UI DLC Admission Information and Available Courses
Modes of Entry into the UI DLC Programmes
There are three modes of securing admission into UI DLC namely, ‘O’ level and Direct Entry and intra/inter University transfer.
The ‘O’ Level Mode
The ‘O’ level mode is usually a 5-year programme. Candidates for this mode must possess 5 or 6 credits at one or two sittings. Apart from possession of the requirements, candidates will be requested to write an entrance examination. The entrance examination is CBT and the syllabus covers English Language Grammar, knowledge of ICT and the test of candidates Knowledge of ODL and the University of Ibadan. However, candidates that applied for the University’s regular programmes but were not considered could be considered at the centre provided such meet the entry requirements. Such candidates would not need to obtain another form from the DLC but would rather be considered automatically.
The Direct Entry Mode
The Direct mode is a 4-year programme; it should be noted that two programmes, namely Psychology and Political Science, tolerates or accommodates fast track. This allows Candidates with HND, Bachelor and Higher Degrees to be allowed to spend three years to run the programme.
It should be mentioned that candidates who are qualified for Direct Entry programme should, apart from meeting the ‘O’ level requirements for the chosen programme, such must be holders of any of the following certificate (As may be required by each Programme Unit):
- Cambridge ‘A’ Level Certificate
It should be noted that any certificate that are accepted by the Centre must be accredited by the Senate of the University. In this regard, NABTEB, IJMB, Cooperative College and School of Hygiene certificates are not accepted for admissions into the Centre’s programmes.
Fast-track Mode of Learning:
Candidates with HND and first degree candidates are allowed to run the programme for three (3) academic sessions. This is referred to as FAST-TRACK Mode. Under this mode, qualified candidates will be requested take all compulsory and required courses at all levels before graduation: this implies that the course load of this mode is higher. It should also be noted that learners of this mode pay higher fees than the learners of other modes. The programmes that accommodate this mode are available under the waivers column of the requirement section.
Maturity Criteria (for 5 Years Programmes Only): Candidates who possess 5 credits at two sittings including English Language may apply on the grounds of maturity/work experience. Such candidates must be at least 26 years old and must provide the following information: Academic qualification, Professional experience, Self-appraisal of Professional Competence, recommendation from competent individuals. An oral interview/literacy test would be part of their selection process (further details online).
Open Access Initiative:
- Notwithstanding other specific or general requirements, holders of OND, HND and University Diplomas may apply to any Department of their choice for 4-year programmes provided they possess requisite O’ Level requirements.
- Bachelor’s Degree and Postgraduate Degree holders may apply freely to any Department.
UI DLC Admission Information and Available Courses|UI DLC Admission Information and Available Courses
Intra/Inter University TransferMode
The third mode of entry into the Centre, as earlier mentioned, is the intra/inter-University transfer of programme. This mode allows students who desire to transfer their programmes from other Universities or from the parent University of the Centre. Such transfer could be necessitated by the need to change the mode of study from the regular to the ODL or the need to change the University of Study for other reasons other than committing criminal offences by the applicants.
This mode accommodates candidates from any level but the applicant would be admitted to 200 Level. Also, the course of study of the candidate from the transferring University must bear relevant and very close semblance with the course the applicant is applying for at the Centre.
Such candidate that would be considered for the transfer of study must provide the academic transcript of the transferring University. Also, the candidate must provide a letter to attest to his/her character from the Registrar of the transferring University. Such letter must be addressed to the Director, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan.
It should be noted, however, that candidate seeking admissions via this mode must present transcript not older than two academic sessions of record. In other words, the candidate must have been on a course of study not later than two academic session before seeking the admission.
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FACULTY OF ARTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
|PROGRAMME||DIRECT ENTRY (4-YEAR MODE)||O’LEVEL MODE(5-YEAR MODE)||SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS|
|B.A. (HONS.) ENGLISH||Candidates with at least 2 A-level papers in English & Literature-in- English, NCE, OND, HND, 1st Degree in relevant disciplines plus 5 O/L credits at ONE sitting or 6 O/L credits at TWO sittings including English Language, Literature-in-English, another Arts subject and any other combination of Arts or Social Sciences are eligible for 4-year Direct Entry admission.||Five or six ‘O’ Level credits in English Language, Literature-in-English another Arts Subject in other subjects from Arts or The Social Sciences.||Literature-in- English is compulsory for English Language. Prospective candidates should note that relevant disciplines for Direct Entry Admission into the Department of English include:
and other disciplines similar to the above stated.
|B.A. (HONS.) PHILOSOPHY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS||Candidates with two A-Level papers, NCE, OND and HND, 1st Degree from any discipline are eligible provided they meet O Level requirements of English Language, one Arts subject and any other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and Science.||Five or six O’ Level credits at One or TWO sittings in English Language, another Arts subjects and any other subjects in Arts, Science or the Social Sciences.||Apart from English Language, another Arts subject is required for both Direct and O Level admissions into Philosophy and Public Affairs.|
|BA (HONS) COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE ARTS||a) OND (Mass Communication from a recognised Polytechnic) with an Upper Credit grade only in addition to O level requirement. b). Two A Level passes or NCE at merit level (from a recognised College of Education) to include English Language and one other Arts or Social Sciences subject in addition to O level requirement.||Five ‘O’ Level credit passes at one sitting or Six ‘O’ Level credit passes at two sittings to include English Language, Literature-in-English, another Arts subject, and other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.||Candidates with HND (Mass Communication, at least Lower Credit grade) are also eligible for 4-year Direct Entry admission. Candidates (irrespective of year of graduation) with Grade II Teachers’ Certificate (TC II) with credit or merit passes in at least five (5) subjects to include English Language, Literature-in-English, another Arts subject, and any other two Arts or Social Sciences subjects may be considered for the 5-year mode.|
|BA (HONS) HISTORY AND DIPLOMATIC STUDIES||a) Candidates with one of the followings: 2 A/L passes including History or Government; Two Credit Pass in HND/OND/NCE; Diploma certificate of History and Diplomatic Studies or any other related course; and five O/L Credits at a sitting or six O/L Credits at two sittings including English Language, History or Government and at least one Arts/Social Science subject.
b) Exceptionally mature candidates with relevant Diplomas and NCE in any discipline and with 5 years relevant experience in related establishment are qualified to apply for the 4 year direct entry programme in B.A History and Diplomatic Studies.
|Five or six O’ Level credits at one or two sittings in English, History/ or Government plus any other subjects from the Social Sciences or Arts.|
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
|PROGRAMME||DIRECT ENTRY (4-YEAR MODE)||O’LEVEL MODE (5-YEAR MODE)||SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS|
|B.SC. (HONS.) PSYCHOLOGY||Candidates must possess 2 A-Level passes to include Govt. or Hist. NCE, HND, Nursing and First Degree are accepted provided O’ Level requirements are met.||5 O’ Level Credits at One sitting or 6 O’ Level credits at TWO sittings in English Language and any other Social Science subject and any other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences; in addition, the candidate must possess at least a pass in Mathematics.||Psychology accepts for Direct Entry candidates with: NCE: NOT lower than a credit pass from any discipline HND: NOT lower than a credit pass from any discipline Nursing: with NRN 1st Degree: NOT lower than a 3rd class from any discipline HND & 1st Degree may apply for a 3-year fast-track programme. The Department DOES NOT ACCEPT OND.|
|Candidates must possess 2 A-Level in Economics and any other subject; OND, HND, NCE, Diploma Certificate and 1st Degree from any discipline plus ‘O’ Level requirements are accepted.||5 ‘O’ Level Credits at ONE sitting or 6 ‘O’ Level credits at TWO sittings in English Language, Mathematics, Economic and any other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.||English Language, Mathematics and Economics are strictly required for both Direct and ‘O’ Level admissions into Economics.|
|B.SC. (HONS.) POLITICAL SCIENCE||Candidates must possess any two ALevel passes in Government or History. and any other subject. NCE, OND, HND, Diploma Certificates and 1st Degree from any discipline are accepted in addition to ‘O’ Level requirement s||5 ‘O’ Level Credits at One sitting or 6 ‘O’ Level credits at TWO sittings in English Language, Government or History and any other Social Science subject and any other subjects from Arts, the Social Sciences or science. In addition , the candidate must possess at least a pass in Mathematics||HND & 1st Degree may apply for 3-year fast-track programme.|
|BSc (HONS) SOCIOLOGY||Cambridge ‘A’ level passes Science, Arts or Social Sciences plus ‘O’ Level requirements.||Five or six ‘O’ Level credits at one or two sittings in English Language and any other subjects from Social Sciences, Science or Arts, plus at least a pass in Mathematics||a) At Least a Pass in Mathematics is compulsory.
b) Mature candidates with professional experience and have six school certificate credit at two sitting or five credits at one sitting are eligible for admission
c) Mature candidates with professional experience with five credits at two sittings but with an additional professional qualification in any field
d) Diplomates, OND, HND holders possessing requisite O Level requirements are eligible for admission
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FACULTY OF EDUCATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
|PROGRAMME||DIRECT ENTRY (4-YEAR MODE)||‘O’ LEVEL MODE
|B.SW (HONS.) SOCIAL WORK||Candidates must possess NRN, Diploma, OND, NCE, and HND in any discipline and must, in addition, satisfy O Level requirements.||5 ‘O’ Level Credits at ONE sitting or 6 O’ Level credits at TWO sittings in English Language and any other Science, Social Science or Arts subjects.||Teaching courses available for Social work are: English Language Christian Religious Studies Geography Political Science Mathematics Islamic Religious Studies Literature-in-Yoruba|
|BED (HONS) ADULT EDUCATION||a) Diploma in Adult Education, Community Development, Industrial Trade Unionism from institutions recognised by University of Ibadan in addition to ‘O’ level requirement.
b) Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE at merit level (from a college of Education) to include English Language and one other Arts or the Social Sciences or Science subject Ibadan in addition to ‘O’ level requirement
|Five ‘O’ level credits passes at one sitting or six ‘O’ level credits passes at two sittings to include English Language, other subjects from Arts, the Social Sciences or Science. The subject must include the teaching subject as itemized in the special consideration column||a) Teaching courses available for Adult Education are:
b) Mature candidates with professional experience with five credits at not more than two sittings are eligible for admission but with professional qualification in the required field.
|BED (HONS) GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING||NCE/Cambridge ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects plus ‘O’ Level requirements.||Five or six ‘O’ Level credits at one or two sittings in English and any other subjects from the Social Sciences, Science or Arts.||Teaching courses available for Guidance and Counselling are:
|BED (HONS) EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT||Candidates must have Credit in English Language, Mathematics and Economics in addition to 2 other subjects in WASC/GCE O/L plus NCE merit grade in any of the following: Economics, Business Studies, Office Practice, Accounting and Insurance. Higher National Diploma from recognized Polytechnics with minimum of Lower Credit in Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Accounting, and Public Administration. Diploma in Statistics from recognized University, University of Ibadan Professional Diploma in Educational Management and University of Ibadan Diploma in Management Studies (with at least Merit Grade)||Candidates must have 5 or 6 Credits in GCE/ WASCE in not more than two sittings including credit in English Language, Mathematics and Economics in addition to 2 other subjects.||Teaching courses available for Educational Management are:
|BLIS (HONS) LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES||NCE in relevant subjects or Cambridge ‘A’ level in relevant subjects plus ‘O’ Level requirements.||Five or six ‘O’ Level credits at one or two sittings in English Language and any other subjects from the Social Sciences, Science or Arts.|UI DLC Admission Information and Available Courses|UI DLC Admission Information and Available Courses
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
|PROGRAMME||DIRECT ENTRY (4-YEAR MODE)||O’ LEVEL MODE (5-YEAR MODE)||SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS|
|BSc (HONS) COMPUTER SCIENCE||Cambridge ‘A’ subject passes in Mathematics (Pure and applied) and Physics (ii) OND/HND Computer Science or any other Mathematics-based courses plus ‘O’ Level requirements;||Five or six ‘O’ Level credits passes at one or two sittings in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subjects (excluding Geography & Agric. Science).|
|BSc (HONS) STATISTICS||Cambridge ‘A’ level to include Mathematics, OND/HND/NCE in relevant disciplines plus ‘O’ Level requirements.||Five or six ‘O’ Level credits at one or two sittings in English, Mathematics, and any of Biology, further mathematics, Physics, Chemistry Technical Drawing and Geography. Economics will be counted as the 6th subject.|
FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE
|PROGRAMME||DIRECT ENTRY (4-YEAR MODE)||O’LEVEL REQUIREMENT FOR DIRECT ENTRY MODE||SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS|
|BNSc (HONS) NURSING||Candidates must have completed the three-year General Nursing programme in an accredited School of Nursing, and be registered with and currently licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to practice.||Candidates must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate or equivalent with credit in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Physics may be waived for candidates who obtained NRN certificate before 1990)||