NiMet to set up a school of meteorology in Katsina

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The Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation has granted approval to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) for commencement of academic activities in its Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in the state from Katsina.

Approval was given in a letter dated September 9, 2021, following a request from the agency to begin academic activities.

The letter, which was signed by Deputy Director (Staff Welfare and Training) Rabi N. Abubakar, for the Minister, Hadi Sirika, reads: “I must refer to your letter Ref. No. NiMet/DG/FMA/HMA/M/Vol.1/30 dated August 24, 2021 on the above subject and with the approval of the Honorable Minister for commencement of full academic sessions and activities at the new Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, Katsina as requested.

Meanwhile, classes have started for the National Diploma in Meteorology and the National Diploma in Climate Change Science at the institute.

Students were admitted through the JAMB Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). The National Diploma programs have already been approved by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) with two streams of 30 students each.

The MIST, Katsina was commissioned by the Minister of Aviation, Senator Sirika on May 21, 2019. It was established to serve as a center for training and research in meteorology and climate change sciences.

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