Maritime Academy of Nigeria begins ‘train-the-trainers’ programme for staff

Thirty staff members of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Akwa Ibom have started a month-long training programme on how to use the Full Mission Bridge and Multifunctional Classroom simulators for training cadets.

Rector of the Academy, Commodore Emmanuel Effedua (Rtd.), said in an interview on Thursday that the training programme was being handled by 15 members of staff who had earlier been trained in India on how to put in use the same equipment.

He also said that “other foreign trainers are taking part in the staff training programme too.

“We decided on this stream of training to take place here in the Academy because those already trained have expressed very satisfactory knowledge, while this also gives opportunity to more people to be trained. Importantly, we now have the equipment they are training on, so why go elsewhere?”

The Rector added that some master mariners would, in the course of the programme, be doing navigational exercises.

For the records, the Academy recently acquired modern training equipment including the Full Mission Bridge, the Multifunctional Classroom, the Full Mission Engine room simulators as well as the head-mounted Ocular Vision simulator and a helicopter underwater escape training equipment.

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