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

Dedicated to higher performance

Prof. Olawale A. MORONKOLA

Director General/CEO, National Institute for Sports

About NIS

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.


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

  1. pursue the advancement of learning in specialized areas of sports development including management;
  2. conduct specialized professional coaching courses and research at various levels of Sports

Coming soon

Admission through JAMB for the following accredited programme:
1. National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Training
2. National Diploma in Sports Management



Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Dart, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Karate, Power-lifting, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Taekwondo Traditional Sports, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Entry Requirement: Veteran Athletes of not less than 30 years of age with a minimum of 3 GCE O/L credits/merits or its equivalence including English and Mathematics and any other subject plus 2 years cognate experience.

NIS with five medals at the 2021 REGAN Games

Revitilised National Institute for Sports to Start National Diploma Courses this Year


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 (NATEB) to run the following programmes:

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

Details of admission process to be announced soon.

Sport Research Publication

Our Leadership Team

Prof. Olawale A. MORONKOLA

Director General/CEO, NIS

Adeneye, M. A.

Registrar, NIS

Ichado, O. Reuben

Bursar, NIS

Dr. Folorunsho, A. Lanre

Deputy/Ag. Institute Librarian

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