Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika announced on Friday that African Aviation and Aerospace University will begin registration for the 2022/2023 academic session on September 26 and November 18, 2022.
He made this known during the ongoing media interaction at Aviation University.
According to him, the main goal of the establishment of the aviation university is that the country should engage in the development of field research in the field of aeronautics and aerospace.
However, he said that the aviation university would be a pan-African university, which would not limit the student intake to just Africa, but that Nigeria would be the focus center. The university is supposed to be a high-wide university and will be an on-campus and online university.
“Before start up, there will be lectures at our temporary headquarters in the Accident Investigative Bureau building at the airport and some of the lectures will be delivered at Nile University and we will need dormitories, cafeteria, labs.”
Sirika noted that for the first academic year which is 2022, the university will be limited to BSc Aviation Business and BSc Meteorology programs and students will be between 20-25 for each course due to facility availability and for maximum efficiency while in the second academic year master in air transport management.
“We have been working on this project since 2016 because we know it is a very rigorous exercise that we need to meet all the requirements of the National University Commission, they have been very supportive and guided us through the process.
“We are going to work with Nile University here in Abuja, we have a memorandum of understanding that we will sign.
“We will be using the website www.aaau.edu.ng soon, we need other requirements to activate the website.”
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