Meet Princess Owowoh, the first Nigerian female officer to graduate from the British Royal Military Academy

Officer Cadet Owowoh Princess Oluchukwu has graduated from the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) as the first ever Nigerian female officer.

The 24-year-old princess graduated on Friday as one of 135 officer cadets who graduated during RMAS’ Sovereign’s Parade in London.

The parade marked the completion of 44 weeks of intensive training for the Officer Cadets of Commissioning Course 232.

At the ceremony, His Majesty King Charles was represented by the Chief of the French Army, General of the Armed Forces Pierre SchilI, Chief of the Army Staff.

Speaking about her achievement, Prince Owowoh said: “It is a great honor to be the first Nigerian female officer to be commissioned by the esteemed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

“This achievement is not just mine, 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 want to represent Nigeria with pride and make a positive difference in the world.”

In 2018, Princess joined the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

During her second year in the NDA, she was appointed a Cadet Lance Corporal; a Cadet Sergeant in her fourth year and in her fifth year she was appointed to the role of Company Senior Under Officer Charlie (CSUO C). She fulfilled this appointment with two other female counterparts and made history as the first women to assume the CSUO position at the academy.

In her fourth year she completed the Academic Wing of the Commissioning Course and achieved first class honors in Biological Sciences.

LEADERSHIP recalls that prominent Nigerian male military officers, some of whom later became Heads of State, previously attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain.