Historical Background: Metallurgical Training Institute, Onitsha was established in 1980 as a result of a bi-lateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Germany.

The establishment of the Institute followed the technical feasibility study carried out in 1979 by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), after a critical appraisal of the needs of the Steel and Allied Industries in Nigeria. The report of the feasibility studies, among others, includes:

  1. That Technical/Vocational Education in Nigeria was heavily skewed towards theories and lacked enough practical bases relevant for industrialization.
  2. That the Output of the Technical/Vocational Education establishments could not meet the demands of the steel industry for skilled maintenance personnel especially in the areas of Mechanical, Metallurgical,Electrical and Welding Practice.
  3. That greater percentage of the available qualified manpower was generally trained abroad.

Arising from these observed facts, the following recommendation was made among others:

That the institute should run a three(3) year programme of study of supervised practical oriented training made up of 80 percent practice and 20 percent theory in five specialized skill areas of:

  1. Mechanical Maintenance Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Instrumentation and Control System Engineering
  4. Steel Fabrication and Welding Engineering
  5. Heavy Mobile Equipment Maintenance Engineering

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Directions & Hours

The UNIVERSITY is located at 15 West 43rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue).

Hours of Operation

Seven days a week, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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By Car

If you are driving north on Sixth Avenue, turn right on 44th Street, right on Fifth Avenue, and right on 43rd Street. The UNIVERSITY is on the right.

If you are driving south on Fifth Avenue, turn right on 43rd Street. The UNIVERSITY is on the right.



Special discount rates are available at the ABC Parking garage located across the street from the University at the Grace Building (enter at 38 West 43rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)


Available Options

$12.00 valid for any 12 hours after 5:30pm

$15.00 valid for any 12 hours anytime

$30.00 valid for any 24 hours anytime

Prices are inclusive of 8.875% tax. Student and guests MUST have their parking claim check validated at the University Front Desk in order to receive discount. Over-sized vehicles are subject to an additional fee of $15. There are no in and out privileges.


By Bus

The A1, A2, A3 and A104 all stop near the University. For bus and subway maps and schedules, visit the AMT’s web site.