Nine employees of the inspectors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have qualified and duly certified as International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) instructors.
The certified instructors are the head, aeromedical standards Dr. W.T. Haggai, national coordinator, sate safety programme, DR. I.C. Iteke, Favour Benson – Thomas, Julie Obumselu, Maria Ordor, Ayodele Opeoluwa Obaruvbe, Sunday Ogette Ojoi, Victor Micah, U. Okon-Akpan and Collette Nwadiuto Onyeulo-Nwulu.
The spokesman for NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye said all the officers obtained the qualification after the successful completion of the ICAO Trainair Plus Training Instructors Course (TIC) which took place last month at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.
“This certification programme is in line with the NCAA’s director general’s four – point agenda to continuously develop its internal capacity. This will accelerate the Authority’s human capital development that will continue to strengthen the robust regulation of the Industry.
“The ICAO certification has conferred on the instructors the competency to conduct training courses and develop training strategies for course delivery. In addition, they are qualified to deliver Standardised Training Package (STPs) based on TRAINAIR methodology as well as conventional courses.
“These certified instructors now join the four ICAO certified Aviation Security Auditors/Instructors on the staff list of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).This feat by the regulatory authority has received commendation from the global aviation community including United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ICAO,” he said.
TIC is an ICAO Standardised Training Package (STP) under the Trainair Plus Programme (TPP) of the ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) office in cooperation with the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO).
The TIC is segmented into two parts and is offered to aviation professionals at Trainair Plus Centres.
Part one is an online course that lasts for about 30 hours while part two is a 40-hour face to face classroom delivery course.
However, the successful completion of the part one is a prerequisite to participating in the part two face to face classroom training.