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Africa: ESUT Advances Aviation Sector Partnership Through Inspection of Eastwing Aviation School Ahead of MOU Signing

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Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) representatives have undertaken an inspection of Eastwing Aviation Training School, signaling the imminent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at catalyzing the aviation sector’s growth in South East Nigeria.

According to guardian.ng, the visit to Eastwing Aviation Training School provided ESUT officials with insights into the institution’s facilities and capabilities, setting the stage for a collaborative effort to uplift the aviation sector in the region.

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During the inspection, Dr. Christopher Edeh, the proprietor and CEO of Eastwing Aviation Training School, highlighted the stark absence of individuals of Igbo descent in prominent roles within the aviation sector. He expressed his concern, stating, “When I look at the aviation industry, I found out that we, the Igbo, have been left behind. Only a few of us have passed through the Air Force, and others have received training as pilots or engineers in some capacity. This realization motivated me to initiate opportunities for our youth in this sector.”

Dr. Edeh shared a personal anecdote about his journey in aviation and how he received encouragement from the former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani. His determination eventually led him to secure a position at the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology in Zaria, Kaduna State. He emphasized the school’s commitment to nurturing the aviation aspirations of youth in South East Nigeria and beyond.

He further disclosed, “By the grace of God, about 200 individuals from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority have undergone various courses at our school. Additionally, we’ve provided training to over 300 personnel in preparation for the launch of the Anambra State Airport.”

Professor G.O. Mbah, the Dean of Engineering, who represented ESUT’s Vice Chancellor during the inspection, expressed the university’s readiness to collaborate with Eastwing Aviation School. He emphasized the importance of forging partnerships and linkages with other institutions, underscoring the positive impact such alliances can have on ESUT’s academic pursuits and contributions to regional development.

The impending MoU between ESUT and Eastwing Aviation School holds the promise of fostering innovation, education, and opportunities within the aviation sector in South East Nigeria. It is a testament to the commitment of both institutions to empower local talent and elevate the region’s aviation industry to new heights.

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