Welcome Message

On behalf of the management and staff of the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTE-E), I welcome you to the ARCSSTEE. Located within the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the Centre was formally inaugurated on the 24th of November 1998. The Centre is affiliated to the United Nations and also serves as an activity Centre for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) – an Agency under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Nigeria. ARCSSTEE aims to build a critical mass of high quality indigenous capacity in Space Science and Technology (SST) for English-speaking African countries. This is with a view to support application in SST for sustainable national, regional and continental development. As part of her educational programmes, the Centre offers 9 months Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programme in the following areas: Remote Sensing/Geographic Information System, Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate, Satellite Communications, Basic Space and Atmospheric Science, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Space Law, and Space Engineering (under development).

Since inception, over 450 participants have graduated from the programme. This website serves as the information hub of the Centre and i believe visitors will find the resources therein beneficial and rewarding.

Please feel free to contact us on any issue as to how we can partner together to be of great service to mankind through the application of Space Science and Technology.

Happy Viewing!

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