Aviation Sector: ESUT inspects Eastwing Aviation School ahead of MOU signing
Representatives from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) have inspected the Eastwing Aviation Training School ahead of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the aviation sector in South East Nigeria.
During the inspection, the proprietor and the CEO of the school, Dr. Christopher Edeh, lamented the absence
of people of Igbo extraction in key positions in the sector.
According to him: “When I look at the aviation industry, I found out that we the Igbo have been left behind. Only a few of us passed through the Air Force and others were trained as pilots or engineers in one way or the other hence the reason that I decided to start something for our youths in this sector.”
Edeh, however, recalled how he was encouraged by the then Governor Chimaroke Nnamani before he secured a job at Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State.
“We want to encourage youths in South East Nigeria and beyond,” Edeh said, adding, “By the grace of God, about 200 people from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority have done one or two courses at our school. We also trained more than 300 personnel for the kick-off of the Anambra State Airport.
On his part, the Dean of Engineering, Prof. G.O. Mbah, who represented the Vice Chancellor of ESUT, expressed readiness to partner with Eastwing Aviation School, saying, “One of the best things happening to ESUT now is trying to establish synergies and linkages with other institutions.
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