Navy Launches Own Varsity In October | Here’s All You Should Know About Admiralty University Of Nigeria
The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday, August 14, announced that it has established a new university at Naval Headquarters in Abuja.
According to the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, the Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) will open in October, with the commencement of degree programmes in three faculties.
Ete-Ibas, who made the explanation on Tuesday at a briefing held at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja, to herald the take-off of the university, said the Nigerian Navy-owned institution “will seek to spearhead the application of knowledge to solve real challenges of our time.”
Ibas, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Navy Headquarters, Rear Adm. Henry Babalola, said that admission of students into the inaugural class was already ongoing.
“The university was conceived to expand the frontiers of knowledge for the growth and development of humanity, meet the training needs of the Nigerian Navy.
“Along with those of their sister services with reduced travel abroad for training and the pressure it imposed on foreign exchange.
“Admiralty university of Nigeria will seek to spearhead the application of knowledge to solve real challenges of our time,” he said.
Meanwhile, here’s all you should know about the Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN)
- The varsity would offer pioneer degree programmes in emerging fields such as Forensic Science, Cyber Security, and Soft ware engineering.
- The university will have its main campus in Ibusa, Delta state, as well as additional campuses in Lagos, Sapele, and Calaba, but the permanent campus would be along the Ibusa Ugwashi-Uku Express Way, near Asaba, Delta state.
- The institution was established out of a public-private partnership between the Nigerian Navy through its investment arm – Navy Holdings and Hellenic Education, an international educational organisation
- Faculties of medicine, engineering, law and pharmacy are planned to start operation in 2019.
- Lectures will be delivered through flipped classroom technology, giving students access to lectures, notes, books and teaching materials online.
- Lecturers of the university would be professors, who are already working in states and Federal Universities in the country.
- The institution has already received more than 18,000 applications for the position of senior academics.