Aviation college seeks partnership with allied institutions

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The International Aviation College, Ilorin,  on Wednesday canvassed  for  sustained  partnership with  other aviation institutions in the West African sub-region..

The Rector of the  College, Capt. Abdulkareem Elelu, told newsmen in Ilorin that such  collaboration would ensure quality  training for  students.

Elelu said the college had  been providing  qualified manpower for the country’s aviation sector.

He said the state government’s investment  in the sector was unparalleled   and  called for  improved public-private partnership  to develop a robust aviation industry.

The former  Chief Flight Instructor at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology  (NCAT),  Zaria, however, expressed concern at what he called  over dependence on foreign pilots.

Elelu also  called for better capacity building for Nigerian youths in the aviation sector.

He said the college,  which had graduated eight pilots, would also  churn out another set next  month.

Elelu further   said the college  was  collaborating with the Kwara State University to give its students additional degree qualifications.