After under-capacity forced the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to place limitations on the International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, the industry regulator has granted the approved Training Organisation ( ATO) approval to admit more students into the college.
NigerianFLIGHTDECK can report that the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) had put a seal on admissions into the college due to a myriad of challenges, until the school took care of those gaps and graduated its backlog of students as it seems the institution’s capacity has been drastically reduced .
However, it has been learnt that the IAC met some requirements put up by the NCAA and after an assessment, the regulatory agency relaxed the limitations placed on the college and expressed satisfaction with its readiness to comply with International best practices and regulations.
Reports reaching the portal indicate that the college recently got approval and release of N75m for the procurement of some equipment and upgrade of some facilities for the College assured them of the State Government’s readiness to further support the College in in all areas in order to enhance their Job performance.
This may have kick started the recovery of the college.
The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Alabi Afees Abolore who confirmed the funds’ release expressed optimism that the college is gradually attaining an enviable height in the Aviation industry.
He said that the College has been granted approval to admit more new students for training into the College in the next tranche.
Abolore stressed the need for continued compliance with quality and standard in the conduct of the training in order to achieve an output of efficient service delivery.
He assured the management of the State Government’s readiness to further support the College in all areas in order to enhance their Job performance.
Recall, challenges that have riddled the state owned Aviation college affected the frequency of graduation of students trying to get their Private Pilot License( PPL) and Commercial Pilot License ( CPL).
With some funding, the college should get some facilities working and ease some of the stress of the management.
Commenting on the development , the Chairman of the Governing Council, Alhaji Ahmed Gobir and the Ag. Rector, Capt. Yakubu Okatahi hailed “the frantic and tireless” efforts of the Kwara State Government under AbdulRazaq to reposition the College for an effective and efficient service delivery.
“The Governor is doing everything possible aimed at ensuring that the image of the college is more pronounced and favourably compete among its peers locally and internationally,” the Chairman said.