is the second military university in Nigeria and also the newest. This university was established in 2018 making it one of the most recently established university in Nigeria. The University’s focus is to strengthen the Nigerian Army and the nation through sound and innovative uses of science and technology.

According to the information provided on NAUB website (www.naub.edu.ng), the vision of the army university is to become a solution centre in technology, research and development for the promotion of self-reliance, creativity and innovation in addressing the challenges of the Nigerian Army, the military as well as the nation.

The university is on a mission to develop highly skilled military and civilian manpower with distinctive competence capable of providing technological solutions to the problems of the Nigerian Army, the military and the nation.

The university plans having both civilians and the military as students. According to the university, they plan having about 75 percent of their students as civilians while the military takes up the remaining 25 percent. The staff of the university is also mixed with both civilians and the military.

The University has seven faculties and they are: Science, Technology, Military Technology, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, Administrative and Management Studies, Military Policy, Logistics and Strategies.

Looking at the list of faculties, you will agree that one of the things that set this school aside is the introduction of military inclined faculties.

Like it was stated in the beginning, this school is still in it infantry state, it currently does not have any alumni.