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MARITIME ACADEMY OF NIGERIA, ORON
Established by Decree No. 16 of 1988
(Now Cap. 217 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990)

ADMISSION  2013  SESSION

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the various programmes on offer in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron for the 2013 Session beginning from June 23, 2013.

  • Programmes:

The following programmes are tenable during the 2013 Session:
[A]       NATIONAL DIPLOMA in:
            a]         Nautical Science (2 Years)
            b]         Marine Engineering (2 Years)
            c]         Boat/Ship Building Technology (2 Years)
            d]         Electrical/Electronics Engineering (2 Years)
            e]         Hydrography (2 Years)
            f]          Meteorology and Oceanography (2 Years)

These are two-year (4 – Semesters) courses of study leading to the award of the National Diploma in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Boat/Ship Building Technology, Electrical/Electronics Engineering Hydrography or Meteorology and Oceanography as applicable.
Holders of the National Diploma in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering can take up a career ashore or as sea-going merchant navy officers on the deck or in the engine room department of a ship as applicable. Holders of the National Diploma in Boat/Ship Building Technology can work in ship/boat building and repair yards, dry-docking yards, marine engineering workshops and other relevant establishments. Holders of the National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering can work in any organisation requiring the services of Electrical/Electronics Technicians or Engineers. Holders of National Diploma in Hydrography can work as a marine surveyors or where hydrographic Maps are produced. Holders of National Diploma in Meteorology and Oceanography can work in Port Meteorology offices or in oil companies.

g]         Maritime Transport and Business Studies (2 Years).

Holders of the National Diploma in Maritime Transport and Business Studies can take up a career as Supervisors in the operations, administrative, commercial or finance departments of maritime establishments, shipping companies, shipping agencies, ports, oil companies, off-shore oil support companies, manufacturing companies, and organizations dealing with import and export of goods and marine insurance.  They can also work in establishments dealing with maritime law and marine environment protection.

            [B]       HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA in:

  • Nautical Science (2 Years)
  • Marine Engineering (2 Years)
  • Maritime Transport & Business Management (2 Years)
  • Naval Architecture (2 Years)

 

[C]       POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA in
            (a)       Shipping and Transport Management (1 Year)
            (b)       Maritime Transport Technology (1 Year)
            (c)        Maritime Engineering (2 years)

            [E]       SPECIALISED SEAMEN TRAINING COURSES

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A]        NATIONAL DIPLOMA [ND] IN NAUTICAL SCIENCE/MARINE ENGINEERING/ BOAT & SHIP BUILDING TECHNOLOGY/ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING/HYDROGRAPHY/METEOROLOGY AND OCEONOGRAPHY.
Applicants must posses the Senior School Certificate [SSC] or its equivalent with at least FIVE CREDIT passes in subjects which must include Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and any two of Geography, Technical Drawing, General Science, and Chemistry, obtained at NOT MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS.

B]        NATIONAL DIPLOMA [ND] IN MARITIME TRANSPORT & BUSINESS STUDIES
Applicants must possess at least FIVE CREDIT passes at NOT MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS of the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two of the following: Geography, Government and Book-Keeping.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS for admission into all National Diploma programmes include:

a]         Success in the competitive Entrance Examination which comes up on Saturday,   DECEMBER 1st, 2012 at 0900 hours at the centres indicated below (See Section 4.1).
b]         Success in the Oral/Written Interview following the Entrance Examination.
c]         Passing the medical and physical fitness examinations and eye-sight test to be conducted by the Academy’s Medical Doctor.
d]         Applicants must be single and remain single throughout the duration of the programme at the Academy and be between the ages of 16 and 21 years for 1A (a-b) and between16 and 25 years for 1 (A) (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) by the date of commencement of the session for which they are applying for admission.
e]         Applicants awaiting result of the SSCE or its equivalent need not apply.

 

NOTE: Candidates are not required to bring recommendation letters from referees. 
              Admission will be based strictly on:-
i]          conformity with the prescribed age limit;
ii]         possession of the requisite credit passes in the relevant subjects at Senior School Certificate level;
iii]        medical and physical fitness; and
iv]        performance in the competitive Entrance Examination and subsequent written/oral interview.

[B]       HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) PROGRAMMES
            a]         NAUTICAL SCIENCE (2 Years)
            b]         MARINE ENGINEERING (2 Years)
            c]         NAVAL ARCHITECTURE (2 Years)
            Candidates must:
i]          satisfy all the requirements for admission into the National Diploma Programme in Nautical Science,  Marine Engineering, or Naval Architecture as applicable;
ii]         possess a National Diploma in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Boat & Ship Building Technology from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron or from a recognised institution, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.50 (Lower Credit); and
iii]        have undergone a minimum of one year Post-ND Apprenticeship Training or acquired Cognate Work Experience in a relevant establishment or organization.
d]         HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) IN MARITIME TRANSPORT & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
                                                Candidates must:
i]          satisfy all the requirements for admission into the National Diploma in Maritime Transport and Business Studies Programme;
ii]         possess the National Diploma in Maritime Transport and Business Studies from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron or from a recognized institution, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.50 (Lower Credit); and
iii]        have undergone a minimum of 12 months [One – year] Post-ND  industrial attachment for cognate work experience in a relevant establishment or company.

[C]       POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • PGD Shipping and Transport Management (one year)
    • Applicants must possess a good Honours Degree (B.Sc.) or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business or Social Science from a recognised University or Polytechnic.
    • Membership of relevant Professional body will be an added advantage.
    • Candidates with qualifications equivalent to (a) above may be considered for admission based on maturity and length of service in the maritime industry.

2.         PGD Maritime Transport Technology (one year)
a)         Applicants must possess a good Honours Degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in the Physical Sciences or Engineering from a recognised  University or Polytechnic.
b)         Membership of relevant Professional body will be an added advantage.
c)         Candidates with qualifications equivalent to (a) above may be considered for admission based on maturity and length of service in the maritime industry.

3.         PGD Maritime Engineering (Two Years)
a)         Applicants must possess a good Honours Degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering from a recognised University or Polytechnic.
b)         1st Class Marine Engineering Certificate (Foreign going).
c)         Candidates with qualifications equivalent to (a) above may be considered for admission based on maturity and length of service in the Maritime industry.
d)         Membership of relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  All candidates for the HND and PGD programmes must
request the schools they attended to send the Transcripts of their Academic Records to the Academy under confidential cover.

3.0       SPECIALISED SEAMEN TRAINING COURSES & PREPARATORY/BRIDGING COURSES:

S/N

PROGRAMME

DURATION
(WEEKS)

stcw equivalent

COMMENCEMENT

1

C. O. C. Preparatory
OOW UNLIMITED
OOW NCV
DECK & ENGINE

 

11

OOW UNLIMITED
OOW NCV

 

JANUARY 2, 2013

2

C. O. C. PREPARATORY
MASTER/MATE
CHIEF/SECOND ENGINEER

 

11

MASTER – NCV
MATE – NCV
CHIEF ENGINEER NCV
SECOND ENGINEER NCV

 

APRIL 2013

3

Associate Certificate in Nautical Science (Inter)

Formerly MATE HOME TRADE or CLASS V

 

42

OOW on Vessels <500GT (NCV) Reg. II/3, para. 3 and 4

JANUARY 2, 2013

  4

Associate Certificate in Marine Engineering (Inter)

Formerly 3RD CLASS ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE

 

38

Officer of the Watch (OOW), NCV Section A-III/I, p ara. 9

 

JANUARY 2, 2013

5

Marine Engineering Assistant  (MEA)

 

38

Ratings forming part of an Engineering
Watch – Reg. III/4

 

JANUARY 2, 2013

6

Inland Waters Navigation Certificate (Final)
[Formerly Rivermaster Preparatory Course].

 

15

Ratings forming part of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of >500GT
-Reg. II/4

JANUARY 2, 2013

 

7

 

Inland Waters Navigation Certificate – (Basic). Formerly Quartermaster Preparatory Course

 

15

 

Ordinary Ratings on Ships <500GT (NCV)

JANUARY 2, 2013

8

Inland Waters Engineering Certificate
[Formerly Motorman Preparatory Course]

 

12

 

Ordinary Ratings

JANUARY 2, 2013

9

Pre-Sea General Purpose Ratings Course

 

11

 

Ordinary Ratings

MAY  2013
2ND SEM.,

10

General Purpose Ratings Course

 

11

 

Ordinary Ratings

JANUARY 2, 2013

11

Basic Nautical Knowledge Certificate [Able Seaman/EDH Preparatory Course]
Coxswain

 

15

Will be examined under national certification system
i.e. non-convention vessel classification

JANUARY 2, 2013

 

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH COURSE DURATION INCLUDES TRAINING ON THE MANDATORY BASIC SAFETY COURSES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE  STCW  CONVENTION

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            Candidates for the Specialised Seamen Training Courses should note that the above courses (in content, name and requirements) are being streamlined with the provisions of the STCW Convention. For more details on these and the Mandatory Courses, candidates or interested seafarers should contact the Academy.

4.0       ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
There will be an Entrance Examination into all National Diploma (ND) Programmes on DECEMBER 1st, 2012.

4.1       ENTRANCE EXAMINATION CENTRES
            a]         ORON:           Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom State
b]         LAGOS:         Federal College of Fisheries and Marine
Technology, Wilmot Point Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
c]         KADUNA:      Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna
d]         ABUJA:          Government Secondary School, Festival Road, Garki, Abuja.
e]         ENUGU:        Government Technical College, Near Polo Park, Enugu.
f]       PORT HARCOURT:  Stella Maris Secondary School, Harbour Road,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
g)         YOLA:                        General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola.
           

 

 

4.2  METHOD OF APPLICATION (ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY)

  • All Applicants should visit any branch Enterprise Bank Ltd or any Commercial Bank to purchase Maritime Application PIN and SERIAL No. at the cost of N2,500.00 only for all courses.
  • Log on to the Maritime Academy Portal www.maritimeacademyportal.org .
  • Click on Application to applied for e.g. National Diploma, PG Diploma, HND and Basic Safety & Special Courses.
  • Enter your PIN and SERIAL NO.
  • Click “Proceed”.
  • Fill the online application.
  • Click “Save and Continue” to temporarily save your application and update later OR Click “Save and Complete” to finally complete your application.
  • Print your Application confirmation page after completing your application.

Admission Application requirement
(a) Scanned Passport (250px width x 300ph height, must be JPEG (jpg). Photo and not more than 20 KB.
     .      Closing date for submission of application forms online is NOVEMBER 19th, 2012.

Further details on all courses on offer are contained in the Academic Brochure. Call: 08035516904, 08034096232, 08023039310, 08023350616, 08065804403, 08072097864, 087-775303 or any of our Liaison Offices at the following addresses:

ABUJA:                                                                                 LAGOS:                    
Ibrahim Abacha Estate,                                                      Outer Marina,           
No. A3, Biskra Street, Abuja.                                              C. M. S. Bus Stop, Lagos
                       
For further technical issue, please contact Portal Company’s number on online forms:  08069411210, 08035443425.

 

 

Dr.  D. J. Essien
For: Registrar