Uniben Updated General Admission Requirements

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The following general University requirements are to be applied uniformly across the faculties / schools / institutes


1. Candidates seeking admission into any degree programme should possessthe University matriculation requirements of five credit passes including English language at not more than two sitting in WASC/ SSCE/ NECO/ GCE   ‘O’ Level or their University of Benin equivalent except candidates for medicine.

2. The minimum requirement for University of Benin Diploma holders seeking admission into any degree programme through Direct Entry is a pass at merit level.

3. For other Universities and Colleges of Education it is a pass at credit level.

4. For Polytechnics, it is upper credit level pass for OND or lower credit level pass for HND.

5. Statement of results after two years are not acceptable acceptable for clearance except the candidates produce the certificate.

6. Direct Entry candidates seeking admission with Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) qualifications must have scored not less than the minimum number of points acceptable for their desired programmes. JUPEB is acceptable for all courses.

7. Letters Titled ‘ To whom it may concern ‘ as an indication for passing examination is not acceptable for clearance except the senate approved results of institutions and with matriculation date for academic session fully observed.

8. Upgrade of part-time candidates to 200L, Part-time candidates are all admitted into 100L. Those with additional diploma  results could be considered for upgrade at the time for clearance if they satisfy the matriculation requirements. The clearance officer makes recommendation to the UAB. Clearance and upgrade must be completed within the specified clearance period.

9. University Admission Board specification for uploaded picture is 1 inch by 1 inch passport size with red background without which candidates cannot be cleared. It is the uploaded passport that is used for the cleared students ID.

10. Access and clearance fee paid by candidates are non-refundable.

11. Candidates using O’ Level results from two sittings for clearance should have atleast two consistent names on both results one of which MUST BE THE SURNAME.

12. The actual date of birth must be consistent in all documents presented by  candidates.

13. The admitting surname of candidates MUST NOT be at variance with the surname on O’ Level results EXCEPT in cases of marriage in which the candidate will be expected to produce marriage certificate, sworn affidavit and newspaper publication indicating the change of name.

14. Passports on results should clearly identify the candidate. Results with blurred or defaced passports will not be acceptable .

15. Candidates admitted by direct entry must produce transcript which MUST be sent directly to the registrar of the University of Benin by the candidate’s institution.

16. Deferment of full time  programme is only for one academic session. The candidate will apply to UAB after being cleared and having paid the school fees. Deferment is approved by the UAB only during the approved clearance period for the session. Failure of the candidate to resume school after the approved one academic session would lead to forfeiture of admission

A) Students requesting for deferment do not go to their faculties for registration, nor attend lectures or participate in examinations.

B) Deferment is not for the candidates with poor academic performance at 100L.

17. Students are expected to adhere strictly to the stipulated code of their Departments / Faculties / Schools.


18. NUC as from 2018 approved admission of only 20% of the quota of some full time programmes for part-time courses. The admission requirement for the approved courses are to be similar to their full time equivalents. These supersede previously approved admission requirements and guidelines for part time programmes contained in the former brochure.

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