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The categories or type of membership available on the website are as follows:

  1. Student member
  2. Licentiate member
  3. Professional member
  4. Honorary Member
  5. Fellow
  6. Honorary Fellow

The requirement for admissions to the above categories or grades of membership shall be as follows:

  1. Student Member: He shall be a person not under 16 years of age, enrolled in a recognized course of study in Food Science or Food Technology at the time of application, and shall satisfy the conditions laid down by the Governing Council.
  2. Licentiate: He shall be a person who has either:
    • National Diploma in Food Science and Technology
    • Graduates from other related fields of study with relevant experience in Food Science and Technology (or food processing).
    • Satisfied the Council requirements by virtue of his experience in the field of Food Science and Technology and in view of the responsibility of his employment and by any additional evidence acceptable to the Council, that he is a suitable person to be admitted.
  3. Professional Member: He shall be a person who has either
    • HND or B.Sc. Degree in Food Science and Technology.
    • National Diploma in FST with 5 (minimum) years of relevant (food) working experience
    • B.Sc in other allied fields with 2 years (minimum) of relevant experience
  4. Honorary Member: He shall be a person who has HND or B.Sc degree plus 5 years (minimum) of association with food production & the Institute.
  5. Fellow: He shall be a person not under 35 years of age who has fifteen years of NIFST membership with substantial evidence of contribution and active participation. Such interested member would apply to the Council stating bio data / qualification.
  6. Honorary Fellow: The title may be conferred by the Institute on an individual with more than 20 yrs of association with the food industry and the institute or an outstanding national immense benefit in the Food Industry or to the institute.

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Membership fees must be paid at the time of application for membership. (It exempts the applicants, upon election, from the annual subscription fees for the first year). The following fees will apply to the grade of membership.
Registration Fee:
Fellow ……………………………………………….. N10,000
Members ……………………………………………….. N2,500
Licentiates ……………………………………………….. N2,500
Students Members……………………………………………… N600
Honourary …………………………………………………….. N2,500

 

The following annual subscription fees shall be payable by members of the Institute:

  1. Fellows  –  N11,500
  2. Members  –  N6,500
  3. Licentiates  –  N4,500
  4. Student Members  –  N600 (Exclusive of Journals)

PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS:

Application forms can be obtained by writing the National Secretary to whom they are to be returned upon completion. A completed form must be accompanied by the appropriate fee in bank draft, bank certified cheque or cash paid at the secretariat at the point of submission or into any First Bank Plc, AC No 1892010024633, photocopies of credentials, curriculum vitae (CV),Letter of Employment(if employed)/ Letter of Promotion and a certified passport photograph.

Each application is first sent to a Membership Committee scrutineer who checks it against requirements and makes a preliminary assessment. It is then put before the next meeting of the Membership Committee which considers the application and makes recommendation to Council. If the information is inadequate or if references are not adequate, the application has to be deferred until they are available and may be considered at subsequent meetings of the Membership Committee (held at approximately two month intervals). In some cases, it may be necessary for Council to exercise its prerogative of requiring further evidence in whatever form it considers desirable. Finally the recommendation is considered by Council and the applicant is notified of Council’s decision.

BENEFITS:

  • Fellows & Members: Permission to use the designation FNIFST & MNIFST respectively
  • Two issues of NIFOJ
  • Access to our online publications among others

 

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