About – CISN


about us

College of Maritime Transport and Management and Technology


the school founder

Professor, Alex Favour Okwuashi

Professor, Alex Favour Okwuashi was born on the 4th of July, 1961. He is a Logistician/Consultant and expert in Shipping/ Port Affairs. 





BRIEF introduction


        The Certified Institute of shipping of Nigeria was conceived in 1989 and the Academic Advisory Board (AAB) of the institute have since studied the Maritime Transport Sector in efforts to culminate in the designing of an Academically / Professionally structured Institute where all aspects of shipping/Maritime – Transport studies and examinations are now being undertaken in Nigeria; via – Business Science, Management, Technology and Engineering based programmes.

       On the 26th of July 2002, the Professional arm of the Chartered Institute of Shipping, Nigeria was gazette by the National Assembly wide government notice No. 70 vol. 89 to train and regulate the entry of persons into the shipping profession and allied matters in Nigeria. In July 2005 the Federal Ministry Education Accreditation Team paid an accreditation visit to the Institute to assess resources, and evaluate the shippers’ Technician Scheme Diploma and Associate Graduate Diploma Programmes and qualifications. Accordingly all programmes and qualifications of CIS STS Diploma and Associate Diploma were vetted and assessed by the Federal Ministry of Education.

       Following another resource Inspection visit carried out on the Institute in March 2010 by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the Federal Ministry of Education ACCREDITATION was granted to various programmes of the Institute and  the CISN Bill was further re-gazetted and passed by House of Representatives in December the same year.

       In 2011/2012 academic year, the Institute joined other tertiary Institutions i.e. Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology & Education in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to admit students into its programmes. The academic year marked another achievement in the history of the Institute, following the accreditation of three (3) Departments and their courses, namely Marine Engineering and Technology, Shipping Management and Technology, Security Management and Technology. The Institute conducts admission of students into the ND / HND programmes as the Diploma awarded by CIS are of the same standard with any polytechnic and College of Technology & Education in the country.

    The National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) in February 2018 paid resource visit for full accreditation of the institute for entry into Shipping Management, Security Management and Technology and Marine Engineering and Technology. 

Our Vision

To train highly specialised maritime personnel in the country and across the world through the institute

Our Mission

The Mission of the Certified Institute of shipping of Nigeria (CIS) is to “fill the yawning gap in Maritime Transport Education in Nigeria with quality Professional programmes” hence our slogan “Training for Expertise”. To coordinate training and academic programmes, Council of the Institute established COLLEGE OF MARITIMETRANSPORT MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY(COMAT).


The Institute, which is a Non-Governmental Non-Political and Non-Religious organization, is formed for the following aims and objectives:

  • To provide courses of instruction and learning in faculty of shipping and any other faculty this from time to time as may be approved by the legitimate authorities.
  • To play regulatory roles in the conduct of professional examination and award of certificates to its members and shipping practitioners for the purpose of evaluations.
  • To train highly specialised maritime personnel in the country and across the world through the institute.
  • To serve as a maritime University Institute (In Nigeria) offering courses leading to the award of Diploma, Associate/Professional Degrees in shipping and related fields.
  • To collaborate with other Educational training institutions worldwide and to undertake any other activities appropriate for an institution of the highest standard.

active programmes

programmes of the institute



The Institute is determined to carve a niche for itself in the Maritime/Shipping Education for practitioners throughout Nigeria and the world over. 


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training features

certified instructors

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valid certificate

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