Temporal withdrawal from the university is rare. However, there are candidates or returning students who for one reason or the other opt to temporarily withdraw from the university or polytechnic but are confused as regards the steps to be taken. This post will be very helpful for these sets of students as it contains the requirements and step by step approach required in applying for temporal withdrawal from any university in Nigeria.
Please note that there is a difference between temporal withdrawal and forceful withdrawal (Asked to withdraw by the authority of the institution) from the university or polytechnic. The former comes up when you are being forced to withdraw from the institution for an offence committed either directly or indirectly while the latter simple is a voluntary action by the student.
Also be reminded that temporal withdrawal is different from deferment of admission. Please read about deferment on admission here as you might prefer to defer rather than withdraw temporarily.
Who Can Apply for Withdrawal from the University
Only students who have matriculated and duly registered in the University for a minimum period of one semester are eligible to apply for temporary withdrawal from the university.
Below are the list of universities in Nigeria you can apply for temporal withdrawal
Abia State University
Afe Babalola University
Akwa Ibom State University of Science and Technology
American University of Nigeria
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Adamawa State University
Ahmadu Bello University
Ambrose Alli University
Anambra State University formerly Anambra State University Of Science And Technology
Ajayi Crowther University
Bells University of Technology
Benson Idahosa University
Benue State University
ECWA Bingham University
Bukar Abba Ibrahim University
National Open University of Nigeria
City University of Technology
Cross River State University of Technology
Delta State University, Abraka
Ebonyi State University
Fountain University, Osogbo
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
Federal University of Technology Akure
Godfrey Okoye University
Lagos State University
Nigerian Turkish Nile University
Taraba State University
University of Benin
University of Calabar
University of Lagos
University of Port Harcourt
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Veritas University (Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja
How To Apply for Temporarily Withdrawal From Any University in Nigeria
Step 1: In addition to the above, application for withdrawal which would normally contain the details of studentship must be submitted through the Head of Department to the Dean of the Faculty for necessary action and recommendation by the Faculty Board to Senate.
You will be required to purchase the form at certain fee though usually not more than 2000 Naira.
Please note the following:
- That the period of temporal withdrawal from the University or polytechnic by a student shall normally not be more than one academic session.
- The registrar shall convey the decision of the senate to the students immediately.
Hope this is well understood? do you have further questions as on how to apply form temporal withdrawal from any school in Nigeria? Please feel free to reach us via the comment section below and we shall respond to your questions accordingly.