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54/56, Aje Street, Pleasure Bus-Stop,
Off Lagos-Abeokuta Express Road,
Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.

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News & Events, 2017/2018

Dear stakeholders, associates and fans of Crown Maritime Academy, CMA of Nigeria, the other year (2017) is gone; the new-year (2018) is here!!! How did we spend the out-gone year 2017? What could we expect in the brand-new year? Well, come down the memory lane with us as we re-collect HOW that year was eventful, and, with a bit of what's at stake in 2018/19. Thank you for choosing the people's choice institution of higher learning, Crown Maritime Academy, CMA.

1. The 4th CMA Annual Academic Retreat: Crown Maritime Academy, CMA's 4th Annual Academic Retreat for Resource Persons and Programmes Facilitators was held at the Dideolu Estate, Ogba, Lagos Campus of the Academy on Saturday, 7th January, 2017. It was usual for the principal officers of the Academy to meet and share with the leading academic staffers and senior administrative personnel in a forum dedicated to the reflections on the performances of the Academy in the immediate past year, so as to be more equipped to operate better in the new and current year! Thus, the 4th CMA Academic Retreat of 7/1/17 dwelt on the activities of CMA in 2016 in order to improve on her deliveries in 2017. The 4th Annual CMA Academic Retreat was well-attended where a number of five (5) Invited Guest Papers were presented and discussed. At the end of the brain-storming day, a communique was done and read. The 5th Annual Academic Retreat of CMA was held on 6th January, 2018. We shall also keep you posted on this.

2. Third Combined Field-Trip: On Friday, 24th March, 2017, all the cadets of our Water Transport Studies Department, WTSD got the nod of the authorities, not only to embark on their 3rd Field-Trip to the Seaport, but to also, for the first time, learn, study and research on-board a ship in port. This on-board-ship training lasted for four (4) full hours!!! Learning by seeing, touching, and doing? Come over, join us on-board and experience practical Shipping from the latest and an exclusive approach at Crown Maritime Academy, CMA of Nigeria. You'll be glad you did!

Our Merchant Navy cadets led by two of the Academy's principal staff had a field-day that Friday as they were successfully cleared and welcomed on-board one of the largest ships in port at the Tin-Can Island, Lagos. This 3rd visit was unprecedented as the CMA team was treated with executive care. Of course, the hospitality of our hosts, the Sifax Group to us, has remained excellent. Sure enough was the fact of our reception at the Conference Hall for official presentation and briefing. May be you will recall that like a mini-party, it was always spiced with refreshment or menu-menu, trust the Sifax Group.

It wasn't another sight-seeing this time around, and the boys are now matured to take the bull by the horns. Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, the foremost of the subsidiaries of Sifax Group of Companies could not have done more for us as we teamed-up with them as co-patriotic maritime citizens in striving to revive and sustain our national glory via this unique, dynamic and vital sector.

From deck-to-deck or does a layman come, from one floor to another, guess so much along, Merchant Navy boys "no dey tire self", the para-military students and their officials traversed the eight (8) different floors, nay, the whole of the decks of the Merchant Vessel (MV) in marathon practical study, learning and research sessions to gather more marks for their academic lectures and theoretical classes cum assignments once they are back at the Campus.

We remain ever grateful for the first-hand training and re-training opportunities afforded by this training-on-board at the various Departments of the MV having first-class technical knowledge exchange relationships with the Ship's Captain, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, Second Engineer, and the regular generous professional development and mentoring sessions with the Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited officials lingering in our memories.

3. Degree Foundation Institute, DFI Takes-Off At CMA: Crown Maritime Academy, CMA has commenced programmes leading to the award of overseas universities Bachelor's degrees.
The programme is under the higher institution's Degree Foundation Institute, DFI. Affiliated to the International Degree Foundation (IDF) in Nigeria, the Director of Academics of the Degree Foundation Institute, DFI of CMA is Dr. Martins Okechukwu, the first Rector of the Academy.
Programmes offered by the Degree Foundation Institute, DFI domiciled at the Lagos Campus of CMA include Marine Engineering, Nautical Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Law, Architecture, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics, Mass Communication, Accounting, and many more.
CMADFI admits students three (3 ) times in a year, as follows: February, June, and October. Applicants with a minimum of five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics in WAEC, NECO or NABTEB (in not more than 2 sittings) are eligible to obtain Admission form for enrollment. It does NOT require UTME or Post-UTME for Admission but applicants must not be more than 26 years old, and should have good sponsor(s). NECO and WAEC or GCE can be combined. Pass in Mathematics is acceptable for Law and, no need for Literature-in-English for Law.
Quite advantageous, highly credible and affordable, candidates for the programme shall spend one or two academic year(s) in Nigeria and transfer overseas to complete and receive their fist degrees in any one of our fully-accredited, highly-equipped and technologically-advanced global-standard universities. Upon successful completion of the 100/200 Level of the course of study in Nigeria, admission and transfer to any of our foreign partner universities is with speed. We shall also be responsible for processing student entry visa and other immigration formalities. At the CMA Degree Foundation Institute,DFI: "we do not promise and fail".
A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) giving authenticity and legality to the pre-degree programme was jointly signed between the Acting Registrar/CEO of International Degree Foundation (IDF), Mr. Praise Folaji; CMA's Rector/CEO, Dr. Musa Akinyemi; and CMA's Acting Registrar, Mrs.T.E.Onukwu.
Other Nigerian higher institutions of learning affiliated to the programme are the University of Ibadan; Enugu State University of Science & Technology; Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun; Igbinedion University, Okada; and others.
For on-line enrollment into the programme, applicants WILL SOON be able to do so when we fully and finally harness and host our Website II:
Meanwhile, applicants for the programme may receive the Admission Form through the DFI central e-mail: after paying to the Bank OR by visiting our Main Campus to pick the the Admission Form at ten thousand, five hundred naira (N10,500:00) only.

4. CMA At The 2nd Annual Nigerian Maritime Students/Youth Conference : Crown Maritime Academy's cadets and officials braved all the odds of the day to make it to the 2nd Annual Conference which took place at the City Mall, Onikan in Lagos on Friday, 26th May,2017. A successful gathering to rub minds together on Nigeria’s maritime education and profession for the youths, the 1st edition of the Conference held at the same venue on Friday, 27th May, 2016 with CMA's active participation featuring a sizeable number of her superior and junior cadets.
Organized by Platforms Communications as A Day With Nigerian Maritime Students, the theme of the 2016 Edition was, "The Youth & The Future Of Nigerian Maritime Industry", whilst the 2017 Edition was captioned, Solving the CHALLENGES of NIGERIAN MARITIME STUDENTS:THE NIMASA GAME PLAN.

5. Joint Convocation For NID/ND: The historic Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) jointly signed in Lagos on Friday, 3rd June, 2016 between the Lagos Aviation and Maritime Business (LAMB ) Academy and Crown Maritime Academy, CMA has been working! The two academies, LAMB and CMA which are all Members of the Association of Licensed Maritime Academies on Nigeria, ALMAN held a Joint Convocation leading to the award of the National Innovation Diploma, NID/ND on Saturday, 26th August, 2017 in Lagos.
At the Joint Convocation, not less than seventeen (17) students of Crown Maritime Academy, CMA qualified for the award of the widely-coveted NID/ND. With this success, CMA students and cadets have a wider range and array of opportunities and qualifications to enjoy and obtain. Crown Maritime News crew members hereby welcome the 1st set of NID/ND holders of CMA and join their parents, sponsors, and friends to celebrate with them on the achievement of their NID/ND dream.

6. Our 2nd Sea-Camp Training Experience: Our Academy was able to participate for the second (2nd) time after the first (1st) one in 2016 which took place between 9th to 15th October in the specialized training programme of the parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. CMA took a due advantage of the Training Facilities of the Citizenship & Leadership Training Centre, Sea-School Unit at the Snake Island in Apapa, Lagos to enhance the para-military knowledge, training and skills of her Merchant Navy cadets for the first time in 2016. All CMA cadets have the advantage of attending the exclusive one-week residential Special Leadership Training Programme in a totally-solitary island environment! Our cadets were at the Training Camp for the second time and actively participated in Course No "SS : 792A" which took place between 26th September and 2nd October, 2017. About the para-military, sea-farers, leadership, civic, organizational, et al skills acquired by the cadets? Ooh no, another page, another date! How do we start? Ookay… They are strategic, tactical and confidential!!!

7. Second (2nd) Passing-Out-Parade (P-O-P): But for the internal and economic challenges of the year 2016, when the Academy should have held her second (2nd) P-O-P, the year 2017 edition of the para-military academic event could have been the third (3rd). Nevertheless, on Saturday, the 9th of December, 2017, the Academy's Merchant Navy cadets took the centre-stage and became the cynosure of all eyes at the Main Auditorium of our Campus in Dideolu Estate, Ogba, Lagos. The most honest description of this important and inevitable occasion was that of a small, sincere and successful one. A lot of things took place for the first time ever in any of our para-military public events this very day!!!

  • The Rector of the Academy became the true Commandant-General of the Regiment and Cadetship of the Academy. How? He came in full para-military gear! Quite unlike in 2015 at the 1st P-O-P when he inspected the guard-of-honour of the then graduating cadets in mufti, (he was in full/lounge suit then), but in this 2nd, he came in a brand-new Action Rig!!! The Rector savoured the colour of the day, responded stylistically to the salutes of the Merchant Navy Cadets’ Parade Commander, Cadet Taiwo OLAJIDE; complimented the platoon's accolades and boosted their morale in his on-the-spot inspection of the guard-of-honour which they mounted.
  • Another first to be recorded was that Prince Olayiwola SHITTU (JP) was represented by the Director-General of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA. This was to confirm to the Academy that the National President of ANLCA actually accepted to be the first Fellow of CMA of Nigeria, FCMAN. This public figure and shipping personality had been nominated as FCMAN since 2015 by our 1st Academic/Governing Board.
  • Our Academy, your Academy, the Nigerian people's Academy started to give public honour to well-deserving and honourable men and women with outstanding and philanthropic contributions to the socio-economic and academic development of the nation. Four people, including Mr.Samuel Ademola MOKUOLU, the Sole Administrator of Adebayo Mokuolu College, Ogba, Lagos were mentioned for this honour. Others were Forwarder M.A.Abiola, FCMAN; Mr. Milton OFOBRUKWETA, FCMAN; and Prince Olayiwola SHITTU, JP; FCMAN on whose behalf ANLCA DG received a plaque embossed with CMA’s symbolic logo designed in London.

8. CMA To Inaugurate Board Of Fellows (BOF): The people's Academy (CMA)'s Board Of Fellows (BOF) shall comprise of at least seven (7) well-meaning, honourable, industry-centric, amiable and benevolent Nigerians (except where an expatriate may be co-opted) that are capable of championing the perpetuity of CMA's vision and mission. The Board's membership shall be renewable once, after the first term of three years each, except where otherwise communicated by actual notification. Meanwhile, the 1st Board Of Fellows of the Academy was due for inauguration in 2018, especially before the end of the first half of the year.

9. Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma for B.Tech and PGD at LAUTECH: Hopes had been high before, and expectations have been turning real more and more, as CMA Diploma in Maritime Transport Management is set to be accepted for Direct Entry (from 200 Level) to do the Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria. Equally, holders of CMA Advanced Diploma in Maritime Transport Management can NOW enroll for the Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) of the same university (LAUTECH) for two (2) semesters only. However, this is not the first time that local and foreign universities and similar higher institutions of learning have recognized our Diploma and Advanced Diploma for exemption and direct admission for higher studies and research programmes. Meanwhile, the Admission Forms for Direct Entry as well as for PGD/Masters Degree courses of LAUTECH are available for purchase at CMA Campus in Lagos.

(a) CMA's Maritime Education (for MNavy Cadets), 2019/2020 Academic Calendar In Brief:

  • 1st Voyage or Semester, 2019: 13th January - 12th April, 2019
  • 2nd Voyage or Semester, 2019: 12th May - 9th August, 2019
  • 3rd Voyage or Semester, 2019: 8th September - 7th December, 2019
  • 1st Voyage or Semester, 2020: 5th January - 10th April, 2020
  • 2nd Voyage or Semester, 2020: 10th May - 7th August, 2020
  • 3rd Voyage or Semester, 2020: 6th September - 5th December, 2020
(b) CMA Degree Foundation Institute (CMADFI) 2019/2020 Academic Calendar In Brief:
  • 1st Semester, 2019: 11th February - 10th May, 2019
  • 2nd Semester, 2019: 10th June - 6th September, 2019
  • 3rd Semester, 2019: 7th October - 10th January, 2019
  • 1st semester, 2020: 10th February - 8th May, 2020
  • 2nd semester, 2020: 8th June - 11th September, 2020
  • 3rd semester, 2020: 12th October - 8th January, 2020
(c) CMA's Professional Courses (Vocational, Pre-Degree & Post-Graduate) Calendar In Brief:
  1. LAUTECH's Direct Entry Admission Programme runs from 200 Level at LAUTECH in Ogbomoso.
  2. LAUTECH's Post-Graduate Diploma Programme runs on Part-Time basis for 2 Semesters only.
  3. ICAN/ATS Lectures and Exams hold twice a year for each of the categories.
  4. Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria, CICN Lectures and Exams hold twice a year.
  5. STCW for Seafarers only is open to be conducted at any time of the year.

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