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CAPTAIN OA OYETOYAN (Nigerian Navy)
Commanding Officer Marine Engineering School
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Marine Engineering School (MES) features prominently at the centre of the College training efforts. The MES is the largest of the 8 Professional Schools in the College with respect to occupied space, equipment holding, manpower and ratio of under training personnel. The training objective of the MES is drawn from the NNEC training mandate as enshrined in the CNS Strategic Directives (SD-5) of 2021 which is to produce excellent and result-oriented marine engineers and technicians for the development of the Nigerian Navy and the nation’s maritime industry.
To effectively contribute towards attaining the College’s training mandate, the MES is equipped with several laboratories, workshops and several other training models, facilities and equipment for effective training. The School has over time strived to effectively meet its training objectives with several notable achievements recorded in the recent past under the current administration of the Commandant, COMMODORE A ABDULLAHI.
To achieve its core training objectives, the MES is well structured for effective administration. The MES is headed by the Commanding Officer (CO) who is responsible to the Commandant for the efficient administration of the School. The CO is assisted by the Chief Instructor (CI) who is responsible for developing the training programmes as well as the supervision and administration of personnel instructors attached to the School. On the academic ground, the CO is assisted by the Head of Department (HOD). The Office of the HOD was created to meet the requirements of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for accreditation of the School. The HOD is a civilian staff of the rank of Senior Lecturer with relevant qualifications in Marine/Mechanical Engineering. The HOD coordinates the running of core academic courses in line with NBTE guidelines for the award of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marine Engineering Technology. Pertinently, it is important to state that some of the College’s programmes have been accredited by the NBTE and the School is eminently qualified to award commensurate certificates to the deserving graduating students of the College.
The MES currently conducts a 4-year Artificer training for NN personnel and other sister Services as well as personnel of other African nations, which is broken down into a 2-year National Diploma (ND) and another 2-year Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marine Engineering Technology in accordance with the NBTE guidelines for accreditation. The School is expected to be opened to the public in the nearest future. The School also conducts the yearly Officers Application Course (OAC) for Marine Engineering Officers of the NN to qualify them for Watch Keeping Duties onboard NN platforms. Aside these regular programmes, the School also conducts several other training packages for the NN personnel. These include the Special Duty Officers Course (SDOC), MTU and Outboard Engine Maintenance Courses as well as the Petty Officer Marine Engineering (POME) Qualifying Course. Others are the Intermediate Level Maintenance Course (ILMC) and Engineering Acquaintance Training for Executive Branch Officers undergoing the Sub Technical Course (STC). The School recently graduated the 6th Batch of indigenously trained MTU 2000 and 4000 Series maintenance team on Quality Levels 1 and 2 (QL1 and QL2) and the 5th Batch of outboard engine maintenance experts. Training of the 20th set of OAC and POME Qualifying Courses and Artificers are currently ongoing.