MANDATES OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS (NIS)

The NIS mandates as specified in the Decree – now an Act are as follows:

  • a) pursue the advancement of learning in specialized areas of sports development including management;
  • b) conduct specialized professional coaching courses and research at various levels of Sports;
  • c) run courses for top level policy makers and executors in the realm of sports administration with a view to broadening their conceptual and executive capacity and perspectives;
  • d) conduct seminars, workshops and other intensive programmes on a continual or ad hoc basis for sports administrators and coaches;
  • e) provide adequate technical facilities for the advancement of knowledge and skill in sports;
  • f) disseminate by way of learned publication the academic activities of the Institute;
  • g) engage in extra curricular activities towards the full development of the minds and bodies of sportsmen;
  • g) engage in extra curricular activities towards the full development of the minds and bodies of sportsmen;
  • h) award certificates of attendance to those who participate in and attain a sufficiently satisfactory standard in any of the courses organized by the Institute;
  • i) organize courses of instruction and provide necessary facilities and other qualifications of such other professions allied to sports as the Council may determine and;
  • j) promote or undertake such other activities (not inconsistent with the foregoing provisions of this section) as the Council considers will help to further the objectives of the Institute. in line with item ‘j’ above as spelt out in the 2009 National Sport Policy of Nigeria./li>
  • k) identify, select and nurture young talented athletes to high performing elite athletes in line with item ‘j’ above as spelt out in the 2009 National Sport Policy of Nigeria.

Leveraging on objective “J” above, the Council integrated Athlete Development and Training programme to adopt holistic approach to research, coaching and training activities as the athletes are the cornerstone to coaching and sport research. (2018 NATIONAL SPORTS POLICY)

ABOUT NIS

Established in 1972 and dedicated to higher performance in sports, the Institute has over the years produced over 15000 manpower in sports who have continued to place Nigeria on the podium in the global arena. Our graduands are predominantly engaged in service in National, State, Local Government, as well as in the sports clubs. A sizable number are in ECOWAS sub-region and other parts of Africa coaching and managing sports.

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