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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the part-time undergraduate Degree programmes of the Centre for Distance Learning and Continuing Education(CDL&CE)Click to read more...


"We must come together to make the U of A of Nigeria a place where creativity is the fulcrum that drives our collective goals"

Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah
Vice-Chancellor University of Abuja

To develop an institution of higher learning that combines academic excellence with the pursuit of the unity of Nigeria.

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To provide instructional, research, and public service programmes appropriate to a university of high standing that guarantees academic excellence and to operate a strong and virile distance learning component that ensures equal educational access to a large constituency...

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Prospective Students

An applicant to the University of Abuja for a first-degree programme must satisfy all faculty and departmental requirements as stated below. In addition, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications for admission. Which must include Mathematics and English Language with three(3) other relevant subjects.
School of Advanced Basic and Remedial Studies
Candidates for admission into the School of Advanced Basic and Remedial Studies programme must have attempted Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examination and must have at least three credits, two of which must be in the above-named subjects.  However, some faculties may differ in their requirements See requirements based on faculties. The School of Advanced Basic and Remedial Studies has a duration of one academic session.
Candidate must possess WASSCE/NABTEB/NECO or equivalents with credits in five subjects in not more than two sittings. A candidate must, in addition, have an acceptable score in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination or a  Diploma, NCE with at least lower credit. A candidate must possess two A'Level passes or equivalents in addition to credits in three other subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations or equivalents or a Diploma, NCE with at least Upper Credit.

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Information for Candidates

Semester/Course System
The university operates a semester System. There are two semesters in a session with each lasting about 17 weeks. The University operates course credit system. One credit unit is attached to 15 hours of lecture or tutorial; other equivalents of 15 hours of lecture are: 5 hours of laboratory or field work one semester of teaching practice One year of industrial attachment for Agric students; six months for other students.
Student workload
A full-time student is required to register for a minimum of 15 to 16 and a maximum of 24 credit units per semester.

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SIWES Programme

The Student Employment Scheme (SES) is an integral part of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme targeted at developing work ethics among Nigerian youths particularly students of the University of Abuja. Every Industry/Organization would in addition to acquired skills, relevant trainings and job specification qualities show kin interest and would place emphasis on work ethics and culture.
This work ethics and culture can be developed and cultivated in our students by exposing them to appropriate work environment and experience which will help acquaint them with organizational core values to promote visionary leadership and excellent service delivery to the University and the nation at large.
The Centre for Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme and Student Employment (CSSE) will offer career advice, information on workshops, work experience opportunities and placement within the University Community.
We now offer work placement support for students throughout their times in the University of Abuja at most levels of their study. Most undergraduates can do a stipend paid work placement from their second year up to their penultimate year of study. A dedicated placement support will help get students work placement subject to availability of vacancies, University’s budget and ability of students to meet the eligibility criteria.
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By the time this COVID-19 pandemic is over our lives would have forever changed, the way we work, the way we communicate...and we are as a University must take our place in research and learning,

~ Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah - Vice Chancellor