The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in Kaduna state has certified and licensed 52 aircraft maintenance engineers having completed their 120 weeks training programme in Standard Airframe and Power plant Course 31, 32 and 33, respectively.
Declaring the young engineers qualified at their combined graduation ceremony held at the college on Friday, the rector, Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, said “the power confirmed by the Governing Board of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, on me as the rector of the college, I hereby declare you as NCAT’s graduates and aircraft maintenance engineers.
According to him, the college will liaise with the Federal Ministry of Aviation on the possibility of absorbing the graduates by airlines even if it is on temporary jobs.
In a separate interaction with journalists, the rector thanked the Kaduna state government and the state’s Urban Planning Development Authority for the roles they played for the college to reclaim its encroached land.
He said reclaiming the encroached land would now expand its runway to pave the way for enhanced training “and if possible for commercial purposes, especially domestic operations.”