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AMANO commends MAN, Oron over new simulators, others

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Maritime Academy of Nigeria

Alumni of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (AMANO) has commended the efforts of the Maritime Academy Oron, Akwa Ibom State, to enhance its profile and technical capacity with more stimulators, better remuneration for staff and plans to build a modern marine exhibition centre.

President of AMANO, Emmanuel Maiguwa, stated this when the executive of AMANO visited the Rector of MAN Oron, Duja Efedua recently.

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Efedua, who briefed AMANO on the transformation at the academy, said: “The Academy now has Multifunctional Classroom Simulation system, Full Mission Bridge Simulation, and Full Mission Engine room Simulation
 
The Rector, who also received an award of excellence from the body, commended AMANO for its continuous support for the institution and the maritime sector.

He also assured that his leadership has a goal to restore the Academy to its proper place as a world-class maritime training institution.

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He, however, informed AMANO that the academy had sent about 15 members of staff to India for training aimed at closing the gaps limiting the academy. 

On his part, Maiguwa commended the Efedua and his team for the reception and the transformation being carried out in the academy. 
 
He expressed confidence that if this was sustained for a few more years, MAN would become one of the top maritime training facilities in Africa.

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Maiguwa stated that the aim of the visit was to enable AMANO to assess the progress on the ground and learn from the management how best AMANO could use its experience in the industry to support the academy.
 
The alumni group also stated that MAN should seek special grants to make adequate funding available to attract active seafarers, who would be motivated to share their work time between ships and the academy without losing their remuneration. 
 
“The current compensation is not attractive enough to attract seafarers and their modern knowledge and skills are required to impact the training of cadets, because N600, 000 is too low to attract a sea-going master mariner to forgo a ship,” he said.

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