The Senate, on Tuesday, passed the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Aviation.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi in his presentation, said the bill seeks to provide for the organization, control and operation of training programmes related to the aviation sector and other related matters.
He added that it also seeks to provide the skills required for aircraft manufacturing, distribution, installation, maintenance and operation of technical equipment to increase the margin of operational safety of civil aircraft services.
The lawmaker said the College is currently accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Courses.
According to him the College admits National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students through the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), while its graduates are eligible to participate in the National Youth Service Corps.
Senator Adeyemi explained that the bill’s passage and eventual assent into law, would legalize the new status of the College and enable it to be listed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund to benefit from TETFUND.
He noted that the bill would also provide the needed legal backing for the College as a regional training center of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
By James itodo