Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen
Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest airline and Delaware State University, United States of America are in high level talks about a possible partnership.
A delegation of Delaware State University led by its President, Dr. Harry L. Williams visited Arik Air Aviation Centre at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja-Lagos on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 where they met with the airline’s Executive Management team.
Speaking during the visit, Dr. Williams said Delaware State University which is one of the few centers of excellence in USA has 35 international partnerships across the world and is desirous of partnering with Arik Air in the area of capacity building and exchange programmes.
Responding, Arik Air’s Managing Director, Mr. Chris Ndulue said the airline would be pleased to explore areas of partnership with Delaware State University stressing that the university could design programmes to fit the airline’s needs in pilot and management training.
The Chairman of Arik Air, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide promised the visiting Delaware State University delegation that the airline’s management team would be visiting the American university to see the state of affairs before the partnership is concretized.
Delaware State University has a long and proud history as one of America’s historically Black Colleges and Universities. The University boasts aviation program that lays a strong foundation for a wide range of careers in the aviation industry.
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