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ABU Distance Learning Courses and General Admission Requirements

ABU Distance Learning Courses and General Admission Requirements: Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Distance Learning Center (DLC) accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses for the 2020/2021 academic session.

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Distance Learning Center (DLC) management has released the list of Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes available.

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ABU Distance Learning Courses and General Admission Requirements.

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Any 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings.*
  • Applicants must possess NYSC certificate (or exemption letter), especially for applicants under 30 years. Graduates from NOUN, other distance learning centers within or outside the country are exempted from this requirement.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least a second class lower or 2.40Cumulative Grade Point Average from any recognized University.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with 3rd class plus 5 years post-graduation experience or a Third class with Post Graduate Diploma.
  • HND holders from any recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower Credit who are holders of either a Post Graduate Diploma or any recognized professional certificates such as ANAN, ACIB and ACA etc., may be considered.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

B.Sc Business Administration

Non-Direct Entry

  • Any 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings*

Direct Entry

  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have 2 A’Level passes at the IJMB Examination or Cambridge Moderated Schools or Basic Studies Terminal Examination.
  • Satisfy O’Level requirements and have an A.B.U. Diploma with Merit or Lower Credit in Insurance, Accounting or Banking and Finance.
  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have another B.Sc irrespective of the course of study and grade.
  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have a professional certification such as ICAN, ACA, NIM etc.
  • All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level
  • Candidates with HND in Business Administration will be admitted into 300 Level, while all other HND candidates will be admitted into 200 Level

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

B.Sc Public Administration

Non-Direct Entry

  • Any 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings*

Direct Entry

  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have 2 A’Level passes in Government/History and Economics at the IJMB Examination or Cambridge Moderated Schools or Basic Studies Terminal Examination.
  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have a professional certification such as ICAN, ACA, NIM etc.
  • All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level
  • Candidates with HND in Public Administration will be admitted into 300 Level, while all other HND candidates will be admitted into 200 Level

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

B.Sc Economics

Non-Direct Entry

  • Any 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings*

Direct Entry

  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have 2 A’Level passes, including Economics at the IJMB Examination or Cambridge Moderated Schools or Basic Studies Terminal Examination.
  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have another B.Sc irrespective of the course of study and grade.
  • Satisfy the O’Level requirements and have a professional certification such as ICAN, ACA, NIM etc.
  • All OND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level
  • All HND Candidates will be admitted into 200 Level

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Candidates who possess the following qualifications are eligible for admission into the programme:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree in any field

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

BNSc Nursing Science

Direct Entry

  • Registered Nurse Certificate (with Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria)
  • 5 credits O’Level credits including Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

B.Sc Accounting

Non- Direct Entry

  • Candidate must have five (5) O/Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant subjects.
  • JAMB: Use of English, Economics, Mathematics and any Management or Social Science subject.

Direct Entry

  • Candidates are expected to have a minimum of five (5) O/Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two relevant subjects.
  • At least two (2) A/Level passes in Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Statistics, Government and Geography are required.
  • In addition, a Diploma in Accounting, Banking or Insurance with a minimum of Merit Pass from Ahmadu Bello University is acceptable.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

B.Sc Computer Science

Non- Direct Entry

  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects among (Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Computer Science/Data Processing).
  • JAMB: Use of English, Mathematics, and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Geography.

Direct Entry

  • ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in English, Mathematics and any of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Geology and Data Processing/Computer.
  • NCE in Computer Science and any of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Geology.
  • National Diploma (ND) in Computer Science with Upper Credit in addition to O/L requirements.
  • ABU Diploma in Computer Science with a minimum of merit grade in addition to O level requirements.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

B.Sc International Studies

Non- Direct Entry

  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two Social Science subjects from Economics, Commerce, Civic Education and Geography.
  • JAMB: Use of English, Government/History, Economics and any other subject, preferably French or Arabic

Direct Entry

  • Two ‘A’ level /IJMB passes which must include Government/History and anyone from Economics, Sociology and Geography.
  • ABU Diploma in Political Science and International Studies with a minimum of Merit grade.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

B.Sc Political Science

Non- Direct Entry

  • Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two Social Science subjects from Economics, Commerce, Civic Education and Geography.
  • JAMB: Use of English, Government/History and any other two subjects from Economics, Geography, Civic Education, Commerce.

Direct Entry

  • Two ‘A’ level /IJMB pass which must include Government/History and anyone from Economics, Sociology and Geography.
  • ABU Diploma in Political Science and International Studies with a minimum of Merit grade.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

B.Sc Sociology

Non- Direct Entry

  • Five ‘O’ Level passes including English language, Economics, Mathematics and any other two (2) relevant subjects.
  • JAMB: Use of English Language, Government/History and two other from Economics, Geography, CRK/IRC, Commerce and Civic Education

Direct Entry

  • Two ‘A’ level /IJMB passes in Sociology and any other subject from Government/History, Economics, Geography.
  • ABU Diploma in Social Works and Development Studies with a minimum of Merit grade.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

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Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD)

To qualified for this programme, candidates need to be a university graduate with a minimum of Second Class Lower Degree (2.2), in addition with;

  • A Third Class Degree candidate must have fulfil 5 years waiting period.
  • NYSC Discharge or Certificate of Exemption/Exclusion.
  • Senior Secondary Certificate (SSCE), General Certificate in Education (GCE) Ordinary Level, National Examination Council (NECO). Credit passes in at least five subjects, two of which MUST be in English language and Mathematics obtained in not more than two sittings

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

Master in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (MLCJ)

Candidates who are eligible for admission into the programme are expected to have:

  • A minimum of 2nd class Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University
  • Hold a 3rd class Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant working experience.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

Master In Information Management (MIM)

  • All candidates must possess the basic university entry requirement of five credit passes, including English and Mathematics at O’ Level.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field of study with at least a second class lower or 2.40 Cumulative Grade Point Average from Ahmadu Bello University or any recognized University.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management (PGDIM) from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) only.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

Master In Public Administration (MPA)

First degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Local Government and Development Studies, Economics, Sociology or History with a minimum of 2.2 or third class degree with five (5) years post-graduation experience.

  • NYSC Discharge or Certificate of Exemption/Exclusion
  • Any First degree with a minimum of 2.2 or HND with a minimum of Merit grade plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA) from ABU.
  • Five O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Government/History, Economics, and any other one.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English, or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfill your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

The criteria for admission into the PGDM programme will be as follows:

  • O/Level Requirements: Minimum of Five (5) credits in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE, SSCE, including English and Mathematics;

With

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) from recognized Polytechnic with a minimum of lower credit/merit;

Or

  • Holders of any degree from a recognized University with a minimum of third class.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfil your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

Master in Public Health (MPH)

  • Candidates with a basic professional degree in Medicine (MBBS) from Ahmadu Bello University or other recognised universities are to be considered primarily.
  • Where vacancy exists in line with the NUC BMAS professionals in related disciplines such as Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Education, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Environmental Health, Anatomy, Human Physiology, and other health-related disciplines will be considered.
  • The candidate must also have at least a Second Class Lower (2.2) degree from Ahmadu Bello University or any other recognised Universities.

*If you do not have credits in Mathematics, English or any other required course for your programme of choice, you will be required to sign an undertaking stating that before graduation, you will provide results with credit in the deficient subjects to fulfil your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be verified during the screening exercise.

For Further Enquiries: Please call ABU DLC support lines 01-2803823, 09039448743, 08173000010 and 08153000010 or send an email to admissions@abudlc.edu.ng and abudlc.ng@gmail.com.

You can also find them on social media platforms to have your questions answered: Facebook: ABU Distance Learning | Twitter: @abu_dlc | WhatsApp: 09039448743

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