The National Board for Technical Education, has given Charkin Maritime Academy in Port Harcourt, Rivers state accreditation to run two programmes in the institution.
The accreditation was conveyed to the institution in a letter signed by the director, Monotechnic Programmes, Sama’ila Tanko, and addressed to the Provost of CMA, dated November 22, 2022, said the programmes will take effect from October 1, 2023 and will be due for another accreditation in 2027.
The two programmes which are to run in two streams of 40 students each are Marine Engineering Technology and Nautical Science.
According to Maritime Bits, the accreditation of CMA was sequel to the accreditation visitation carried out by NBTE from 30th October to 3rd November, 2022.
In his response to the development, the chief promoter of CMA, Sir Charles Wami, expressed delight that the institution met the stringent requirements for the NBTE accreditation.
He, therefore, called for the support of all stakeholders to ensure that the purpose of setting up CMA is actualised for the benefit of Nigerians in the years ahead.
According to him, the management of the institution will not rest on its oars until all that is required to make CMA the first choice for maritime training in Nigeria as well as the West and Central Africa Sub-regions is attained.
The Charkin Maritime Academy is renowned for being the leading training provider for professionals in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.
It is located along the ever busy East West Road, Ozuoba, Port Harcourt, offering state of the art facilities and equipment including hostel accommodation for the training of seafarers.