THE Nigerian Navy, yesterday, said it set up Admiralty University of Nigeria, ADUN; to reduce the high rate of foreign trainings for its personnel and also those of its sister services.
The Navy also explained that the establishment of Admiralty University was; aimed at reducing the pressure the development was exerting available forex. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, who made the explanation at a briefing held at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja, to herald the take-off of Admiralty University, said the Nigerian Navy-owned institution “will seek to spearhead the application of knowledge to solve real challenges of our time.” Speaking through the Chief of Policy and Plans, Naval Headquarters, Rear Adm.
Henry Babalola, Ete-Ibas said the Admiralty University, which takes off in October 2018; would start academic activities with degree programmes in three faculties.
He said the university was; “conceived to expand the frontiers of knowledge for the growth; and development of humanity, meet the training needs of the Nigerian Navy; along with those of their sister services with reduced travel abroad for training; and the pressure it imposed on foreign exchange.
“Admission of students into the inaugural class is already ongoing and the university opens in October 2018,with degree programs in three faculties-Arts and Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Science, offering degree programs in emerging fields such as Forensic Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering.”