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Kwara aviation college to sign MoU with NCAT Zaria

The International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, to deepen…

The International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, to deepen manpower development in the aviation sector.

The college is also planning to establish a School of Engineering and other short courses like the Cabin Crew courses to boost IGR of the Kwara State Government-owned Aviation Training School.

The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr (Mrs) Mary Ronke Arinde, stated this on Monday while declaring open the 2023 annual training of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) being held at IAC, Ilorin.

Arinde pledged the commitment of the state governor, Mall. AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq, to reposition the college for effective service delivery.

The commissioner stated that the planned MoU with NCAT, the oldest aviation training institution in Nigeria, is part of the collaboration with sister agencies to promote aviation development.

Daily Trust reports that it would be the first time the school established in 2011 would be signing an MoU with NCAT Zaria, an ICAO-designated regional training centre of excellence established over 50 years ago.

She said, “I’m also pleased to inform you that the state government has created the enabling environment for the college to collaborate with sister institutions to promote the aviation sector.

“As we speak, arrangements have been concluded on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin and Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria

Ag. Rector of the college, Capt. Yakubu Okatahi, declared that aviation remains the safest means of transportation globally.

He however declared that only less than 10 per cent of the population like the high-net-worth individuals, politicians and businessmen who constitute the frequent fliers.

He urged journalists to shun sensationalism in their reportage of events in the aviation sector.

There are representatives of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) PLC, among others, attending the training.

 

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