List of Higher Diploma Programmes and their Entry Requirements

SN HIGHER DIPLOMA PROGRAMME DURATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS HOSTING INSTITUTE/DEPARTMENT
1. Higher Diploma in Mathematics Education 2 Semesters Candidates MUST have:
  1. At least a Pass in Mathematics at the IJMB and NCE or 'A' level, OR

  2. Pass at Merit level with at least one year teaching experience or Pass level with at least 3 years Post Qualification experience, in Diploma in Mathematics Education or Physics Education.
Faculty of Education
2. Higher Diploma in Guidance and Counselling Education (HGC) Part-Time 4 Semesters Candidates for HGC MUST possess any of the following:
  1. Diploma, OR

  2. The Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), OR

  3. A first degree.
Faculty of Education
3. Advanced Diploma in Educational Planning, Administration and Supervision 3 Contact Sessions Candidates for this programme MUST possess:
  1. The Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), with a minimum of two merit passes in the major subjects, which must include Education, AND

  2. At least three years post-qualification cognate experience.

  3. Candidates who are already working in supervisory capacity will have an added advantage.
Faculty of Education
4. Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering Tech. Soil and Water 4 semesters Please contact the Institutes/Departments responsible for this programme. College of Agriculture, Samaru
5. Higher Diploma in Mathematics Education 2 semesters Please contact the Institutes/Departments responsible for this programme. Institute of Education
6. Higher Diploma in Guidance and Councelling Education (HGC) Part-Time 4 semesters Please contact the Institutes/Departments responsible for this programme. Institute of Education
7. Higher Diploma in Local Government Studies 2 Years

1.Diploma in any of the following fields, with a minimum of a MERIT from a recognized University or Polytechnic: (2 years Diploma.)

(i) Local Government
(ii) Public Administration
(iii) Accounting
(iv) Public Accounting & Auditing
(v) Adult Education & Community Development
(vi) Social Welfare Administration
(vii) Law

2. NCE with a minimum of 3 years working experience in the Local Government Service.

3. Diploma in Local Government with a PASS grade but having a minimum of 5 years working experience in the Local Government Service.

Institute of Administration
8. Advanced Diploma in Local Government Studies 1 Year Please contact the Institutes/Departments responsible for this programme. Institute of Administration
9. Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (ADPA) I 2 Years

1.   Diploma in any of the following fields with a minimum of a MERIT grade from any recognized University or Polytechnic (2 years Diploma):

  • Public Administration
  • Local Government
  • Personnel Management/Human Resources Management/Social Welfare Administration and Secretarial Studies
  • Accounting/Banking/Insurance/Management from Institute of Administration, ABU, Zaria.
  • Nursing/Midwifery/Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) & Community Health Officers (CHO) with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the public service.
  • Nursing/Midwifery/Community Health extension Workers (CHEW) & Community Health Officers (CHO) with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the public service.
  • Diploma in Public Administration/Local Government from Institute of Administration, ABU Zaria with a PASS grade but having a minimum of 3 years working experience in the public service.

2. All candidates into ADPA must possess five (5) O/level credits including English Language.

Institute of Administration
10. Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (ADPA) II 1 Year (Part Time)

1. Higher National Diploma and Advanced Diploma in any of the following fields, with a minimum of a LOWER/MERIT grade from any recognized institution of higher learning in:

    1. Public Administration
    2. Local Government
    3. Personnel Management/Human Resources Management/Social Welfare Administration and Secretarial Studies

2. Holders of Advanced Diploma in Public Administration/Higher Diploma in Local Government from Institute of Administration, A.B.U., Zaria with a PASS grade.

3. In addition, candidates must possess five (5) O/level credits including English Language.

Institute of Administration

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