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. We are here to put you on the right path in choosing a Federal university with NUC approved part time programmes.
List of State Universities In Nigeria Licensed To Run Part-Time Programmes
The danger of studying in a state university with 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Part Time programmes were originally made for individuals who are working but with intention of still going to higher institutions.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 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) Firstly, you must be at least 18 years of age and above for you to qualify for part time programmes in Nigeria.
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 most states and Federal universities in Nigeria in admitting students into their part time degree programmes.
Kindly be informed that upon gaining admission into any of the state universities offering part time programmes listed below, candidates would be required to take the following steps;
STEP 1: 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. Paying 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 the reason for this post, see the full list of state Universities in Nigeria approved to run part time degree programmes by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC)
List of Approved State Universities In Nigeria That Run Part-Time Programmes
1) Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State
2) Cross River State University, Calabar, Cross River State
3) Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State
4) Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State
5) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
6) Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State
7) Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu State
8) Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State
9) Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt
10) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Eboyi State
11) Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
12) Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
13) Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
14) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State
15) Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State
16) Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State
17) Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State
18) Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The above are the accredited state universities approved to run part-time degree programmes in Nigeria, any other state institution not on this list organizing part-time programme is null and void and of no effect.
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.
Kindly note that other state universities not found on this list could be seen much later if they meet the requirements by the NUC and granted the license to run part-time degree programmes.
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