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National Open University of Nigeria

Address: 14, Idumota, 16 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Description National Open University of Nigeria

  • Established: 1983
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), founded in Nigeria in 1983, provides a functional, flexible, affordable, and cost-effective education. Founding President Alhaji Shehu Shagari envisaged the creation of a higher educational institution capable of meeting the educational needs of citizens regardless of their status and circumstances.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices at National Open University of Nigeria

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Certificate

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: to complete, you need to collect 35 credit units.

The university offers courses for obtaining a professional certificate in the following main areas:

  • Agrarian institutions and their management
  • Agroclimatology
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics and crop farming
  • Livestock
  • Computer science
  • Forestry and wildlife management
  • Soil science
  • Plant growing
  • Fishing and wildlife
  • Agriculture, nutrition and health
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Tourism and hotel business
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Resource management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Economics of agricultural production, etc.

Diploma ( PGD)

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: to complete, you need to dial 60-90 credit units.

The university implements the following diploma programs:

  • Business administration
  • HIV AIDS
  • Public administration
  • Information Technology
  • Criminology and research safety
  • Mass Communications
  • Peacekeeping and conflict resolution
  • Education (PGDE)
  • Agricultural expansion and management
  • Financial management
  • Christian religious studies.

Undergraduate

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: to complete, you need to dial 120 credit units.

Undergraduate programs at NOUN are implemented in the following areas:

  • IT technology
  • Banking and Finance
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Hotel and restaurant management
  • Public administration
  • Business administration
  • Livestock
  • Foreign language
  • Criminology and research safety
  • Mass Communications
  • Maths
  • Health Sciences
  • International and diplomatic studies
  • Peacekeeping and conflict resolution
  • Politics
  • Right
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Plant growing
  • Religion
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Tourism
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
  • Soil and land management
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Economy.

Master

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: to complete, you need to collect 70 credit units.

Master's programs at NOUN are implemented in the following areas:

  • Public administration
  • Information Technology
  • Mass Communications
  • Peacekeeping and conflict resolution
  • Science education
  • Educational technology
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Education management
  • Christian religious studies.
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MBA

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: to complete, you need to collect 70 credit units.

The modular MBA program at NOUN allows you to provide a flexible organization of training suitable for any category of applicants.

Annual
22+
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round.

The PhD programs at NOUN are designed to enhance knowledge and upgrade professional skills of students and are based on term papers and research.

The university offers the following directions for obtaining a PhD degree:

  • Public administration
  • Math education
  • Science education
  • Educational technology
  • Business management
  • Education management
  • Christian religious studies.

Advantages

  • The University is in the TOP-40 of the best universities in the country
  • The educational institution implements distance learning programs.

Equipment at National Open University of Nigeria

The university is located in southwestern Nigeria, in the city of Lagos, and includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Registration fee 6000 ₦
  • Deposit 3500 ₦
  • Orientation fee 1500 ₦
  • Entrance fee 1500 ₦
  • ID card 500 ₦
  • Library fees 3000 ₦
  • Administrative expenses 5000 ₦
  • Electronic assistance 4000 ₦
  • Additional fees (if necessary) 11 000 ₦ -14 000 ₦
  • Project cost 15 000 ₦ -40 000 ₦
  • Exam fee 1000 ₦ -2000 ₦ / course
  • The cost of living in Nigeria is 148 569 ₦ -326 347 ₦ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to undergraduate programs you must:

  1. Level 100: 5 credits in SSCE / GCE O'Level / NECO / NABTEB or equivalent, obtained in subjects related to the proposed field of study.
  2. Level 200:
  • National diploma at Upper Credit from recognized institutions
  • National Certificate of Education (NCE) for subjects related to the proposed curriculum
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) / Temporary Consolidated Certificate of Maturity (IJMB) with two documents of level "A" in the relevant subjects and the required number of credit points of level "O".
  1. For admission to master's and doctoral programs it is necessary:
  • Bachelor / Master Degree
  • Professional qualifications ACA / ACIS / ACIB / ACII / ACIA (is an advantage)
  • Minimum 5 credits, including English and math.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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