Top 5 Best Aviation Schools/Colleges In Nigeria (2023)

Aviation is one of the highest paying sectors anywhere in the world. This is because of how indispensable and important the sector is to global migration and business.

best and top aviation schools in nigeria

However, in Nigeria, not so many students are beginning to pursue career in Aviation industry.

Nigeria aviation industry is not yet on par with world bests, nevertheless, the industry is making a steady growth and development.

Most Nigerian states are beginning to initiate airports projects and upgrading existing ones to international standards.

Some domestic airlines in Nigeria such as Air Peace, Airk Air, Dana airlines has reignited hope of a bright aviation industry for Nigeria in near future.

There is no doubt that most Nigerian pilots and aviation professionals had their aviation studies and training abroad.

Nevertheless, there exists top and accredited aviation schools and colleges in Nigeria that have produced top aviation professionals like pilots, dispatchers, landing officers etc.

Nigeria students are advised to pursue career in aviation industry as it is one of the few sectors in Nigeria that its potential is yet to be fully explored.

It is also a prestigious and lucrative sector. It is against this backdrop that Nigerian Informer will be listing 5 best and accredited aviation schools in Nigeria.

Nigeria Best Aviation Schools

These are government recognised and approved aircraft pilot schools and colleges in Nigeria.

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT)

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) is one of the most reputable, respected and oldest aviation colleges in Nigeria.

The aviation college was founded in the year 1964 and is situated in Zaria, Kaduna state. To ensure quality training, the institution partners with top airlines in Nigeria to produce the best of professionals.

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology fees is estimated to range between 66,000 to 7,500,000.

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Courses

The following are courses offered at NCAT:

  • Aeronautical Telecommunications Engineering Courses
  • Air Traffic Services/ Communication Courses
  • Flying School Courses
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Courses
  • Aviation Management Courses
NCAT Contact Details:

Address: Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria Kaduna.

Telephone: +2347018741431


Universal School of Aviation (USA)

Another top aviation school in Nigeria is Universal School of Aviation. This Aviation institution was developed to meet the needs of the aviation industry by way of producing well trained staffs for both domestic and international aviation related organizations.

U.S.A is approved by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) under the umbrella of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to take up training which leads to the issuance of certificates and license.

The school also run a satellite campus in Lagos and Abuja approved by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Fees paid at Universal Aviation school is estimated to range between N50,000 to N7,000,000.

Universal Aviation School Courses

Some courses offered at the noble aviation school include:

  • Air Ticketing and Reservation
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Hotel Management
  • FIATA/IATA Training
  • Electronic Booking Tools
  • Flight Attendant
Universal Aviation School Contact Details:

Address: 93, Isolo-Egbe Road, Ori-Oke Bus/Stop, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria.

Telephone: +23480-5584-9779,070630028300



International Aviation College (IAC)

International Aviation College is an Aviation school located at Ilorin owned by Kwara state government and private entity.

The school was established to train aviation professionals such as pilots, cabin crew, air traffic controllers and aircraft engineers. The school offer six certified courses.

International Aviation College Courses

Some courses offered at IAC includes:

  • Multi Engine Rating (MER)
  • Private Pilot License (Pilot)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Commercial Pilot License Course (Pilot)
  • Certificate in Flight Dispatchers Course (Flight Dispatchers Course)
  • Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT)
International Aviation College Contact Details:

Address: Lagos road by Ilorin International Airport, Ilorin.

Telephone Number: 08054485424, 08141669545

Email Address:


Dhaewood Aviation Business School (DABS)

Dhaewood Aviation Business School is a private professional training aviation institution. The aviation school was established in 2005 and have promoted quality training in aviation/travels & tourism industry.

Instructors/lecturers at Dhaewood Aviation Business School are certified professionally by international air transport association [IATA], an organization which has been working with airlines civil aviation authorities, airports & air navigation services providers globally for more than 60 years.

The school offer 45 aviation courses.

Dhaewood Aviation Business School Contact Details:

Address: 30, Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Cement Bus Stop, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Telephone: +2348026272323


Landover Aviation Business School (LABS)

Another top and highly rated aviation school in Nigeria is Landover Aviation Business School.
The aviation institution was established in 2002 and is an NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority) approved and an IATA (International Air Transport Association) authorized training Institute in Nigeria.

The school has ranked in top 10 in Aviation Training Institution in Africa for 3 times in a row between 2011 to 2013.

Landover Aviation Business School Courses

Some courses offered at Landover Aviation Business School are:

  • Basic Flight Operations Officers’ Course
  • Basic Helicopter Landing Officers’ Course
  • Radio Telephony
  • Passenger Handling Programme
  • Basic Airside Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Flight Dispatcher’s Course
  • Advanced Flight Dispatcher’s Course
Landover Aviation Business School Contact Details:

Address: 17, Simbiat Abiola Road, Ikeja Lagos.

Telephone: +234 (1) 460 7450



The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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