The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna, will commence degree programmes by September 2018.
This was revealed yesterday, 8 June 2018, during the courtesy visit by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja.
First degree programmes to be offered by the Institute include Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Automotive Engineering among others. The Institute will also offer Masters Degree programmes in fields such as Aerospace Vehicle Design with Airframe, Power Plant and Avionics Options, in addition to other programmes,” said Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force.
While receiving the CAS, the Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its efforts that saw to the speedy passage and assent of the bill establishing AFIT. He equally lauded the CAS for his vision, doggedness and commitment to the upgrading of AFIT to a degree-awarding institution.
In his remarks, the CAS praised the painstaking efforts by NUC to ensure standardization of university education in the country. According to him “the challenges of the Twenty First Century cannot be resolved without proper education.”