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Research, teaching, documentation, and coordination of studies in Nigerian languages.

The National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) is an Inter-University Centre for research in, and development of, Nigerian Language Studies.

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Digital Language Resource Centre

The International Standard Digital Language Learning Resources Centre at the heart of the Institute's main Campus has served scholars/researchers from various institution.

Approved Language Translation Centre

The Institute serves as a certified agency for official translations of documents from Nigerian Languages to other Local or International languages and vice versa.

Research Personnel

There can be no better formal institution to find research professors with specialties in the various Nigerian Languages globally than here. Over the years, we have collaborated with members of other institutions who find us most reliable for exchange of quality information in this area of studies.


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Undergraduate Degree Programmes

NINLAN has run diploma programmes in Nigerian Languages for many years and has commenced Certificate and Degree programmes having secured necessary approval from the authorizing bodies.

Post Graduate Programmes

The Institute has the mandate of graduating scholars in NIgerian Languages and other related disciplines

NINLAN Consult

NINLAN runs a reputable Academic and Management consultancy outfit called NINLAN Consult with office at the Township Campus. For more about this, visit www.ninlanconsult.com

NINLAN Demonnstration Secondary School

The secondary school is a project of the Institute to assist staff members to find quality education for their children close to the work environment. Non-staff members also have registered students from far and near.

NINLAN Nursery & Primary School

The Institute manages as one of her pet projects and as a staff children school, the Nursery and Primary schools to assist members of the community to find quality education for their wards.

NINLAN Acculturation Programmes

NINLAN Aba hosts students of Nigerian tertiary institutions annually as part of the practical requirements for award of certificates/Degrees in Nigerian Languages. Each set of participants spend three months at the Institute's campus.

Academic Programmes

Over 500 Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma and Acculturation Students, over 70 Academic Staff, five are full Professors distributed across 15 Programmes, 9 Departments, three regular Schools plus a Non-Academic Staff profile of 277 persons.


The School of Arts is the backbone of all Schools in NINLAN. This is because the raison d’être of NINLAN is the development, promotion and preservation of Nigerian Languages. The School has a Dean and Heads of Departments.
The School of Arts, with Dr. Ngozi P. Ijioma as its Dean, has qualified


The activities of the School are central to the attainment of the goals for establishing the Institute.

School of Communication, Translation Studies and Nigerian Languages

School of Communication, Translation Studies and Nigerian Languages
Department of Communication Studies and Nigerian Languages
Programme in Communication Arts and Nigerian Languages

Graduate Conversion Programme

The Institute, at the prompting of the National Council on Education (NCE), in 2005, developed the Graduate Conversion Programme to turn proficient speakers of various Nigerian languages with degrees ...

Acculturation Programme

The Institute is the centre of excellence for Igbo acculturation and offers 12 weeks acculturation to L2 Students from all over the country, drawing largely from colleges of education.


The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS), with Prof. Solomon Oyetade as the Dean, is as old as the Institute itself

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