Many people would love to study in a particular school. However, time and distance might not allow them to join these institutions. Fortunately, some institutions have programs that can cater to such individuals.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) comes as one such place. The school nicknamed the program as DLI (Distance Learning Institute) and it gives many prospective candidates to pursue their educational careers.
The UNILAG DLI promises top-notch education to all applicants. Under the program, you can study at your home, office or even in transit. Overall, there’s no need to visit the study centre for the duration of the course.
Are you interested in the program? Do you want to learn about the courses offered under the programme? Well, read on to know more about the UNILAG DLI (Distance Learning) Programme.
The UNILAG DLI (Distance Learning Institute): A Short History
Like the school itself, the program was launched in 1962. It was also created to cater to part-time students in fields such as Accounting, Business Studies, Law and Education. Moreover, students will learn via correspondence and other distance learning methods.
In 1973, the program was known as COSU (the Correspondence and Open Studies Unit). Ten years later, it became known as the Correspondence and Open Studies Institute (COSIT). Moreover, this new model had greater independence than its predecessors.
As time passed, the school’s authorities reorganized the program’s structure. It also changed its mode of operation followed by a name change to DISTANCE LEARNING INSTITUTE. It even has its Management board and academic staff to handle its day to day activities.
UNILAG DLI: Available Courses for Prospective Candidates
If you want to join the UNILAG Distance Learning Institute, you will have to study under the following programs.
- B.Sc. IN ACCOUNTING Duration (5 Years)
- B.Sc. IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (5 Years)
- B.Sc. IN ECONOMICS (5 Years)
- B.Sc. IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (5 Years)
- B.Sc. IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (5 Years)
- B.Sc. in Education/Biology (5 or 6 Years)
- B.Sc. in Education/Chemistry (5 or 6 Years)
- B.Sc. in Education/ Physics (5 or 6 Years)
- B.Sc. in Education/Mathematics (5 or 6 Years)
Entry Requirements for the UNILAG DLI PROGRAMME
To study any of the courses offered by the Institute, you must meet the least acceptable requirements for admission into the school.
The following candidates are eligible to apply:
If you fall within the categories mentioned below, then you can apply to study under the program.
(a) Graduates of UNILAG or any higher institution acknowledged by the Senate. To increase the chances of admission at the enhanced entry-level, the applicants should have favourable degrees in suitable disciples.
(b) Prospective applicants with a Higher National Diploma or NCE certificates can also apply. But HND holders should have at least an Upper Credit before they can qualify for entry at advanced entry-level
(c) If you have a professional certificate from ACA, ACMA, ACCA, ACIA, ACIS, and CII, you can apply for admission at an advanced level. However, you should have five credits in related O level subjects (including Maths and English) at a maximum of two sittings.
d) Prospective applicants with a General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level) or Senior Secondary Certificate /West African School Certificate ‘NECO’ or equivalent with credit passes in English and Maths. They should meet these requirements in one or two sittings.
NOTE: Point of entry for candidates in categories a, b and c will depend on details of their Transcripts and such candidates must also satisfy the WASC/SSCE/GCE ‘O’ level, NECO requirements as stated in (c) above.
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Admission into the study program will depend on the details of your transcript especially if you fall into categories a, b, and c. You will also need to meet the WASC/SSCE/GCE ‘O’ level and NECO requirements.
To know more about the UNILAG DLI Program, visit the official website. I hope you found this article useful, feel free to share with your friends. You can also drop comments in the space below.