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Defence College to begin Master’s degree programmes

Commandant, National Defence College, Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir during a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja. Photo: Hamza Alkali

The National Defence College is to commence master’s degrees programmes in various security and strategic courses.

Commandant of the college, Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir made this known when he led a delegation of management of the college on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja.

Rear Admiral Murtala said already, the college which is commemorating its 30th anniversary this year, had been working with relevant government institutions towards actualizing the objective of starting Masters’ degrees and other short courses.

He appreciated the Minister of Foreign Affairs for supporting the activities of the college, especially during studies tours outside the country.

The commandant said being an internationally recognized institution that currently has 20 foreign participants undergoing training, the college would require the active participation of the Foreign Affairs Ministry to protect the nation’s foreign policy objectives.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama who commended the management of the National Defence College for maintaining high standards and professionalism said the ministry was willing to work with the college at all times.

He said the National Defence College had a strategic role to play in protecting the nation’s foreign policy and development of the nation’s leaders, hence the ministry’s willingness to render the necessary support for the college.

Reporting by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino