The Universal School of Aviation, Lagos has emerged West Africa’s most innovative aviation school of year 2016. The winner which was announced during the award/dinner which took place at the Banquet Hall of Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Lagos, had in attendance key players in West Africa’s education sector. Also present at the dinner were rectors, directors of studies and school owners across the region. Speaking at the occasion, the Director of Studies, Universal School of Aviation, Lagos, Mr. Onifade Adekunle Eedris said that the award is an encouragement for the school to do more for the teaming youth who wish to start up a career in the air transport industry.
He vowed to ensure that the school does not relent on his effort of providing job placement for its graduates after the programme. He said: “The innovation will reduce the rate of unemployment in Nigeria.” According to him, The international award will create opportunities for students at the Universal School of Aviation who wish to use their certificate to further their studies or work outside the country. ”The award is a reflection of great work being done in the school and the performance of our students in the industry,” he added.
Meanwhile, the guest speaker of the event, Prof. Stanley Ohenhen said that the essence of quality education delivery in the country cannot be overemphasised, urging school administrators to work toward achieving targeted goal in the education sector. A golden plaque award and a certificate were presented to outstanding institutions in the West African region. which saw Universal School of Aviation as “West Africa`s Most Innovative Aviation School of the Year”. Other categories of awards included but not limited to Best University, Polytechnic, Business School, Secondary School among other.