By Dayo Adesulu
The Director of Studies, Universal School of Aviation, Mr Onifade Eedris Adekunle has called on youths and aviation industry stakeholders not to hesitate in contributing their quota to the upliftment of aviation industry in Nigerian adding that adequate knowledge of aviation would enhance national growth and minimize dangers in the industry.
Onifade made this known recently during the first convocation ceremony of the institution at Ejigbo, Lagos where about eighty five students graduated from the school.
According to Onifade, the institution which joined the Nigeria aviation market on the 23th June 2008 has developed to meet the need of the industry by way of producing well trained students and staff for both domestic and international aviation related-companies, that since inception the institute has recorded tremendous achievement in the area of manpower development and also reduced the rate of unemployment in our society through their unemployment opportunity which is given to all students.
â€˜â€™We update our material from session to session so as to meet up present developmentâ€™â€˜, Onifade said, adding that the institutionâ€™s display of professionalism is due to its highly dedicated and professionally oriented lecturers who have undergone professional examinations like IATA, IOTA and the likes.
Onifade also noted that the aims of the institute is to contribute immensely to the growth of the countryâ€™sÂ aviation field by producing professionals for the travel and tourism organisations, stressing that Universal School of Aviation creates forum for self employment as students in the course of studies are exposed to what it takes to be self dependent.
Other aims include fostering relationship between international aviation organization and citizen, to reduce expenses spent on foreign training and to create job opportunity for Nigerian youths.
According to Onifade, â€˜â€™students of the institution stand the chance ofÂ industrial attachment which often leads to permanent employment in related companies, stressing that students have the opportunity via the school to obtain their degrees from our affiliated universities in Nigeria and overseas.â€™â€˜
His words: â€˜â€™Accommodation is provided for those who journeyed from distance to study centre as full-time, part time and correspondent classes are available for students.
Besides, arrangement is made by the institution to assist students who wish to travel abroad after their programme for further studies. Computer education is free for every student as students are exposed to practical experience of the world tourism industry by way of organising tours outside and within the country.