Aviation Minister visits temporary campus, assures on relocation to permanent site
By Kingsley Unah
The African Aviation and Aerospace University, Abuja has admitted the first set of students in readiness for the commencement of full academic activities.
To this effect, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo visited and inspected facilities at the temporary campus of the university.
He said the University has devised a system that will provide students with international qualifications, including ICAO and WMO certifications.
He further stated that the University has been in collaboration and affiliations with international renowned organizations, and schools such as Qatar Government, Swinburne University Australia, University of Coventry UK, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and most recently, Emirates Aviation University, Dubai.
Keyemo said the preparation to commence the development of the permanent site for the University was in top gear, as the school is currently situated on a temporary campus owned by the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB).
He said, “The academic journey has already commenced with the admission of 28 undergraduate pioneer students with 14 students each in both Aviation Business and Meteorology. This was done via successfully collaborating with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The School of Postgraduate is opening its application portal for M.Sc. programmes this Month.”
The University Registrar, Mustapha Sheik explained that the university offers two courses for undergraduates for now and intends to increase the courses in the next year’s academic session. He pointed out that the admission portal for undergraduates will be closed this week and the portal for the postgraduates will be opened next week for interested applicants.