The Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Cmdr. Duja Emmanuel Effedua (rtd) has said that the institution has recorded more achievements in the last six years.
Speaking during the passing out ceremony of 157 cadets for 2022/2023 in Oron on Monday, Efefedua listed areas of achievements to include the provision of cutting-edge facilities in the Academy, standard curriculum for the institution as well as discipline and training of cadets to contribute to the nation’s Maritime industries.
Effedua who was represented by the Registrar Mr Peter Netson while reviewing the parade warned cadets to be good ambassadors of their alma mater having found worthy in character and learning.
His words “Don’t ever misrepresent the Academy as you leave this place into a larger society, keep the flag flying and chart a good course for your lives and you will benefit from the training and discipline we have inculcated in you”.
The Rector disclosed that out of 157 cadets, 66 graduated with Higher National Diploma HND while 91 had National Diploma in Maritime Transportation, Marine Engineering, Nautical Science and Marine Departments.
In a chat with newsmen shortly after the cadets’ parade, the Rector explained that the Academy adheres strictly to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) standard for admitting cadets per stream.
The new administration of Rector Effedua has changed the narrative in the premier maritime institution by reorienting the mindsets and attitudes of staff against hostile behaviour, sanitized the academy of indiscipline and the bad eggs, shown the way out”.
The Regimental Unit Commander, Lt.Com. Danabay said discipline in maritime is paramount and must be enforced to get the best out of the cadets.
He said the Academy has transformed human beings, moulded characters and instilled discipline.
The Chief Cadet Captain, (Marine Engineering), Ofem Godwin Uwem who spoke on behalf of the graduating cadets, said training in the Academy has been another phase of life of great experience which has made them stronger, more disciplined and self-reliant.
He commended the Rector for the huge transformation through conducive learning ambience, standard academic curriculum and state-of-the-art equipment for training.
He expressed delight over their successful passing out ceremony and wished the cadets well in their future endeavours.