Nigeria Air Force Institute of Technology passed into law – Daily Post Nigeria

Nigeria Air force Institute of Technology, a training outfit of the air force on Thursday scaled third reading and subsequently passed into law.
The development has made the institute which has been existing as a vocational outfit become a tertiary institutions with mandate to run full National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in aerospace technology management and allied courses.
In a report which was submitted to the Committee of the whole, Chairman, Senate Committee on Air Force, Duro Faseyi (Ekiti North) explained that the institute will serve as a nucleus centre of research and innovations.
He added: “having trained over 4,000 professionals in various fields of aerospace management since its inception, the institute stands to train technical personnel for Nigeria Air force and other agencies”.
He also maintained that other African countries would benefit from the institute, hence, there was need to strenghten the institute through legal framework for its certificate be recognised across the world.
Part of challenges facing the institute, Faseyi noted, was underfunding which has hampered their operations, saying if passed into law, the institute will begin to draw funds from Tertfund, direct federal allocation as well as other educationally dedicated funds for researches.
Having considered clauses of the report by Committee of the whole, Senate President stressed that Nigeria will be among few countries in the world that will produce professionals in aerospace technology management and passed the bill into law.
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