The Minister of Transportation; Mr Rotimi Amaechi has approved the promotion of 378 Staff of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron.The recent promotion is the outcome of the result junior, Senior and Management Staff interviews which took place in the main campus of the Academy late last year.It is observed that in the 40 years history of the Academy, never has half that number of staff been promoted in a single uplifting exercise. Included are several staff who have worked for years without being promoted, as well as some who were enjoying their first-ever promotion. Out of the promoted Staff, 157 are junior, while the Senior and Management Staff drawn from both the Academic and Administration arms are 221. Among them are three Chief Lecturers namely: Engr. Maurice Nduka Ijeoma, Engr. Innocent Chijioke Ezeala andDr. John Aderemi Adeyanju. Four Directors: Sidi Mkpandiok, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Jonah Essien, Personnel Affairs, Mr. Sunday Okwong Udoh, Finance and Account; Mr. Okon Bassey Okon, Finance and Account. Others promoted to the ranks of Assistant Chief Lecturers are: Mrs. Atim Afahaene Ikara, Mr. Ekwere Ekwere William, Mr. Olaoluwa Olusegun Omotosho, Mrs. Angela Patrick Udofe and an Assistant Chief Librarian, Mr. Enong Emmanuel Okon. Two Staff each were promoted to the rank of Deputy Registrar and Deputy Director. They are, Mr. Peter Makadas Netson and Mr. Ishiola Rafiu Yusuf, Mrs. Theresa Thankgod Anya and Engr. Babawale Odunayo Ogunsola respectively.It could be recalled that the Minister directed the Permanent Secretary in charge of the Ministry, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari and four Directors in the Ministry to personally supervise the interview which was held in December last year.