In fulfilment of its pledge to establish a world-class Aviation University before the end of this administration, the Federal Government of Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nile University of Nigeria (NUN) for the take-off of the African Aviation and Aerospace University (AAAU).
Speaking at the Ceremony, Senator Hadi Sirika said the government is partnering with the Nile University of Nigeria for support, academic excellence and the smooth takeoff of the AAAU. Senator Hadi Sirika explained that the MoU will enable NUN to provide academic support for the undergraduate programme for the first two years in line with the provisions and practice of the National University Commission (NUC), adding that this will be for the mutual benefit of both institutions.
In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, of NUN, Prof. Dili Dogo who signed on behalf of his university, expressed happiness at such an opportunity which he described as a privilege. “To us, we are privileged and indeed pleased to be part of this MoU and we look forward to actively participating in the delivery of this brand new University that is to impact positively on Nigeria and the African continent.”
The AAAU which is expected to begin the academic calendar in September will run on dual mode that is both virtual and physical and will begin courses in B.Sc. Aviation Business, and BSc Meteorology.
Upon approval from NUC, the University expects to run a Master of Science degree in Aviation Management.