10 Things You Must Know About Predegree Admission to University

Predegree Admission to Universities in Nigeria - Questions and Answers

Are you hearing about predegree course for the first time? Or you know what it is but want to know more? Do you just need a quick answer to a question bothering you about Predegree course? Then here we present, 9 things you must know about predegree admissions to the universities in Nigeria.

1. What is predegree programme?

First, let’s look at what Predegree programme is.

A predegree programme is a one-year course administered by a university to prepare candidates seeking admission to 100 level of any of her courses.

The course is run for two semesters usually not lasing beyond 6 to 9 months of academic work.

2. What are the requirements to obtain the form?

Generally speaking, you need at least 5 or 6 credit passes (depending on your proposed course) in your O’level results e.g WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, NBAIS before you can be given admission to 100 level.

Read: SSCE Results: How to know 5 Compulsory Subjects to Pass for Admission Purpose

That’s why schools running this programme will demand the same for their applicants.

However, some of these schools allow awaiting results provided you’ll be able to present it on or before 100 level admission.

You should check for such details (conditions) on your proposed school’s predegree form adverts for further clarification.

3. Are all Nigerian universities running PD programmes?

No.

But very many of them run the course. These include: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State University, Adekunle Ajasin University to mention but a few.

Yet, we have some; including University of Ibadan not involved (at least not yet).

However, some universities don’t call it predegree, rather they call it, remedial e.g University of Ilorin, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria etc.

Please visit the school's website to check if your interested school is running the course.

4. How much is the PD form of such Schools?

No national price for predegree forms. You will need to check for such price in the advert page of the school.

5. When will the predegree forms be out?

Usually, most universities start selling predegree forms before and during the sales of JAMB UTME form.

Since, JAMB starts sales of form around October yearly, expect sales of predegree form around May - October.

6. When is usually the closing date for the form?

There is no general closing date by universities selling it. You will have to read the closing date in the advert of your proposed school.

Hence, I advise checking their websites to see for yourself.

7. Will I be given admission after completing my course?

Yes, if you pass the course.

Schools want you to pass their tests and final exams for the predegree course before you can be given admission.

They also want you to pass JAMB UTME. By this, you must have at least the JAMB national cut off mark or the cut off mark declared by your school for her predegree candidates.

Only on these conditions you can be offered admission to 100 level.

8. How much is the programme fee?

No general or conventional tuition for the course.

Your school reserves the right to set the tuition and change it anytime.

But you should be preparing between #100,000 to #200,000 for your tuition depending on the schools.

9. Do polytechnics and colleges of education run PD course?

Yes.

But they don't call it predegree rather, it's preliminary (prelim, Pre-ND or Pre-NCE).

Generally, the pre-ND or -NCE is conducted the same as the university predegree programme.

This is well explained in the post, "Predegree Course: Understand Admission into PDS, PD or Remedial Programmes"

10. Do I need to do UTME or Post UTME if I do the programme?

Some schools don't require their predegree students to participate in the post UTME. However, generally all schools compulsory buying UTME form and partaking in the JAMB UTME.

Some schools require the two for their predegree students e.g Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, University of Ilorin, Adekunle Ajasin University. 

You should find out the modalities being used by your proposed institution.

No by pass for JAMB UTME unless you consider A'level programmes like IJMB, JUPEB, NABTEB Advanced, Cambridge Advance etc.

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