The Management of the Academy wishes to invite suitably qualified candidates to attend the 2016/2017 supplementary interview for admission into Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) programmes of the Academy slated as follows:


1.     Date:                                Monday to Wednesday

                                                28th – 30th November, 2016


2.     Venue:                             Maritime Academy of Nigeria


                                                College Road


                                                Akwa Ibom State


3.     Time:                               0900hrs (each day)


4.     Courses:

        P.G.D                -       Shipping and Transport Management

        P.G.D                -       Maritime Transport Technology

        P.G.D                -       Maritime Engineering


5.     Requirements for the Interview:


Candidates are requested to report for the interview with the following:


i)             Original copy of NYSC Discharged Certificate/Exemption Certificate/Exclusion Certificate.


ii)           Original copy of Degree/HND certificate.


iii)          Certificate of membership of relevant professional body (where applicable).


6.     Payment for Form/Screening:

        Candidates are to pay for the form and the screening exercise at the following rate of:

        N25,000.00 per candidate


8.     Procedure for Payment:


        Candidates are expected to register and pay the above stated amount in cash at the venue of the interview.


Note:       Candidates are expected to request their institutions to forward immediately, their ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS to the Academy.



Dr.  D. J. Essien,MNIM , FCAI,

For: Registrar


The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Ambassador Joshua Okpo on Thursday called on the members of the Academy community and Nigerians as a whole to ensure they cast their votes in the forthcoming elections.  The Rector who said this during the March edition of the Staff Monthly Solemn Assembly asserted that it is obligatory of every citizen to take active part in the forthcoming elections, and to do so by orderly and peaceful conduct.

The Rector also urged a non-violent election and asked the people to pray fervently for peace the Country in the wake of the elections and even beyond, saying “We have come here to pray for God to bless Nigeria, for we have no other Country we can call our own. This Country will see peace and will remain united as one indivisible entity fulfilling the divine plan of God.”

The Global Peace Ambassador who appreciated the man of God and Staff alike for always heeding the call to congregate every month to pray to God to heal the Academy, the host community and the Nation testified that truly the prayers have restored peace in Academy’s host community.

Reiterating the benefits of the monthly prayer meetings the astute Administrator emphasised the need for the people not to relent in prayers. “We are on a journey of rebuilding and repositioning the Academy, the journey is turbulent but by the grace of God we will get there” he said.

Speaking on the theme “What Doest Thou Here” Rev. Mike Ubin admonished the congregation to be efficient always in contributing their quotas to the development of the institution and the Country in general in their various duty posts and places of assignments.

Rev. Ubin expounded flamingly on the nature of God in answering those who fervently call on him. Using the biblical story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal as an example he noted that what people do with their presence on earth is the real essence of their creation.

He stressed that the greatest thing any man could do for him or herself is to discover God’s plan for his or her life adding that the reason Jesus came was to help us discover God and his plan for mankind, and that man’s purpose on earth was achievable when that was attained.

The man of God called on all present to recognise the sacrifice Jesus made for mankind and allow that serve as a guide in their daily duties to the institution and the Nation. He added that every  good idea in life is first conceived in the heart before being watered to fruition. Don’t look at the Academy as a hiding or money making place, Christianity is living the life when no man’s eye is watching you as if you were being permanently watched” he stressed.


Earlier, the event started with beautiful renditions and intercessory prayer session led by the Cadets’ Choir and Pastor R. Izuka, which featured powerful prayer points for the development of the Academy and continued sustenance of peace and progress in the Nation.








The Alumni of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron (AMANO) have said that they would contribute their quota towards the repositioning of their alma mata, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, for global competitiveness.

This was made known by the National President of the association, Engr. Austin Umezurike during the opening ceremony of the National Convention of AMANO, tagged “Ibom 2017”, held in the Refectory of the Academy, recently.

The National President who said his association would support the Academy attain greater height urged members who hold positions of authority in their workplaces and in the society to use such to direct the development of both the institution and the Nigerian society positively.

 He decried the slow pace of development of the institution, especially the inability of the Academy of about 40 years to issue International Certification in Class 1, compared to its counterparts the world over.

“It is disheartening that MAN Oron is still grappling with minor challenges. Most of you hold key positions of influence, so I urge you to develop a symbiotic relationship with our alma mata, form a formidable pool of resource to support our alma mata and the maritime sector. As an alumni, I know you share my pride” He said.

He opined that one of the aims of the IBOM 2017 event was to give members the opportunity to see for themselves the present situation of the Academy and to deliberate on possible ways they could contribute their quota to the development of the Academy.

In his response, member Interim Management Committee and CEO/ Chairman Starzs Marine Investment Company Limited, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun disclosed that the committee is working towards engaging the best hands in the maritime sector to ensure the Academy delivers on its core mandate satisfactorily.

He hinted that the committee has engaged the services of  the immediate past Rector of Ghana Regional Maritime University as a consultant and has also forwarded the curricula of both Class 1 and Class 2 Deck and Engine, to consultants for review with a view to offering the courses in the Academy.

Concerning the recent regulation by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that every vessel with more than 750hp should have an Electro-technical Officer on board, the IMC member disclosed that the course is not offered anywhere in Nigeria but that the IMC has established that department in MAN, Oron.

Engr. Ogbeifun who is also the current SOAN President affirmed that by the time the committee was done with their work a lot of structures will be on ground and the problem of Sea berth for Cadets would become history.

meanwhile, the Rector of the Academy, Cdre. Emmanuel Duja Effedua (Rtd.), who appreciated the Honourable Minister of Transportation’s ingenuity at setting up the Interim Management Committee to restructure and reposition MAN, Oron reiterated the committee’s commitment towards the project and sued for cooperation amongst members of the host communities and Nigerians alike.

He stated that despite the 40 years of existence of the nation’s premier maritime training and education centre, the institution still lacks basic teaching aids and experienced lecturers, thereby putting the prospects of graduates in the global market on a decline.

Disclosing that there is so much to be done to bring the Academy at par with its counterparts the world over, Cdre. Effedua further stated that the restructuring exercise would involve Staff re-orientation on the vision of the Academy, merging of some departments, review and accreditation of courses, provision of modern teaching aids for Cadets’ practical experience, collaboration with relevant maritime organisations on capacity-building of Cadets, as well as periodic engagement of maritime experts as lecturers to boost the quality of lectures.

Papers presented during the 3-day event were Human Capacity Development- a Critical Tool for the Future of the Nigerian Oil & Gas and the Maritime Sector by Engr. Joseph Rotimi Fashakin who was the representative of the Directive General of NIMASA; Mapping the Maritime Academy of Nigeria for Future Excellence – the Challenges and Opportunities was presented by MAN, Oron Rector, Cdre. Emmanuel Duja Effedua (rtd.); the Relevance of Maritime Training in Ship Operation: the Nigerian Perspective  was a paper by Capt. Hambali Yusuf and The Gulf of Guinea and Maritime Security Challenges by Cdre. Salihu Jubril and many others.

Other members of AMANO who spoke differently appreciated the discretion of the Federal Government in setting up an Interim Management Committee made up of seasoned professionals and pledged their unflinching support to work with the Management towards the development of the Academy.

The roll call of other dignitaries who graced the occasion included: The Commissioner for Transport and Petroleum, Mr. Orman Esin;  Commander of the Maritime Guard Command, NIMASA, Navy Capt. K. Odunbanjo; Executive Director Operations and representative of DG NIMASA, Engr. Joseph Rotimi; Director, Maritime Safety NIMASA and Batch vi Cadet; SA to Executive Director Operations, NIMASA; Barr. Peter Agbaminoja; Former AMANO National President and Batch 1 ex-cadet, Capt. Jide Olunguwa.

A good number of ex-cadets from the various batches turned up. The event also witnessed the presentation of awards to outstanding members of AMANO and outstanding Maritime organisations for their various contributions to the development of the Academy and the maritime sub-sector of the Nigerian Economy.


The Desk of Corporate Affairs

MAN, Oron Rector: Management Offers Condolences

The Management of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron on behalf of the Staff, Cadets and Students of the institution paid a condolence visit to the family of their late CEO, Amb. Dr. Joshua Enun Okpo. The Team comprised of members of Management of Director’s Cadre and was led by the Substantive Registrar of the Academy, Mr. Mkpandiok A. Mkpandiok.

Addressing members of the bereaved family, the Registrar said the late Rector was a man with a good heart, intelligent, had a good sense of humour and always had the interest of every one at heart. He noted that his loyalty for his Country and the maritime industry made him unwavering at driving the developmental processes in the Academy being the only government owned maritime training institution in the country, and was determined to raise its standard, a process he died in the course of.

 “The untimely demise of our dear Rector, Amb. Dr. Joshua Okpo is very painful to us, he was full of energy and dedicated to his duty. It is really unfortunate that he had to leave us this early. The Management, Staff, Cadets and Students of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron are still in great shock over this sudden and great loss” he bemoaned.

He then prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed Rector and urged the deceased family to put their hope in God and remain steadfast in God, the Author and the Finisher of our faith, for He alone can really comfort them. 

In his response the elder brother of the deceased, Engr. Manderson Okpo welcomed the team and thanked them for sympathising with the family in their moment of grief. He acknowledged the supremacy of God in every human phenomenon noting that nobody has the right to question Him concerning what happens to human beings.

Praising the team spirit that exist among the Staff of the Academy, Engr. Okpo charged the Management to build on the legacy left behind in the Academy by his late brother, Amb. Joshua Okpo and prayed for God’s infinite wisdom to be their portion in the course of piloting the affairs of the Academy to a conclusive end.

“One thing I always love about the Academy is the way you relate with people. I believe Academy is made up of people from different parts of the Country, yet you relate and communicate very freely. If this is one of the legacies my late brother has left behind, then I pray it should last forever” he said.

On her Part, the Director, School of Maritime Studies, Dr. Mrs. Arit A. Mkpandiok noted that the late Rector touched many lives during his lifetime and “carried everybody along” in the area of administration. 

Sharing the late Rector’s work relationship with members of his Management and staff, she said,  “our amiable Rector will be greatly missed by the Academy community, he was a father to all of us. It is a sad loss but since we are mere mortals we submit to the will of the Almighty God.”

The solemn event climaxed with the presentation of a Condolence Letter to the deceased family and the observation of a minute’s silence in honour of the departed Rector.


From: Public Relations Desk.




There are two methods of form purchase: 

ØOnline Payment 

ØBank Payment 

Online Payment 

The application form can be purchased online by clicking on the Online Payment Option on the registration portal 


1) Use either: Mastercard, Verve or Visa Card 

(Note that the card must be pre-funded for a successful transaction) 

2) Enter basic information to proceed to the payment page. 

NB: An additional charge of =N=300 will be applied to the transaction. 



oVisit: , on the LOG IN PAGE click on the button BELOW that is labeled: “Click here to Pay Online” 

oFill in the form then click the “Proceed” button to proceed to payment page 

oUpon successful payment, click on the “Print” button to print your online receipt. 

oRead the “Registration Procedure” below to continue. 


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The Applicant should proceed to any of the following banks for purchase of application form. 

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Upon successful payment, a receipt will be issued to you by the teller. 

Follow the “Registration Procedure” below to continue. 


oThere are four parts of the form that need to be filled duly, namely: 


§Personal Data 




oVisit the Academy’s website: and click on the Application Form link OR use the direct link: 


oLog in with Payment Pin on your receipt (This is a 16 Character Alphanumeric pin i.e. 123456789012ABCD). The default password is “man2015” which can be changed after login. 


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