From Paul Obiajunwo , Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Government said it planned to collaborate with foreign academic institutions to develop a Maritime Academy in the State.
The Commissioner for Employment Generation and Empowerment, Hon. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry, said this on Wednesday when he led a delegation of Leon Female Maritime Students from the State in Amet University in Chenni, India to Government House Port Harcourt.
Hon. Harry said that the Ministry in conjunction with the Rivers State Sustainable Development Authority (RSSDA) had reached an agreement with Amet University India to ensure that the domestication of the academic Institution is achieved in the State soon.
He maintained that Isaka Holiday Resort Centre had been chosen by government as the site for the establishment of the institution.
Hon. Harry also said that the Maritime Academy in India operates three and four-year programmes and awards B.Sc. degrees in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering respectively.
The Commissioner added that eleven out of the students are studying Maritime Engineering while the rest are for Nautical Science.