RTC Lagos

Regional Training Centre Lagos

Brief History

In the mid-1950s, the National Meteorological Training School was established at Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria, to train Class IV Meteorologists. The School was part of the then Nigerian Department of Meteorological Services (presently NIMET). 
 
In 1964, a Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) was established at Ikeja to train Class III and Class II Meteorologists. These two training centres (National Meteorological Training School/and Regional Meteorological Training Centre) were merged in 1975 and designated Meteorological Research and Training Institute (MRTI) at Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria. In 1994, the Department of Meteorology (now Department of Meteorology and Climate Science) at the Federal University of Technology, Akure was also designated as the University component of the RTC in Nigeria.  The WMO Regional Training Centre (RTC), under the auspices of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (a division under the Directorate of Research and Training, through which it is funded), is responsible for the training of Meteorological, and Climatological Personnel from Nigeria, English-speaking West African countries and other African countries.
 
The programmes of training are tailored to the needs of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHs) in the West African sub-region, Armed Forces, Para-Military, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Media.     
 

The training Center provides the following courses.


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Regular Training ProgrammesThis program has the following long term courses

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT)

Qualification: WASCCE/NECO/GCE O- or A- Level, NABTEB, OND or its equivalent with credit in Physics, Mathematics, English Language and two other Science Subjects in at MOST two sittings.

Duration: 24 Months

Certificate Award: Certificate to be awarded is equivalent to Ordinary National Diploma (OND)

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. FUNDAMENTAL METEOROLOGY COURSE FOR GRADUATES

Qualification: In addition to the BIP-MT qualification, the candidate must possess any of the followings: HND, B.Tech Meteorology or First Degree in: Physical, Life, Engineering, Education, Environmental, Medical, Agricultural and Social Sciences or in any related field

Duration: 12 Months

Certificate Award: Certificate to be awarded enables the staff of NIMET to practice at the Weather Stations and also qualifies them (in addition to their relevant first degree) for M.Sc degree in Meteorology or Climatology

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians (BIP-MT:

           Senior level).

This programme is equivalent to the former WMO Class II. It is basically meant to provide training for NIMET Staff with former WMO Class III Certificate, other Sub-Africa regions and other interested parties that need such training.

Qualification: A pass in Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians (WMO Class III) Certificate and minimum of two years of practical experience after a successful completion of the former WMO Class III and WASCCE/NECO/NABTED GCE A-Level or its equivalent with credit in English, Physics and Mathematics and any other two Science subjects at not more than two sittings.

 Duration: 12 Months

Teaching Language: English


NON-REGULAR TRAINING/SPECIALIZED/CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMMES

          Under this programme there are short Term and Medium Term courses

Medium Term courses

  1. Advance Weather Forecasting Course

Duration: 3 Calendar Months

Qualification: Meteorologists or WMO Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians (Senior Level) Certificate or its equivalent.

Teaching Language: English              

  1. Meteorological  Instrumentation Course

Duration: 3 Calendar Months

Qualification:  Engineering Technician or WMO Basic Instruction Package for Meteorological Technicians (Medium Level) Certificate or its equivalent. For non-NIMET staff, NCE, B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D in Physical Sciences or related field

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorologists Certificate Course in Aviation Meteorology

Duration: 4 Calendar Months

Qualification: Qualified Meteorologists or First Degree in any Basic Physical Sciences or related field.

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorologists Certificate Course in AgroMeteorology

Duration: 4 Calendar Months

Qualification: B.Tech Meteorology or First Degree in: Basic Physical, Life, Social, Environmental, Engineering and Agricultural  Sciences or related field.

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorologists Certificate Course in HydroMeteorology

Duration: 4 Calendar Months

Qualification: B.Tech Meteorology or First Degree in: Basic Physical Life, Social, Environmental, Engineering or Sciences or related field.

Teaching Language: English

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorologists Certificate Course in Climatology

Duration: 4 Calendar Months

Prerequisite:  B.Sc Geography, B.Tech Meteorology or First Degree in: social, physical Life, Social, Engineering, Environmental Sciences.

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. Basic Instructional Package for Meteorologists Certificate Course in Data Processing

Duration: 4 Calendar Months

Qualification: B.Tech Meteorology or First Degree computer or relevant Sciences.

Teaching Language: English

    Short Term Courses.

  1. Refresher Course for Aeronautical Meteorological Observers (AMO)

Duration: Two weeks

Qualification: Meteorologists or WMO Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians or its equivalent.

Teaching Language: English

  1. Refresher Course for Aeronautical Meteorological Forecasters (AMF)

Duration: Two weeks.

Qualification: Meteorologists or WMO Basic Instructional Package for Meteorological Technicians (Senior Level) or Advance Weather Forecasting Course.

Teaching Language: English

  1. Climate Change Studies.

This course is specialized and customized basically for NIMET Staff, University, Polytechnic, College of Education and Secondary School Teachers’ Staff, Media, Farmers, Aqua-culturists, herdsmen, Agricultural Extension Workers, Ministries of: Agriculture, Environment, water Resources, Energy, Transportation, Aviation, Industry and the General Public.

Duration: 2 weeks -3 Calendar Months

Qualification: (1) Non Formal Education, Primary, Secondary, NCE, OND, HND First Degree and Post Graduate Degrees in all Fields.

Teaching Language: English Language (Where applicable, Pigin English and some local Nigerian Languages will be used).

 

  1. Basic Training Course in Meteorology for supporting staff.

This course is basically for NIMET Staff (Commercials Unit, Data Unit, Secretaries, Clerk, ICT, Library, etc ), the Media and the General Public

Duration: One-Three weeks.

Qualification: Minimum of School Certificate

Teaching Language: English

 

  1. Basic Observers’ Course.

This course is basically for NIMET Staff

Duration: Three months.

Qualification: Minimum WMO Class III Certificate

Teaching Language: English.

 

  1. Urban Meteorology

This course is basically for NIMET staff, University, Polytechnic and College of Education Staff, Town/Urban Planners, Ministries of: Environment, Land and Survey, Agriculture, Water Resources, Energy and Power and the Media, Insurance Companies, Fire Services and the General Public.

Duration: 2 weeks-3 months.

Qualification: Minimum of School Certificate.

Teaching Language: English

  1. Marine Meteorology

This course is basically for NIMET staff, Military, Navy, Police, oceanographers, Water Resources, Oil Companies, Shipping Industry and Boatmen, Fishing Industry Coastal Engineering and Construction Companies and the General Public. 

Duration: 2 weeks-3 months.

Qualification: Minimum of School Certificate.

Teaching Language: English

  1. HydroMeteorology

This course is designed for NIMET staff, River Basin Development Authority, Water Resources, Power and Energy, Farmers, Aqua-culturists and herdsmen.

Duration: 2 weeks-3 months.

Qualification: Non Formal Education, School Certificate and other qualifications.

Teaching Language: English, (Where applicable Pigin English and some Nigerian Languages)

  1. Disaster and Risk Management.

 This course is designed for NIMET staff, University, Polytechnic and College of Education, Secondary School Teachers’ Staff, Ministries of: Agriculture, Environment, Water resource, Energy and Power, Transportation and Education, Town and Unban Planning, Air Force, Police, Road Safety, Civil Defence Corp, Farmers, Aqua-culturists, Media, herdsmen and the General Public.

Duration: 3 weeks-3 months.

Qualification: Non Formal Education, School Certificate and other qualifications.

Teaching Language: English (Where applicable Pigin English and some Nigerian Languages)

 

  1. CUSTOMISED COURSES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.