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University of Ibadan Distance Learning Admission 2014/2015

Interested and qualified candidates are hereby informed that University of Ibadan Distance Learning Admission is open for 2014/2015 session. Applications are hereby invited from qualified candidates for admission into the under-listed Undergraduate Degree Programmes in the Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, under the Centre’s new Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Platform for the 2013/2014 Academic Session.

The University of Ibadan is an approved provider of Open and Distance Education in Nigeria. In the past 36 months, the Centre, in line with the Guidelines for Open and Distance Learning in Nigerian Universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC), has engaged in a robust repositioning agenda leading to new competences and platforms that are consistent with global practices.
The Courses would be driven on ODL mode with very limited physical interaction.

However, there will be provision of ODL – compliant instructional materials in multiple formats (including print, CDs, through hand-held devices like mobile phones and down-loadable from the UI DLC Website) and customized Tablets to be provided by the Centre. In addition, the Centre will provide a robust, real-time on-line administrative and academic support to students.

The under-listed are the available Courses and their duration:

FACULTY OF ARTS: B.A. English (4 & 5 Sessions), B.A. Philosophy and Public Affairs (4 & 5 Sessions)

FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: B.Sc. Psychology (4 & 5 Sessions), B.Sc. Economics (4 & 5 Sessions), B.Sc. Political Science (4 & 5 Sessions)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION: Bachelor of Social Work (4 & 5 Sessions)


100 LEVEL (5 Sessions)
Entry Requirements for Ordinary Level Applicants: 5 O/L Credits at ONE sitting or 6 O/L Credits at TWO sittings -including English Language, Literature in English, an Arts subject and any other 2 or 3 subjects. Department of English REQUIRES Literature in English.
For Direct Entry (4 Years): Candidates with at least 2 A-Level papers, NCE or equivalent plus 5 O/L Credits at ONE sitting or 6 O/L Credits at TWO sittings including English Language, Literature in English (for the Department of English) and ANY other combination of Arts subjects are eligible for admission into the four 4-Session Programme. Mature candidates with relevant Diplomas and the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in any discipline are qualified to apply for the 4-year Direct Entry Programme in B.A. Philosophy and Public Affairs. Department of English requires a Pass in English Literature at A/L GCE, or at the Principal Level in HSC Examination or at least a Merit in NCE and one other Arts subject.
Entry Requirements for Ordinary Level Applicants
Department of Psychology
5 Ordinary Level Credits at ONE sitting or 6 O/L Credits at TWO sittings including English Language and a Pass in Mathematics and ANY one subject from the Social Sciences.
Department of Economics
Candidates must have 5 Credits at ONE sitting or 6 Credits at TWO sittings which should include Mathematics, Economics and English Language and any TWO of Arts or Social Science subjects.
Department of Political Science
Candidates must have 5 Credits at ONE sitting or 6 Credits at TWO sittings which should include Government or History, English Language and ANY other 3subjects plus at least a Pass in Mathematics.
For Direct Entry (4 Sessions)
Department of Psychology
Candidates must possess 2 A/L Passes including Government or History plus 5 O/L Credits at ONE sitting or 6 O/L Credits at TWO sittings including English Language plus a Pass in Mathematics AND any ONE subject from the Social Sciences.
NCE: NOT lower than a Credit Pass.
HND: NOT lower than a Credit Pass from any discipline.
NURSING: Registered with Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council (RNM).
B.Sc: NOT lower than a 3rd Class from ANY discipline.
Department of Economics
i. Candidates must have 2 A/L Passes or its equivalent but O/L Credits SHOULD include Mathematics and Economics.
ii. In addition to the above requirements, holders of HND/ND/OND/NCE/Diploma Certificates in the Faculties of the Social Sciences, Science and Education of accredited and recognised tertiary institutions can be admitted without prejudice to prescribed O/L requirements.
iii. Holders of Bachelor’s Degrees from Arts, Education, and Social Sciences may be admitted without prejudice to prescribed O/L requirements.
Department of Political Science
i. Candidate must have any 2 A/L Passes plus 5 Credits at O’Level in WASSCE/GCE/NECO including English Language and Government/History and ANY other subject from Social Sciences or Arts at ONE sitting or 6 Credits at TWO sittings (with at least a Pass in Mathematics).
ii. In addition to the above requirements, holders of (a) Higher National Diploma (HND) (b) Ordinary National Diploma (OND) (c) Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and (d) Diploma Certificates in the Faculties of the Social Sciences, Sciences, Arts and Education of accredited and recognized institutions of higher learning can be admitted without prejudice to prescribed O/L requirements.
iii. Holders of Bachelor’s degrees from Arts, Education and Social Sciences may be admitted withoutprejudice to prescribed O/L requirements.
Entry Requirements for Ordinary Level Applicants
Department of Social Work
Candidates must have 5 Credits at O/L including English Language at ONE sitting or SIX Credits at TWO sittings in SSCE /WAEC /NECO.
For Direct Entry
Department of Social Work(4 Sessions)
Holders of Diploma or OND in Social Work: NCE, General or Mental Health, Nursing Certificates, (R.N., RM etc) Diploma in Adult Education and Community Development, Diploma in Cooperative Studies or Diploma in Industrial and Trade Unionism from Institutions recognized by the University of Ibadan for the 4-year programme. (Candidates must also have at least five Credits in GCE O/L /SSCE/NECO, including English Language at ONE sitting or SIX Credits at TWO sittings for the five-year programme). Holders of first degree from the University of Ibadan and any recognized University who are interested in BSW may also apply.
Teaching Subjects:
The following Teaching Subjects are available: Arabic Language and Literature, Communication and Language Arts, Geography, Mathematics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Islamic Studies and Yoruba, English, French.

A. Maturity Criteria (for 5-Year Programmes Only); Candidates who do not possess the above qualifications may apply on the grounds of maturity/work experience. Such candidates must be at least 26 years old and must provide the following information: academic qualification(s), professional experience, self appraisal of professional competence and recommendations from competent individuals. An oral interview and a literacy test would be part of their selection process. Further details will be provided to applicants.
B. Open Access Initiative; (a) Notwithstanding other specific or general requirements, holders of OND, HND and University Diplomas may apply to any department of their choice for 4-year programmes provided they possess requisite O/L requirements.
(b). Bachelor’s Degree and Postgraduate Degree holders may apply freely to any department.

C. Fast Track; Candidates with HND, Bachelor and Higher Degrees can be considered for a fast track programme. A fast track student will be able to conclude his/her programme a session earlier than the normal duration. The implication of this is that, this category of students will have to offer more courses to enable them fulfill the requirements for graduation during the period.


Applicants are expected to make payment of N10, 500 only at any branches of designated banks and obtain Application PIN from the bank. They should then proceed to the portal http://portal.dlc.ui.edu.ng/ApplicantsSignon.aspx to fill the application form online.
Other instructions as contained on the portal should be followed by applicants for them to complete and submit their application online.

The application fee is only payable on the platform of selected banks in their branches all over the country.
Please visit http://portal.dlc.ui.edu.ng/ for details.

Bank Name : Zenith Bank Plc
Account Name : Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan
Account Number : 1130053331
Payment Platform : XPATH


1. Entrance Examination (For Candidates with O/L Qualifications ONLY)
Applicants are required to take an Aptitude, Communicative and IT Competence Test as part of the admission process. The test would incorporate elements of computer literacy, familiarity with DLC Portal/Website (www.dlc.ui.edu.ng), basic knowledge of the Open Distance Learning mode and general knowledge.

2. Examination Venues
University of Ibadan.
Computer Based Testing Centre (CBT) 1, Adebayo Akande Street, Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

Please note that: While distance education is originally designed for people who cannot take the benefit of regular University education because of their circumstances, application is open to all candidates who meet the admission requirements.

In view of the importance of Information Technology and social media in the provision of administrative and academic support, prospective students are required to acquire basic computer proficiency (including word processing) skills to be able to cope effectively.

Any candidate that makes any cash transaction with individuals or group OR PAY INTO A WRONG Bank or Account DOES SO AT HIS/HER OWN RISK.

The Distance Learning Centre of the University of Ibadan DOES NOT HAVE any representative/partner/collaborator in respect of its Degree programmes.


Candidates can apply within SIX WEEKS from the date of the publication.

For further information, please visit www.dlc.ui.edu.ng
O. I. Olukoya, MNIM, FPA

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  1. Hi. Pls i would like to know if i can apply now for the Distance learning on a course in English.
    Can you pls give me a number that i can call yo get very precise information pls.

  2. Ma, pls I want to knw whn d form for 2016/17 wil be out, is dir center in abeokuta, hw much is d tution fee n odr payment

  3. Pls which course can i do with
    ND prosthetics&orthotics for DE?

  4. pls is UI offering distance learni for nursin or is der any place in ibadan where distance learni for nursin are?also can i use my OND in agricutural technology to do distance learni for nursin.

  5. Hello!my RRR Code:B96681579.& i purchase UI DLC admission form from Zenith Bank on the 11/2/2016 & when i wanted to do the online registration then my name is not reflecting on the portal & the payer infor;NAME:UI/
    DLC/UGD05041/15.Remita Retrieval Reference(RRR)B96681579.Zenith Bank BRANCH:45,OSUNTOKUN AVENUE,OLD BODIJA.IBADAN.Bank Teller:OGUNDIJO OLUBUNMI.Deposit Slip No:230719.Amount Deposited(NGN)10,500,00 & why my name is not reflecting on the portal? & what can i do for further application?

  6. Hi,
    I have diploma in computer science and I want to change to mechanical engineering. I want to know if is possible in UI or to start afresh. also I will like to know if the school is offering weekend course. femi.

  7. I want to know the amount of the acceptance fee for dlc

  8. Pls ma/sir I want to know when ui 2016,form for long distance learning form coming out

  9. Pls I register I cannot pay for fee since last year and I be call one of staff there are alway tell me to be check it every day pls I want to knw I.e the form is still available pls I need ur reply
    Alhassan yakubu

  10. good day to you.
    pls I want to make an enquiry. I am an HND holder (precisely Computer Science with lower credit ). I desire to apply for PGD programme in psychology. can I apply

  11. I have registered for distance learning but yet to know the day of entrance exam am a fresh student pls held with a reliable info about this pls

  12. Good morning, please when will the admission list be out for those that wrote exam on 7th November? Kindly respond thanks. You are doing a good job.

  13. Hello sir/ma,
    I am scheduled to write the entrance exam on Nov 7/2015.but i was unable to write the exam due to incomplete registration.Now have went back and complete the registration online. so how do i now re-seat for the exam?
    Are my going to be re-sent any message on when the exam is going to hold?

  14. I have registered since August for direct entry, and i was told it will be out on or before 20th of November. Am yet to be admitted.
    Please more info.

  15. Pls how can i check the names of the admitted students that wrote the examination on the 7th November, 2015?

  16. Pls when is the entrance exam for 2015/16 date

  17. Pls when will 2015/2016 DLC form be out, also l have an ND in computer science with pass, can l use to get direct entry with DLC. Pls l need to know urgently. Thanks Hayes Folasade


  19. Please am a mass communication student with ND result, is there any mass comm course i could do at UI dli… Please i need to know, thans

  20. Dear Mentor, I have professional certification/diploma at a reputable and accredited professional institution. Is it accepted for direct entry in Psychology/Management course. Thanks

  21. please,I’m in ph and interested in the distance
    learning ui offers.is there any centre here and what’s the possibility of doing it from here.
    I want to also know how many years the fast track takes coz I already have upper credit in my HND I studied office technology and management but I want to go for psychology.


  22. please o, I made a mistake during my registration I was supposed to fill in direct entry as mode of entry but I mistakenly put O/Level as mode of entry, please can it be changed to direct entry? please respond !

  23. Please I already have a professional ND cert with upper credit will I still do an entrance exam with those applying with O/ Level cert. Kindly respond thanks .

  24. Good day i learnt that the 2015/16 form is out but i want to know the actual school fees for the political science course after the after the application fee of #10500 thank you.

    • @Salami: We are not sure of the actual school fee. However we shall try to figure that out and update here on Students Nigeria. Check us back.

  25. Can I apply for direct entry into social sciense course with ND from a private polytechnic

  26. Please I have been to zenith Bank to get the application form I could not because I was told that they don’t have the parameters. is it that the form is not out yet or what is going on. please respond I’m based in Lagos.

    • @Joy: We suggest you try getting the form from Ibadan. Not having the parameters means that the bank you went to was not yet authorized to sell.

  27. Pls I hve a diploma certificate in adult education from university of ibadan. I also hve HND in social work frm kwara state polytechnic but I’m interested in applying for d DLI degree in social work of d university. Pls when will d form be out for 2015/2016 session. Is there a study centre in ilorin kwara state?

  28. please I went to zenith Bank to make payment for the application form I was told that the parameter has not been released . please I also want to know the deadline for the form purchase. Thanks

  29. Busayo Oladeinde

    I heard the form for 2015 admission is out please confirm

  30. I want to do the changes of course,am 100l faulty of art department of philosophy, I want change to communication and language art, I want to know if it can possible to change to it because the course is not offered for did season ?

  31. Pls i want to know if ui can accept a diploma student of ui into its full time degree or still to dlc pls i need a response. thanks

  32. ogobiri Godspower Tuddy

    pls,am an nce holder can i put in for the ui dli when the form is out? Pls is the program running in lagos?

  33. please when is the form for 2015/2016 be out

  34. when is the form for 2015/2016 going to be out and like how much is the school fees please you can contact me on 08099375365 i will br glad if you can help

  35. Pls I want to ask if dlc form for 2015/2016 is out???

  36. how much is the school fees and acceptance fee for last year through that i can discover this year own.thanks

  37. Thank u sir…hope there are course s for science std….n hope lectures is weekend

  38. Is there a study center for distance learning @ the UI main campus?

  39. I want 2 know if there are centres for Applicants in Lagos. Pls give the Address

    • Do you offer music at distant learning program?if yes up to what level and requirement for admission

  40. Is d form out? pls any body with d current info should pls update me

  41. Thank you for your helpful informations. Where are/is the centre in lagos?

    • @Akoh: You are welcome, we appreciate you. Our staff will check the center locations and update in our next post. Please remind us by commenting here if you didn’t see that post come in a couple of days.

  42. Kindly intimate me as soon as d distance learning form is out. I reside in lagos, can u run d programme in lagos?
    Thanks for ur reply.

  43. I live in Lagos and am interested in UI DLI degree program. Please provide brief information about how the program is being run as per where to receive lectures, which period in the year to be in school for lectures, time of examinations, possibility of running the program through Lagos center, etc.

  44. Ekuri Innocent Ntui

    I am interested and ready to start a distance learning degree program with UI, I
    am in Abuja please can this be done. please kindly furnish me with relevant information in this light thanks. 07030639209

  45. Please, when would form be out this year


    I Observed that after paying my school fees, I did not get any respond from you again, after critically looked into those document printing from the web site, I discovered that your web portal address has been changed. the web portal is stated below.
    please confirm this .

    • @Kugbakin: We are not the school, but an information portal for students. Yes the website has changed. If you have made payment and not acknowledged, we suggest that you report to your study center to get help. Let us know if that suggestion works.

  47. is the from on sale now?

  48. Is ui offering distance learning for nursing.

  49. can I also go for distance learning in Nursing, n ow many years

  50. gud pm,I av my Rn /Rm in nursing. can I apply for DE, n is it still on.

  51. And if it is late when will the next form come out ?

  52. Is it late for me to acquire the form for online distance learning? I have O/L and would like to if I can get the for.

  53. please help am unable to find where one can proceed to pay acceptance fee and school fee on the portal. the icons dere are nt responding to clicking. please help deadline for payment is dec 9

  54. Pls, wen will d next form come out and as a ND holder, can I go for direct entry?
    Pls reply me. Tank u.

  55. Pls, wen will d next form come out and as a ND holder, can I go for direct entry?

  56. plsss ooo help us wit d fee schedule for newly admitted students (psychology)

    • @Yemi, sorry the information released on the school portal did not feature current fees structure. We will update on that later. Always check back here.

  57. Please how much is the new students school fee and acceptance fee

    • @TENIOLA, Sorry we do not have the school fees structure with us presently. We suggest you ask a friend who may be running the programme to help furnish you with the information. On our own side, we promise to contact the school to get the fees schedule for you and other students who may need it. Check back later.

  58. hi, sorry. please someone informed my sister yesterday that she should send #10,500 to get the form. I want to know if the late form is out or if we should hold on with sending the money because the person told my sister that the form will be ending tomorrow.


    • @Imotola, the information contained here is all we have for now regarding the form. If you have someone in the school then let him help you get it. However be VERY sure that it is someone you TRUST to avoid scam. We are open to assist you further should you have more questions.

    • Pls, is it true that there is late form for ui dli or can i still get the form?

      • @Hollamiotan, sorry we do not know about late form, where did you hear that from so we can help you verify? Be careful so you don’t send money to internet scammers that claim to be lecturers in the school. Reply where you got the information from so we can guide you better.

  59. When and how can I get the form,when is the closing date and how much is the form?

  60. Pls is there any study center in Kogi state or UI branch.
    Let us known if there is late entry form available pls help
    us to confirm the school.

  61. So Distance learning don’t sell late forms or they may not sell this year. Pls why I am asking is that it may not be easy for me to visit the school and ill be grateful if my questions can be tackled thru this medium. Thks

  62. Please, I just concluded my midwives service scheme (mss) as a midwife, can I purchase the form?

  63. Please since the admission is closed for the 2014/2015 admission since the 6wks have passed, will there be a late form for people like us who just wants to apply. Pls I will appreciate ur prompt response.thks

  64. i jt got these information please can i still puchase the form? reply asap

  65. please when is the admission letter will be out and when is the new session starting?

  66. pls hw much is d tuition fee per semester for Bsc in economics n hw much is d tuition fee for diploma

  67. Pls which course can i do with ND prosthetics orthotics for DE


    please i have NCE in EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION(PRE-PRIMARY)can i also apply for direct entry(part-time) or if u dont have this course for part-time what other course can i apply for?

  69. Please, is there a distance learning center that runs part time programme in Akure, Ondo state?

  70. Plz how am i going 2 knw d books 2 read or d question dat wil come out.

    • Olajide Precious

      Pls when will 2015/2016 DLC form be out because there is many fraud going on the internet today and I don’t to fall into any wrong therefore kindly reply our mail so that we know when and prepare for the payment. Thanks.OLAJIDE PRECIOUS.