Approved Federal Universities For Part-Time Programmes In Nigeria

List of all federal universities in Nigeria for part-time programme

If you’re an intending part-time student, please read this post very well as I am going to show you the list of approved Federal Universities for part-time admission in Nigeria in this year and in this article.

Part-time is a programme which was designed by Nigerian federal ministry of education to assist or make student who want to school in a tertiary institution but have not got time capability to study.

Part-time students are not necessarily expected to be in the school in all the time but only on their examination day.

Part time programme is different from full-time admitted students. For example, student can be at his/her home or office or market always and still schooling.

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Isn’t it fantastic to be schooling while doing what you like? If yes, then your attention should be drawn to this information that it is not all the tertiary institutions you are seeing are approved to participate part-time programme.

Now which tertiary institutions are approved to run part-time programme? If you’re bothered to know, then read this below for the list of all approved federal universities for running part-time programme.

Why Should People Study Part-Time Programme In An Approved Universities

If you want to gain the admission of part-time in Nigeria, I advise to gain it in Federal Universities and below is the reason.

However, there are different types of universities and they are:

  • Federal University
  • State University
  • Private University and
  • Innovative Entriprise University

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Federal Universities are always approved by federal government. Student who is studying in Federal university is very recognized and getting famed amongst other students.

Therefore below are the list of Federal Universities in Nigeria which are approved to participate part-time programme for their students:

Please do note that this list below can be edited at anytime when any federal University is approved for the participation of part-time programme.

1Bayero UniversityKano, Kano state
2University of LagosAkoka, Lagos state
3University of CalabarCalabar, Cross-River state
4Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityAwka, Anambra state
5University of BeninBenin-City, Edo state
6University of Port-HarcourtPort Harcourt, Rivers state
7Usman Danfodio UniversitySokoto, Sokoto state
8University of AbujaKwakwalada, FCT
9University of UyoUyo, Akwa-Ibom state
10Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)Owerri, Imo state
11Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-Ife, Osun state
12Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUAA)Abeokuta, Ogun state
13University of JosJos, Plateaus state

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More About Part-Time Application Of Those Universities Above

Are you searching for the part time application of the Federal University in Nigeria? Then, below is how you can apply for the part-time programme of all federal Universities which were being listed above.

1. Bayero University, Kano

Bayero University, popularly known as BUK is a federal university which is located in Kano state. Presently it’s an approved tertiary institution for running part-time programme.

In every year, BUK opens the portal to receive in the Students who are interested to apply its part-time programme.

As for your information, Bayero University, Kano has opened part-time programme application portal from 23rd November 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021.

2. University of Lagos, Akoka

University of Lagos is one of the very famous universites in Nigeria in this year. Its popularly called as UNILAG.

Federal government has recommended students to Study any of the approved courses for part-time programme University of Lagos.

If you want to run part-time programme in UNILAG, please I am sincerely sorry to let you know that the application portal has not been opened yet. However, you can be visiting this website or join its newsletter for regular updates.

3. University of Calabar part-time programme

University of Calabar or UNICAL is a federal university which students can study part-time course or Faculty in.

This University is located in the center of Calabar, the headquarter of Cross-River state.

The part-time admission form of it hasn’t been out, if it’s out we’ll update this paragraph, okay.

4. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

This university is a federal university which was formed by the then former Head of State, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe of Anambra state.

Students who are incapable as a result of the lack of money to study full-time can therefore apply for the part-time programme of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

5. University of Benin

University of Benin is a federal university which is located in Benin-City, Edo state.

UNIBEN, as it’s fondly called by people was founded in the year 1970. Now it’s approved to run part-time programme.

6. University of Port-Harcourt

University of Port-Harcourt is a federal government initiated University which is located in Rivers state.

The part-time programme application portal for this year 2020 hasn’t been known yet. However, please do check this article regularly for updates.

7. Usman Danfodio University

Usman Danfodio University was formely called University of Sokoto and it’s a university in which you can study part-time courses.

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8. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

Do you want to run part-time programme in the university? If yes, then UNIABUJA has got you covered.

However, University of Abuja hasn’t opened the portal of part-time to receive application for 2020/2021 academic session, if it’s opend, we’ll post it publicly (here)

9. University of Uyo

University of Uyo is a federal university located at Uyo while Uyo is the capital city of Akwai-Ibom state.

It has a very serene environment for running part-time programme courses, in addition, you will be satisfied and glad of studying there.

10. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO as it’s fondly known is a federal university located in Owerri, the headquarter of Imo state.

This University runs both part-time and full-time programmes for its students.

11. Obafemi Awolowo University

It is a federal university founded by the former Head of State, Chief Obafemi Awolowo of Osun state and located in Oshogbo.

It’s one of the thirteen (13) federal universities approved by National Universities Commission (NUC) to run part-time programme courses

12. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

This is one of the tertiary institutions based in Ogun state and one of the approved federal universities in Nigeria for part-time programme.

Don’t worry, okay? Because I will update you when ever this institution has started the application of part-time admission.

See this also: Ogun state is one of the states in Nigeria which has highest number of tertiary institutions (click to know more)!

13. University of Jos

University of Jos is located in Jos, Plateaus state. It’s approved and recommended by federal government, National University Commission (NUC) to offer part-time studies to its students.

The time it’ll open the portal for the application of part-time admission hasn’t come yet, therefore, please subscribe to the news broadcaster with your email address by clicking here to get informed about that in future.


It’s very important to take note that every fee for part-time admission in some universities are higher than the full-time admission. So, as result of that, do observe the in and out of the one you’ll choose.

Meanwhile, I will show you all fees needed to study part-time programme in every University I listed above but not now, in this article.

I have successfully walked you through in showing approved federal Universities for part-time admission in Nigeria and tips on how to apply some of them.

Now if you know that what I showed above are useful, then please share it with other people to let them enjoy

Or drop your comment about this article, please if you’re confused in any part.

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