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ABU Zaria (DLC) Part time Courses and Admission Requirements

The Distance Learning Centre (DLC), Ahmadu Bello University is the department in charge of the administration of part-time degree programmes. The management has published the list of current part-time courses offered in ABU Zaria.

Part-time students in Ahmadu Bello University makes up a reasonable number of the total student population at the University. Part-time courses are studied over a longer period of time than their full-time equivalents. However, the programme requires that students spend fewer hours per week in a classroom – courses could involve day release, day plus evening, or evening only study. Information about these options can be found on the relevant faculty or course page.

Ideally, the general entry requirements are the same for full- and part-time students, although part-time application procedures and financial information differ from those for full-time students, that is, they are usually higher in terms of school fees amount.

ABU Zaria Part Time Courses

ABU Zaria part time application procedures vary from one department to another, and sometimes from faculty to faculty. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria usually advertises for applications from candidates. During this time which gives candidates the opportunity to apply online. However, courses have limited places and to avoid disappointment you should apply early. You will be required to complete an application form online and possibly take a screening test. If selected, you will receive a written offer of a place together with instructions on how to register and join the course.

All candidates are required to enrol and pay the relevant fees before they are permitted to attend classes. The decision that the University makes about your application and your fee status is based on the information provided on your application form. If we find that you have made a false statement or have left out significant information, we reserve the right either to withdraw or amend our offer or to amend your fee status.

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Oftentimes candidates seeking admission via part-time confuse the full-time courses for part-time courses. They just assume that any course offered in ABU undergraduate full-time degree programme is equally offered under ABU part-time degree programmes but this is not always the case

Many UTME students that selected ABU in their UTME now go for part-time programmes after failing to gain admission via UTME and the good thing is that the certificate awarded to part-time graduates does not state whether it was part time or full-time degree programme so, in the eyes of any employer, every certificate is given equal opportunity.

ABU part time courses for this semester have been listed below, however, some courses offered in full time are not available in part time programmes mainly because of the time required to cover the scope of work involved. It is one reason part-time programmes in ABU ZARIA and other schools qualified to run part-time degree programmes both in undergraduate and postgraduate level requires at least an extra year more than the duration for full-time degree programmes.

Do you know that you do not require JAMB in order to gain admission into ABU ZARIA part-time degree programmes, all that is required is to get your correct O’level results and must be at least 18 years of age to be qualified to purchase ABU ZARIA part-time admission form? In the cause of writing this article, we shall also provide the approved entry admission requirements to study any of the part-time courses offered in ABU ZARIA as of today.

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Most candidates or applicants often complain using the following statements “the course I applied for was not given to me, what should I do? I met all the admission requirements yet I was not offered admission, how do I apply for ABU ZARIA part-time degree programme? what are the part-time courses offered in ABU ZARIA, what are the requirements to apply for ABU ZARIA part-time degree programme?, what is ABU ZARIA part-time admission cut off mark? 

The above questions have one answer which is, meeting the admission requirements. Any candidate that does meet the ABU ZARIA part-time admission requirement automatically is not eligible for admission and there are no two ways about it.

One common requirement for ABU ZARIA part-time courses is that they all require O’level results with at least five (5) credit passes which must include English language and mathematics and any other three (3) O’Level subjects as it relates to their course of study. Check the link below for the approved subject combination for ABU ZARIA part-time courses.

ABU ZARIA Part-Time Entry Requirements

  • Candidates interested in any of the part-time courses offered in ABU ZARIA must first meet the basic entry admission requirements before purchasing the ABU ZARIA part-time admission form online.
  • Candidates must have obtained in WAEC, SSCE, NECO, or GCE O/L at least five (5) relevant credit level passes which must include English Language and Mathematics with not more than 2 sittings and must in addition, satisfy the Departmental requirements are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with higher qualifications such as NCE (Credit Level Pass). OND/ND (Upper Credit Level Classification) or HND are eligible for direct entry admissions or placement on Advanced Standing, provided that such candidates also satisfy the general requirements for admission.
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Check HERE for a list of ABU ZARIA part-time courses and their correct subject combination.

List of Part-time Courses Offered In ABU ZARIA

Nursing Science

Business Administration




Computer Science

Political Science

Public Administration

International Studies

The above are the part time courses and general O’level entry requirements for Ahmadu Bello University. Is this well understood? Questions are being answered via the comment section below. If you have any questions as regards ABU DLC part time courses, please reach me via the comment section below and we shall respond to all your questions.

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