Press Release: RE: RESUMPTION OF ND II AND HND II CADETS FOR THE 2017/2018 ACADEMIC SESSION

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, hereby refers to the earlier advertisement on the above subject matter as published in the Daily Sun and The Nation Newspapers of Monday, 23rd October, 2017. 

 

The returning HND 2 Cadets who are yet to resume in compliance with this earlier advertisement are hereby given up to Monday, 11th December, 2017 to comply.  Failure to do so will lead to termination of their Cadetship in the Academy.

 

RE: SUSPENSION OF ADMISSION INTO ND I AND HND I FOR THE 2017/2018 ACADEMIC SESSION

 

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, hereby refers to the earlier advertisement on the above subject matter as published in the Sunday Sun and The Nation Newspapers of Sunday, 17th September, 2017 and The Punch of Monday, 18th September, 2017.

 

In furtherance of this advertisement, all applicants who had paid the prescribed fees and are yet to apply for the refund of their fees are hereby advised to do so without delay.  The following evidences of payment must be attached to the application:

 

i.          Photocopy of Remita Payment Slip showing the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR).

ii.         Original copy of Bank Teller

iii.       Bank Account Number for the refund.

iv.       Phone Number of the applicant

 

The application should be forwarded to:

                The Rector

            Maritime Academy of Nigeria

            P.M.B. 1089, Oron

            Akwa Ibom State

            email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Siddi E. Mkpandiok, Anipr MNIM

Public Affairs Dept.

For: Rector

Press Release: RECTOR CHARGES STAFF ON METICULOUSNESS

The Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Cdre. Duja Emmanuel Effedua (Rtd.) has urged Staff of the institution to be committed in the discharge of their duties in the interest the Academy and the Maritime industry as a whole. He said this during a meeting with Staff from select departments recently.

He described the act of vital information leakage in the past as disgraceful and detrimental to the image of the Academy and appreciated the role the Interim Management Committee has played in curbing the menace.

The Rector further called for patience from staff over unpaid peculiar allowance noting that a new kind of allowance is underway to bring back smiles on the faces of Staff.

“I am a supporter of the distribution of meaningful incentives, these are not normal times but we are trying to resolve many things, a new kind of problem free allowance is coming,” he stressed.

In a related development, the Rector has assured the cadets that the IMC is doing everything possible to revive the vision and mission of the Academy.

Reiterating the Federal Government’s determination to reposition and restructure the Academy, he intimated the Cadets that the Interim Management Committee is in talks with relevant bodies and Consultants to help address the lack of opportunities for Cadets Sea Time Experience, inadequate educational facilities and also to seek technical expertise on how best to reposition the Academy for global best practices.

The CEO therefore called on the Cadets to be focused in their studies and stay away from delinquent behaviours that are inimical to their stay in the Academy, as they are the future of the maritime industry.

The highpoint of the meeting was the recognition of 7 Cadets for their demonstration of high sense of discipline by reporting to the Academy on time as was stipulated.

 

From the Desk of:

Corporate Affairs Department

MAN, Oron

Press Release: Rector Commends Cadet Ngremeh’s Leadership Style

The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Ambassador Dr. Joshua Okpo has expressed confidence in the leadership style of the Academy’s First FemaleChiefCadet Captain (CCC), Cadet Peace Ngremeh. The Rector who made this known during the 2015 Cadets Week said he was proud of the CCC for proving the Management right over her selection as head over the Cadets of the the Academy for the 2014/2015 Academic Session.

Amb. Dr. Okpo praised the Cadets for their ingenuity, especially in providing a directional map of the Academy at the Main Gate to aid first time visitors to the Academy locate their way round the institution noted that “the agreement by the 3 schools to put up a project that i am privileged to unveil shows their determination to follow the path of professionalism, which is the essence of their coming to the Academy”. The Academy’s Directional Map is well-positioned to serve as guide to guests coming into the institution.

He assured the Cadets of the Management’s determination to ensure that the vision for which the Institution was established is fully realised. The Rector reiterated the fact that they are being trained for both the national and global maritime market and charged them to study very well so they would be able to match their counterparts anywhere in the world.

Speaking convincingly on the competence of the present Cadet Executive he stated categorically that the Academy, in line with the specifications of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will be streamlined to produce 3 layers of manpower namely: Lower Level Manpower (Short Courses), Middle Level Manpower (ND and HND)  and Higher Level  Manpower (Degree).

“This is the model we are going to adopt, anything outside the specifications of IMO will be contravening these recommendations or standards and will bring sanctions leading to the invalidation of Certificates awarded here,” he added.

In her response, the CCC, Cadet Peace Ngremeh thanked the Rector and Management for the confidence reposed in her and her entire Executive by entrusting the cadets’ leadership to them.

She further recognised God as her source of wisdom, strength and direction and further promised on behalf of other executive members, not to fail in delivering their on Terms of Office.

Appreciating glowingly the supportive role of the Rector, she highlighted his giant strides as the thrust of her leadership.

The much-loaded weeklong event, which had “Exploring the Potentials of MAN-Oron Cadets Today” as the theme, featured a colourful Carnival by the Cadets; Seafarers Competition; Symposium; Sanitation (Cleaning of Major Streets in the Oron Township); Football Competition; Dinner/ Award Night and a Thanksgiving Service.

The Gala Night also saw the crowning of 2015 Mr. and Miss MAN, Oron, through a keen but affable contest and the presentation of different awards to deserving Cadets. Top among them was the Academic Excellence Award, which went to Cadets Peace Ngremeh (CCC) and Okon E. Ime her male counterpart with CGPA of 3.92 and 3.72 respectively.

The highpoint of the event was the conferment of the Humanitarian of the Year Award on the Rector by the Cadets Executive on behalf of all the Cadets, in recognition of his philanthropic gestures within and outside the Academy.

 

 From:

Public Relations Department

Press Release: RECTOR OPENS UP COMMUNITIES AND GRADES NEGLECTED ROADS AND OPENS TWO NEW ONES

The people of Afaha Eduok Vilage in Idua Community came out jubilating today as the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Dr. Joshua Okpo led some members of his Management on inspection of the road linking the Academy with Udung Okung village in Eyo Abasi Community and Afaha Eduok in Idua Community.

This road which has just been graded opened up the villages long neglected by the State Government. The Government had at the peak of the crisis which engulfed the two villages some years ago promised to open them up with tarred roads which have become a mirage.

The Rector also inspected the roads linking Udung Okung with the Federal Housing Estate, Eyo Abasi, Oron Town as well as the paths linking Idua  in Oron Local Government Area, and Udung Okung Local Government Area and directed that they be opened up as well. Also to be graded is the pathway from Idua leading to another fishing Community within the vicinity. The aim is to promote commercial activities between these communities and improve the quality of life of the people.

The cleared site for the construction of Idua Town Hall earlier promised by the Rector was also inspected. He promised to return to the site next week.

Addressing the people of Idua made up of chiefs, elders, a former councillor, youth and some women. The Rector noted that the impromptu inspection was to ensure that the roads graded were properly done. He reminded them of his pledge to ensure that peace returned to the land of Eyo Abasi and Idua and that “resettling the displaced people as a way of completing the peace process was a task that must be done”. He told them again that Idua and Eyo Abasi remained his home and that his Management will do everything possible to improve the welfare of the Idua people, stressing that the Academy was determined, ready and willing to partner with both communities on equal terms. This will give each community a sense of belonging.

Echoes of “God bless you and your family” could be heard all around the Rector as vehicles were abandoned at very bad portions which were not motorable and the team occasionally walked the paths.

Dr. Joshua Okpo recalled their earlier request to have their schools and clinics rehabilitated and pledged to tackle these projects in due course.

 

From:

Public Relations Desk

MAN, Oron

 

Press Release: RECTOR’S OKPO’S LAST OUTING WITH STAFF

Recently, during Staff General meeting, the Management and Staff of the Academy poured encomiums on the Rector, Dr. Joshua Okpo, over his rare leadership style and spectacular administrative acumen.

Speaking one after the other, the Staff praised the Dr. Joshua Okpo for raising the standard of the Academy from where it was before the inception of his administration to where it is now.

They gave him thumps up for his efforts towards enhanced Staff salary, welfare package, Staff Pensionable Gazetting and the  Integrated Personel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) which ensures that every Staff of the institution is documented for regular salary payment. They also commended him for his infrastructural development seen all over the Academy viz: renovation of Smoke Room, Hostels and Administrative Block, Construction of Staff Quarters, Internal Road Network, Bursary Block, Church, Hostels And Mosque among others within the Academy community.

Staff however expressed concern over the incessant media attacks on the person of the Rector and encouraged the Rector to forge ahead while pledging their unalloyed support and cooperation to the Rector.

The Erudite Rector in his response had thanked the staff immensely for their show of love and solidarity and promised to continue to forge ahead, noting that his mandate is to sail the Academy ship to safe landing.

Concerning the 2 months Salary arrears owed Staff, he explained that it was because of a shortfall in the 2015 salary budget which according to him arose from the current employment status of the Academy. Explaining further he said when he arrived Academy in July 2011, the Academy’s wage bill was N 10m monthly but it now stands at about N 70m. He noted that Management was working assiduously with the Federal Ministries of Transport and Finance to ensure that outstanding salary arrears would be paid before 2015 ends.

He noted that by increasing the Management size from a paltry number of not less than 10 persons to 39 persons, he intended to run an all-inclusive administration where decisions would be taken based on the overall interests of the majority.

Dr. Okpo who spoke passionately emphasised on the need for staff to  concentrate on their work, not minding cheap blackmailers whose aim is to pull down the Academy, noting that they need to remain focused and united always.

On the recent and baseless N 13 or N 18 bn probe allegations by some quacks in the journalism profession, the Academy’s helmsman reiterated that the when the Honourable Minister directed for the auditing of MAN’s accounts and projects  based on the 5% releases by NIMASA, he was explicit in his statements and quoted him thus; “ I am not investigating the Rector, Joshua Okpo, I am not investigating the Academy.” he then asserted in clear terms, “Don’t allow anybody to cajole you to lose faith in your able Management”, he stressed  “the issue at stake is that you must continue to work together as a team towards the development of the Academy”.

He further said that the Honourable Minister has promised to address issues relating from non-remittances of the allocated 5% to the Academy, non-payment of Academy’s Dollar equivalent of that Statutory Allocation and to determine what actually constitutes 5% statutory allocation to the Academy.

The Rector also informed staff of the re-commencement of the Monthly Staff Road Walk by January, 2016.

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