The general entry requirements for the ND progoramme are:

  • Admission into National Diploma (ND) programmes must pass through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by JAMB. The cut off mark for the institution must have been made.
  • Candidates must have at least four credits in the WASC, GCE ‘O’ Level or the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) or their equivalent
  • Credits in Mathematics, Physics and any other three subjects from Economics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science,Geography, or Further Mathematics.
  • A credit pass in N.B.T.E. recognized pre National Diploma Examination.
  • Please note that all Higher National Diploma (HND) applicants must possess all the listed O' Level requirements, alongside SIWES Completion Letter and National Diploma Result.

The programme will be for 3 Semesters that will be done within 1yr 6months.



Institutions will award the Diploma certificates to candidates who successfully completed the programme after passing prescribed coursework, examination, projects and the supervised industrial work experience. Such candidates should have completed between 72-80 semester credit units as prescribed in the programme.


Diplomas shall be classified as follows:

Distinction – GPA of 3.50 and above
Upper Credit – GPA of 3.00 – 3.49
Lower Credit – GPA of 2.50 – 2.99
Pass – GPA of 2.00 – 2.49
Fail – GPA of below 2.00

It should be emphasized that the National Diploma (ND) programme is terminal and candidates graduating from the programme should be able to perform at that level. Each Diploma programme is expected to run for 4 semesters of 17 weeks, a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.


The School Curriculum

 Is structured in four semesters of online ODFeL portal, Assignments, Attendance, online zoom meetingor google meets, group work, or ony other available means of communication. Each semester of institutional based activities shall be for a duration of 17 weeks distributed as follows: 15 contact weeks of teaching; i.e. recitation, practical exercises, quizzes, tests etc., and 2 weeks to be devoted for examination and registration.

The curriculum of the diploma programme consists of four main components viz:

The General Education courses shall account for not more than 15% of the total contact hours for the programme.

  • i) General Studies courses
  • ii) Foundation course
  • iii) Professional course
  • iv) Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

  • A. The General Education component includes courses in Social Sciences Studies/Mathematics/ English Language /Communication, Citizenship. Entrepreneurship.

  • B. Foundation Courses include Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics, and Law etc. The number of hours for the foundation courses shall be between 10 – 15% of the total contact hours for the programmes.

  • C. Professional Courses are specialized core courses which give the student the theory and practical skills he needs to practice in his field of specialization at the technician/technological level.

  • D. Final year (ND) students in this programme are expected to carry out individual project work (not term paper). This should be produced and bounded by the student. Projects supervisors will be assigned to each students.




This course is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).