Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) has advised that maritime training
institutes must offer international standard training for cadets to be relevant
to the industry.
establishment of more maritime schools was not a problem if only the cadets
would be trained to meet international standard.
issue, but demands for quality as is expected internationally.
used internationally, so, the training must take that into consideration,”
get the required upgrade in spite of the new maritime schools being established
by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
a maritime university in Okerenkoko in Delta.
maritime schools, Capt. Dennis Osah, the first president of the association,
said training of seafarers should not be for the sake of it.
quality training, which must meet international standards, jobs must also be
created to absorb them even though the country lacked a national carrier.
that the cadets get full training with sea-time. Jobs should be created too,
having in mind that there is no national carrier.”
past president of the association, Capt. Jimi Adu, said the establishment of
additional maritime schools by NIMASA was not a problem in itself.
of the doubt for quality training in the schools since it can finance the
Academy of Nigeria in Oron, saying that remarkable improvement had not been
made in the school with regards to facilities.
schools and even get quality teachers to train the students, so I will give them
the benefit of the doubt for now.
academy in Oron has not made any remarkable improvement in terms of facilities
to train the cadets.
easily be trained, because the standard training must involve sea-time.
facilities to train these cadets can be given tax holiday for them to train a
given number of cadets regularly,” he said.
in the industry, pointing out that there may be succession difficulties if
there was system failure in training at the present.
training carrying files about in offices when they should be going through practical
navigate the vessels?”Adu noted.
trade and general economic growth hinged on human capacity development, and
urged the maritime training schools in Nigeria to uphold international training