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18 Best Aviation Schools in Nigeria and their locations

In this post, we will show you the list of Aviation schools in Nigeria. These schools are for students who want to become pilots in Nigeria.

Aviation as a profession is quite competitive in Nigeria. Most Nigerian youths desire to study flight courses and become professional pilots. As such, aviation schools where they can study in order to achieve their dreams are in high demand.

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Currently, in Nigeria, there are quite a number of such schools with doors wide open for prospective students to come in and learn.

Some of these schools, however, are more qualified in terms of training personnel and facilities, and as such have more to offer to their students.

In choosing institutes of learning, it is important that one goes for the very best. The quality of facilities and personnel on the ground to tutor you should determine where you go to study.

Here in this post, we’ll give you the top 5 accredited aviation schools in Nigeria with top-quality facilities and International Air Transport Association certified tutors.

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18 Best Aviation Schools in Nigeria and their locations

1. International aviation college

Located in Kwara state, Ilorin, the International Aviation College, IAC for short, is the first private-owned aviation institute in the country.

The International Aviation College has been training prospective pilots since 2013. The institute is fully equipped with the staff – with internationally certified tutors on the ground to teach you – and facilities to give you the best in terms of knowledge when it comes to the field of aviation.

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This is highlighted by the fact that they use diamond aircraft’s to train their prospective pilots. Their admission requirements include 5 credits in Maths, English, physics, geography and any other subject in either WAEC or NECO examinations.

They also require that interested applicants should be at least 17 years of age or above. Their course duration lasts for about 18 months.

Their school fees, however, is quite expensive, depending on your course option, with the highest tuition fee going for N7 Million. For more information, visit their website at www.aviation.africhoice.website.

2. Dhaewood aviation business school

Dhaewood aviation business school, or, quite simply, DABS for short, was established in 2005 and is one of the top accredited aviation institutes in the country.

The school is fully equipped with the facilities and personnel to groom you in your respective aviation field, with tutors certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the ground to give you the best of training there is in aviation.

Admission into Dhaewood, however, is said to be based on merit, and their admission requirements can be found on their website at www.dhaewoodgroup.com.

Their tuition fees are also relative to your course of study, with their pilot courses being their most expensive, with a tuition of around N7 million.

Some other courses are far lower in terms of pricing though, with their lowest course going for around N50,000. Information on the tuition for their courses can also be found on their website.

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3. Nigerian college of aviation technology

Formerly known as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, the Nigerian College of Aviation technology (NCAT) was the first aviation college in the country.

The institute was founded in 1964, and is currently located at Zaria, in Kaduna state. With a track record of excellence when it comes to aviation training, the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology is widely regarded as the best aviation training institute in the country.

They have partnerships with numerous respected airlines across the country, as well as a fleet of aircraft that can be used on charter.

Courses on offer at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology include; standard pilot course, private pilot license, international flight planning, flying instructor course, cabin crew basic course, cabin crew refresher course, aviation management courses, and aircraft maintenance engineering, aeronautical telecommunications engineering, air traffic services, and communication.

They also train commercial pilots. Visit their website at www.ncat.gov.ng for more information.

4. Universal school of aviation

The Universal school of aviation, or The USA, as it is more popularly known, is one of the foremost institutes of aviation in the country. The institute is located in Lagos State, Nigeria, at Ejigbo.

They are well equipped to groom you in your choosing aviation field, and they also offer additional courses in hotel management and travel agency management.

Like all aviation schools in the country, their tuition fee depends on your chosen course option, with their lowest courses going for about N50,000, while their highest-priced courses go for about N7 million. More information on their courses, tuition and admission requirements can be found on their website at www.universalschoolofaviation.com.

5. Landover aviation business school

Landover aviation business school, or, quite simply, LABS, was founded in 2002 in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The school boasts of three faculties, which are; the faculty of travel and tourism, the faculty of aviation management operations, and the faculty of aviation technical and aviation operations.

Each of the faculties are fully equipped with facilities and certified International Air Transport Association (IATA) tutors who will groom you adequately in approved IATA certificate courses.

Like the other schools already mentioned, LABS tuition fees depend on your chosen course option, with the Basic Airfares and Ticketing courses going for around N75,000, while the Basic Flight Dispatcher courses go for around N230,000. You can check their website at www.landover.aero for more information.

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6. Aeroconsult Aviation

Aeroconsult Aviation Training is a leading specialist aviation consultancy firm in Nigeria offering services in operations, engineering and management consulting to aviation and alied industries. it is also approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with Approval No.: ATO/AA/002

It was established in October 1993 as a direct consequence of the need to offer unparalleled development and technical backup to both established and up-and-coming aviation and allied firms at home and abroad.

With a core of professionals whose expertise impacts directly on the quality of project execution, coupled with its years of experience, Aeroconsult is arguably a reference point in the aviation sector.


29, Adeniyi Jones Avenue
Ikeja, Lagos. Nigeria





Others are…

7. Aeroport College of Aviation and Travel Management

8. Crew Training Institute – CTI

9. Falcon Aviation Training

10. Gibair Aviation Academy

11. Institute Of Aviation and Maritime Studies

12. International Institute Of Aviation Training

13. Lagos Aviation Academy

14. Lagos Aviation And Maritime Business Academy

15. Riteway Aviation School

16. Belgrade Aviation Training Institute

17. Continental Aviation School (CAS)

18. Dot Aviation Training Institute


Knowledge is power. In any occupation or profession, the quality of knowledge an individual has gives him an added advantage over his peers.

This is why in choosing institutes of learning, you must pick the best out of the bunch, especially in a field as competitive as aviation.

The schools listed here are the very best when it comes grooming and tutoring you in your chosen field in aviation, as all of them meet the standard of the International Air Transport Association.

While tuition in these various institutes may be quite high, you are guaranteed to receive value for money in terms of tutelage when you enroll in one of these institutions. Visit their respective websites and make your choice. We hope this article has been helpful. Let us know.

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One Comment

  1. I am writing to register my observation in your publication of top aviation schools in Nigeria.

    I dont know the criteria used, but I notice that the second approved aviation school after Nigerian College of Aviation Technology is oftentimes ignored in such information disemmination.

    Though I do not immediately know when it was approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), I know that its approval number is ATO/AA/002.

    I would implore you to do your independent investigation to establish these facts. Its location is No: 29, Adeniyi Jones Avenue in Ikeja. Its website address is http://www.aeroconsultonline.com.

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