ABU Distance Learning Courses and Admission Requirements







ABU Distance Learning Courses and Admission Requirements

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Distance Learning Center (DLC) accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses for the 2023/2024 academic session.



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



ABU Distance Learning Courses and Admission Requirements
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)Any 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings.*
Applicants must possess NYSC certiļ¬cate (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 ļ¬eld with at least a second class lower or 2.40Cumulative Grade Point Average from any recognized University.
Bachelor’s degree in any ļ¬eld 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 certiļ¬cates 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
B.Sc Business Administration

Non-Direct EntryAny 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings*

Direct EntrySatisfy 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 certiļ¬cation 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.
B.Sc Public Administration

Non-Direct EntryAny 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings*

Direct EntrySatisfy 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 certiļ¬cation 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.
B.Sc Economics

Non-Direct EntryAny 5 O’Level credits in no more than 2 sittings*

Direct EntrySatisfy 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 certiļ¬cation 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Candidates who possess the following qualiļ¬cations are eligible for admission into the programme:Higher National Diploma (HND)
Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree in any ļ¬eld

*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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
BNSc Nursing Science

Direct EntryRegistered Nurse Certiļ¬cate (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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
B.Sc Accounting

Non- Direct EntryCandidate must have ļ¬ve (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 EntryCandidates are expected to have a minimum of ļ¬ve (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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
B.Sc Computer Science

Non- Direct EntryFive ‘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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.
B.Sc International Studies

Non- Direct EntryFive ‘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 EntryTwo ‘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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
B.Sc Political Science

Non- Direct EntryFive ‘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 EntryTwo ‘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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
B.Sc Sociology

Non- Direct EntryFive ‘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 EntryTwo ‘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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
Master in International Aļ¬€airs and Diplomacy (MIAD)

To qualiļ¬ed 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 fulļ¬l 5 years waiting period.
NYSC Discharge or Certiļ¬cate of Exemption/Exclusion.
Senior Secondary Certiļ¬cate (SSCE), General Certiļ¬cate in Education (GCE) Ordinary Level, National Examination Council (NECO). Credit passes in at least ļ¬ve 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.
Master In Information Management (MIM)All candidates must possess the basic university entry requirement of ļ¬ve credit passes, including English and Mathematics at O’ Level.
Bachelor’s degree in any ļ¬eld 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed 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 ļ¬ve (5) years post-graduation experience.NYSC Discharge or Certiļ¬cate 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulļ¬ll your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed 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;

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

OrHolders 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulfil your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed 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 deļ¬cient subjects to fulfil your admission requirements.

Note that all results will be veriļ¬ed during the screening exercise.

For Further Enquiries: Please call ABU DLC support lines 01-2803823, 09039448743, 08173000010 and 08153000010 or send an email to [email protected] and [email protected].

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