IN light of all strikes and deformation in education sector, The Nigerian Navy launches University which will kickstart October 2018.
The Nigerian Navy has said that Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) was established for the purpose of reducing the high rate of foreign trainings for its personnel and those of its sister services.
Popular Newspaper reports that the navy, which stated this on Tuesday, August 14, explained that the establishment of the institution was aimed at reducing the pressure travelling abroad imposed on foreign exchange.
And these are the development earlier innovated by NAVY to aid education and help economy grown. It was gathered that the explanation was given by the chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, at a briefing held at the naval headquarters in Abuja, to herald the take-off of the university.
Vice Admiral Ete-Ibas said the Nigerian Navy-owned institution “will seek to spearhead the application of knowledge to solve real challenges of our time.”
The chief of Naval staff, which was represented by Rear Admiral Henry Babalola, said the university would take off in October 2018, and would start academic activities with degree programmes in three faculties.
According to him, the university was “conceived to expand the frontiers of knowledge for the growth and development of humanity, meet the training needs of the Nigerian Navy along with those of their sister services with reduced travel abroad for training and the pressure it imposed on foreign exchange.”
He said: “Admission of students into the inaugural class is already ongoing and the university opens in October 2018, with degree programmes in three faculties – Arts and Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Science, offering degree programmes in emerging fields such as Forensic Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering.”
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