Vice Chancellor's Welcome Address

logo You are welcome to the Nigeria Prime Maritime Centre, Institute of Maritime Studies (IMS), and University of Lagos. IMS was established with the support of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in 2014. The Institute is dedicated to providing suitable manpower requirement for contemporary maritime industry, through comprehensive theoretical and practical maritime training The capacity development need of the Nigeria Maritime Sub-sector of the economy received the needed attention with the establishment of Institute of Maritime Studies by the University of Lagos. UNILAG has full compliments of programs which could support any need in the maritime area.

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Chairman's Desk

The University of Lagos was established in 1962 by an Act of Parliament, in the then capital city, Lagos, to cater for the needs of the growing population, enlarging market, emerging industries and the Nigerian economy at large.

The maritime industry is critical to the nation as it accounts for the carriage of over 95% of the exports and imports of the Nigerian trade in crude oil and non-oil products. Its role in regional development is enormous, especially within the coastal communities bordering the Gulf of Guinea.

The Institute of Maritime Studies currently runs the following programmes:

The courses offered by IMS, University of Lagos, are a good opportunity for those interested in career switch since the maritime industry offers good, competitive and commensurate salaries with job stability and flexibility. The University of Lagos is poised to contributing her quota towards building the much needed capacity for the Nigerian maritime industry. As you navigate through our web site, you will obtain more information which include the requirements for admission should you be considering joining us. On behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. R. A. Bello and the vibrant, talented and dedicated staff of IMS,

I want to welcome you and thank you most affectionately for your interest in IMS.


Prof. Matthew Olusoji Ilori FRSB, FEnv

Chairman, Board of IMS


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