NCAT Introduces Online, Virtual Training For Students

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Minister of Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika fielding questions from newsmen.

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

Nigerian  College  of  Aviation Technology (NCAT)  Zaria  has introduced  online and  virtual  training  programmes for its  students, to  enable them sustain  their training  knowledge as a result of the  COVID -19  pandemic.

The  Rector  of the  College,  Captain Abdullsalami Mohammed  who made this known to journalists in his  office  in Zaria, while  interacting on the  college’s  development.

Captain  Abdulsalamu said the  introduction of the  online and  virtual  training  is as  a  result  of the  global  pandemic COVID-19,  which  grounded  all activities  including  the  education  sector  not only in Nigeria, but the    world over.

He said NCAT will not  be left  out in  observing the COVID-19  protocols  such as  social  distancing, crowd  avoidance and  hand washing  for  the  safety of  both  staff and  students .

The  Rector  also  said the  College  will open  a new  school  for airport  emergency,  training  security  personnel in aviation and  airline  transport  license  which is  equivalent  to  master’s  degree.

 He  further said that  two new  courses  were introduced  which are  multi  crew coordination and  jet  orientation  for  pilots  aimed to prepare the  newly  graduated  pilots  for  employment by the  airline.

According to the  Rector, the  course  will take them  two years  to  graduate  from the  newly  introduced  courses  and  has  plans for  more  courses to be  introduced.

Captain Abdussalami Mohammed  said that NCAT   is  a  training  Institute, where it is  encouraging  state  governors,  companies and  well  meaning  Nigerians to  sponsor  students who have  no  capacity to be in the  college  because of  financial   problems.

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