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Participants of Royal College of Defence Studies Visit NDC

As part of their West African overseas study tour, a 15-member team of Participants of Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, 27 May 2014, visited the National Defence College (NDC). The team comprising two Directing Staff and 13 Participants, was received by the Deputy Commandant NDC, Maj Gen Adeniyi Oyebade who stood in for the Commandant, Rear Admiral Ndidi Patrick Agholor.

The team leader, Maj Gen Simon Porter, a Senior Directing Staff, had met minds with the Deputy Commandant in his office before being led to the Conference Room where the team was briefed.


The briefing presented by Air Commodore Abdulganiyu Olabisi, a Directing Staff, highlighted the overview of the College, its mission and objectives, educational philosophy and methodology for meeting the College mission and objectives. Other major areas he shed more lights were the admission policy, organization of the College, the Course Curriculum, Library facilities and the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies. The briefing was designed to acquaint the visitors with the College mission and objectives, among others.


The team leader had in his remarks stated that their visit was for among other reasons, to know how the NDC operates and also exchange ideas on how best the two institutions could benefit from each other in running their respective institutions. He said that the well presented brief on the College had helped them have an informed and balanced knowledge of NDC. The team has participants from nine countries.


The Deputy Commandant who described the Royal Defence College in glowing terms, thanked the team for choosing NDC as part of its West Africa Overseas study tour. He noted that the College has trained some finest Officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces, hence it is held in high esteem.


It is worthy to note that the Royal Defence College of Studies United Kingdom which was established in 1927 as Imperial Defence College, was later changed to its current name after the Second World War. Like the National Defence College, Nigeria, it was established to produce strategic leaders for the future from the Armed Forces and their civilian equivalents. The two institutions are multinational courses with Participants from different countries including their home country.

There was exchange of gifts to commemorate the visit and a group photograph to wrap the occassion



 Group photography of the delegation with some faculty members of NDC




 The team Leader, Maj Gen Simon Porter, a Senior Directing Staff of the Royal College of Defense, UK



 Cross section of the visiting team listening to NDC presentation



 Deputy Commandant of NDC Nigeria, presenting a memento to the Team Leader of the delegation from Royal College of Defense





Group photography of the delegation with some faculty members of NDC


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