Aviation students training with the Wilson Airport-based flight school can now enroll for other degree courses alongside their pilot training at Mount Kenya University.
This is after MKU signed a deal with the Flight Training Centre that will enable student pilots to enroll for other courses.
During the signing of the deal, Flight Training Centre Chief Executive Officer Captain Godwin Wachira noted that the MoU will enable student pilots to learn how to fly while still pursuing other professional courses.
“We are truly honoured and humbled with the MoU signed with MKU. The step taken by FTC and MKU is a big one. The students in MKU will have a chance to do piloting and pursue a degree course. The transitioning of a student from one institute to the other will be effortless,” Wachira said.
MKU Vice Chancellor Prof Deogratius Jaganyi noted that the MoU will be a game-changer in the training of pilots in Kenya and maybe in the region.
“The training of pilots in Kenya is regulated by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and that very intensive work goes into the training of a pilot. However, we are in different times and, therefore, following the signing of the MKU–FTC agreement, the two institutions will roll out professional courses to the pilots trained at FTC,” he said.
Additionally, he noted that the MoU is also partnering with Flight Training Centre in other areas such Community Service and Responsibility (CSR), which in this case, the MoU will also support people living with Disability.
The vice chancellor said reaching PLWDs within and outside MKU’s fraternity was a priority for the university and is one of the modalities it is using to reduce inequalities in society.
The MoU will also enable student in MKU study Aviation Courses such as piloting and pursue other courses.
It also seeks to enhance the learners’ understanding of the aviation industry and the functioning of related economic sectors.
The event that was hosted at Thika Main campus by Jaganyi among the attendees were Flight Training Centre CEO Wachira, Pro-Chancellor Dr. Vincent Gaitho among other representatives.