PRESS RELEASE: EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR SALES OF FORM FOR 2015/2016 ACADEMY SESSION

The Management of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron has extended the deadline for the sales of form for 2015/2016 Academic session.

All prospective Higher National Diploma seeking admission into the Academy should proceed to the unlisted Banks and obtained their forms for just Ten thousand Naira Only (N10,000).

 

o Access Bank Nigeria Plc
o Diamond Bank Plc
o Ecobank Nigeria
o Entreprise Bank Plc
o Fidelity Bank Plc
o First Bank of Nigeria Plc
o First City Monument Bank
o Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
o Jaiz Bank Plc
o Keystone Bank
o Mainstreet Bank Plc
o Skye Bank Plc
o Stanbic IBTC Bank
o Sterling Bank Plc
o Union Bank Nigeria Plc
o United Bank for Africa
o Unity Bank Plc
o WEMA Bank Plc
o Zenith Bank International

Upon successful payment, a receipt will be issued to you by the teller.
Follow the “Registration Procedure” below to continue.

• Registration

o There are four parts of the form that need to be filled duly, namely:
§ Passport
§ Personal Data
§ Referee/Sponsor
§ History

o Visit the Academy’s website: macademyoron.org and click on the Application Form link OR use the direct link: macademyoron.org

o Log 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.

o After successful login, upload your passport; fill in the form correctly and save the form.
NB: Do not click on the submit checkbox until you are ready to submit the form.

o After filling the form successfully, you can submit the form by scrolling to the bottom of the page, check the submit checkbox and then click save.
o Print out your receipt by clicking on “Print Receipt” under the Payments Menu

• Screening
o You will receive an invitation for screening via Email and SMS.
o The Screening date will also be made available on the website, so we recommend that you check our website: macademyoron.org frequently for updates.

Press Release: GHANAIAN CONSULTANTS ARRIVE ACADEMY

Consultants from REFAST Consulting Company, Ghana, led by the immediate Past Rector of Ghana Regional Maritime University, Capt. Aaron Turkson have arrived the Academy today, Monday, 13th November, 2017. The visit is in line with the ongoing repositioning and  restructuring exercise in the Academy.

In his remarks, Capt. Aaron Turkson said their Terms of Reference is to review Class 1 and 2 Deck and Engine Programmes, take a look at the Course Files of all the programmes offered in the Academy and draw up a curriculum for the establishment of Eletro-Technical Office Department.

He expressed satisfaction with the quality of some Lecturers and facilities in the Academy and wondered why  the Academy is still unable to train Master Mariners and Chief Engineers. He however stated that they would be commencing a training on Course File for all the programmes offered in the Academy.

Capt. Turkson decried the nonchalance of young maritime professionals towards teaching in maritime institutions. He observed it was due to low remuneration when compared to what is obtainable in the oil and gas firms in the region.

The former Rector who said they were in the Academy to share experience further encouraged the lecturers to continue to hold on for as long as their strength would carry them, because according to him the dearth of seafarers can only be addressed by provision of same to work in the maritime industry. Its not easy to find professionals like you,

“Facilities and Buildings do not make institutions, it is the quality of academic programmes and the trainees that make the institution, and you are the backbone so don’t allow bottlenecks to drag you back” he stressed.

He, however, emphasised the need to encourage young professionals to take up lecturing opportunities in maritime training institutions.

He also observed that the Academy lacks some relevant simulators like ECDISS, RADAR ARPA, GMDSS and noted that in the course of their work they would audit  the simulators and come out with appropriate recommendations in line with STCW Conventions.

Earlier, Dr. Kevin Okonna who represented the Rector, Cdre. Duja Emmanuel Effedua had welcomed the visitors to the Academy, saying that their engagement was a result of the Federal Government’s determination to reposition and restructure the nation’s premier maritime education and training institution, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron for global best practices and competitiveness.

He added that the relevant Staff would cooperate with them to ensure the quick realisation of the restructuring exercise and wished them a successful stay in the Academy.

Also speaking the Director, School of Nautical Studies, Capt. Francis Kponu expressed satisfaction over the decision of the Federal Government to seek the counsel of the seasoned professionals.

He pledged their unflinching support to whatever plan that would move the Academy forward, adding that the only way to bring in young and vibrant professionals into lecturing was to beef-up the remuneration that is better than what is obtainable now.

It could be recalled that about a forthnight ago, a member of the Interim Management Committee and CEO/Chairman Starzs Marine Investment Limited, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun made it known at the  maiden Annual Convention  of the Alumni of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron (AMANO) the former Rector of the Regional Maritime University, Ghana, has been engaged to work with the IMC in realisation of its objectives.

Also present at the meeting were some senior professional lecturers in the Academy including Head of Oil and Gas, Capt F. D. Endoyan; Ag. Director, School of  Marine Engineering, Engr. Maurice Ijeoma; Head of Nautical Science Department, Capt. Balogun; Head of Boat/ Ship Building Technology, Engr. William Ekwerre; Head, Marine Meteorology Department, Dr. John Adeyanju and others.

 

 From:

The Desk of Corporate Affairs

Press Release: GOUNDBREAKING CEREMONY AT AFAHA EDUOK COMMUNITY

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF TOWNHALL AT AFAHA EDUOK AT IDUA COMMUNITY LED BY DR. JOSHUA OKPO (RECTOR, MAN, ORON), HIS MANAGEMENT TEAM AND THE COMMUNITY’S CLAN HEAD, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, OFONG EDET N. EKENG ON 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2015.

Press Release: HOPE RISES FOR MAN, ORON AS AUDIT COMMITTEE PLEDGES SUPPORT

There seem to be a ray of hope for the nation’s premier maritime training institution, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron as The visiting Presidential Audit Committee, PAC, pledges unflinching support to fast track the transformation of the Academy to a world-class Degree-awarding maritime institution.

Situated on a vast stretch of land with a waterfront in Oron Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, on Latitude 4.47'N and Longitude 8.15'E, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in her late 30s (36) has been through the advent and exodus of different administrations at different times and seasons. However, the last four years in the life of the institution showcases a drastic twirl from what obtained over the last three decades of her establishment.

Being the sole, government-approved trainer of Seafarers in the Country, MAN, Oron, which enables Nigeria to be put on the White List of the world’s apex maritime regulatory body, International Maritime Organisation (IMO), could best be likened to the metaphorical goose that lays the golden eggs, hence, its significance to nation building.

The White List is a list of countries assessed by the IMO as properly implementing the Standard of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping 95 Convention (STCW-95). A country that is on the White List is deemed by the IMO to be in full and complete compliance with the STCW 95 for seafarers. By this, it means Mariners holding certificates or endorsements issued by White List countries would find it easier to get jobs on foreign-going ships and get endorsements from other countries than seafarers whose countries are not on the list.

In the last four years of Dr. Joshua Okpo’s administration, different groups - governmental and socio-political on a visit to the Academy have continued to express their utmost contentment at both the resourcefulness of the Rector at administering the affairs of the Academy and the escalating pace at which the developmental processes in the Academy is being driven.

The recent visit by the Presidential Audit Committee, which could be termed very crucial, saw the committee members joining a host of others before them in commending the Rector over his infrastructural renaissance and human capital development in the institution even in the face of inadequate funding.

The Committe Chairman and representative of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Shehu Musa made this known with a solemn promise that the Committee will do everything within its power to ensure Academy’s challenges are addressed urgently.

Shehu Musa assured the Rector and Management that President Mohammadu Buhari will be properly briefed on the developmental strides of the Academy’s Management towards transforming the institution to a degree awarding one as well as the challenges hindering its development. “We assure you that the challenges you mentioned here will be brought to the notice of the President”, he reiterated.

The Committee Chairman who said that the committee members were quite impressed with the Rector’s judicious use of the funds made available to the Academy, promised that action will be taken to address the challenges bedevilling the development of the Academy. “Your case is a known one, we want to assure you that before the end of this assignment you will see the impact of our mission, we will do our best to make sure all the issues discussed here are resolved”, He promised.

Earlier, an elated Rector, Dr. Okpo who had welcomed the team to the Academy extended his appreciation to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing him as Rector of the Academy for a second term of four years.

He hinted them that the major challenges facing the Academy are inadequate funding and lack of a training vessel to give Cadets Sea Time Experience, which he rightly put as one of the basic requirements for acquiring Certificate of Competence (COC) from the International Maritime Organisation, IMO.

Dr. Okpo further informed the committee members that the Academy is being sandwiched by two (once) warring communities and that the Management in the bid to sustain a peaceful academic environment for the thousands of Nigerians who patronise the Academy for both Regular and Short Courses, is doing a lot in the area of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the Host Communities. He said, “In other to enable the ousted people of Udung Okung return to their ancestral community, we have created a Police Post between the two communities. We intend to also intervene in these communities in the area of road construction and renovation or building of Schools, Health Centres, Town Halls and Markets”.

Recounting some of the milestones his administration has reached in the last four years, he noted, “On my arrival the thrust of my administration was radical infrastructural repositioning:- lighting has improved from 5 hour daily to 24 hours everyday service. The same for water supply. The once warring communities of Ukpata- Idua and Udung Okung- Eyo Abasi now worship God in one accord during the Academy’s Monthly Solemn Assembly. Besides, the massive infrastructural rebirth of Staff Quarters, Academic Laboratory, and Classroom Blocks all dotting the landscape of the Academy, are available for all.

Concerning the specialised nature of the Academy, the Rector explained that there is need for urgent fund intervention so that the Management would be able not only to attract the required and right calibre of manpower who will impart the needed skills into the cadets but to also provide a well secured and conducive environment for them to work in.

“All the facilities, manpower and infrastructure must be in place. The International Maritime Organisation as repeatedly urged the Academy to be properly upgraded and updated to avoid Nigeria from being removed from the White List”, he urged.

Dr. Okpo urged the committee to prevail on the relevant statutory body to release Academy’s funds properly and on time, noting that the institution has not been able to execute and complete a lot of projects including organising her Passing out Parade for cadets because of insufficient funds. It is also observed that paucity of funds may delay Cadets resumption for the new academic year.

He suggested that government could make a policy thrust where every shipping company operating in the territorial waters of Nigeria would take at least 2 cadets for practical Sea Time Experience, which according to him will solve the problem of having a back log of cadets waiting for the mandatory Sea Time Experience, to become real professionals.

“Training these cadets without giving them Sea Time is like training a soldier without giving him a gun. With the kind of regimentation they receive they may constitute nuisance to the society if they are not gainfully engaged”, he stressed.

The Rector who distinguishes himself as an Ambassador of Peace, has been described at several fora as a leader with a large heart that contains progress, development and prosperity. As he pursues persistently the standardisation of the Academy’s programmes, with unrelenting vigour, the Team assured him and all other hardworking and dedicated leaders and workers of the staunch support of Nigerians.

Undoubtedly, the role of MAN, Oron in nation building cannot be underestimated, for as long as the Academy continues to perform its training role creditably, meeting international standards, Nigeria will continue to remain on the White List.

Furthermore, there is need for special funding by the government and stakeholders over its standardisation programme to ensure that the Academy continues to function optimally for the good of the country and the benefit of all Nigerians

Finally, available records of the Rector’s performance in the last four years are a pointer to the fact that he leads with the fear of God and the determination to make a significant Change. Therefore, the focus is now on the government to adopt a pragmatic approach in making policies favourable to the development of the nation’s premier maritime training institution and to ensure adequate and timely release of funds that will drive the transformation process in the Academy, now and in the future.

From:

 

Public Relations Desk

Press Release: INVITATION TO 2016/2017 POST JAMB UTME SCREENING EXERCISE FOR NATIONAL DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

The management of the Academy wishes to invite all the candidates who selected Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom State as their institution of First Choice and have scored the minimum of 180 marks (National cut-off-mark) to attend the Post JAMB UTME screening exercise for National Diploma programmes as slated bellow:

 

1.     Date for the Screening exercise:    

        Sunday – Friday

        21st – 26th August, 2016

 

2.     Examination Centre:      

        Maritime Academy of Nigeria

        P.M.B 1089,College Road,

        Oron,

        Akwa Ibom State

                                                 

3.     Arrival Date:

        Sunday 21st August, 2016

 4.     Time:

         0730 hours (each day)

 

5.     Courses:

ND    -       Nautical Science

ND    -       Marine Engineering

ND    -       Boat/Ship Building Technology

ND    -       Maritime Transport and Business Studies

 

6.     Requirements for the Screening Exercise:

 

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

i)             JAMB result print-out

ii)           Original copy of credentials (including First School Leaving Certificate).

iii)          Candidate’s Photo Card printed from the portal

iv)         Original copy of Birth Certificate/Age Declaration.

v)           Original copy of Certificate of Local Government/State of Origin.

vi)         A pair of White Canvas and Socks.

vii)        White Short and Vest.

viii)       Blanket.

ix)          Bucket and Drinking Cup.

x)           Toiletries.

 7.     Medical Test/Screening:

 

        In view of the unique nature of the Maritime Academy and the requirements for the training of seafarers, all candidates must be subjected to a comprehensive medical test before admission.

 

        Consequently, all candidates are requested to pay the sum of N2,500.00 as screening fee and come along with N15,000.00 for medical test to cover the following tests:

 

1)   Chest X-ray

2)   Packed cell volume

3)   Hepatitis  Surface Antigen

4)   Genotype

5)   TB Serology

6)   Pregnancy Test

7)   Blood Group

8)   Urinalysis

9)   Visual Acuity

 

8.     Procedure for Online Payment:

       

1.     Log on to http://macademyoron.org.

2.     Click on registration and select “Application Form”.

3.     Click on “Purchase Form”.

4.       Enter the following details: First Name, Middle Name,  Surname, Email, Phone Number, Choice of Program (e.g. ND, HND and PGD), Choice of Course.

 

5.        Note: for ND applications you will be prompted to enter your  JAMB Reg. No., JAMB year and JAMB Score when applying for all courses.

6.           Click “Continue” and on the next page, your remita RRR code will be displayed for you (you can note it down).

7.           Click on “Click Here to Pay”.

8.           Choose mode of payment e.g. online payment or Bank Branch.

9.           For online payment, enter your card details.

10.   An exam number will be generated for you; this will be your           log in ID.

11.   Log in with your exam number as user ID and 2016/2017 as password.

12.        Click “Complete Registration”.

13.       For Bank Branch Payment print remita invoice which contains your RRR code.

14.        Proceed to the designated banks to make payment.

15.      Proceed to the portal and click "Get Exam Number"

16.   Enter your RRR number and click "Confirm Payment/Get Exam Number", Your exam number and your transaction details will be displayed to you.

17.       Log in with your exam number as user ID and 2016/2017 as password

18.        Click “Complete Registration”.

 

9.     Closing Date:

        Closing date for the submission of application forms is August 19, 2016.

 

10.    Feeding/Accommodation:

        Accommodation would be provided free to all candidates, while arrangement would be made in respect of feeding on pay-as-you-eat basis.

       

However, candidates are expected to come with sufficient amount of money for their feeding.

 

 

 

Dr.  D. J. Essien,MNIM , FCAI,

For: Registrar

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