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Maritime varsity canvasses stronger collaboration with MAN, Oron

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Nigeria Maritime University

Vice Chancellor of the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Prof. Emmanuel Adigio, has canvassed closer and stronger collaboration between the institution and the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, Akwa Ibom State.

He made this appeal when he was on education tour of the Academy in Oron, yesterday, explaining that the aim of the tour was to expose their cadets to hands-on experience in the maritime industry.

He, therefore, expressed his Management’s desire to collaborate with the Academy in the area of training, since the Academy has the required facilities that would help them achieve this objective.

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He commended the Rector of MAN, Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Effedua (rtd.), for his efforts at repositioning the nation’s premier maritime education and training centre to world class in less than four years in office.

Adigio, who was represented by the Dean, School of Maritime Transport and Logistics, Dr. Victor Omoke, classified the quality of educational and infrastructure facilities put in place by the Rector in the Academy as second to none in the Country.

Facilities visited included Firebay, MAN Jetty, Multi-function Classroom Simulator, Full Mission Bridge Engine Simulator, Full Mission Bridge Deck Simulator, ICT & Resource Centre, Survival Training and Swimming Pool, Smart Classrooms and Cadets Hostels.

He said Nigeria needed leaders like Effedua to replicate his likes in every sector of the economy for speedy positive changes.

Earlier, the Rector MAN Oron, Effedua attributed his achievements in the Academy to the cooperation of staff and management.

He said he was able to achieve all what he has achieved today with the funds he got from blocking financial loopholes that existed in the system before his assumption in office.

He advised the NMU Cadets to shun acts of cultism and other vices inimical to their studies and future by extension, saying that they have to justify the confidence their parents reposed in them.

Effedua said considering that both institutions have similar mandates, collaboration in training would be a welcome development since the NMU Cadets would take advantage of the facilities in the academy to enhance their practical training.

He, therefore, stressed that as part of its contribution to facilitate the partnership process, MAN would offer free accommodation and reduce fees for cadets, who would take up mandatory and short courses in the academy.

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