Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, announced on Friday that registration for the 2022/2023 academic session will begin on September 26th and end on November 18th, 2022.
During the ongoing media interaction on Aviation University, he stated this.
According to him, the primary goal of establishing the Aviation University is to address the country’s need for field research development in the areas of aviation and aerospace.
He did, however, state that the Aviation University would be a pan-African institution, not limited to only Africa, with Nigeria serving as the focal point. The university is expected to be of high caliber and will offer both on-campus and online courses.
“For the start-up, lectures will be held at our temporary headquarters at the Accident Investigative Bureau building at the airport, and some will be held at Nile University. We will require dormitories, a cafeteria, and laboratories.”
Sirika stated that for the first academic year, 2022, the university will be limited to BSc Aviation Business and BSc Meteorology programs, with students for each course limited to 20-25 due to the availability of the facility and for maximum efficiency, while masters in air transport management will be offered in the second academic year.
“We’ve been working on this project since 2016 because we know it’s a very rigorous exercise that requires us to meet all of the National University Commission’s requirements; they’ve been very supportive and guided us through the process.”
“We will be collaborating with Nile University here in Abuja, and we will sign a Memorandum of Understanding.”
“We will soon make available the website, which is www.aaau.edu.ng; however, other requirements must be met before the website can be activated.”