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Officer Cadet Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu has made history by becoming the first Nigerian female officer to graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in the UK.

In a statement released by Atinuke Akande-Alegbe, a Senior Communications & Public Diplomacy Officer at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in Abuja, it was revealed that Oluchukwu, aged 24, was among the 135 Officer Cadets who graduated during RMAS’ Sovereign’s Parade in London.


The parade commemorated the conclusion of 44 weeks of rigorous training for the Officer Cadets of Commissioning Course 232.

Oluchukwu’s graduation marks a significant milestone in the longstanding commitment of the UK to support Nigeria’s Professional Military Education training.

This commitment was reaffirmed during the UK-Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership talks held in February 2024.

Since the 1950s, numerous Nigerian officers, including former Nigerian President Yakubu Gowan and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye, have graduated from RMAS, making Oluchukwu the 190th Nigerian graduate.

In 2018, Oluchukwu enrolled at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Throughout her tenure, she demonstrated exceptional leadership, rising from Cadet Lance Corporal in her second year to Cadet Sergeant in her fourth year.

In her fifth year, she achieved the prestigious role of Company Senior Under Officer Charlie (CSUO C), alongside two other female counterparts, becoming the first female to hold this position in the academy’s history.

During her fourth year, Oluchukwu excelled in the Academics Wing of the commissioning course, graduating with first-class honors in Biological Sciences.

Expressing her gratitude for the achievement, Oluchukwu stated, “It is a profound honor to be the first Nigerian female officer to commission from the esteemed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.”

“This achievement is not mine alone but a testament to the unwavering support of my family, mentors, instructors, and countless individuals who believed in me every step of the way.”

“As I look ahead to the future, I am committed to representing Nigeria with pride and making a positive difference in the world.” she said.

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