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BSUM Part-time Admission Form 2016/2017 is Out

Application 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.
AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES
Faculty of Arts
Department of Languages and Linguistics
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
Faculty of Education
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
Department of Political Science
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) Part-Time in
Public Administration.
Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Part-Time Degree
in French
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 University.
i) Candidates who apply for the five 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.
ii) Candidates who possess a 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.
iii) 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.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Part-Time Degree
in Linguistics
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.
ii. Candidates who possess at least two ‘A’ Level
passes, one of which must be in English/French
Language or Nigerian Language.
iii. Two credit passes at NCE in English/French/
African Languages
iv. 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.
v. Candidates with Diploma Certificate (at least
Upper Credit) in a relevant discipline from a
recognized institution shall be admitted into this
degree programme.
Proficiency Certificate in French (PCF)
a. Candidates who possess a minimum of
Secondary School Education with at least a pass
in English Language are eligible. Proficiency
Certificate in Tiv Language.
b. Candidates should possess at least four (4)
credits at the ordinary level, one of which must
be in English Language. An equivalent
qualification shall be accepted.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) Part-Time Degree
in Philosophy and Religious Studies
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
Candidates 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 Regular duration).
Direct Entry (Part-Time) Degree Programme
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 qualifications:
i. A pass in the National 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.
ii. 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.
Certificate Courses in Library and Information
Science
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.
B. Senior Library Assistants (SLA)
i. Candidates must be on the rank of library
assistant and must have been confirmed on the
job.
ii. Candidate must have a WASCE/SSCE pass or
Grade II teacher’s certificate or a pass in the
Library Assistants’ comprehensive examination.
iii. 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.
iv. Candidates must have been strongly
recommended by his/her Head of section
v. The nominee must be successful in a written
and oral interview to be conducted by the
training committee.
C. Assistant Library Officers’ Programme (ALO)
i. Candidate must have been on the rank of
Senior Library Assistant for a period not less than
2 years on the job.
ii. Candidate must possess at least one of the
following qualifications:
iii. Senior Library Assistant Certificate in addition
to WASC/SSCE Grade II Certificate
iv. The nominee must be strongly recommended
by his/her Head of section.
v. The nominee must be successful in a written
and oral interview to be conducted by the
training committee.
Duration of Programme
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)
.
For 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 problems.
Certificate Programme in Tiv Language: –
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.
Certificate programme in Library and Information
Science: –
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)
Candidates 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.
Direct Entry Requirements
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 acceptable.
2. B.Sc. (Hons) Public Administration
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
Candidates 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 History.
Direct Entry (Part-Time) Degree Programme
Candidates 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.
Duration of the Programme
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.
Method Of Application
i. Applicants are to visit the Benue State
University website http://www.bsum.edu.ng (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.
ii. 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 application
number.
iii. After payments applicants 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.
With effect from Wednesday, 8th March, 2017
Application forms would be generated through
the University Portal.
Completed 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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