Academy charges government on transport industry development

The Crown Maritime Academy (CMA) says it is poised to providing quality transport education to support the nation’s economic growth through the maritime and other transport segments.

The Registrar of the Academy, Mr M.A.G Akinyemi, said this at a one-day retreat for academic staff of the institute, which held at the Ogba, Ikeja campus of the academy.

He said the academy was equipped with qualified academic staff and equipment to provide manpower needs of the industry.

He disclosed that some graduates of the school got jobs in government agencies in 2014 while some others got opportunities to be on industrial training.  

Akinyemi called on industry stakeholders to utilise the academy by sending their staff for training courses regularly.  

Deputy Registrar of the school, Mr T. E. Onukwu, on the sideline of her paper titled 'Accessible and Affordable Tertiary Education, What and How to Offer and Break-even at CMA,' charged governments to develop transport industry because of its enormous economic potentials in terms of huge revenue and employment opportunities.

She said "Government should look at the transport industry; develop it for the growth of the nation because of its huge revenue and massive employment opportunity. It can generate so much revenue for the nation."

Speaking on the academic opportunities available at the institution, Onukwu said CMA has a lot of academic opportunities to offer Nigerians and the nation's transport industry as it offers courses in all fields of transport. 
 
In 2014, the academy, based on its education excellence, gained an international recognition when it was listed as a member of the Commonwealth Education Partnerships (CEP), a body of Commonwealth of Nations.


The academy had received assessment visits by Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association who came to assess academic facilities of the institution.