Sabre Network, Babcock partner on MBA in aviation studies
Airline distribution solution provider, Sabre Network West Africa, Alpha First Travel & Tourism Academy and Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to commence Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), programme in aviation studies.
With the agreement, Babcock has become the first university in Nigeria to offer such a course in aviation. The programme is to run between 12 and 18 months period.
The President, Sabre Network West Africa, Gbenga Olowo, said the programme in aviation studies was opened to all first degree graduates in any discipline anywhere in the world.
Olowo assured that the programme would help to provide manpower for the nation’s aviation industry. He explained that the company chose Babcock because of its integrity and willingness to work with the organisation.
He expressed as disturbing the trend to have fresh graduates turning out to be unemployable without further training programmes. But with this partnership with Babcock, he was hopeful that Nigerian graduates, who intend to work in the aviation industry, would improve their knowledge of the local sector.
Olowo noted that the first set of students would resume in September this year when the school is expected to resume for another academic session.
He said: “We are expecting as many as many people. In fact, we are thinking of 180 million Nigerians. Luckily, there is no university in Nigeria or on the continent that runs this programme. So, we are pioneering his programme. International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Maevis are conceptualising their own now and we are ahead of them.”