Private universities In Nigeria are not very popular when it comes to part-time degree programmes. Some are of the fact that UTME is already on the high side, talk less of part time degree fees which customarily is expected to be higher than that of UTME, this is a norm in all universities in Nigeria be it private, state or federal.
Moreover, gaining admission into a private university in Nigeria is simple so long as you have the financial capacity to fund it, but we should should not be quick to forget that part-time programmes were originally set up for individuals who intend working and studying at the same time either due to lack of time or resources.
Since private universities are not so popular for part time programmes, we have listed the list of Private universities with approvals from NUC to run part-time degree programmes in Nigeria.
Sometimes, the process of selecting a private university offering part time degree programmes can be quite cumbersome, in this post, we have been able to help tackle such problem, here you will see the few private Universities in Nigeria approved by the NUC (Nigerian University Commission) to run part time degree course.
If for one reason or the other you decide to change your mind, you could also check out the list of Federal universities approved to run PT programmes as well as state universities in Nigeria also approved by the NUC to run part-time degree programmes.
You would agree with us that part time programmes in Nigeria is fast receiving the due recognition it deserves and gone are the days when part-time degree certificate plays second fiddle to UTME degree.
There is this general misconception that every university in Nigeria that offers full time degree programmes automatically offers part time programmes, in most cases, this is not so.
We are here to put you on the right path in choosing a Private university with NUC approved part time programmes, with any of the under-listed universities, you are sure of a smooth PT programme through out the duration of your stay in the university.
The danger of studying in a Private university with a status of non approved part time programmes is that the number of years spent, energy and resources put in the process of trying to get a degree would go down the drain simply for the fact that the part time programmes being run by the University is not approved by the Nigerian University Commission.
Part-time programmes were originally made for individuals who are working but with intention of still going to higher institutions.
The story has virtually changed now as any student who finds it difficult gaining admission into the university, be it private, state or Federal opts straight for Part time degree programmes and such category of students are not to be blamed because the number of times which in turn translates to years wasted spent writing JAMB, should they had opted for a Part time programmes, they would either be rounding up or even rounded up.
There are some basic requirements which applicants or candidates must meet in order to be eligible for admission into any of the under listed state universities offering part time programmes in Nigeria.
A) Unlike federal and state universities, private universities do not place age restrictions as a requirement for admission into their part time programmes.
B) Candidates or applicants must have their complete O’level. That is, a minimum of 5 credits passes which originally must include English Language, Mathematics and any other 3 subjects relevant to your proposed course of study and must not be more than two (2) sittings and two (2) years apart.
Other Required Documents Includes
1) Birth certificate
2) Original copy of O’level certificate
One major advantage of running a part-time programme in Nigerian universities is the fact that you do not need JAMB as a requirements for admission.
All you need to do is wait for when the part-time admission form is released for sale which is usually online and applicants would be required to pay the respective cost of application form and upon successful registration, will sit for internally organized examination, though entrance examination may not be applicable in all schools but it is the ideal steps taken by all private universities currently in operation in the country.
Kindly be informed that upon gaining admission into any of the Private universities offering part time programmes listed below, candidates would be required to take the following steps;
STEP 1: Like other universities, private varsities require newly admitted students to pay the acceptance fee. Acceptance fees are to be paid directed to the school’s account either via online or physical visit to the bank.
Payment of acceptance fee as the name implies simply means candidate or newly admitted students voluntarily accepts the provisional admission offered to the student, however, failure to pay this fee as and when due automatically means forfeiture of the admission.
STEP 2: Payment of school fees and other compulsory levy. After completing the above (Step 1) other fees are also required, example of such fees are matriculation gown fee, school fees, ICT fees, library fee, medicals and the likes. Failure to the the above would pose a challenge in registration of courses and partaking in the semester examination.
Now to core of the subject matter, see the full list of Private Universities in Nigeria approved to run part time degree programmes by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC)
List of Private Universities In Nigeria Approved To Run Part-Time Programmes
- Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
- Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State
- Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State
- Lead City university, Ibadan, Oyo State
- Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State
- Benson Idahosa University, Benin — City, Edo State
- Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Ondo State
- Fountain University, Osogbo
Kindly note that any private university not on this list is automatically not approved by the NUC to run part time programmes and being a student of such would be disastrous except full accreditation is given before rounding up of your part time programme.
Applicants are advised to be aware of this and kindly share amongst friend and relatives using any of the social media handles at your disposal, as this would go a long way in helping others who are unaware of this.
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