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. In 1964, a Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) was established in Ikeja to train Class III and Class II Meteorologists. These two training centres were merged in 1975 and designated Meteorological Research and Training Institute (MRTI) at Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria.

The training Center provides the following courses.


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Regular Training Programmes

This program has the following long term courses

  • Job-Entry Meteorological Technicians Course (WMO Class IV)

Prerequisite: WASC/GCE O-Level or its equivalent  with credit in Physics, Mathematics, English Language and two other Science  Subjects

Duration: 12 months

  • Medium Level Meteorological Technicians Course (WMO Class III)

Prerequisite: WMO Class IV Certificate + WASC/GCE O-Level or its equivalent with credit equivalent with credit in Physics, Mathematics, English Language and two other Science Subjects

Duration: 12 months 

  • Senior Level Meteorological Technicians Course (WMO Class II)

Prerequisite: WMO Class III Certificate + One year of practical experience after medium level Meteorological Technicians or WASC/GCE A-Level or its equivalent with credit in Physics and Mathematics

Duration: 12 months


Non-Regular Training Programmes 

Under this programme there are Medium Term Courses and Short Term Courses

Medium Term Courses

  • Advanced Weather Forecasting Course

Prerequisite: Meteorologists or WMO Class II 

         Duration: 3 months

  • Met Instrumentation Course

Prerequisite:  Engineering Technician or WMO Class III/IV 

          Duration: 3 months

  • Class I Certificate Course in Aviation Meteorology

Prerequisite: Qualified Meteorologist or First Degree inany Basic Physical Sciences 

Duration: 4 months

  • Class I Certificate Course in Agro Meteorology

Prerequisite:  Qualified Meteorologist or First Degree in any Basic Physical Sciences

Duration: 4 months

  • Class I Certificate Course in Climatology

Prerequisite:  Qualified Meteorologist or First Degree in any Basic Physical Sciences 

Duration: 4 months

  • Class I Certificate Course in Data Processing

Prerequisite: Qualified Meteorologist or First Degree in any Basic Physical Sciences  

Duration: 4 months