The Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin, is specialized labour Institute owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It was established under Decree No. 5 of 1986, now Act Cap 261 LFN 1990, to provide educational services required by trade union organizations, employers of labour, and government ministries, departments and agencies towards lasting industrial harmony and national development.

The fast evolving institute is now the only mono-technic in Nigeria approved by the National Board for Technical Education for the award of National Diplomas in labour and employment related fields including:

a) National Diploma in Industrial and Labour Relations

b) National Diploma in Occupational Health and safety

c) National Diploma in Entrepreneurial Development

d) National Diploma in Labour Law and Employment Regulations

As many as 60 young Nigerians and 20 adults have so far graduated from the Institute’s National Diploma Programme which commenced 3 years ago. Some of these graduates are pursuing their first degree in Nigerian Universities as well as there are a few of them who are studying abroad with the diploma. The Institute is proud of our former students who are as trade union leaders in various unions are doing exceedingly well indeed.

MINILS hereby invites suitably qualified individuals – young school leavers and workers/trade union officials and members, government employees, self-employed individuals/applicantsfor admissions into the above National Diploma Programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session. Prospective applicants must have at least five O-level credits in the Arts and Social Sciences including English Language and Mathematics obtained in not more than 2 sittings (with or without UTME). The available modes of study are: full-time (18 months), part-time and distance learning (24 months respectively). Students with deficiencies in entry requirements can be admitted to our Pre-National Diploma programmes. For example, students having O-level passes in some of the required subjects for admissions into National Diploma programmes.

Our students are guaranteed best form of highly interactive and experiential education, anchored by our exposed and experienced educators (lecturers), who have been adjudged by Nigerian Labour Leaders as the best assemblage nation-wide. Many of them received training from world class labour institutions such as Ruskin College, Oxford, UK, V.V.Giri Labour Institute, India and MITAGS in Baltimore, USA. Also, our serene, safe, conducive and highly functional environment and support facilities would make your stay in MINILS simply unforgettable.

Students would be prepared for the challenges of the new world of work through the additional capabilities as we are developing linkages with global labour knowledge, skills and professional development centers including the emerging global labour university based in Germany. Please check our website ( for more information including arrangements for screening of applicants. You can also call the following phone lines for more information: 08039404592, 08062325807, 08054178222, 08062622334.