LAUNCH OF SIMULATORS: NO NEED TO GO ABROAD ANYMORE-RECTOR
“Our Simulators are the best”
Reduce Training Cost for Nigerians
The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, MAN, Commodore Duja Effedua Emmanuel, (rtd) has declared that Nigerian workers in the Maritime and Oil and Gas sectors have no business going abroad for any kind of training henceforth.
In a media chat shortly after the commissioning of the Simulators by the Minister of Transportation assisted by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transportation, FMOT, Dr. magdalene Ajani and other top officials of the ministry, Effedua assured that the Academy has the equipment and the instructors to deliver any kind of training needed my Maritime/Oil and Gas workers.
When asked about the capabilities and possibilities with the Simulators installed at MAN, the Rector said:
“We have the The multifunctional, Full Bridge and Engine Room Simulators. The Multi-Functional Classroom Simulator is a combination of eight additional Simulators which have their softwares installed for specific purposes”.
“For instance, if the instructor wants to teach on Rules of the Road or Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, GMDSS , etc all he needs to do is change the settings and he is good to go”.
“Everything you saw at the full Bridge Simulator room can be achieved from the multifunctional classroom. This is the latest technology in the world and it is not easily accessed in the market”.
“The old generic simulator can only performed very limited functions”.
“When we say multifunctional that is exactly what it is. The possibilities are endless”.
Before now, maritime/Oil and Gas workers travell abroad for training…
“Trust me when i say that we have the equipment, we have the instructors, but if anyone decides to go abroad it is a matter of choice”.
“Outside of this country this kind of training goes for $2, 000 or more but here we will give the same training, same certification using same simulators for far less”.
“The Federal government wants to build capacity for Nigerians. It is not about profit-making, so we are going to crash the cost of training to enable as many Nigerians as possible, take advantage of these modern simulators that we have to develop the maritime and oil and Gas industries for the good of the country”.
“I tell you very authoritatively that going abroad for any kind of training with the launch of these simulators is a waste of time and resources, quote me anywhere”.
“Why pay for flight, accommodation and pay training fees when you can get same training, using the same kind of equipment (if not better) right here at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria”?
With demonstrations and simulations of fire, rain, snow, wind etc by Capt. Ramdoss Rajarathinam, one of the instructors at MAN, with the Full Mission Bridge Simulator, the thrilled Minister asked his ministry officials and maritime stakeholders who witnessed the commissioning of the Simulators “Why weren’t these achieved before now at the Academy”?