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Federal Government to build aircraft maintenance school in Ogbaru, Anambra State.
The Federal Government, on Saturday, laid the foundation for the construction of an ultra-modern School of Aeronautic and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Ogbaru, Anambra State.
Former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, who spoke at the ceremony, said the foundation stone laying ceremony marks the full commencement of the project at Akili-Ozuzo, Ogbaru Local Government Area, adding that the project was aimed at inculcating practical and technical knowledge to students of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko.
The ceremony took place earlier before a grand reception organised for Oduah by Ogbaru people. She said the school, when completed, would, among other things, afford students of high institution the technical and practical know-how in order to be more employable, adding that the school will give the students multiple knowledge and make them acquire experience.
According to her, the school will contribute in multiple aspect of students’ lives and give them knowledge as they will acquire skills and practical knowledge to be employable in the near future, as she hoped that it will help the students to be better people in future.
Oduah expressed optimism that the project, which was initially mapped to gulp N250 million, will be completed on time and on specification, while commending President Goodluck Jonathan for the new innovative he had brought into educational sector.
Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Godwin Onu, said the project was part of his mission statement when he assumed office as the rector of the Institution to expand the scope of learning in the school by bringing in School of Aeronautic and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering as well as Marine Engineering into the school.
“Apart from the aeronautic and aircraft maintenance engineering, the school shall also train students on other sections of aviation like training air hostesses and other people working in the aircraft, so that we will not again depend on using people abroad each time they need to maintain their aircraft, we shall be serving the aviation sector from here,” he said. (Source-Daily Independent)