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NOTICE TO JAMB/UTME CANDIDATES

All JAMB/UTME candidates can now change their Course and Institution to National Institute for Sports. For assistance: Call or Chat  on WhatsApp +234812 847 1791

2024/2025 Admission form now on Sale

BASIC COACHING COURSE – 3 months (OCT – Dec 2024 ) Lagos and Abuja

Entry Requirements: Veteran Athletes of not less than 30 years of age with a minimum of 3 GCE O/L credits/merits or its equivalence plus 2 years cognate experience

CHOICE OF SPORTS: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Scrabble, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Our Vision

To be a world class tertiary institution for sports, training professional coaches, managers and other personnel dedicated to high performance through evidence based teaching and research.

Our Mission

To be the driving force for sports in Nigeria, producing first class Coaches, high caliber Sports Administrators and Personnel, and top class Athletes, thus contributing substantially towards Nigeria podium success at national and international competitions.

Our Core Values

Sincerity,
Cordiality,
Equity and fairness,
Transparency,
Teamwork,
High moral standards,
Excellence,
Highest level of professionalism,
Participatory management,
Open communication,
Mutual respect, and
Technology driven in service delivery

From The Director General's Desk

The National Institute for Sports (NIS) was conceptualized in 1972. It was formally established in 1974 by the Administration of then Head of State and Commander in-Chief of Armed Forces of Nigeria, Gen. Yakubu Gowon based on the need by the government to improve Nigeria’s performance in international sporting competition. The Law granting its autonomy, Decree 31 was promulgated on the 8th of July 1992. The National Institute for Sports is a research and training Institute.  It is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports. Inter alia, the Institute is saddled with the responsibilities of producing top-rated coaches, sports managers, sport scientists and conducting sports research.

Prof. Olawale A. MORONKOLA

Director General/CEO

Our Leadership Team

Prof. Olawale A. MORONKOLA

Director General/CEO

Mr. Belmond Benson

Registrar

Oluokun, N. O. (Mrs.)

Bursar

Dr. Folorunsho, A. Lanre

Deputy Institute Librarian

Admission in progress for Jamb candidates

Good news to all JAMB candidates seeking to build a professional career in Sports. National Institute for Sports has been accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NABTE) to run the following programmes:

  1. National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Training – 2 Years
  2. National Diploma in Sports Management – 2 Years

Successful candidates are to report for verification from 9th January, 2024 at the Conference Hall of the Institute for clearance.

Candidates are to present the following documents at the clearance venue;

  1. Original Certificates of Educational qualification
  2. Original copy of UTME slip for National Diploma candidates only.
  3. Original Birth certificate/statutory Declaration of Age
  4. Original copy of Local Government indigene certificate.
  5. Medical certificate of fitness from recognised Government Hospital.

BASIC COACHING

BASIC COACHING COURSE – 3 months (OCT – Dec 2024 ) Lagos and Abuja

Entry Requirements: Veteran Athletes of not less than 30 years of age with a minimum of 3 GCE O/L credits/merits or its equivalence plus 2 years cognate experience

CHOICE OF SPORTS: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Scrabble, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

NIS students

National Diploma

Accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NABTE). JAMB/UTME candidates seeking to build a professional career in Sports can now apply.

Basic Coaching Course

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Scrabble, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Advanced Certificate in Coaching

CHOICE OF SPORTS: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Scrabble, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

NIS TRAINING PITCH

Professional Certificate in Sports Coaching

Available courses: Sports Psychology. Sports Coaching and Fitness and Conditioning.

Basic Coaching Course

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Scrabble, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Professional Certificate in Sports Management

This programme is available in: Sports Business and Personnel Management, Sports Administration, Sports Marketing, Sports Journalism.

At NIS, we train you to become a Professional Sports Coach/Manager

Dedicated to higher performance