The management of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron wishes to inform all Cadets/Students and the entire public that the new resumption date for the 2015/2016 academic session is slated as follows:


New Resumption Date:                                Sunday 15th November, 2015


Commencement of Registration:           Monday 16th November, 2015


Orientation for newly admitted cadets:  Monday - Sunday, 16th - 22nd November, 2015


Commencement of Lectures:                        Monday 23rd November, 2015


Guidelines for Payment of Fees:


1.     (a). Visit

(b). click on pay here


(c). log on to

2.     Click pay a federal government agency

3.     Under MDAs, type Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron and select

4.     Click on service purpose and select relevant payment (e.g. cadet/student’s fees)

5.     Enter description (e.g. first term fees)

6.     Enter the correct amount

7.     Enter the full name of the student/cadet

8.     Enter the cadet/student’s e-mail address

9.     Enter the cadet/student’s phone number

10     Enter the random security code displayed

11.    Click proceed to payment

12.    Copy and take the RRR code generated to any bank of your choice for payment


                Pay with card or wallet


                Internet banking, directly from the payment platform


13.    Bring the printed e-receipt generated after payment to the Academy to collect official receipt.



Please note that any cadet/student who fails to report within two (2) weeks of resumption shall forfeit his/her admission. Also, late registration shall attract a surcharge of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only.


On arrival, newly admitted cadets are requested to report to the Regimental Unit Commander (RUC) for joining routine.


For detailed information, please contact  the undersigned.




Dr.  D. J. Essien, FCAI, FIIPS

For: Rector




All Returning Cadets for the 2017/2018 Academic Session should report to the Academy latest on Saturday, 28th October, 2017. Registration and Regimentation will commence on Monday, 30th October, 2017.


Returning Cadets are expected to pay their Semester Fees and any outstanding fees prior to resumption as defaulters shall not be allowed into the Academy.





1.  Students should visit the school portal

2.  Click on login

3  Click on student login

4  Enter Matriculation/Registration Number as username and man2016 as password

5.  Click on Fees 

6.  Click on "Generate School Fees Invoice"

7.  Select the Session, Programme, Semester and Category

8.  Click on Continue

9.  Click "Pay Via Remita"

10. Those who want to pay at the bank should copy/print the RRR number generated and take it to the Bank while those who want to pay via card   should continue by clicking on their card type (i.e. Verve, Mastercard or Visa)

11.  After concluding payment through any means, students should click again on student’s login, they will now be granted opportunity to do course registration and print their receipt.

Note:ND 2 Cadets are expected back in the Academy on Sunday, 7th January, 2018 after the completion of their mandatory Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).



Please be properly guided.





Siddi E. Mkpandiok,Anipr,MNIM

Director, Corporate Affairs

For: Rector


The Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Dr. Joshua Okpo, was one of the few recipients of the 6th edition of awards lined up by the organisers of the Niger Delta Achievers Merit Award (NDAMA) in Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, recently.

The rising pile of awards on the Rector is a far-telling testimony of the extraordinary feats Dr. Okpo has attained in the Academy in the critical areas of infrastructural development, Cadets enhanced training and staff welfare programmes. Little wonder why the organisers of the latest (NDAMA) award honoured him as the “Academic Man of the Year”____

a meritorious and fitting title for a man with a large heart in matters of development and training.

President, Niger Delta Achievers Merit Award, Comrade Derick Akakabota, commended the Rector for changing the story of the Academy within the space of 4 years and expressed the hope that this addition to the Rector’s numerous accolades will encourage him to do more for the institution and his Country

The Rector was accompanied to the event by the Head of Public Relations, Mr. Siddi Mkpandiok, SA to the Rector, Mrs. Odo Ansa-Eno, Mr. Gbenga Odepe and the Academy’s Media Consultant, Mr. Edet Okpo.



Public Relations Department.

Press Release: We Are Transforming Progressively and I Make Bold To Say That MAN, Oron Will Award Degrees – Joshua Okpo

Those were the words of the affable, astute and passion driven Administrator, the Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Dr.  (Amb.) Joshua Okpo, during a Thanksgiving Service organised in his honour by a group of Pentecostal and Orthodox Ministers on account of his re-appointment for another 4 year tenure as the Rector of the Academy by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.


“Gratitude”, according to Zig Zigler, “is the healthiest of all human emotions, the more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for”. This and many more seem to be on the minds of the Rector and his friends who organised the event as they led other friends, family members, Management and Well Wishers to The Testimony Assembly Church at Eyetong Road, Oron to thank God for a successful first tenure and the commencement of the Rector’s second tenure.


Dr. Joshua Okpo expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the confidence reposed in him and for his show of love towards the Academy and promised to deliver on his mandate. Acknowledging himself as a vessel sent by God to bring fruition to God’s plans for the Academy, the Maritime Industry, Nigeria and the World at large, he called on all stakeholders in Oro Nation and beyond to join hands with him to take Academy to greater heights.


He emphasised that the Academy, as a Specialised Institution caters for Lower, Middle and Higher Level Manpower for the Maritime Industry as stipulated by the International Maritime Organisation, is a Nautical College which was established basically to train Mariners who will man the Gulf of Guinea and the nation’s sea trade.

Clearing the air on the specialised nature of the Academy, Dr. Okpo said that the Certificate of Competence (COC) issued by the Academy, which enables its graduates work anywhere in the world, is renewable every six months, different from certificates issued by other conventional universities adding that the NUC or Ministry of Education do not issue such.

He stressed that as the CEO of the Academy he is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that government’s mission and policy concerning the Academy is fulfilled. “We are always conscious in our actions as a Management, to make the Academy compete in standards with other reputable Maritime Training institutions the world over”, he asserted.

Explaining further, he affirmed that there are other tertiary institutions within and outside the country awarding degrees up to PhD level without the “University” toga and called on all right thinking individuals to desist from using the Academy as a platform for politicking as this is detrimental to the growth of the institution, the Maritime Industry and the Country as a whole. He therefore called for all hands to be on deck while promising to use his office, as the Chief Accounting Officer, to transform the Academy and the landscape of Oro Nation.

In his homily titled “Understanding the Working Power of God’s Grace” (1 Corinthians 15: 10; a text earlier read by the Rector)the Presiding Bishop of Testimony Assembly, Pastor Kaiso Okpo (with no relationship with the Rector) defined Grace to mean when God puts His ability in a man to make him do certain things for the glory of His name, adding that the type of Grace one carries defines the nature of the challenges he faces in the course of doing his work.


Mentioning strong character development as one of the basic ways to sustain God’s Grace, the man of God noted that the development of any nation hinges on peace, God’s glory and goodwill among men. He admonished present day Nigerians to see this virtue as very critical for the manifestation of God’s glory in their various assignments.


Pastor Kaiso Okpo further called on the Rector to pay deaf ears to backbiters, be focused and reason intelligently in the course of his work while giving him the assurance that God will always be with him.

Apostle Princewill Arabor from Abuja who was one of the many Ministers on board, anchored an aspect of the programme where he extolled the extraordinary qualities of Dr. Joshua Okpo which set him aside as an exceptional leader.

When the Rector and Management team danced before the Alter, it reminded many of the Biblical Davidic Dance of joy and jubilation

The highpoints of the epoch making event featured administration of Anointing Oil on the Rector and prayers for him, the Management and the Academy.







The Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron has reiterated the determination of the institution to uphold its rating as the nation’s foremost training institution for Seafarers. He also swore to ensure that the Academy attains enviable standards globally to consolidate its pride of place.

He made these remarks when the Executives and members of Agape Daughters Organization, a socio-cultural body with membership drawn from the 5 Local Government Areas of Oro Nation came on Courtesy Visit to the Academy.

The Rector commended the love radiated by the group which stands them out as a unique platform for virtuous women, noting that their activities and works spread beyond their circle across the larger society. He expressed the hope that working with Agape Daughters will be a beneficial experience for the Academy, the group and humanity.

He reassured the group that the Academy’s Management has a corporate responsibility to identify with positive missions aimed at alleviating the pains of the poor and needy in society. He lauded the group’s resolve to build an orphanage, the first of its kind in Oro Nation as something quite visionary and touching, promising Management’s reasonable support for the project and thanked them for being the first group to visit after his reappointment.

Earlier, the President of the group, Mrs. Elizabeth Etim Uno in an Address said that they were glad to use the opportunity to thank God and President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing Dr. (Amb.) Joshua Okpo as Rector of the Academy. She observed; “We have kept track record of your goodwill and the projects executed during your first tenure and we appreciate your effort so far and expect more to come in the next four years. We wish to say that this gesture by your office is a demonstration of the fact that your administration has a reputation for good governance, accommodating positive contributions of others and has a human face in policy implementation”.

Speaking further on other achievements of the Okpo Administration, Mrs. Uno stressed; “we are pleased to place on record, the wonderful steps made by your administration in the area of your advice and concrete measures taken on how best to maintain peace in Oro Nation, especially with respect to the Idua Assang and Eyo Abasi communal crisis. It is our hope that this trend will be sustained throughout your tenure in office”.

She described her group as a body comprising good spirited, responsible, intellectually industrious and caring young ladies whose objective is to foster unity and love among the women of Oro Nation. She also expressed deep interest in the welfare of widows, orphans, the less privileged and the down trodden in society, with a desire to equip married women with the wherewithal to perform their role effectively and conduct themselves as good mothers in the society.

Responding to other issues of development raised, the Rector observed that it was sad to recall that a few people were misled to organize and carry placards demanding that he be removed from office, despite sacrifices made by him and his Management to change the story in Academy for good. He noted that the Federal Government under the leadership of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo established and sited this great institution in Oron to capture the sea trade and shipping activities of the Gulf of Guinea; so we must all work to both respect and actualize that vision.

“When I arrived Oron for this task slightly over four years ago, I found that most households had youth as cult members and they engaged in acts which were detrimental to society’s growth and by extension could retard the growth of the Academy. So, I embarked on a mission of giving youth leaders something to engage them positively. I and the Management expected them to spread fairly whatever jobs and so on that they were given among members. What we found out of recent is that they, the neglected and disgruntled members formed splinter groups to attack the Rector and the Academy”. He urged them to advise the youth leaders to spread favours received, for the sake of peaceful coexistence and growth.

The Rector stated further, “As at today, my Management has employed more than 300 Oro indigenes within four years. I inherited a wage bill of N10 million in July, 2011 but today our wage bill is N78 million. Management’s unshaken drive and intention has remained to improve the welfare and living standards of indigenes and other Nigerians. Under my Management, Light and Water Supplies have remained constant and regular, 24 hours every day, weekly and monthly year in year out. Ditto for the Police Security presence which ensures safety and peace”.

Today the Academy has made significant progress on the issue of the Certificate of Competency (COC) awarded by the institution which is renewable every 6 months and recognized by the maritime industry globally.

He reiterated the fact that certificates issued by MAN, Oron are of courses certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and significantly different from programmes certified by NBTE and NUC. The IMO certified courses enable MAN, Oron to train seafarers for both international and local markets. Such products are of the low-level, middle-level and high-level manpower. He emphasized that recently, the Academy took concrete steps to enable it migrate from STCW ’95 version of training which is fast becoming outdated to the 2010 Manila version. The Rector observed that Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Police Academy, Kano and a number of other tertiary institutions offering degree programmes up to Ph.D levels do not bear the name University. He urged the group to enlighten people against the spirit of envy and negative interests and undue politicking and stressed that politics should be kept outside the four walls of the Academy.        

‘’My goal is to build a sustainable structure in the Academy that will outlive the present Management. I invite you on board the Academy ship as partners-in-progress ‘’.

Among the Management staff present to receive the group were the Head of Personnel, Mr. M. A. Mkpandiok, the Deputy Head of Bursary, Mr. Sunday Okwong Udo, Ag. Regimental Unit Commander, Commander O. B. Otu and Head of Public Relations, Mr.Siddi E. Mkpandiok.


From: Public Relations Department,

MAN, Oron





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