The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria revealed that it has begun admission into the Ordinary National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma into various fields of the academy.
This comes after the approval granted the college by the National Board for Technical Education to run the programmes.
The Rector of the college, Capt. Abdulsalami Mohammed told journalists in Lagos on Tuesday that the programmes would help to improve the knowledge of professionals in the industry.
He stated that the college pursued as well as got accreditation from the NBTE before the commencement of the programmes, which he added was aimed at transforming the college in line with the vision of the current administration.
According to him, with the commencement of the programmes, the college will be able to compete favourably with its counterparts across the world.
He said, “For the OND, the college is running courses on Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology, while for the HND, admissions are available for Aviation Management, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics Option), Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology (Airframe/Power Plant Option).
“The college is also offering PGD in Aviation Management, which would be held in Zaria, Kaduna State, while the part-time programme would hold in Lagos. We are introducing the OND, HND and PDG programmes to interested candidates, especially those already in aviation to increase their knowledge and exposure. Just as you are aware, education is the bedrock of any society.”
He explained that the PGD part-time programme was brought to Lagos to attract more aviation professionals.
“We discovered that most of them are working and their tight schedules may not permit them to run such a programme in Zaria. So, we brought it closer to them in Lagos. The only difference between this and the full time is just a semester. For the full time, a student will complete the programme in two semesters, while for the part-time, it is just in three semesters. We hope that this programme will further increase the knowledge of aviation professionals in the industry and will enhance professionalism,” he added.

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