The Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) has been honoured with the prestigious title of the best Aviation Training Institution in the world.
The remarkable achievement adds to NCAT’s impressive collection of accolades from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other renowned international bodies.
The head of press and public affairs of the Ministry of Aviation, Odutayo Oluseyi expressed that NCAT continues to excel in providing the aviation industry with highly skilled professionals. He shared that the College was bestowed with the award on Wednesday, 31st May 2023, during the ongoing 2023 ICAO Global Implementation Support Symposium (GISS) held in Seoul, South Korea. This recognition is particularly noteworthy as NCAT has the highest number of trained instructors among all aviation training institutions worldwide.
The symposium, themed “Working Together for an Innovative and Sustainable Global Aviation Community,” was a collaborative effort between ICAO and the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. It offered ICAO’s member states a platform for comprehensive panel discussions with esteemed aviation experts. The event also facilitated bilateral meetings with ICAO on Implementation Support activities and featured diverse exhibitions showcasing the latest industry products and services. These engagements aimed to address key priorities and agreed-upon actions from the 41st session of the ICAO Assembly, including capacity-building for member states and the ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions for the aviation industry by 2050.
During the award ceremony, the rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Capt. Alkali Modibbo, along with the director of air transportation of the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace, Mr. Hassan Ejibunu gratefully accepted the accolade. They emphasised that this recognition stands as a testament to the positive advancements in the Nigerian Aviation Industry, accomplished under the able leadership of the immediate past Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, Sen. Hadi Sirika.