Our Vision

To be internationally recognized as a center of excellence in Maritime Education and Training..

Mission Statement

To provide the Merchant Navy, the Maritime Industry and Allied Industries, qualitative education and training that accords with up-to-date technology, meets national and international standards and satisfies end-user expectation.



Who we are in the Maritime Industry

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria is Nigeria's premier maritime institution, charged with the responsibility of training all Level of manpower to man Merchant Navy Ships, Ports, Maritime Engineering Workshops, Pilotage, Shipyards and other Marine related industries.

The Academy is listed in the International Maritime Organization's White list of countries that have fully complied with the STCW 1978 Convention, as amended in 2010..

The Academy has Three Schools Namely School of Marine Engineering, School of Maritime Studies and School of Nautical Studies, the Academy also has specialized Centers, Library/Resource Center and Academic Departments. In addition, the Academy has a Rectorate, Registry, Bursary, Legal Department, ICT Center, Works and Services, Health Services and Research and Statistics Department to support the academics. To take care of cadet's welfare, instill discipline and impart regimental training, the Academy has a Regimental Unit man by a serving Nigeria Naval Officers and ratings and supported by the Cadets Executives .

Management Team
  • Commodore Duja Emmanuel Effedua DSS, MSS, MoSS, ndc, psc+(Rtd) - Rector
  • Dr. Kevin O. Okonna - Director, Strategy, Research & Development
  • Commodore. Joe Chiechefulao OrjiDSS,psc,fwc(Rtd) - Ag. Director, School of Marine Engineering
  • Dr. John A. Adeyanyu - Ag. Director, School of Nautical Studies
  • Dr.(Mrs) Arit A. Mkpandiok - Ag. Director, School of Maritime Transport
  • Okon O. Bassey - Ag. Bursar
  • Engr. Joseph O. Kupoluyi - Director, Work and Services
Governing Council Members
  • Chief Demola Seriki - Chairman
  • Commodore Duja Emmanuel Effedua DSS, MSS, MoSS, ndc, psc+- Member/Rector
  • Rear Admiral Abraham. O Adaji - Member
  • Alh. Garba Jiji Gadam - Member
  • Barr. Saleh Kuidawa- Member
  • Alh. Aminu Ibrahim Dutse - Member
  • Mrs. Godiya B. Yohanna - Member
  • Capt. Iheabacho Ebubeagu - Member
  • Mr. Salifu Matthew Arthur - Member
The Academy is located on 100 hectares of land in Oron Local Government Area in the South-Eastern part of Akwa Ibom State on Latitude 4° 47`N, Longitude 8° 15`E. It has a water front close to the approach to the Calabar Ports channel.
Brief History
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, formerly known and address as the Nautical College of Nigeria was established in 1977 by the Federal Executive Conclusion No. EC(77) 172 with a limited assistance from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). It was established as a training institution under the Research and Statistic Department of the Federal Ministry of Transport. It was declared open for classes on the 6th of October 1979. The Academy was originally designed as an integrated institution for the education and training of shipboard officers and ratings and shore-based management personnel.
At inception, the Nautical College was made up of three Academic Department, namely, the Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and General Studies. The initial programme of the college was a five-year Bachelor of Science (B.SC.) degree programme leading also to the award of second Mates and Second Engineer's Certificates of Competency. The Institution was later affiliated to the Arab Maritime Academy in Alexandria, Egypt so that cadet of the college will be allowed to sit for their 2nd Mate and 2nd Engineer's certificate of competency. However, since the affiliation could not fully accomplish the B. Sc programme was abandoned in favor of a three-year Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme. In 1984 the three- year OND programme was re-orgainsed and the duration changed to two years. .
Following the ratification of the STCW 1978 Convention by Nigeria in 1986, the status of the Nautical College of Nigeria was upgraded by Decree No 16 of 1988 (now Cap M3 LFN 20), its responsibilities enlarged and its name changed to Maritime Academy of Nigeria .

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