The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas, has disclosed that the Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) will spearhead careers in emerging fields, as over 18,000 professionals jostle for 45 academic positions in the University.
The CNS made the disclosure during a press conference for the take off the Admiralty University of Nigeria yesterday at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja.
Vice Admiral Ibas who was represented by Rear Admiral Henry Babalola said the Admiralty University of Nigeria which will officially take off in October, 2018 was conceived to expand the frontiers of knowledge for the growth and development of humanity and meet the training needs of the Nigerian Navy and other security agencies.
He said, “The Admiralty University of Nigeria will seek to spearhead the application of knowledge to solve real challenges of our time.”
He stated that the inaugural class will offer decree programmes in three faculties; Arts and Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Science.
He explained that the pioneer class will offer degree programmes in emerging fields such as Forensic Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering.
He noted that the era of tackling security challenges with physical presence was over therefore, the need for adequate intelligence using scientific approach to security issues.
The CNS further stated that faculties such as Medicine, Engineering, Law and Pharmacy are to commence next session in 2019.
He said the University will use non traditional teaching and learning environment to prepare graduates equipped with skills demanded in the industry and who will compete globally.
“Students will be consciously exposed to industry and global best practices through teaching and mentoring by industry professionals, exchange programmes and internships in Nigeria and overseas.
“Students of ADUN will be graduating not only with the needed academic credentials but most importantly will be job ready graduates equipped with the skills for fruitful careers and to be job creators themselves,” he said.
The president of Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) Dr Pavlos Pavlou said the institution will provide the students an opportunity of training in emerging fields such as Forensic Science, Cyber Security and Ship Building which are completely new to the Nigerian society.
Dr Pavlos said the university has already received about 18,000 applications from professionals seeking to fill the 45 positions for senior academic staff.
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