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NAF, universities collaborate to combat insecurity



TO enhance Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operations and combat emerging security challenges, NAF has pledged to continue to strengthen its existing strategic partnerships with Nigerian Universities.

The Chief of Standards and Evaluation (COSE), Headquarters NAF, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) John Baba, while leading a team of NAF researchers on tour of some universities in the South West of the country, with the aim of building on the already existing Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the NAF and the institutions, disclosed that the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar , has assured of this continued collaboration.

The universities visited included University of Lagos, Covenant University Ota, University of Ibadan and Federal University of Technology, Akure.

As was contained in a press release signed by Director of Public Relations and Information , Nigerian Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola , at the University of Lagos, AVM Baba said the visit to the institution was to seek collaboration in the area of research to improve NAF tactical operations at combating security challenges bedeviling the country.

After a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the team visited the Dean of Engineering, Professor Funsho Falade, and the Head of Department of System Engineering, Dr. FashanuTheophilus.

In their separate responses, they assured the NAF of their continued support and promised not to do anything that would jeopardize the already existing MOU between the Institution and the NAF.

The NAF Team Leader, AVM Baba, listed key areas of research collaboration which included; Artificial Intelligence; Automation and Robotics; Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology; Precision Manufacturing and CNC Technology; Digital Image Processing; Mechatronics; Object Tracking and Detection; Aerospace Technology, especially Aircraft Systems as well as ICT and Software Development.

While welcoming the NAF team to Covenant University, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Aderemi Atayero, assured the team of the institution’s readiness to assist NAF to boost its tactical operations and develop its competencies in all the key areas of research. Professor Atayero also implored the NAF to send its personnel to the institution to study relevant courses that would benefit the service.

The COSE also indicated NAF’s readiness to engage lecturers from the universities to teach in various NAF institutions.

Meanwhile, the combined Team of Air Force Military School (AFMS) and Air Force Girls Comprehensive Secondary School (AFGCS), Jos has emerged the winner of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Inter-Secondary Schools Quiz, Debate and Sports Competition which ended in Kaduna on 14th December, 2018.

The week-long event, which featured both academic and sporting activities, brought over 500 students from the 13 NAF secondary schools together, to foster team spirit and healthy competition among the students to enable them excel in their future endeavours.

In his remarks during the  Closing ceremony, the Guest of Honour, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal SadiqueAbubakar, disclosed that the development of psychomotor, cognitive and affective learning domains through sports, quiz and debate are essential for the achievement of NAF educational goals.

He expressed hope that the successful completion of the quiz, debate and sports competitions would strengthen the knowledge of Mathematics, Sciences, English Language and Literature as well as capacity for sporting activities and camaraderie among students of NAF schools.

The CAS congratulated the winning schools and encouraged others to immediately start preparations towards better performance in the next competition.

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