By Patience Danjuma
The Rector, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria, Capt. Abdussalami Mohammed says the college graduated 72 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
Mohammed, disclosed this at a combined graduation ceremony of the college in Zaria on Wednesday, said the engineers graduated at the Higher National Diploma (HND) level.
According to him, the graduands received both academic and professionals skills to become Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
The rector, who was represented by his deputy, Dauda Bajini-Yahaya, described the occasion as a unique one being the first combined graduation ceremony with such a large number of people.
“One other unique thing about this particular graduation today is we are combining academics with professionalism and this is the first set of HND graduates we are sending out of the college.
“Let me say to all of you who have been here with us for number of years, congratulations,” the Rector said.
He reminded them that their graduation marked a history in their lives in view of the fact that they were going into the industry as professionals.
“You are going into the industry not just with nothing but with the license that you are going to use to execute your jobs in the industry.
“Whenever an individual has been given a license, I want to remind you that a responsibility actually comes upon you; for somebody who holds a license, definitely he will be held accountable for anything.
“That is why we want to appeal to you that when you get in there, please exercise all the liberty and all the privileges that your license permits you to exercise,” he noted.
Mohammed cautioned the graduands not to go beyond the permission of their license, adding that “once you do what you are supposed to do, you will discover that everybody will be happy.’’
The rector said that NCAT had various courses including management courses that could enable them build a career at the managerial positions in future.
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