SOAN Tours MAN Facilities, Pledges Sea-time Training For Cadets
THE Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) recently toured facilities in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, pledging to partner the Academy in the area of sea time training for cadets.
Addressing the management of the academy after the facility tour, the SOAN President, Dr Mk George Onyung, emphasised that the decision by the organisation to visit and also support the Academy in critical areas of needs was motivated by the commitment of the present management and the rapid transformation that the Academy has witnessed recently.
According to Dr. Onyung, “Let me first commend the Rector and his management team for their vision, commitment and taste for quality. What I have seen is a sharp contrast to the previous stories of poor management, obsolete or complete lack of quality infrastructure, dearth of modern training equipment, half-baked Cadets and inadequate professionals to handle core maritime courses.