MINILS Education Block

Rapidly occurring changes in the world of work have been creating tell-tale impacts affecting the various practices associated with labour relations e.g. management, industrial relations, employee relations, labour law, trade unionism. Modern technology, new forms of work organization, legislations, workplace diversity, rising rights consciousness, women and gender issues, health and safety concerns, young workers, individualism, flexibility cannot be favourably tackled concertedly without practitioners acquiring and applying the right blend of knowledge, insights, acumen and understanding.


The Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) in line with its mandate has designed the aforementioned course for policy makers and practitioners in government, industry and trade unions to gain through practical experience sharing, and flexible learning approaches the requisite knowledge required to cope with the above challenges. Consequently, the Institute hereby announces that admissions is in progress into the 11th Batch of the programme scheduled to commence from mid- November, 2022.


Objectives of the programme

At the completion of the course, participants shall be able to

  1. explain meanings, the nature, scope, processes and outcomes of industrial relations and its system dimension;
  2. adequately compare and contrast industrial and labour relations and practices for diverse milieus and epochs;
  • effortlessly appreciate the dimensions and nature of labour laws, state labour policies and international labour standards as instruments for effective regulation of industrial and labour relations in Nigeria;
  1. appreciate the history, essence, administration and operations of trade unions and employers associations being critical stakeholders in industrial and labour relations;
  2. understand the theories, processes and workings of globalization and labour internationalization being part of the modern context for industrial relations practices
  3. discuss the instrument, essence, roles and functionality of the National Industrial Court as judiciary’s intervention in trade dispute resolution processes.



The following subthemes are addressed in the course of the execution of the course:

  1. Conflict Management and Resolution: The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Social Dialogue
  2. Wages Determination and Administration: Issues and Challenges
  • History of Trade Unions, Administration and Management
  1. Globalization and International Labour Standards and Conventions
  2. Principles and Practice of Collective Bargaining and Negotiation.
  3. Industrial Relations: Principles and Practice
  • Labour Laws and Employment Regulations
  • Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work



Upon successful completion of the course participants are also awarded Associates of the National Labour Institute and are free to use the designation anli after their names.


Entry requirements

The criteria for getting admitted into the programme are as follow:

  1. Candidates with higher qualifications such as HND, University Degrees (including LLB, LLM for lawyers) but with little or no knowledge of Industrial/Labour Relations are qualified to apply; and
  2. Matured candidates with at least ten years of active service in the field of Labour/Industrial Relations/Law/Human Resource Management/Administration or General Management but without the relevant educational qualifications may be considered after passing a competency test and or interview.


Mode of Delivery/Examination

This is a Distance Learning programme using the Institute’s portal available at Expected participants who must be computer literate would be assigned access codes to participate in 3 (three) webinars for each of the above sub-themes, including revision sessions a week prior to examinations. Examinations are also virtual.


Course fee 

The Course fee is N230, 000.00 (Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) only. Payment can be made to the Institute’s REMITA Account as follows-


(1.) Visit

(2.) Click Pay to Federal Government Agency

(3.) Type in Account Name: Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, Ilorin.

(4.) Enter REMITA Account Code: 022700300100


For further enquiries, please contact the undersigned on, phone 08039404592 or whatsapp, 08153684902.


Thank you.

Dr. Sylvanus Simon Adamade

For: Director General/Chief Executive Officer     


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