Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) on Wednesday, March 21, announced that the institute would launch new degree programmes including aerospace engineering and aerospace vehicle design soon in the new semester. 

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Flying Officer Uboh Edem, in a statement released in Kaduna on Wednesday, said Commandant AVM Cletus Udeagulu made the remarks when he paid a courtesy visit to the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oyelode in Abuja. Vaguard reports that Udeagulu was also at the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), where he met with the Executive Secretary, Dr Baffa Bichi. 

He said that following the passage of the enabling law setting up the institute, it plans to get more involved in academics and research in line with its mandate. 

"The Commandant also briefed the JAMB Registrar on what has been done so far and the likely direction for progress with the passage of AFIT Establishment Bill into law on the 5th of December 2017. "The Institute is preparing to mount some Degree programmes like Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Automotive Engineering; and also Masters degree in Thermo-Power, Aerospace Vehicle Design with Air Frame, Power Plant and Avionics Options.''