The National Defence College – Uganda (NDC-U) is a prestigious institution dedicated to providing advanced military education and strategic training to high-ranking military and civilian officials in Uganda. Established to meet the evolving challenges of national security and defense, NDC-U plays a crucial role in shaping leaders who can effectively address complex security issues and contribute to the country's overall development.
The college is located in Njeru, in Buikwe District. This is near the city of Jinja, approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
To produce graduates in strategic leadership to government on national and international security matters. It is intended to be an institute of excellence on defence, security and national development.
Members of the pioneer class at NDCU (2022), include Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, previously spokesperson for the UPDF.Others are Colonel Edith Nakalema, previously Head of State House Anti Corruption Unit (SHACU), and Brigadier Peter Candia, previously Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC). There are 18 UPDF officers in the pioneer class.