of Shipping, Prof. Alex Okwuashi, has urged the Federal Government to accredit
some maritime institutions for post-graduate training.
Administration, made the plea in an interview in Lagos.
urgently be accredited to meet the manpower needs of the maritime industry.
accredit some maritime institutions so that they can train people at a higher
level to meet the manpower needs of the industry.
there is a shortfall of manpower if it is measured by the industry requirement
for the next five years.
trained in the management area but not in the area of technology and other
engineering areas,’’ Okwuashi said.
industry to boost the nation’s economy required every necessary step to be
taken to meet international standards.
such height in the nation’s maritime sector, there is need to have institutions
training students up to master’s degree.
Academy (MAN), Oron, does not train students to attain international standards
in manpower development.
however, be up to Master’s degree for Naval Architects, Engineers and other
technical areas,’’ the rector said.
ahead to have an institution like MAN, Oron, serving as a maritime college in
any of the newly-established maritime universities.
enable the academy to be upgraded with facilities for manpower training to
international standards, better than what obtained in the institution at
government and wealthy individuals could afford to pay for maritime training
abroad, it would be difficult to enlarge the size of manpower needed in the
develop local institutions offering maritime programmes to train as many people