ICAO Certifies 9 NCAA Inspectors As Instructors
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has certified nine qualified Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Inspectors as its Instructors.
The nine Certified Instructors are Dr.W.T. Haggai (Head, Aero-medical Standards),Engr.(DR.) I.C.Iteke (National Coordinator, State Safety Programme),Favour Benson – Thomas, Julie Obumselu,Maria Ordor,Ayodele Opeoluwa Obaruvbe, Sunday Ogette Ojoi,Victor Micah U.Okon-Akpan and Collette Nwadiuto Onyeulo-Nwulu.
According to the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye, all these officers attain this qualification after the successful completion of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Training Instructors Course (TIC) and that the training took place at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT),Zaria, a certified TRAINAIR PLUS Centre from February 13th – 17th,2017.
He explained that this certification programme is in line with the NCAA’s Director General’s Four – Point Agenda to continuously develop its internal capacity and that this will accelerate the authority’s human capital development that will continue to strengthen the robust regulation of the Industry.
He added that the ICAO certification has conferred on the instructors the competency to conduct training courses and develop training strategies for course delivery and that apart from that, they are qualified to deliver Standardised Training Package (STPs) based on TRAINAIR methodology as well as conventional courses.
The Training Instructors Course (TIC), Adurogboye explained 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; he said is an online course that lasts for about 30 hours while Part Two is a 40 hour face to face classroom delivery course.
He however pointed out that the successful completion of the Part One is a prerequisite to participating in the Part Two face to face classroom training.
With this development, the Federal Government of Nigeria has saved huge capital flight and conserved substantial foreign exchange from domesticating the training in Nigeria and that these training were hitherto carried out in the diaspora.
These certified instructors now join the four ICAO certified Aviation Security Auditors/Instructors on the staff list of NCAA.
The General Manager stated that this feat by the regulatory authority had received commendation from the global aviation community including United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ICAO.
NCAA, he stated that has training and retraining as its cardinal policy, adding these certifications will further enhance our resolve to provide efficient regulation of the industry.