‘NMU, Academy’s pact to aid capacity development’
The Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, (MAN), Emmanuel Duja Effedua has said collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) in the area of training cadets would be a welcome development in improving their proficiency and developing the maritime industry.
Effedua made this known during an educational tour of the NMU Cadets to the academy recently. He said the maritime university cadets would have the opportunity of taking advantage of the state-of-the-art educational facilities in the academy to enhance their practical training.
He noted that as part of contributions to fast-track the partnership process, the academy would offer free accommodation and reduced fees for NMU cadets who would take up mandatory/short courses in the academy.
“Your school can take advantage of the facilities we have here, likewise mine, whatever we can do for your school to help develop the maritime industry would be done, our doors are open,” Effedua said.
Speaking on the development in the academy, Effedua who attributed his achievements in the academy to the cooperation of his staff and management, said he was able to achieve the feats by avoiding waste of resources and blocking financial loopholes that existed in the system before his assumption in office.
He also advised the NMU cadets to shun acts of cultism and other vices inimical to their studies and future by extension, adding that they have to justify the confidence their parents reposed in them.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor, NMU, Prof. Emmanuel Adigio, praised Effedua for his outstanding efforts at repositioning the nation’s premier maritime education and training centre to world-class in less than four years in office.
The VC who was represented by the Dean, School of Maritime Transport and Logistics, Dr. Victor Omoke, while commending the rate of transformation in the academy, classified the quality of educational and infrastructural facilities put in place by the Rector as second to none in the country.
He explained that the aim of the educational tour was to expose their cadets to hands-on experience in the maritime industry.
Adigio further expressed his management’s desire to collaborate with the academy in the area of training, adding that the academy has the required facilities that would help the maritime university achieve this objective.
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