How To Upgrade Your University Degree and HND

Are you in search of how to upgrade your 3rd Class, Second Class Lower, Pass or HND results? This article will show you how to upgrade University degree and HND (High National Diploma).

Upgrading your result will help you compete with those who have University Upper or First Class Degree in the labour market.

If you graduated with a poor CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) such as 3rd Class or Pass from any Nigerian university because of one reason or another, you can upgrade your qualification to meet up with the required standard.

Those that finished from Polytechnic can as well upgrade their HND to University Degree. It will help them have equal chances of getting a job in Nigeria. Now, I know you would be interested to know ‘how to upgrade University Degree and HND’.

There are universities in Nigeria that run upgrading programme which is usually called “Top-up Programme “.

What Is A Top-Up Programme?

A Top-up programme is an equivalent of a final year of undergraduate study in the University, leading to the award of a Bachelor’s Degree.

The programme provides the opportunity to ‘top-up’ an existing qualification, whether that is a 3rd class, a pass degree or HND or its equivalents.

These programmes literary convert 3rd Class, 2nd Class Lower, Pass & HND to Top Degree.

I will show you some Nigerian Universities that offer Top-up programmes, but before that let’s look into the objectives of top up programmes:

Main Objectives of Top-up programme In Nigeria

  1. To provide suitable academic programmes that would facilitate conversion from HND to University Degree.

  2. To enable students take the last year of an undergraduate degree as to gain knowledge about a specific field.

  3. To upgrade the quality of university degrees (3rd Class, Pass, HND etc).

  4. To facilitate university education that will lead to a change of degree/career, where necessary.

  5. To bring an academic standard that will end Degree dichotomy between Degree and HND holders

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Who Can Apply or Enroll for Top-up programme?

  1. University graduates with Pass, 3rd Class or 2nd Class Lower Degree.

  2. Polytechnic graduates with HND results who want to get First Degree in University.

  3. Graduates who want to change their Career/Course of Study i.e graduate of Mathematics  wishing to change career to Engineering).

Note: How Top-up programmes work varies from one university to another, therefore, it’s advisable to always check the descriptions of the programme from the Institutions that offer Top-up course, as to know which one is the best for you.

Having known all these, let me quickly show you the list of Universities in Nigeria that offer ‘Top-up programmes.

List of Nigerian Universities Offering Top-up Programme.

Kindly be informed that not all the universities in Nigeria that offer Top-up programme. Below are the Institutions in Nigeria that offer Top-up Programmes:

1. Ajayi Crowther University

Ajayi Crowther University offers a top up programme for HND holders. The duration of the programme is 3 years.

2. University Of Lagos

UNILAG is among the few Universities in Nigeria that offer top-up programme.

UNILAG also allows working-class people to enrol in their top up programme, so if you are working, you can join the part time top-up programme at the University of Lagos.

In UNILAG, the duration of the programme is 3 years. The top-up programmes is available in the following field:

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Accounting

Administrations

Business

Banking and Finance

Insurance

Marketing

Public Administration

Secretariat

Economics

Please visit their official website for additional information.

3. University Of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan (UI) is another Universities in Nigeria that offer top-up programme. Please visit their official website for information.

4. Wesley University, Ondo State

Wesley University is among the Universities in Nigeria that offer top-up programme.

Please visit their official website for information.

5. Delta State University

Delta State University is another university in Nigeria that offer top-up programme. The programme is available in the following fields of study:

Accounting

Banking and Finance

Business Administration

Computer Science

Fine and Applied Arts

Marketing

Mass Communication

Engineering

Office Technology.

For more information, visit their website.

6. Bells University of Technology

Bells University is on the list of Universities in Nigeria that offer top-up programme.

A graduates with a 3rd class degree can also apply for this programme to upgrade his grades. You can check their website for more details.

7. Kwara State University

Kwara State University is on the list. This programme helps HND holders upgrade their class of degree to Bsc.

Additional information can be found on their website.

8. Alhikmah University

Alhikmah University is one of the top Universities in Nigeria that offer the top up programme. This programme is available for both HND and Bsc holders who graduated with 3rd class or pass. This will definitely improve their class of degree.

The duration of the programme is two years with a tuition of about N150,000 per session. For additional information, visit the school website.

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9. Federal University Oye-Ekiti

Federal University Oye-Ekiti is also one of the top-notch Universities in Nigeria that offer HND to Bsc conversion programme. Also, gives Bsc graduates with 3rd class and pass the opportunity to top up their qualifications. Visit their website for all information you may need.

10. Babcock University

Babcock university also offer ‘top’up programme. The duration of the programme in Babcock is 2 years, with a tuition fee of about N250,000 per session; about N500,000 before you complete the programme.

The top-up programme in Babcock University is available in the following field:

Accounting

Banking and Finance

Business Administration

Computer Science

Mass Communication

Political Science

Public Administration.

You can visit their official website for more information.

Below is quick view of universities that offer top up programme

List of Nigerian Universities Offering Top-up Programme.

  1. Ajayi Crowther University

  2. University of Lagos

  3. University of Ibadan

  4. Wesley University

  5. Delta State University

  6. Bells University

  7. Kwara State University

  8. Alhikmah University

  9. Federal University Oye-Ekiti

  10. Babcock University

How To Upgrade Your University Degree and HND

Having read the information above, the best way to upgrade your 3rd Class, Pass, HND is to enrol in top up programme. You can purchase enrollment application form from any of the Institutions listed above. Please, go to their official websites to find out when their form will be ready for purchase….

Updated: August 25, 2019 — 12:53 pm

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