Nine of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority inspectors have been certifiably qualified to become the International Civil Aviation Organisation instructors.
According to the NCAA, the officers got the qualification after a successful completion of the ICAO Trainair Plus Training Instructors Course at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.
The NCAA, in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, said the ICAO certification had conferred on the instructors the competency to conduct training courses and develop training strategies for course delivery.
He said, “In addition, they are qualified to deliver standardised training package based on Trainair methodology as well as conventional courses.
“The Training Instructors Course is an ICAO standardised training package under the Trainair Plus Programme of the ICAO Global Aviation Training office in cooperation with the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation.
“The TIC is segmented into two parts and is offered to aviation professionals at Trainair Plus Centres. Part 1 is an online course that lasts for about 30 hours while Part 2 is a 40-hour face-to-face classroom delivery course. However, the successful completion of the Part 1 is a prerequisite to participating in the Part 2 face-to-face classroom training.”
He said the certification programme was in line with the NCAA’s Director-General’s Four – Point Agenda to continuously develop its internal capacity, which would accelerate its human capital development and strengthen the robust regulation of the Industry.
“With this development, the Federal Government of Nigeria has saved huge capital flight and conserved substantial foreign exchange from domesticating the training in Nigeria. This training was hitherto carried outside the country,” he said.
He added that the certified instructors would join the four ICAO certified Aviation Security Auditors/Instructors on the staff list of the NCAA.
He said the certification would further enhance the NCAA’s resolve to provide efficient regulation of the industry.