To be internationally recognized as a center of excellence in Maritime Education and Training..
To provide the Merchant Navy, the Maritime Industry and Allied Industries, qualitative education and training that accords with up-to-date technology, meets national and international standards and satisfies end-user expectation.
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria is Nigeria's premier maritime institution, charged with the responsibility of training all Level of manpower to man Merchant Navy Ships, Ports, Maritime Engineering Workshops, Pilotage, Shipyards and other Marine related industries.
The Academy is listed in the International Maritime Organization's White list of countries that have fully complied with the STCW 1978 Convention, as amended in 2010..
The Academy has Three Schools Namely School of Marine Engineering, School of Maritime Studies and School of Nautical Studies, the Academy also has specialized Centers, Library/Resource Center and Academic Departments. In addition, the Academy has a Rectorate, Registry, Bursary, Legal Department, ICT Center, Works and Services, Health Services and Research and Statistics Department to support the academics. To take care of cadet's welfare, instill discipline and impart regimental training, the Academy has a Regimental Unit man by a serving Nigeria Naval Officers and ratings and supported by the Cadets Executives .