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Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Eastwing Aviation Institute (EAI), Enugu, that will facilitate the development of aircraft engineering technology in the country, especially the South East region.
A statement made available to The Eastern Updates on Wednesday explained that the management of ESUT and EAI recently cemented the MoU to open more doors to empower youths from the south-eastern part of the country by giving them a chance to thrive in the aviation sector.
The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by the Vice Chancellor of ESUT, Prof. Aloysius-Michaels Okolie; the Registrar, Ambrose Ugwu; the MoU Committee Chairman, Prof. Titus Enudu; Deputy Provost of EAI, Mr. Segun Babalola, among others.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor said: ‘From the history and the capacity built by EAI, Enugu, over the years and the strength of ESUT, Agbani, in imparting both theoretical and sound practical knowledge to youths, there is no doubt that the coming together of ESUT and EAI will produce graduates of Aircraft Engineering Technology, who will perform according to global standard and surpass their counterparts in the world of aviation.’
The Provost/Chief Executive Officer of EAI, Dr. Edeh Okechukwu, also said: ‘I feel very excited for this development. Our youths in South East, Nigeria and beyond can seize this opportunity to develop themselves.
“Eastwing Aviation, being the first approved aviation training organisation in the South East, partnering with a prestigious university like ESUT, will give the students all they need to excel in the aviation industry’.
On his part, Enudu expressed optimism that the collaboration by the two institutions would yield good results.