The aviation industry is growing tremendously and the job opportunities are also increasing worldwide. Just to fill the gap of professionals in the aviation industry, many aviation courses are available in the market. When it is about Nigeria we have some accredited and non-accredited institute of aviation, hospitality, and tourism management in different part of Nigeria.
However, just very few among thousands of aviation schools cut across Nigeria are registered with Nigeria civil aviation authority (NCAA). According to Mr. Onifade Adekunle Idris the founder of Universal School of Aviation he said, in the whole of Nigeria we have but less than 20 registered aviation schools in Nigeria.
Aviation courses in general provides an in-depth study about various departments of airlines as well as airports, EDUCARENEWS in our quest to keep all Nigerian abreast on what is happening around the education sector decide to beam our search-light in what is happening around the aviation schools in Nigeria, I can say we were not disappointed to meet with one of the key players in this sector.
Suffice it to say that it was a very wonderful moment speaking with this humble man Mr Onifade Adekunle Idris, the Managing Director of Universal School of Aviation also known as USA an aviation institution with a different an Institution that has helps all aspiring students by empowering their skills through job oriented aviation courses.
However, Mr. Idris said that Universal School of Aviation (USA) has been in operation for over a decade now in the city of Lagos and has since then been operating with high standard, also USA is the first aviation school in Nigeria to have been giving a license by the regularity body, The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority to run two branches in Nigeria which gave them the opportunity to established their second branch in the city of Abuja by 2017, presently USA is operating with two branches in Nigeria.
However, the quality of students that USA produces speaks for them, the uniqueness of their students proves that the school is really equipped with the right instructors of international repute and are all approved by The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with well equipped classrooms of international standard, USA in all aspect do not compromise when it comes to quality and standard delivery in the industry.
meanwhile, there is no airline or airport located in Nigeria that you would not find some graduates students of USA as a staff, starting from the counters through dispatchers according to Mr. Idris “I don’t board an air craft without my student checking me in that will prove to you that our students are everywhere” ii is also a thing of note that most of their grandaunts are in other parastatal making the school proud.
Thus, Educarenews can confirm their words that “studying at Universal School of Aviation is the best way to help your career in aviation really take off either as Part Time/Full Time or Online student.
Whatever your age or experience, and whatever your chosen field, we offer a range of courses carefully designed to deliver the qualifications and knowledge you need to excel.
All classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, while students are taught with wireless and local area networks, plus online resources”
Below are some of the courses you can comfortably study at the Universal School of Aviation
AIR TICKETING/RESERVATION (ATR)
Students in this department will have the opportunity to work at the airport, airline, travel agencies, and ministry of aviation, embassies and other aviation related organizations. You will learn the basics of making reservation and issuance of ticket to the travel public, you will be impacted with knowledge of educating the travel public about procedure of travel. Students will learn core aviation courses relating to the department and also borrow courses in other department.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT/CABIN CREW
Students in this department will have the opportunity to work on board various Airline as Air Host and Hostess. Their duty is to take care of passenger throughout the flight/journey.
Students in this department will be exposed to Ditching/Sea practical, Fire Fighting, First Aid training, visit to the Airport/Aircraft familiarization among others.
TRAVEL AGENCY MANAGEMENT (TAM)
Students in this department will have the opportunity to work in travel agencies, they can also establish their own travel agencies. You will learn the basics of arranging travel plans for the travel public, You will be impacted with knowledge of assisting the travel public about procedure of travel including visa assistance for your clients. Students will learn core aviation courses relating to the department and also borrow courses in other department.
Students in this department will have the opportunity to work in tour consultant organizations, ministry of tourism, attraction centers and can also establish their own tour consultant company. Students will be taught how to package excursions and tours within and outside the country. Students will learn core tourism courses relating to the department and also borrow courses in other department.
ELECTRONIC BOOKING TOOLS (ETB)/COMPUTER RESERVATION (GDS)
This course will be free for all students in all departments as it is very important for anybody who wants to work in the aviation industry. It attracts charges for students from other aviation schools where the course is not being taught.
Students in this department will have the opportunity to work in standard hotels and some other hospitality organizations. Students will learn core hospitality courses and introduction to hospitality/tourism industry. You will also learn to use the PMS system which is used in making hotel reservation worldwide.