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The National Open University of Nigeria is an ODL institution renowned for providing functional, flexible, accessible, cost-effective education adequate for flourishing in the 21st  century and beyond.

Right from our first inception in July 1983, our mandate has remained to deliver university education at the doorstep of every interested  Nigerian. The founding president,  Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the first executive president of Nigeria, envisioned a university with the capacity to admit and meet the education and skill needs of citizens no matter their status and circumstances.

This vision was predicated on the realization that  a sustainable democracy, functional economy,   happy  and prosperous   people,  all  depend  on knowledgeable citizens. Meeting the educational needs of such  citizens in a highly populous country like’ Nigeria was beyond the capacity of Nigeria’s conventional higher institutions.

Despite its suspension in 1984 by the Federal Military Government that succeded Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the resuscitation of NOUN in 2002 by the civilian regime of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, went side by side with the awakening of the vision that informed the initial establishment of the university.

As a faithful trustee of the Nigerian people, NOUN leverages on Information and Computer Technologies to deliver  an education tailored  towards  the globalised  economy. The University offers  exceptional academic programmes  that  meet  the specific needs of all sectors of the global economy, in the Arts; Health; Law; Physical, Social, Agricultural and Management Sciences.

As an ODL institution, we are an equal opportunity university determined to meet the following objectives that necessitated the establishment of open and distance education in Nigeria:

  • Provision of Education for All and promotion of lifelong learning
  • Filling the gap created by the closure of outreaches/satellite campuses
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Improved economies of scale
  • Flexibility of delivery system
  • Maximum utilisation of academic personnel
  • On the job teacher training
  • Poverty eradication, vocational and lifelong education
  • Provision of non-formal education
  • Reaching the unreached
  • Propagation of national orientation

NOUN’s Philosophy

Vision

The National  Open University of Nigeria is to be regarded as the foremost university providing highly accessible and enhanced quality  education anchored  by social justice, equity, equality and national cohesion through a comprehensive reach that transcends all barriers.

Mission

To provide functional, cost-effective, flexible learning which adds life-long value to quality education for all who seek knowledge.

Objectives

In addition to the broad vision and mission statements, some of the major objectives of the National Open University of Nigeria is to:

  • ensure equity  and equality  of opportunities in education  generally but specifically in university education;
  • provide a wider access to education generally but specifically university education in Nigeria;
  • enhance Education For All and life-long learning;
  • provide the entrenchment of global learning culture;
  • provide instructional resources via an intensive use of information and communication technology;
  • provide flexible, but qualitative education; and
  • reduce the cost, inconveniences, and hassles of easy access to education and its delivery.

Fees Schedule

 

Undergraduate Payment Schedule

New Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit 3,500.00
3 Orientation Fees 1,500.00
4 Matriculation Fees 1,500.00
5 I.D. Card 500.00
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5.000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Jamb Regularization 6,000/00
10 Result/ Verification 5,000.00
Total compulsory Fees 36,000.00

*Course and examination registration fees for all categories of students remain unchanged for now.

 

Returning Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5.000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Jamb Regularization
10 Result Verification
Total compulsory Fees 18,000.00

 

Postgraduates Payment Schedule

New Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit 3,500.00
3 Orientation Fees 1,500.00
4 Matriculation Fees 1,500.00
5 I.D. Card 500.00
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5,000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Result Verification 10,000.00
Total compulsory Fees 35,000.00

 

Returning Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5.000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Result Verification
Total compulsory Fees 18,000.00

 

Project Fees

  1. Undergraduates                      N15,000.00
  2. Post-Graduate Diploma           N25,000.00
  3. Masters                                 N40,000.00

 

Exam Fees

  1. Undergraduates                                       N1,000.00 per course
  2. Postgraduates (PGD and Masters)           N2,000.00 per course

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1 10 Fri 05 AEM202 INTRODUCTION TO RURAL SOCIOLOGY AGR202 INTRODUCTION TO AGRIC. ENGINEERING GST202 FUNDAMENTALS OF PEACE STUDIES AND C
HCM235 FOOD BEVERAGE & COSTS HCM131 INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEM
PED221 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ECE112 ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF E.C.E
ECE113 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY OF EARLY ECE227 ORGANIZATION AND SERVICE PROVISION
NSC106 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLO PED230 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN PRIMARY SC
PHS202 NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE BED212 FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA PROCESSING
NSC203 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY II
EHS204 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALT
2 11 Sat 05 GST102 USE OF ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS ARD251 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOM HCM135 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD & BEVERAGE SER
FRM211 FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT HCM237 HOSPITALITY SALES AND MARKETING ANP204 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL BIOCHE
EDU240 MATHEMATICS METHODS ECE221 LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE EARLY EDU214 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
PED122 PRIMARY ENGLISH CURRICULUM AND METH BED111 KEYBOARDING
PED233 RELIGIOUS AND MORAL EDUCATION PED120 PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY LIVING
SED225 NIGERIAN INTEGRATED SCIENCE CURRICU PHS204 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
NSC102 HUMAN ANATOMY I NSS214 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES II
PHS210 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS
3 13 Mon 05 GST204 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION GST302 BUSINESS CREATION AND GROWTH SLM201 PRINCIPLES OF SOIL SCIENCE
VTE115 INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATIO SOS201 PRINCIPLES OF SOIL SCIENCE HCM231 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD & BEVERAGE PRO
EDU220 ENGLISH METHODS BED112 WORD PROCESSING
PED112 READING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIM ECE120 DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE SKILLS I
EDU231 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND P
SED123 PHYSICS FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE
NSC111 Foundation of Nursing
NSS201 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
4 14 Tue 05 GST101 USE OF ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIONS S FST202 PRINCIPLES OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECH ARD201 PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSIO
AGR201 GENERAL AGRICULTURE PED232 AESTHETIC EXPRESSION IN PRIMARY EDU HCM146 THE CULTURE HERITAGE
EDU256 PHYSICS METHODS PED144 PRIMARY MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM METH HCM234 FACILITY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
PED235 CLOTHING AND TEXTILES SED122 CHEMISTRY FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE ECE121 CHILD DEVELOPMENT
ECE231 SCIENCE IN THE EARLY YEARS EDU233 GENERAL TEACHING METHODS
NSC108 MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY I NSC208 NURSING ETHICS AND JURISPRUDENCE
NSC201 HUMAN ANATOMY II NSS213 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES I
EHS212 POLLUTION CONTROL EHS202 INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY AND ENVIRON
5 15 Wed 05 GST201 NIGERIAN PEOPLE AND CULTURE HCM244 TOURISTS SITES: PRODUCTS AND OPERAT AFS220 INTRODUCTION TO FISHERIES AND WILDL
HCM133 AGRICULTURE NUTRITION & HEALTH ANP201 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY HCM239 MENU PLANNING & CATERING SERVICES
EDU111 FOUNDATION OF EDUCATION HCM141 UNDERSTANDING TOURISM EDU290 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION METHODS
ECE225 MEETING SPECIAL NEEDS IN E.C.E EDU112 PROFESSIONALISM IN TEACHING
BED114 BUSINESS METHODS PED261 PRIMARY SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES CURRI
PED121 CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY NSS211 HUMAN ANATOMY
SED221 BIOLOGY FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE EHS206 HYGIENE EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
NSC207 MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY II
6 16 Thur 05 GST203 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY AND LOGI GST104 USE OF LIBRARY AEM203 INTRODUCTION TO HOME ECONOMICS EXT.
HCM145 GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISM ARD203 INTRODUCTION TO HOME ECONOMICS AFS202 PRINCIPLES OF FOOD SCIENCE TECHNOLO
EDU252 CHEMISTRY METHODS ECE123 HEALTH CARE IN THE EARLY YEARS
ECE223 PLAYS AND LEARNING EDU280 AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE METHODS
PED236 ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS
SED211 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN INTEGR
NSC210 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY II
PHS217 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
EHS210 BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
7 17 Fri 05 GST103 COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS HCM142 TOURISM AS AN INDUSTRY HCM238 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD & BEVERAGE PRO
EDU282 BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHING METHODS SOS203 INTRODUCTION TO AGRO-CLIMATOLOGY HCM144 TOURISM MARKETING
EDU254 INTEGRATED SCIENCE METHODS EDU114 HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA ECE232 OBSERVATION RECORDING AND ASSESSMEN
BED214 COMPUTER APPLICATION IN BUSINESS SED222 CHEMISTRY FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE
SED224 ENERGY AND MATTER PED110 PHILOSOPHY OF PRIMARY EDUCATION
PED237 MEASUREMENT AND SHAPES PED271 PRIMARY SCHOOL PHE CURRICULUM & MET
EHS205 CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONTEMPORARY ISS NSS217 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
NSC204 EPIDEMIOLOGY NSC206 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
8 18 Sat 05 GST107 A Study Guide for the Distance Learner HCM134 FOOD & NUTRITION ARD202 INTRODUCTION TO RURAL SOCIOLOGY
GST707 A Study Guide for the Distance Learner AEM251 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOM HCM232 MENU DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING
GST807 A Study Guide for the Distance Learner PED150 PRIMARY SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND METH HCM136 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD & BEVERAGE SER
EDU250 SUBJECT METHOS I (BIOLOGY) ECE222 DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ECE110 CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN TRADITIONAL
SED226 INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES/ APPLICATION EDU292 PRIMARY EDUCATION METHODS
PED234 MAN ENERGY AND RESOURCES SED214 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHYOF INTEGRATED
NSS203 GENERAL AND CELLULAR PATHOLOGY PHS203 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
NSC202 HUMAN ANATOMY III NSC205 CELLULAR AND GENERAL PATHOLOGY
9 20 Mon 05 GST105 HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AGR203 PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION HCM243 TOURISTS SITES: PRODUCTS AND OPERAT
AGR205 INTRODUCTION TO AGRO-CLIMATOLOGY ANP202 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION HCM147 TOURISM POLICY AND PLANNING
HCM236 BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT HCM241 UNDERSTANDING TOURISTS AND HOSTS AEM201 PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSIO
EDU258 COMPUTER SCIENCE METHODS EDU212 SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION ECE230 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDU
PED130 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STUDIES SED223 PHYSICS FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE
SED121 BIOLOGY FOR INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDU222 FRENCH METHODS
NSC104 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY I BED113 FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
PHS201 ANATOMY NSC209 PHYSICAL AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT
10 21 Tue 05 CRD124 INTRODUCTION TO COOPERATIVES ACC203 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTIN CRD206 ECONOMICS FOR CO-OPERATIVES
BFN203 BASIC FINANCIAL LITERACY CHM205 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CIT208 INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CIT204 Computer Appreciation And Application To Agriculture MTH210 INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEX ANALYSIS BIO201 GENETICS I
PHY192 INTRODUCTORY PRACTICAL PHYSICS II ESM106 ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PHY191 INTRODUCTORY PRACTICAL PHYSICS I
BIO220 FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE CRS142 CHURCH HISTORY II MTH204 Mathematics for Nurses
DAM205 DATA COLLECTION METHODOLOGY ISL101 GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM MTH106 MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
PHY207 THERMODYNAMICS PCR276 PERCEPTION AND CONFLICT ISL231 INTRODUCTION TO THE SHARIAH
ISL213 TEXTUAL STUDY OF THE QURAN INR262 INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION II ECO255 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMIST 1
ARA181 BASIC ARABIC MAC132 PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISEMENT SALES P CSS133 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY I
CSS121 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY OR ECO146 THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY IN PERSPECTIVE MAC212 MEDIA AND SOCIETY
POL212 BASIC STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE
INR261 INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITIC
11 22 Wed 05 ACC101 ELEMENTS OF BOOK-KEEPING I BUS207 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION MKT201 ELEMENT OF MARKETING (PRINCIPLES)
PAD251 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BIO209 CHORDATES MTH281 MATHEMATICAL METHOD I
BIO204 BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES PHY204 ELECTROMAGNETISM BIO102 GENERAL BIOLOGY II
CIT213 ELEMENTARY DATA PROCESSING ESM204 ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AND DISASTER ENG211 HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CHM101 INTRODUCTORY INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I FRE101 FRENCH GRAMMAR I FRE152 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH CULTURE AND
ENG121 STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH I FRE801 FRENCH GRAMMAR I CRS122 TYPES OF THEOLOGY
CRS231 CHRISTIAN ETHICS CRS151 RELIGION AND SOCIETY CRS212 PENTATEUCH
FRE212 ADVANCED ORAL FRENCH ARA182 ARABIC READING ISL111 STUDIES ON THE QUR_AN
POL111 ELEMENTS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE ENG224 ADVANCED ENGLISH COMPOSITION II CSS111 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ECO253 STATISTICS FOR ECONOMIST I TSM141 UNDERSTANDING TOURISM MAC142 INTRODUCTION TO RADIO AND TELEVISIO
INR251 EVOLUTION OF MODERN INTERNATIONAL S MAC246 EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING MAC211 THEORIES OF MASS COMMUNICATION
CSS241 BASIC SECURITY AND SECURITY THREATS PCR115 INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION POL226 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE THE
PCR274 INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT TRANSFORMA POL214 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ANALYSIS TSM244 TOURIST SITES: PRODUCTS & OPERATION
12 23 Thur 05 MKT205 ENTREPRENEURIAL MARKETING ACC204 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ENT204 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
ESM112 INTRODUCTORY ECOLOGY ENT101 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP BIO101 GENERAL BIOLOGY I
BIO208 SEEDLESS PLANTS MTH102 ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II BIO215 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1
CIT143 INTRODUCTORY TO DATA ORGANISATION A CHM201 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II MTH212 LINEAR ALGEBRA II
ESM236 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY PHY203 OSCILATIONS AND WAVES FRE222 FRENCH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION II
PHY208 NETWORK ANALYSIS AND DEVISES ESM211 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ISL113 QUR_ANIC ETHICS
ENG162 ELEMENTS OF DRAMA ENG281 THE AFRICAN NOVEL LIN111 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS I
ENG251 LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY CRS173 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGI PCR272 CONCEPT AND PRACTICE OF PEACE BUILD
CRS192 INTRO. TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIG CRS233 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION CSS112 SOCIOLOGY OF LAW
CRS272 ECUMENISM ISL241 PROPHETHOOD AND THE PROPHETS IN ISL INR221 HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF DIPLOMACY
ECO121 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 1 FRE111 LANGUAGE LABORATORY WORK/ORAL FRENC MAC134 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC R
INR162 INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION I POL221 NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT & POLITICS TSM221 ECOTOURISM
CSS245 SECURITY PLANNING DEVELOPMENT AND O INR121 STRUCTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM MAC213 FOUNDATION OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
13 24 Fri 05 ENT208 BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES OF ENTREPRENEU BFN207 BASIC FINANCIAL LITERACY ENT202 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL VEN
CHM204 STRUCTURE ANDBONDING CHM192 INTRODUCTORY PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY II BUS105 ELEMENTS OF MANAGEMENT I
CIT211 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS BIO207 LOWER IN VERTEBRATES BIO210 SEED PLANTS
PHY205 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE PHYSICS MTH213 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I BIO191 GENERAL BIOLOGY PRACTICAL I
STT102 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS ISL121 STUDIES ON THE HADITH MTH251 MECHANICS
ENG111 AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND L CRS141 CHURCH HISTORY I ESM206 COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONM
ENG221 INTRODUCTION TO SYNTACTIC MODELS FRE121 TEXTUAL ANALYSIS /PRACTICAL FRENCH ENG212 CREATIVE WRITING I
FRE162 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN INR242 PRE-COLONIAL AFRICAN DIPLOMACY CRS152 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
FRE282 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE ( INR132 AFRICA AND THE WESTERN POWERS CRS214 PAULINE EPISTLES
CRS213 SYNOPTIC GOSPELS MAC221 EDITING & GRAPHICS OF COMMUNICATION ARA281 ARABIC LITERATURE I
ISL245 ILM _L-KALAM AND DEVELOPMENT OF MUS PCR114 INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION ECO292 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
POL123 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATI POL223 FOUNDATION OF POLITICAL ECONOMY CSS134 GEOGRAPHY OF NIGERIA
TSM243 TOURIST SITES: PRODUCTS & OPERATIO MAC116 AFRICAN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS II
14 25 Sat 05 ENT209 THEORY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP CRD101 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF CO-OPERA ACC206 INTRODUCTION TO COST & MANAGEMENT A
CIT212 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN CHM202 ANALYTICALCHEMISTRY I ENT102 THE NIGERIAN ENTREPRENEURIAL ENVIRONMENT
PHY101 ELEMENTARY MECHANICS HEAT ANDPROPE CIT246 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ORGANISATI MTH101 ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I
BIO212 HELMINTHOLOGY STT206 STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT SCIENCES ESM102 THE NIGERIAN ENVIRONMENT
ESM221 ECOTOURISM CIT102 SOFTWARE APPLICATION SKILLS PHY291 PHYSICS LABORATORY 1
CRS216 GREEK SYNTAX ENG241 INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS & PHONOLO ESM238 AIR PHOTO INTERPRETATION
FRE211 ADVANCED STUDY IN ORAL AND WRITTEN FRE131 TEXTUAL ANALYSIS I BIO213 CHEMISTRY OF AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEI
ARA283 ARABIC READING II CRS111 OLD TESTAMENT (O.T) SURVEY ENG113 INTRODUCTION TO NIGERIAN LITERATURE
INR222 EUROPE FROM FRENCH REVOLUTION TO TH ISL102 MOSQUE IN ISLAM CRS271 CHRISTIANITY IN NIGERIA
ECO122 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II ECO231 MICRO ECONOMIC THEORY I ISL271 THE RIGHTLY GUIDED CALIPHS AND THE
POL231 ESSENTIALS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIO INR122 CONCEPTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CSS132 ETHNOGRAPHY OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF
MAC121 INTRODUCTION TO NEWS WRITING & REPO TSM144 TOURISM MARKETING PCR211 EDUCATION FOR PEACE
CSS212 THE SOCIOLOGY OF PUNISHMENT AND COR JLS111 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM MAC223 MAGAZINE & FEATURE ARTICLE WRITING
15 27 Mon 05 BUS205 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS MKT108 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING CRD208 NIGERIA & INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIVE
PAD122 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATION PSYCHOLOGY BFN209 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE CIT215 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LANGUAG
PHY202 MODERN PHYSICS I CHM103 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY BIO205 INTRODUCTORY DEVELOPMENTAL CELL BIO
ESM212 TROPICAL CLIMATOLOGY MTH211 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I ENG114 INTRODUCTION TO NIGERIAN LITERATURE
BIO206 STATISTICS FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOL CHM291 PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY III- INORGANIC ENG226 ENGLISH MORPHOLOGY
FRE141 INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION WRITING LIN112 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS II CRS222 CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
CRS131 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY ARA282 ARABIC GRAMMAR I ISL132 ADVANCED STUDY OF SALAT AND ZAKAT
CRS211 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE ISL212 INTRODUCTION TO TAJWID FRE122 TEXTUAL ANALYSIS/PRACTICAL FRENCH I
PCR112 DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE OR POL215 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT I INR212 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY IN
MAC225 NEWS WRITING & REPORTING POL121 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN POLITICS MAC117 WRITING FOR MASS MEDIA I
ECO232 MICRO ECONOMIC THEORY II CSS242 MEASUREMENTS AND PATTERNS OF CRIMES
TSM142 TOURISM AS AN INDUSTRY
16 28 Tue 05 ENT203 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL FIN MKT104 RETAIL MANAGEMENT CRD120 SOCIOLOGY OF CO-OPERATION
ESM104 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENATAL SCIE ACC201 TAXATION 1 STT205 STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
CIT292 COMPUTER LABORATORY I MTH103 ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS III CHM191 INTRODUCTORY PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY I
CHM292 PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY IV – PHYSICAL A PHY201 CLASSICAL MECHANICS I PHY102 ELECTRICITY MAGNETISM AND MODERN PH
DAM212 DATABASE LABORATORY BIO214 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF MAJOR CE BIO211 COELOMATE INVERTEBRATES
ENG223 ADVANCED ENGLISH COMPOSITION I ENG161 THEATRE WORKSHOP ESM231 INTRODUCTORY TOXICOLOGY
ISL136 WOMEN IN ISLAM FRE221 FRENCH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION I MTH232 ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION 1
ISL214 TEXTUAL STUDY OF QUR_AN II CRS113 BIBLE GEOGRAPHY FRE102 FRENCH GRAMMAR II
INR231 SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION CRS215 GREEK GRAMMAR CRS202 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RELIGIONS
ECO153 INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHOD PCR271 UNDERSTANDING CONFLICTS AND WAR ARA284 TRANSLATION: ARABIC / ENGLISH
MAC115 AFRICAN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS I CSS136 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY II ENG216 SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE II
MAC214 INVESTIGATIVE & INTERPRETATIVE REPO INR112 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL LAW A ECO247 THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY IN PERSPECTIVE
TSM147 TOURISM POLICY AND PLANNING CSS244 TYPES AND ANALYSIS OF SECURITY THRE
17 29 Wed 05 MKT206 CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT BUS106 ELEMENTS OF MANAGEMENT II CRD204 MAN & HIS ENVIRONMENT
BIO216 CHEMISTRY OF CARBOHYDRATES, LIPIDS PAD202 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATI BFN104 ELEMENTS OF BANKING
CHM102 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I ESM222 WATER RESOURCE EVALUATION BIO203 GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY 1
CHM203 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II PHY206 OPTICS I MTH241 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS
CIT202 APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER IN BUSINES DAM207 INDEXING & CLASSIFICATION ENG122 STRUCTURE OF MODERN ENGLISH II
ISL142 ISLAM AND INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE ENG141 SPOKEN ENGLISH FRE112 ORAL AND AURAL COMPREHENSION
ENG215 SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE I (MED CRS217 PROPHETS CRS101 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF ISLAM
FRE231 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH PHONOLOGY ARA183 ARABIC CONVERSATION ISL222 TEXTUAL STUDIES OF HADITH
CRS218 BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS CSS211 SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME AND DELINQUENCY POL126 CITIZENS AND THE STATE
INR211 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY IN INR142 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATI PCR111 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE STUDIES
ECO254 STATISTICS FOR ECONOMIST II MAC232 ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC RELATIONS MAC113 HISTORY OF NIGERIAN MASS MEDIA
POL216 EVOLUTION OF NIGERIAN LOCAL GOVERNM TSM143 TOURISM SERVICES & OPERATIONS CSS246 LEGAL AND SOCIAL FRAMEWORK OF PRIVA
TSM241 UNDERSTANDING TOURIST AND HOSTS
18 30 Thur 05 ACC210 AUDITING CRD122 NIGERIA AGRICULTURE ACC102 ELEMENT OF BOOK KEEPING II
BIO192 GENERAL BIOLOGY PRACTICAL II MTH282 MATHEMATICAL METHODS II BIO217 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
PHY103 GEOMETRICS ANDWAVE OPTICS CIT104 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE CIT237 PROGRAMMING & ALGORITHMS
STT211 PROBAILITY DISTRIBUTION I PHY261 GEOPHYSICS I MTH105 MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
CIT236 ANALOG AND DIGITAL ELECTRONICS ENG222 ADVANCED ENGLISH SYNTAX ESM291 MAP ANALYSIS
ESM234 SOIL RESOURCES ISL272 THE ABBASID CALIPHATE ENG181 INTRODUCTION TO FICTION
BIO218 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 11 INR111 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDI FRE132 TEXTUAL ANALYSIS II
ENG151 INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH AS A SECON INR232 INTRODUCTION TO FOREIGN POLICY CRS102 MAJOR RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN NIGERIA
CRS210 HISTORY AND RELIGION OF ISRAEL ECO256 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMIST II CRS261 CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
ISL172 AS-SIRAH: BIOGRAPHY OF THE PROPHET MAC111 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION FRE271 INTRODUCTION TO FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN
PCR113 INTRODUCTION TO PEACE EDUCATION PCR261 CULTURE VALUES AND CONFLICTS IN WAR POL124 ORGANISATION OF GOVERNMENT
MAC242 FOUNDATIONS OF BROADCASTING CSS243 PRINCIPLES OF SECURITY PRACTICE AND ECO154 INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHOD
POL228 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITIC TSM145 GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISM

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List of Approved Subjects
COMMERCE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES ECONOMICS
GEOGRAPHY GOVERNMENT ISLAMIC STUDIES LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
ENGLISH LANGUAGE HAUSA IGBO YORUBA
FURTHER MATHEMATICS GENERAL MATHEMATICS AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY PHYSICS CIVIC EDUCATION

 

ABA | UMUAHIA NORTH |

YOLA |

EKET | IBESIKPO | IKOT EKPENE | UYO | UYO SPECIAL |

AWKA | ONITSHA |

BAUCHI |

YENAGOA |

GBOKO | MAKURDI | OTUKPO |

MAIDUGURI | MAIDUGURI SPECIAL |

AKANI ESUK OROK, | AKPABUYO | CALABAR |

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A new language doesn’t hamper kids learning. Other things do

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Many South African children are still in the process of learning English by the time they first start going to school.Shutterstock

Michelle White, Stellenbosch University

South Africa is a linguistically and culturally diverse country. There are 11 official languages and several other minority languages. But English continues to be preferred as the language of learning and teaching.

Many South African children are still in the process of learning English by the time they first start going to school. In a single English-medium classroom, one can find children with various levels of English proficiency; from children with English as their mother tongue to children who have never learnt English before.

This situation poses a range of challenges for both the teacher and the children. One of the biggest challenges is that a certain level of proficiency in English is required for the children to be able to perform well academically in an English-medium school. It’s a widely known fact that academic success is very much dependent on language competence and proficiency.

This means that there’s a great need to understand how language develops in children’s early school careers. It is also important to understand the cognitive mechanisms that underlie language learning. To further explore how this happens in the early years of schooling I did a study involving pre-primary children in an English-medium school in Cape Town.

The group consisted of children who were still learning English as well as children whose mother tongue was English. The children were very diverse – there was a total of nine different home languages in the group of children who were still learning English.

The findings showed that the ability of children to develop their language skills didn’t depend on whether they were proficient when they started out. Their ability to learn and advance – or not – was in fact dependent on a range of other factors, none of which had to do with English language proficiency.

The findings

The research aimed to understand the link between language and working memory development. I did this by tracking how working memory developed for the children chosen to take part in the study.

Working memory is the ability to store and use information in the short-term and is important for our everyday lives. For example, we use working memory when we need to remember an address that we just heard while we are looking for a pen to write it down. Working memory also underlies many important academic competencies, like reading and mathematics.

The children were broken into two groups: those with English as their primary language, and those still learning English. They were given the same tasks; these were an English language assessment and working memory tasks. They were assessed three times over the course of the year – at the beginning, middle and end.

The results showed that both groups improved over the year on the assessment of English language abilities. The results also revealed that great improvements were made in language development during the first year of formal schooling. Results from the working memory tasks indicated that children who were still learning English, as well as the children who have English as their mother tongue, performed the same on these tasks and achieved comparable scores. Children in both groups saw their language abilities and working memory abilities improve over the year.

The most interesting finding is that the route, or trajectory, the children’s cognitive and language development followed was the same for both groups, regardless of the English abilities they had at the beginning.

Importantly, the result that working memory scores between groups were comparable also indicated that the amount of knowledge of English that a child had didn’t affect their working memory abilities.

What this points to is that, if a child’s working memory scores are low and the trajectory of the development is not the same as their peers, there may be cause for concern. In this case, the children should be referred to an occupational or speech therapist for further assessment. Our research shows the fact that they’re struggling can’t simply be explained away as a “symptom” of the child not knowing English well enough.

Falling through the cracks

Studies like these are important for giving professionals better ways of seeing if a child has a disorder or is only struggling because they have not acquired a sufficient level of English yet.

In the context of a classroom with various languages and proficiencies of English, it is easy for a child with a disorder to be overlooked.

Along with the under-resourced schools and over-burdened teachers, heterogeneity among learners results in them not receiving the support that they need, be it academic or linguistic. Those whose primary language is English as well as those learning English suffer alike. The upshot is clearly seen in the worsening educational crisis in South Africa.The Conversation

Michelle White, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stellenbosch University

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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