The Nigerian Navy Provost and Regulatory School has introduced new subjects in its curriculum to prepare new graduates to deal with security threats in the maritime environment.
The Commandant of the school, Commodore Chindo Yahaya, said so on Friday during the combined graduation ceremony of the 11 of 22 Basic Navy Provost Officers Course and the 13 of 22 Capable Regulator Qualification Course. .
Commodore Yahaya said the 16-week courses were designed to instill in students best law enforcement practices within and outside the military.
He said, “Various methodologies were used to train the students including: lectures, hands-on demonstrations, presentations and study tours, among others.
“Some of the subjects taught during these courses included Naval Law, Criminology, Provost and Crime, Security and Intelligence, Compilation of Records and Contemporary Operations, among others.
Yahaya added, “It should be added that the school has introduced new subjects such as cybersecurity, health, safety and environment as well as maritime domain awareness into the curriculum.
“The inclusion of the subjects has broadened the knowledge of these graduates and prepared them to deal with contemporary and emerging security threats in the maritime environment.”
Yahaya said the school is also working to improve and expand the scope of course content in line with the vision of the Chief of the Navy Staff,
Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, to help the school administer criminal justice.
He added that plans were underway for the school to start the Young Officers Advocacy Course and the Police Administration and Security Management Course as outlined in the Head of State’s Strategic Guidelines- navy major 5 of 2021.
“The start of these classes will improve school results,” Yahaya said.