The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has given Charkin Maritime Academy (CMA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State accreditation to run two programmes in the award winning premier maritime training institution.
The two programmes which are to run in two streams of 40 students each are Marine Engineering Technology and Nautical Science.
The accreditation which was conveyed to the institution in a letter addressed to the Provost of CMA takes effect from October 1, 2022.
A copy of the letter which was sighted by Maritime Bits showed that the accreditation of CMA was sequel to the accreditation visitation carried out by NBTE from 30th October to 3rd November, 2022.
Signed by the Director, Montechnic Programmes, Sama’ila Tanko for NBTE Executive Director, the letter dated November 22, 2022 said the programmes will be due for another accreditation in 2027.
Apparently elated by the development, the chief promoter of CMA, Sir Charles Wami expressed delight that the institution met the stringent requirements for the NBTE accreditation.
He called for the support of all stakeholders to ensure that the purpose of setting up CMA is actualized 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.
Located along the ever busy East West Road, Ozuoba, Port Harcourt, CMA offers state of the art facilities and equipment including hostel accommodation for the training of seafarers.
It has over the years remain the leading training provider for professionals in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries.