On 05 January 2013, an MOU was signed between UMA and SQA recognizing United Maritime Academy (UMA) as the education partner of SQA for delivering Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programs to the cadets of UMA.
It’s a unique achievement for UMA in recognition of its capability of imparting quality education and training in the maritime sector. After obtaining the HND the cadets will be able to continue with degree course in a number of universities in the UK. The HND Program in Nautical Science and in Marine Engineering conducted in Bangladesh is a milestone in maritime education and training sector.
Vice Admiral Z. U. Ahmed, ndc, psc, the Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy was the Chief Guest in the ceremony. Ms. Margaret Curran and Mr. Joy Joyti Nandi were present as the SQA representatives. The Chairman of the United Group and the Director General of the Department of Shipping was also present in the ceremony.