The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet is set to start academic activities in its Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology MIST in Katsina state.
NiMet`s General Manager, Muntari Ibrahim, in a statement in Abuja, said the approval was given by the government in a letter dated September 9 and following a request by the agency to commence academic activities.
The letter was signed by NiMet`s Deputy Director Staff Welfare and Training Rabi Abubakar for the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
Ibrahim noted that the institute was established to serve as a centre of training and research on meteorology and climate change sciences.
The national diploma programmes have already been duly approved by the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE with two streams of 30 students each.
It would be recalled that the Institute was commissioned by Sirika on May 21, 2019.