National Institute for Sports reschedules silver jubilee, convocation
The National Institute for Sports (NIS), a leading sports training institute in Nigeria has rescheduled the celebration of its Silver Jubilee anniversary and convocation. The event, which had earlier been slated for January this year, will now hold on March 20 and 21, 2019 in Lagos.
The convocation will involve 1,500 graduates who have completed their training programmes some years ago.
Some of the plans to mark the silver jubilee of the institute are anniversary lecture/gala and dinner, NIS Awards of Sporting Excellence, convocation/lecture and investiture of honorary fellows of the institute, as well as recognition awards for sports journalism.
A statement announcing the new dates and signed by the Director General of NIS, Dr. Kingdom Chukwudi Eke revealed that the silver jubilee celebration is being organized in line with NIS’ vision “to be a first class institute transforming Nigeria and sustaining it as a world leader in sports,” adding that this initiative would no doubt make a clear and loud statement about NIS’ resolve before all its stakeholders.
The Director General added that the date change became imperative in view of the forthcoming elections and the need to give the event the requisite national awareness and celebration.
He further disclosed that the institute has over the years been consistent and committed to delivering on its statutory mandate as it has produced over 15,000 manpower in sports, who have continued to place Nigeria on the global sports arena, winning medals, laurels and awards.
He said, “NIS graduates are prominently engaged in services at national, state and local government levels, as well as clubs,” noting that a sizeable number are in ECOWAS sub-region and other parts of Africa coaching and managing talents.
The NIS is a statutory agency of the Federal Government set up for research, training and development of sports personnel in Nigeria. Though established in 1972, the institute was only upgraded to a full-fledged parastatal through the 1992 decree. Since then, the institute has been at the vanguard of sports training, research and developments.
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