Press Release: 2017/2018 Admission exercise suspended

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron hereby inform all applicants and intending Cadets who registered for admission into the Academy for the 2017/2018 Academic Session that the admission exercise for this particular session has been suspended. This is due to the on-going Restructuring and Repositioning exercise being carried on in the Institution by the Federal Government. However, this does not affect Short Courses and Mandatory Programmes which will continue to run as at when due.

Consequently, applicants to all regular programmes of the National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma are by this notice advised to apply to the Office of The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom State for the refund of Aptitude Test Fee earlier paid.

Accordingly, the affected candidates are expected to attach the following to their refund application:

i.                    Photocopy of their Remita Payment Evidence showing RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference).

ii.                 Original Copy of their Bank Teller.

iii.               Bank and Account Number for refund of the said sum.

iv.               Phone Number.

The affected Candidates as well as members of the public should please note.

We regret any inconvenience, which the latest change may have caused.


Siddi E. Mkpandiok,Anipr,MNIM

Director, Corporate Affairs

(For: Chairman, Interim Management Committee)

Press Release: CFFK to Partner MAN, Oron on Cadets Training

Towards producing competent seafarers in compliance with global standards in maritime training, the Registrar, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Mr. Mkpandiok A. Mkpandiok has said the Academy will welcome collaboration with Ching Fu Fong Kuo Ship Building Company in training its Cadets.

This indication was made known during the recent visit of a delegation from the Taiwan largest private shipyard to the Academy on a facility inspection.

The physically elated Registrar appreciated Engr. Lawrence Esin for his good gesture towards the development of the Academy and called on other private individuals to follow suit.

He expressed optimism that the visit was a welcomed development noting that collaborating with the ship building company will widen the horizon of Academy’s Cadets, as well as clear the backlog of Cadets waiting for Sea Time Experience.

Mr. Mkpandiok assured team CFFK of the Management’s cooperation, adding that such opportunities would not only fast track the development of the Academy but also improve the economic live in the area as well as create employment opportunities for indigenous professionals in the maritime field.

Earlier, the Chairman of a Taiwan based holding company, First Grand Enterprises Incorporated, Engr. Lawrence Esin who led the delegation said, the Team were quite enthusiastic that the nation’s premier maritime training institution was a fantastic location for their kind of business.

Engr. Esin who thanked the Registrar for receiving them at short notice, extended the company’s sympathy over the unfortunate loss of the Academy’s indefatigable Rector, Dr. Joshua Okpo while also extolling his good virtues and accomplishments in the Academy.

Introducing the company, Engr. Esin said the CFFK Ship Building Company Ltd. is a firmly established world-class shipyard, with experience and success in building a variety of vessels for their customers, located in the world's fourth largest container port, Kaohsiung, Taiwan's southern port city.  

He stated that the company has experience in building all types of vessels including oil and chemical tankers up to 15,000 tons, general product carriers, high-tech marine research vessels, 1500-2100 cbm super tuna purse seiners, high speed patrol boats and tug boats and are also into Dry docking & Maintenance, Steel Repairs, Engine Repairs, Paint Shop and Electrical Repairs.

He stated that team CFFK was in the Academy to discuss with Academy’s Management possible ways of collaboration in the area of establishing a dry dock and exchange programmes between the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron and the Calcium Institute of Maritime.

Esin who intimated the Registrar that the company was in Nigeria to negotiate the acquisition of shares in the Brass LNG has the express permission of the Agricultural Minister to inspect the Ebughu Fishing Terminal in Mbo Local Government Area and the  Ferry Service between Calabar and Oron.

He decried the fact that the companies that have been moribund for several years now could solve unemployment related issues for professionals in the area as well as ensure the full exploitation of the maritime potentials embedded in the area.

He further informed the Registrar that the Chairman of the Ching Fu Shipbuilding Company will be visiting the Academy next year but added that it would be considerable for a team from the  Academy to visit the company’s facility before then to see for themselves the services the company is capable of providing as well as ascertain their competence.








The management of the Academy wishes to inform all candidates who applied for admission into National Diploma in the following courses:


1.    ND – Electrical Electronics Engineering


2.    ND – Marine Meteorology and Oceanography


3.    ND – Hydrology and Fisheries Science




that there is a change in the date for the entrance examination from              18th July, 2015 to Saturday, 25th July, 2015.  This measure is taken in consideration of the forth-coming Salah celebration.


New Date:       Saturday, 25th July, 2015


 Time:               0700hours


Venue:             Maritime Academy of Nigeria,






                                Akwa Ibom State.

 N/B:  Candidates are expected to come with their photo-cards for the purpose of identification.



Dr.  D. J. Essien,MNIM, FCAI,


For: Rector





As CILT-accredited training institution in Nigeria, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron has been expanding the frontiers of professional education and training aimed at improving the transportation sector of the nation’s economy. This unique role played by MAN, Oron came to the fore once more at the 2015 Logistics and Transport Professionals’ Dinner and Award Night held last Tuesday at Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja. It was the gathering of the movers and shakers of the transport sector in Nigeria.

The Academy was rewarded with the “Best Training Provider of CILT Examinees” award for 2015, in a lively ceremony which had prominent Nigerian transport professionals in attendance. The Chairman of the event was the former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority Chief Adebayo Sarunmi. The award segment climaxed a night of terse, solution-seeking but brief addresses by transport experts.

Earlier, the out-going President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Nigeria (CILT), Major General UT Usman (Retired) lauded members who are operating in different parts of the Country in circumstances which could be termed discouraging yet are making waves while moving the nation’s economy forward. He challenged them to raise the tempo of their transportation activities in the overall interest of Nigerians in the coming years.

In his comment, the Hon. Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos State, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola informed of the formulation of the first inter-modal transport policy in the country by any state, noting that when it becomes fully operational, the policy will change the face of transportation in Lagos State.

Also earlier in the night, a minute’s silence was held in honour of the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Dr. Amb. Joshua Okpo, who until his demise was a Fellow of the Institute.

The Academy’s delegation to the event was led by Dr. (Engr.) Innocent C. Ezeala who is the Director, School of Marine Engineering. Also in team were Dr. (Engr.) Anthony Anayo Ishiodu, Dr. John Adeyanju, Mr. Siddi E. Mkpandiok, Head, Public Relations, Mr. Emmanuel Essien and Mr. Abdullahi I. Kuraye.


From: Public Relations Department.



Press Release: CSR: 48 get skilled As Acting Rector gets Vote of Confidence

There was excitement in the air as the women of Ukpata/ Afaha Eduok in Idua Community, one of the Host Communities of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron turn out in large numbers at Government Primary School, Ukpata/Afaha Eduok, the venue of the skills acquisition programme sponsored by the Management of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron. The event which was organized for the natives held recently and was a huge success.

The community people who expressed their views differently commended in strong terms the efforts of the Mkpandiok A. Mkpandiok led Administration towards giving them a new lease of life after the crisis they experienced.

The youth leader of the community, Ulap Victor Okon Bassey who spoke on behalf of the youths, acknowledged in glowing terms the efforts of the present Management in touching the lives of members of the host community, minding the constraints confronting the present Management.

Ulap Victor said the youths of the community have passed a vote of confidence because the Acting Rector has demonstrated devotion, diligence, commitment, capability and a superlative wealth of experience in piloting the affairs of the institution, not just in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility but also in other spheres of his administration and the drive towards academic excellence, and judging from the serenity the academic environment now wears, it was proper to encourage the Acting Rector in his vision to actualize the institutions mandate, in line with the dreams of the Academy’s founding fathers.

The youth leader was of the opinion that M. A. Mkpandiok has all it takes to interpret the restructuring and repositioning agenda of the Federal Government, believing that he would use his wealth of experience and exposure  in the maritime industry and in particular the Academy community judiciously.

He called for cooperation from socio-political groups and associations, urging them to identify with the new administration in their desire to actualize the vision and aspirations of the federal government.

He intimated that 48 participants were selected from different families from both clans of Ukpata / Afaha Eduok villages for the one-day training.


In the same vein, the Village Head and former Councillor representing Idua Ward 4 in Oron Local Government Council, Hon E. E. Okon said the programme which was the first in the history of the community was highly appreciated and will bring a new lease of life to his community at large, and most importantly to the beneficiaries.

The physically elated accountant  said the programme would go a long way in not just reducing the poverty level in the community but also would curb restiveness and other social vices associated with youth idleness, thereby providing a safe and conducive learning space for cadets and students.

He noted that when he first heard the news, his joy knew no bounds because, according to him, the programme means a lot to the lives of his people.

He observed that the Academy’s Management has demonstrated the popular philosophy of teach a man how to fish and you feed him for the rest of his lives, rather than just giving fish all the time, and  further used the opportunity to appeal to the Management to kindly empower the women who are now skilled with kick-off support. This he said would ensure the programme achieves a logical conclusion, uplifting the people.  

Also speaking on behalf of the women, the Woman Leader of the Community, Mrs. Ekaette Bassey thanked the Management for remembering the women, noting that the skills acquisition is the best thing that has happened to them.

She expressed optimism that the women would make good use of the acquired skills and also called on the Management of Academy, the Local Government authority and well spirited individuals to complement the efforts of the Academy by empowering the women to start-off on a large scale.

Earlier, staff of the Academy’s Corporate Affairs Department who graced the occasion expressed delight at the turn out and the success the event recorded and commended the enormous role played by the women in the development of the Society.

The women were urged to put to practice the skills learnt.

The women were trained in the preparation of meat pie, chops, chin-chin, egg roll, bons, and pancake and also in soda, toilet and liquid  soaps making.


Corporate Affairs Desk

MAN, Oron.


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