The Federal Government, on Saturday, laid the foundation for the construction of an ultra-modern School of Aeronautic and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Ogbaru, Anambra State,reports daily news.
Former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, who spoke at the ceremony, said the foundation stone laying ceremony marks the full commencement of the project at Akili-Ozuzo, Ogbaru Local Government Area, adding that the project was aimed at inculcating practical and technical knowledge to students of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko.
According to her, the school will contribute in multiple aspect of students’ lives and give them knowledge as they will acquire skills and practical knowledge to be employable in the near future, as she hoped that it will help the students to be better people in future.
Oduah expressed optimism that the project, which was initially mapped to gulp N250 million, will be completed on time and on specification, while commending President Goodluck Jonathan for the new innovative he had brought into educational sector.
Apart from the aeronautic and aircraft maintenance engineering, the school shall also train students on other sections of aviation like training air hostesses and other people working in the aircraft, so that we will not again depend on using people abroad each time they need to maintain their aircraft.
We shall be serving the aviation sector from here,” Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Godwin Onu, said.