Professor Samuel Aje, the Vice Chancellor of Achievers University (AU) Owo, Ondo State, has said all is now set for the commencement and running of the Aviation programme in the school, following the approval of the programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Aje who disclosed this during a press conference to herald the 12th convocation ceremony and 15th anniversary of the school, said the school would also commence the running of programmes in the College of Medicine, Pharmacy and Education.
According to him, the College of Aeronautic and Aviation Technology would be complemented with an in-built 1.5-kilometre runway to be located in Owo, headquarters of Owo council area of the state, and said the land for the project has been acquired.
He disclosed that there is no University in the country and West Africa offering the programme and assured that “Achievers University wants to make it the best.
In his words, “As of now, there is no university that offers that kind of programme in Nigeria. It requires a lot of work and we are already talking with our partners. South Africa has something of such but we want ours to be the best in Africa.
“May I reveal that discussions are on with our partners in these areas and that we have gone ahead to acquire the land for the airstrip of the college of Aviation”
Speaking at the convocation ceremony, Aje disclosed that about 520 graduates would be churned out during the ceremony, with 30 of the graduating students coming out with the first-class upper.
He said 242 graduated with the second class upper; 152, second class lower and 19 graduated with the third class, with 53 postgraduate students to be awarded various degrees.