are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into
Centre for Continuing Education Programmes leading to the award of
Certificates and Degrees of the Benue State University, Makurdi, for the
2016/2017, Academic Session.
BSUM Part-Time Degree Admission: Available Programmes, Requirements & Duration.
a. Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Part-Time Degree in French
b. Bachelor of Arts (B.A Hons) Part-Time Degree in Linguistics
c. Proficiency Certificate in French (PCF)
d. Proficiency Certificate in Tiv Language (PCT)
Department of Religion and Philosophy
a. Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Part-Time Degree in Philosophy
b. Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Part-Time Degree in Religious Studies
Certificate in Library and Information Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) Part-Time Degree in Mass Communication
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) Part-Time in Public Administration.
Candidates wishing to register for the six (6) year programme must have
at least five (5) credits, three of which must be in French, English
Language, Literature in English and any other two credits at SSCE level
or its equivalent which shall not be more than two sittings. They must
also have a satisfactory UTME score or as shall be decided by the
year programme must possess at least six points at IJMB or GCE two
(Advanced level) passes or with a minimum of nine points at NCE, plus
three ‘O’ level subjects at credit level. One of the ‘A’ level subjects
must be in French.
Diploma Certificate in French with minimum of Upper Credit recognized by
the University are also eligible. In addition, they are to have three
credits passes at the SSCE, NECO or their equivalents.
Candidates with equivalent qualification from Francophone Institutions
recognized by the University who possess ‘O’ Level credits in English
and Literature in English are also legible.
i. A candidate wishing to register for B.A. (Linguistics) programme
should possess at least five credits, two of which must be in English
Language, Literature in English or Nigerian Languages and any other
three credits at the SSCE level or the equivalent.
Candidates with equivalent qualifications from Francophone Institutions
who possess at least an ‘O’ Level credit in English Language and
Literature in English or in French.
with Diploma Certificate (at least Upper Credit) in a relevant
discipline from a recognized institution shall be admitted into this
Proficiency Certificate in French (PCF)
Candidates who possess a minimum of Secondary School Education with at
least a pass in English Language are eligible. Proficiency Certificate
in Tiv Language.
least four (4) credits at the ordinary level, one of which must be in
English Language. An equivalent qualification shall be accepted.
The Department shall offer admission in two categories of students:
(a) Those for a UTME (Part-Time) Degree programme and
(b) Those for a DIRECT ENTRY (Part-Time) Degree programme
UTME (Part-Time) Degree Programme
for this category shall have a minimum entry requirement of Five years
(5) credits including CRS and English Language, the Senior Certificate
Examinations (SSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) or their
equivalent, which shall not be more than two sittings with a
satisfactory UTME scores as shall be decided by the University. UTME
subjects must also include CRS, English Language and any other two
subjects from the Arts and Social Sciences, candidates are expected to
spend a minimum of six years and maximum of nine years (150% of the
Direct Entry candidates are required to spend a minimum of five (5)
years and maximum of seven (7) years (150% of the Regular Direct Entry
candidates). In addition, they must possess the following
Certificate of Education (NCE) with a minimum of eight (8) points,
Diploma with minimum grade of Upper Credits or IJMB six points plus
three subjects at credit ‘O’ level in SSCE or equivalent including
English Language and General Paper obtained at one sitting.
A three or two-year Diploma in Theology, Philosophy, or Religious
Studies recognized by the University, plus five credits at SSCE ‘O’
level including English Language etc.
A. Library Assistants (LAC)
Candidates should possess at least one of the following qualifications:-
i. WASC/SSCE with at least two (2) credits including English Language.
i. Candidates must be on the rank of library assistant and must have been confirmed on the job.
Candidate must have a WASCE/SSCE pass or Grade II teacher’s certificate
or a pass in the Library Assistants’ comprehensive examination.
Candidates who attain the gained position of Library Assistant through
promotion with a distinction in the Library Assistants comprehensive
examination must spend one year before registration, while others with
ordinary pass will have to spend two years before registering.
i. Candidate must have been on the rank of Senior Library Assistant for a period not less than 2 years on the job.
The Part-time Degree Programme in B.A French, Linguistics, Philosophy
and Religious Studies, is to run for a minimum of six years (12
Semesters) and maximum of eight years (16 Semesters) for UTME candidates
and five years (10 Semesters) and maximum of seven years (14 Semesters)
for those who will come in through Direct Entry (DE).
Certificate Programme in French: – The programme shall last for two
academic sessions or four semesters. However, one additional academic
session or semesters shall be allowed for candidates with academic
The programme shall last for the academic session or two semesters.
However, one additional academic session or two semesters shall be allowed for candidates with academic problems.
The programmes are categorized into three levels and each level is for a duration of two (2) semester.
Level I – Library Assistants Programme
Level II – Senior Library Assistant Programme
Level III – Assistant Library Officer’s Programme
B.Sc. (Hons) Mass Communication (Part-Time)
for admission into the Part-Time degree programme in Mass Communication
should possess five (5) credits in Senior Secondary School Certificate
or National Examination Council (NECO) or its equivalent, which must
include English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
Candidates for direct entry shall possess five (5) credits passes in
the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or its equivalent including
English and Mathematics, two (2) of which shall be at the advanced level
or four (4) credit passes, three (3) of which shall be advanced level,
provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the
examinations. National holders at upper credit level or IJMB with a
minimum of six (6) points and NCE with a minimum of nine (9) points are
The Department shall offer admission to two (2) categories of students;
those for UTME (Part-Time) those for Direct Entry (Part-Time).
UTME (Part-Time) Degree Programme
for this category, shall have Senior Secondary School Certificate or
General Certificate of Education or their equivalents, with at least
five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and
two (2) other subjects which should include either Government or
Direct Entry (Part-Time) Degree Programme
shall possess (5) Credits passes in the General Certificate of
Education or its equivalent including Mathematics and English language
two (2) of which shall be at the advanced level, or four (4) credits
passes, two (2) of which shall be at advanced level, provided that such
passes are not counted at both levels of the examination. The subject
passed at the ‘A’ level includes Government or History. National Diploma
in Public Administration passed at Upper Credit, IJMB six (6) points
and NCE with minimum of nine (9) points is also acceptable.
The programmes are expected to last for a minimum of six academic years
(12 semesters) and maximum of eight academic years (16 semesters) for
UTME candidates and minimum of five years (10 semesters) and maximum of
seven years (14 semesters) for Direct Entry candidates.
How to Apply for BSUM Part-Time Degree Admission.
(under applications on Benue State University Portal Section) click on
Centre for Continuing Education and complete some pre-registration
information and submit a copy of pre-registration form.
Applicants would then proceed to the designated bank (Fidelity) with
the printed copy of pre-registration form and pay a non-refundable
application fee of Five thousand naira (N 5,000.00) using the generated
would be expected to revisit the Benue State University Portal under
Application and click on Centre for Continuing Education to complete the
Application form and submit. Please, print two hard copies of the
completed form for reference purposes.
application forms must be returned with photocopies of relevant
certificates and credentials, to the office of the Secretary, Centre for
Continuing Education not later than two weeks after purchase.
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