The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has stressed the need to review the curriculum of NAF training institutions and facilities for personnel to be combat ready and operate at optimum level to counter both domestic and foreign threats.
In a statement by the director of public relations and information Air Cdre Edward Gabkwet, Air Marshal Amao, said the NAF recently reviewed the curricula of the various schools in the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to meet expected standards, whilst also conducting instructional training for the instructors to ensure enhanced performance.
He revealed that the training curriculum for NAF cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy has been reviewed and new criteria specified for NAF officers to be eligible for posting to the Academy as instructors.
Also affected, he said are some selected ground and flying schools.
He said, “I have authorised the audit of selected institutions in the NAF, including flying schools, by a team of experienced retired senior officers with a view to upgrading the practices and facilities at the institutions to meet international standards and best practices.”
The CAS noted further that special arrangements have also been made to upgrade operations training facilities to enhance the operational capacity of NAF operators in anticipation of increased tempo of air operations with the recently acquired platforms, while sustaining capacity building programmes for the NAF Regiment in joint efforts for synergy of air-ground integrated operations with sister services.
The CAS said these efforts are geared towards positioning the institutions and facilities as centres of excellence that would produce pilots, engineers, technicians and other specialists that are well equipped to carry out their constitutional roles more effectively and efficiently.