|Rector, MAN Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Effedua(Rtd.)
is sailing steady with efforts at encouraging young girls to join the maritime
shared that with stakeholders on Thursday at the event marking the #2019 World
Maritime Day organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety
Agency(NIMASA) in Lagos.
women in the maritime community, Effedua said considering such incentives as scholarships
in school fees and other waivers could encourage more girls to the study in the
cadets. But that will be in line with approvals from the governing council.
next month, and also see how we can convince the Minister for State for
Transportation to support us for real advantage in terms of fees and waivers to
encourage them to come,” Effedua said.
were admitted. He highlighted the fact that their admission were however merited as they performed brilliantly
in their examinations.
Effedua said “Some months ago, I gathered 600 young girls for interactions with
some experts who came to give motivational talks, to encourage them to stay
focused and not be carried away by distraction.”
with high school girls and steer their thinking toward the industry more, just
as other plans would be to encourage the girls with documentary on women at sea
onboard vessels for seatime, Effedua said the problem had been with the
non-configuration of the ships to accommodate some peculiar needs of women.
some shipowners in Nigeria, required changes would be effected with time.