Published on 02 September 2015
The Pre-degree Programme started in response to the need for an intensive refresher course to prepare Secondary School Leavers for their first year in the University and with the aim of providing opportunity of University Education for applicants who could not be admitted to the University through JAMB processes. The programme runs for nine months starting from October and the students are taught by experienced and dedicated set of lecturers. These lecturers are drawn from the various relevant Departments in the University.
In line with JAMB admission policy, all Pre-degree students are expected to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and obtain the National Minimum score as may be determined on yearly basis by JAMB before being admitted into any programme of study in the University. Thus, students are now trained to help them to obtain the JAMB National cut-off point.
The students are given lectures, practicals, tests and examination in the relevant science and management subjects they register for. The academic standard of the programme approximate that of JAMB and the University’s 100-Level curriculum.
The Programme is non-residential; hence, students are therefore expected to arrange for their accommodation off campus.
Structure of the Pre Degree Programme
The Pre-Degree offer courses in the Science and Management subjects required for admission into MAUTECH programmes.
Pre-degree Science subjects offered include Biology or Agricultural science, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Technical drawing, English Language and Mathematics.
The Pre-degree Management subjects are Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Agricultural Science, English Language and Mathematics.
Admission into the Pre-Degree Programme will normally require a minimum of five credits (at not more than two sittings) in SSCE, GCE, NECO, and NABTEB ordinary level in five relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
How to Apply
Application for admission into Pre-Degree Programme of the University is done online following advertisement for admission on the University website around June of each year of admission.
Staff of the Programme
The Pre-degree Programme is headed by a Head of Department. The current Head of Department is Dr. M. Inuwa Ja’afaru, of the Department of Microbiology.
The other administrative staff of the programme are:
1. Mallam Mohammed Bello Aminu (Administrative Officer)
2. Mallam Abubakar Bello (Chief typist)
3. Mr. Gayus La’azo (Executive Officer I)
The programme source its lecturers from experienced academic staff from relevant departments in the University.