Welcome to Lagoon Institute

We provide unparalleled comprehensive and innovative training in the field of Hospitality.

Application for 3-months Skill Acquisition and Entreprenuership program is ongoing

We empower young girls

With the skills and expertise needed to be effective in the Hospitality career and help women to acquire a professional approach in the running of the home.

The college

Personalised education which helps the students to integrate professional training with personality development.

Welcome to Lagoon Institute of Hospitality Studies

The Lagoon Institute of Hospitality Studies is a project of the Nigerian Association for Women’s Advancement (N.A.W.A), a registered not-for-profit, non-governmental educational and social welfare Trust. It is situated on Adewunmi Adebimpe Drive, Lekki. Adjacent to it is The Lagoon School, Lekki, a girls-only Day School, which is the first project of N.A.W.A.

The spiritual/moral formation given in the institute is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.
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Academic Calendar

The programme is an intensive residential course which runs for two (2) calendar years. Each academic session is made up of two semesters, each semester spanning a 15-17 week period. The two- year training is completed in units of learning and comprised of both theory courses and practical workshops.

Courses Offered


  • Basic Cookery
  • Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
  • Food and Beverages Services
  • Safety and Hygiene
  • Accommodation Services
  • Functional Skills – English, Food Costing and Control
  • Professional Ethics
  • Catering French
  • Front Office Operations


  • Food Production
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Front Office Operations
  • Accommodation Services
  • Laundry
  • Professional Housekeeping


Other Programmes offered

There are many variations of An off-shoot programme run by the institute is the Skills and Acquisition Entrepreneurial Programme (SAEP). The SAEP currently runs as a 6- month basic course in Catering and Arts and Crafts, aimed at equipping interested ladies with entrepreneurial skills for income generation.
Courses offered under this programme include;
  • Catering
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Arts and Craft (e.g. Beading, Basic sewing and Crochet) and
  • Basic Entrepreneurship. The SAEP has graduated two batches of students.
Entry qualification;
  • Applicants must have passed with 5 credits (Mathematics and English Language inclusive) in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE). They would also be required to pass the Institute’s Entrance examination and subsequent interview and carry out the required medical checks to be granted admission

Services Rendered

2-year Basic Certificate training in Catering and Hospitality Management
National Skills Qualification (NSQ) certification
Short Programmes/Courses in Professional Housekeeping and Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship (SAEP)

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Our Vision

To deliver a well-grounded and vastly experienced female workforce for the Hospitality industry.

Our Mission

To provide all-round personalized education through practical workshops in a real life hospitality setting, enabling students to emerge with adequate professional training, enhanced personality and the ability to meet industry requirements.
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