The Ministry of Defence /Namibian Defence Force (MoD/NDF) is one of the most important agencies created by the Government of the Republic of Namibia at independence in 1990. The Ministry is entrusted to ensure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country by guarding against external aggression, both conventional and unconventional; prevent violation of Namibia' territorial integrity and provide assistance to civil authorities in guarding and protecting government buildings and key installations as provided in the Defence Act of 1990.
In view of this, and in order to safeguard peace and sovereignty, the nation requires highly trained military officers in both military and civilian professional skills. To perform this responsibility effectively, the MoD embarked on modernizing its operations through education and training. For that reason, the MoD initiated professional military academic programmes in collaboration with the University of Namibia, the first of its kind in the country, to provide much needed professional skills in the defence force.