Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa Part-time Courses & Admission Requirements

Federal Polyechnic Nasarawa, is the department responsible for the administration of part time undergraduate programmes in (FEDPONAS). The management of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa has published the list of all part-time courses offered in FEDPONAS.

Federal Polyechnic Nasarawa part time programme is one of the most popular amongst various polytechnics in Nigeria. Part time students in FEDPONAS are almost equal to UTME students in terms of population at the polytechnic. Part-time courses are studied over a longer period of time than their full-time but this does not stop massive application during the sale of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa admission form online.


Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa Part-time Courses & Admission Requirements 1

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa  part time 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 from the relevant faculty or course page.

Ideally, the general entry requirements for part-time courses offered in Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa are the same for full-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.

Application procedures vary from one department to another, and sometimes from faculty to faculty. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa 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 enroll and pay the relevant fees before they are permitted to attend classes. The decision that the polytechnic 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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Most time, candidates seeking admission via part time confuse the full time courses for part time courses. They just assume that any course offered in Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa poly undergraduate full time  programmes is equally offered under Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part time programmes but this is not always the case

Many UTME students that selected Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa 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 programme so in the eyes of any employer, every certificate is given equal opportunity.

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa 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 FEDPONAS and other schools qualified to run part time programmes both in undergraduate and postgraduate level requires at least an extra year more than the duration for full time ND and HND programmes.

Do you know that you do not require JAMB in order to gain admission into Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part time programmes, all that is required is to get your correct O’level results and must be at least 16 years of age to be qualified to purchase FEDPONAS 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 FEDPONAS as at today.

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 Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part time ND and HND programme? what are the part time courses offered in Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, what are the requirements to apply for Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part time ND programme? and so on. 

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

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One common requirement for Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa 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 Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part time courses.

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa Part Time Entry Requirements for ND and HND Programmes

To be considered for admission into FEDPONAS undergraduate part-time programme, candidates must meet the general entry admission requirements as well as the departmental requirement for the course being applied for.

National Diploma (ND) Programme Part-Time Requirement

Candidates applying for admission Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa ND programme must possess the following before application;

  1. Five (5) credit passes in the relevant subjects in SSCE (WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) which must include English Language and Mathematics. Other relevant subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Economics, Government, Geography, Commerce, Accounts etc.
  2. Please note that candidates awaiting the results of the above examination Boards may also apply.

Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme

The Minimum requirements for Admission into the Higher National Diploma are:

  1. National Diploma (ND) from Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa or other recognized and accredited Polytechnics, with a minimum grade of LOWER CREDIT in relevant discipline.
  2. HND applicant must have possessed the entry requirement for the corresponding National Diploma (ND) Programme.
  3. Possession of a certified one year Post-National Diploma Industrial Work Experience in approved establishment, industry or a business organization.
  4. In rare scenarios, an ND holders with a Pass (CGPA) of 2.00 –2.49) in the ND examination with two or more years of cognate experience in the specific fields may be considered for admission into HND Programme.
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Check HERE for list of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part time courses and their correct subject combination.

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa ND and HND Part-time Courses

HND Full-Time Courses

School of Engineering Technology

  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology with options:
    • Power and Machines
    • Electronics and Telecommunication
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology with option in Manufacturing
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology with options in:
    • Farm Power
    • Post Harvest

School of Applied Sciences

  • Statistics
  • Science Laboratory Technology with options in:
    • Applied Chemistry
    • Physics Electronics
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology

School of Information and Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Office Technology and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

School of Environmental Studies

  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Technology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Estate Management

School of Business studies

  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration and Management.
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing

HND Part-Time Courses.

  1. Electrical/electronic engineering technology (Power Machines option)
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  3. Architectural Technology
  4. Building Technology
  5. Urban and Regional Planning
  6. Banking and Finance
  7. Marketing
  8. Office Technology and Management
  9. Statistics
  10. Computer Science
  11. Science Laboratory Technology
  12. Accountancy
  13. Agricultural Engineering Technology
  14. Quantity Surveying
  15. Business Administration and Management
  16. Estate Management
  17. Library and Information Science

Note to HND part-time students – All Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes shall run for six (6) semesters and lectures shall be conducted during the weekends, (Fridays-sundays) and such candidates are not eligible for NYSC mobilization.

The above are the part time courses as well as ND and HND requirements for admission into Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa. I hope this well understood? Questions are being asked and answered by the moderator via the comment section below. If you have any questions as regards Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa part-time courses, please reach me via the comment section below and we shall respond to all your questions.

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