In pursuit of academic success, there are many challenges confronting many candidates and one of those challenges is gaining admission into tertiary institution in Nigeria which has become very difficult each passing academic session. It is due to the fact that candidates are simply ignorant of their institute admission requirements.
This post is most helpful for the following categories:
1. Candidates who have selected NOU as their preferred choice of institution.
- Direct Entry candidates either from NOU pre-degree programmes like JUPEB, or any of their diploma programmes or from other institution.
DE candidates from polytechnics and other with ND and HND certificates.
Transferred students from other universities.
The post will give you an in-depth knowledge of NOU admission requirements as a fresh entry student especially in the following areas:
a) WAEC and NECO (O’Level) requirements for undergraduate and Direct Entry candidates.
b) Other requirements are listed on the school’s website.
Firstly we will be taking you through on the general entry admission requirements before going into specific areas for example, admission requirements for all courses offered in NOU, NOU admission requirements for Nursing and so on as this would further clarify candidates on whether or not to select the course in question plus it would help them ascertain their eligibility status for the University and the course.
NOU Admission Requirements For DE Candidates
Below are the NOU admission requirements for 200 level.
i) NOU requires National Diploma at Upper Credit from recognized institutions.
ii) National Certificate in Education (NCE) in subject(s) relevant to the proposed programme of study with a minimum of one merit and two passes.
iii) International Baccalaureates, Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) with at least two ‘A’ Level papers in relevant subjects and pre-requisite number of ‘O’Level credit passes.
iv) DE candidates seeking admission into the National Open University of Nigeria should note that JAMB or UTME Form IS NOT REQUIRED for gaining admission. All that is needed is for candidate or applicants to look out for when NOUN Admission Form is out on sale and purchase it.
v) In addition to the above, you will be required to sit for an internal exam or submit your O’level documents for screening upon successful registration of NOUN admission form online and if successful, such candidate will be notified when the admission list is released.
Are you a DE candidate in need of the right subject combination for your course? You can verify from this link.
NOTE: Combination of results are allowed by the university but the year written on both must not be 2 years apart.
The above are NOU admission requirements for O’Level subjects. We start with O’Level subjects because they are the most important. Without a complete O’Level result National Open University of Nigeria will never admit you.
Now having discussed about NOU’s entry admission requirements for fresh students seeking admission into the institution via DE mode, the next will be the admission requirements for all NOU undergraduates.
NOU Admission Requirements For Undergraduates
All NOUN candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the requirements below;
a) Generally, the requirements for getting admission into the National Open University of Nigeria include five (5) credits in the SSCE/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at not more than two sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field(s) of study. The five (5) credits include Credit, English and 3 other relevant subjects.
b) Secondly, candidates eeking admission into the National Open University of Nigeria should note that JAMB or UTME Form IS NOT REQUIRED for gaining admission. All that is needed is for candidate or applicants to look out for when NOUN Admission Form is out on sale and purchase it.
c) In addition to the above, you will be required to sit for an internal exam or submit your O;level documents for screening upon successful registration of NOUN admission form online and if successful, such candidate will be notified when the admission list is released.
Hope this is well understood? please do not be deceived as this is the approved NOUN admission requirements either for all degree and part time candidates.
Do you have questions as regards NOU admission requirement whether as a fresh or DE candidate or applicant, you can always reach out to us via our comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.