Abuja — Ship owners association from the Republic of Norway is to enter into a collaborative training programme with Maritime Academy of Nigeria at Oron Akwa Ibom State.
This indication was given recently when a delegation of the Norwegian ship owners association visited the Maritime Academy of Nigeria . The team, led by Mr. Reider Noheim, has Capt. Heige E.K and Mr. Moses Kragha among others.
Receiving the delegation in his office, the rector, of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, Mr. Nseyen Ebong thanked them for finding the academy worthy of their visit. He disclosed that the institution which is the best in Africa was ready to partner with any institution that will uplift the standard of the academy and that their vision and mission statement has been the utmost guide. Mr. Nseyen told the Norwegians visitors that the high standard and qualitative training which the academy has attained and which has made it known all over the world was due to hard work, dedication and determination by staff and students of the institution.
Responding, leader of the delegation Mr. Norheim expressed happiness at the present standard of the academy which he described as impressive. He disclosed that the envisaged collaborative arrangement between the two international institutions would take into consideration their curricula and such assessment would help them in determining the level and nature of assistance to be rendered.
Among those who welcomed the delegation were the registrar of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Mr. Sayid Adamu and other principal staff of the institution.
He assured that the collaboration would assist both countries in no small measure to revolutionise their maritime institutions.
In related development, the chairman senate committee on women affairs, social and youth development, Senator Eme Fut. Ekaete has commended the Nigerian Maritime Academy for giving qualitative training to the 36 youths from Oron community sponsored by her to undergo skill acquisition training programme. in the Institution.