The recent plane crash of the Ethiopian Airline was a shock to the world. Thus, one of the most technical places you can work in is the aviation industry. So those of us that are planning on working there should consider getting the best training. The only way you can do that is by attending the best aviation school in the country.
In no particular order, here is a list of the top five Aviation Schools in Nigeria, and their locations.
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1. Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Kaduna State
Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) was founded in 1964 and it is the first aviation school in Nigeria. It is located in Zaria, Kaduna state and was formerly referred to as the Nigerian civil aviation training center. The college is in partnership with various airlines in Nigeria and they have operational aircraft which are used to train its student. Also, they have other fleets which are used on a chartered basis. The college has produced a lot of outstanding pilot for the Nigerian aviation industry.
2. International Aviation College, Kwara State
International Aviation College is the first privately owned Aviation Institute in Nigeria. It is at the Ilorin International Airport in Kwara State. With diamond plane at their disposal, the institute began its flight training in 2013. In order to be accepted as a student at the Institute, you have to be up to 17 years in age. Also, you must have at least 5 credits with Maths, Physics, English, and Geography being essential. In addition, you have to pass an aptitude test, an ability test, and an oral interview before you can get in.
3. Landover Aviation Business School, Lagos State
Landover Aviation Business School is also considered as one of the best aviation schools in Nigeria. It is at 17, Simbiat Abiola road, Ikeja, Lagos. It was founded in 2002 with the intention of producing world best pilots. The school has three different faculties and they include
- Faculty of travel and tourism
- Faculty of aviation technical and aviation operations
- Faculty of aviation management operations
4. Dhaewood Aviation Business School, Lagos State
Dhaewood Aviation Business School is another privately owned aviation school and it was established in 2005. It is located at 30, Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Cement Bus Stop, Ikeja, Lagos state. The institution is being managed by a team of certified and qualified IATA tutors. Also, admission into the school is based on merit.
5. Universal School of Aviation, Lagos State
Also located in Lagos is the Universal School of Aviation. It is situated at Ejigbo to be precise and it was established with the purpose of producing world-class pilots. Some of the courses offered by the school include:
- ATSEP power and facility equipment maintenance course
- Standard pilot course
- Flight dispatcher course
- Short safety courses
- Aircraft technician course
- Basic flight operations officers course
- Basic helicopter landing officers course
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