The Federal Government says it will licence the Nigerian Maritime University, also known as Admirality University, which is expected to take off by the next academic year, September, 2017.
Admirality University will be the first to take off with two campuses in Ibusa and Sapele, both in Delta State.
The Minister of Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, stated this when he received the Chief of Naval Staff , Vice Admiral Iboe Ekwe Ibas, who was on a working visit.
The Minister who reiterated government`s support to ensure that the University was licensed to take off without further delay, explained that the institution would provide the platform for the growth and development of the country’s maritime sector.
Adamu assured him that all obstacles militating against the licencing of the Maritime University were being addressed expeditiously.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas told the Minister that the foundation for massive infrastructural facilities were in place, with full identiufication of courses and programmes.
He explained that apart from existing institutions running various courses such as Aeronautical and Maritime Engineering, under the Nigerian Navy , the Maritime University will also offer diverse courses in Arts, Humanities and Medical Sciences.