Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the EBSU Work and Study Programme (WASP) programmes for the 2017/2018 academic session. The programmes, which lead to the award of degrees in the areas of study approved for the WASP are listed in paragraph B (1-6) below.
A. GENERAL INFORMATIONWork and Study Programme (WASP) is a weekend part-time studies Programme of Ebonyi State University designed to offer opportunities to talented, intelligent and qualified working adults in various fields of life endeavours to acquire University education without having to leave their jobs. Recently, some administrative
innovations have been introduced in WASP, targeted at improving its services to students, specifically in the areas of greater ease in fees payment by students, improved lecturer-students relationship, enhanced students welfare, increased efficiency in the management of students academic records, et cetera.
B. AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES IN WASP
The Departments/Programme options available for admission through WASP in Ebonyi State University in the 2017/2018 admission year include the following:
1. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT
(a) Department of Accountancy and Banking and Finance
Options: (i) Accountancy
(ii) Banking and Finance
(b) Department of Business Management, Marketing and
Options: (i) Business Management
(c) Department of Public Administration.
2. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
(a) Department of Economics
(b) Department of Political Science
(c) Department of Psychology and Sociological Studies.
Options: (i) Psychology
(ii) Sociology and Anthropology
(d) Department of History and International Relations
(e) Department of Languages and Literary Studies.
Options: (i) Linguistics
(f) Department of Philosophy and Religion
Options: (i) Philosophy
(g) Department of Mass Communication
3. FACULTY OF SCIENCES
(a) Department of Computer Science
(b) Department of Applied Biology
(c) Department of Industrial Maths/Statistics
(d) Department of Biochemistry
(e) Department of Microbiology
4. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
(a) Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
(b) Department of Animal Science, Fisheries and Aquaculture
(Only Fisheries and Aquaculture option is available in WASP)
(c) Department of Crop and Landscape Management
(d) Department of Food science and Technology
(e) Department of Soil and Environmental Management.
5. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
(a) Department of Arts and Social Science Education
Options: (i) Economics Education
(ii) English Language Education
(iii) Religion Education
(iv) Social Studies Education
(v) Igbo Language Education
(b) Department of Business Education
Options: (i) Accountancy Education and
(ii) Secretarial Studies Education.
(c) Department of Educational Foundation
Options: (i) Guidance and Counselling and
(ii) Administration and Planning
(d) Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
Options: (i) Human Kinetics Education.
(ii) Health Education.
(e) Department of Science Education
Options: (i) Biology Education
(ii) Chemistry Education
(iii) Computer Science Education
(iv) Integrated Science Education
(v) Mathematics Education and
(vi) Physics Education.
(f) Department of Technology and Vocational Science Education
Options: (i) Building/Woodwork Technology
(ii) Agricultural Science Education
(iii) Electrical/Electronic Technology Education
(iv) Mechanical/Metal Work Technology and
(v) Home Economics Education
6. HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Department of Nursing Science B.Sc. Nursing Science (For candidates with registered Nursing (RN)
C. GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Admission into the Work and Study Programme (WASP) requires (5) O’ Level Credit passes in relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics at Ordinary Level (SSCE, NECO, GCE and NABTEB,) for All Courses. The O’ Level credit passes are to be obtained in not more than two (2) sittings.
D. PROGRAMME PLAN
The programme offered in each Department is the same as those of regular Programme. The only difference is the mode of entrance, and mode of study. The length of time a candidate spends in the programme before graduation depends on the level of qualification upon entrance, for instance. The study duration of courses under the Work and Study Programme are as obtainable in the part-time study programmes of other Universities as approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Thus, the following course duration apply in the WASP – EBSU:
O’ LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS DURATION
a. SSSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB – Other courses 5 years, Agric courses 6 years.
DIRECT ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
b. ND/NCE in the same discipline – 4 years Agric course 5 years
c. HND in the same discipline – 3 years
d. Registered (RN) Certificate – 5 years
E. DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES
All direct entry candidates MUST;
(i) In addition to their Direct Entry qualifications, hold at least five (5) O’ level credit passes in the relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
(ii) Ensure that their academic transcripts are received latest two weeks after the close of sale of admission forms.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms are obtainable online on purchase of Five Thousand Naira (N5, 000.00) EBSU-WASP scratch card, payable to Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Account Number: 200-2776-770 with First Bank PLC, Water Works Road Branch, Abakaliki.
Sale of application forms shall close on Thursday, August 31st 2017.
Processing of Admission forms begins on 5th September, 2017 and ends on 30th September 2017. Release of admission list and registration of fresh students to start by 3rd October, 2017 and end on 5th November,
G. ABOUT NYSC AND WASP GRADUANDS
Graduates of the Work and Study Programme (WASP) DO NOT participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), rather they are issued with Exclusion Certificate from NYSC at the end of their programme.
For further information, please, contact:-
Work and Study Programme (WASP)
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Work and Study Programme (WASP)
Ebonyi State University
Mrs. B.N. Nwokwu
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