PART TIME Programmes, Universities, Fees & More!

Part time programmes

Are you thinking of working and schooling at the same time? then part time (evening) Programmes in Nigeria are here for you!

Today you will learn all there is to know about part-time programmes in Nigeria.

This post will cover the following areas among other things:

  • What is part time programmes?
  • JAMB UTME/DE and Part-time programmes
  • Part-Time Programme in Polytechnics
  • Part-time Courses in Universities
  • Distance Learning Programmes in Universities
  • Sandwich programmes in universities
  • Part-time programmes fees and courses
  • NYSC and Part-time graduates and more!

What is part time programmes?

Part-time programmes are targeted at people who have primary occupations(Jobs or Families to take care of) but intend to return to school to enhance their careers or personal life.

JAMB UTME/DE and Part-time programmes

A lot of students have looked for ways to gain admission without jamb if you are one of such then part-time programmes are sure salvation.

If you have written jamb 5 times or sick and tired of Post-UTME consider part time in Nigeria.

Part-time programmes at Universities

Talking about part time programmes in the university very few universities in Nigeria offer such.

So if you plan on studying courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Law then consider full-time programmes tho some universities offer these kinds of programmes part-time.

Part-time programmes at the university usually run for 5 years instead of 4 years in the case of full-time courses.

Part-Time Programmes at Polytechnics

At a Polytechnic level, Part-time programmes are also called weekend part-time. Just like the name implies, these programmes are run only at weekends.

As of the time of writing this article, Courses offered as part-time are usually taken three years while few Polys run daily this programmes which are taken on weekdays for 2 years after which you are offered a certificate on completion.

There is not much difference between you attending full-time programmes and part-time at the polytechnic. The only difference is timing and fees. While full-time runs from Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm, daily-part time classes are usually fixed for the evening (usually 4 pm to 8 pm).

Distance Learning Programmes in Universities

Distance learning and part-time programmes are used by most universities interchangeable but the honest fact remains there are not the same thing.

Here is the difference, distance learning are usually conducted without expecting students to be present on campus while part-time you have to be there.

Distance learning programmes are idle for postgraduate students and graduates of Bsc, NCE, ND or HND who wish to further their studies.

Sandwich Programmes at Universities

What are Sandwich Programmes?

SANDWICH programmes are generally weekend programmes Primarily for those who had completed a programme at a university – Bsc, HND, ND or NCE and wish to go for education studies.

If you are a tutor or an existing teacher you can grab a sandwich program and upgrade your teaching skills.

Part-Time Programmes Fees

Frankly speaking, part time programmes are pretty expensive!

School fees for part-time students are higher than that for full-time. This is because, part-time programmes, are usually administered and funded by the school management without or with a little subsidy from the government.

NYSC and Part-Time Graduates

If you intend to go for a one-year NYSC program then part time programmes are not for you.

As of the time of writing this article, NYSC has not authorized any part-time schools to participate in the serving programme. Instead, such graduates are issued NYSC Exclusion Letters.

The only condition NYSC grants part-time graduates for service is if such a school is allowed to regularize its students through the exercise called JAMB regularization.

List Of All Nigerian Universities Offering Part-Time And Sandwich Programmes


  1. University of Lagos
  2. University of Port Harcourt
  3. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  4. University of Calabar
  5. University of Benin
  6. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  7. University of Abuja
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. University of Uyo
  10. University of Jos
  11. ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile — Ife
  12. Federal University ofTechnology, Owerri
  13. Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

State Universities:

  1. Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State
  2. Cross River State University, Calabar, Cross River State
  3. Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State
  4. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State
  5. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
  6. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State
  7. Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu State
  8. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State
  9. Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt
  10. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Eboyi State
  11. Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
  12. Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
  13. Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
  14. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State
  15. Anambra State University, Uli, Anambra State
  16. Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State
  17. Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State
  18. Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State.


  1. Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  2. Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State
  3. Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State
  4. Lead City university, Ibadan, Oyo State
  5. Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State
  6. Benson Idahosa University, Benin — City, Edo State
  7. Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Ondo State
  8. Fountain University, Osogbo

Part time programme in UNILAG

UNILAG ICE Evening Part Time Available Courses

FACULTY OF ARTS:(A) Bachelor of Arts B.A. (Hons.): four (4) and five (5) years Degree Programmes (Evening)

  • Creative Arts (Theatre Arts/Music/Visual Arts)
  • English
  • European Languages (French/Russian)
  • History & Strategic Studies
  • Linguistics, African and Asian Studies (Igbo/Yoruba)
  • Philosophy

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES:i. B.Sc. Mass Communication, four (4) and five (5) years Degree Programme (Evening)

UNILAG Distance Learning InstituteUNILAG DLI ↱







(a) B.Sc.  Education Biology

(b) B.Sc.  Education Chemistry

(c) B.Sc. Education Mathematics

(d) B.Sc. Education Physics

Part Time Courses in FUNAAB

Below are the available part time courses in FUNAAB FUNAAB PT student portal ↱

(A) College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD)

Bachelor of Agriculture with options in:

i) Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

ii) Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

iii) Agricultural Administration

(B) College of Bio Sciences (COLBIOS)

Bachelor of Science with options in:

i) Biochemistry

ii) Microbiology

iii) Biological Science

(C) College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS)

Bachelor of Science with options in:

i) Physics

ii) Statistics

iii) Computer Science

(D) College of Food Services and Human Ecology (COLFHEC)

Bachelor of Science with options in:

i) Home Science and Management

ii) Hospitality and Tourism

iii) Nutrition and Dietetics

(E) College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT)

Bachelor of Agriculture with options in:

i) Crop Protection

ii) Horticulture

iii) Plant Breeding and Seed Technology

iv) Plant Physiology and Crop Production

v) Soil Science and Land Management

(F) College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM)

i) Bachelor of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

ii) Bachelor of Environmental Management and Toxicology

iii) Bachelor of Forestry and Wildlife Management

iv) Bachelor of Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology.

Can you study a degree part-time?

The option of part-time studies can either take the form of distance learning, or it can be classroom-based

Does part-time program require JAMB?

As of 2019, The Joint admission and matriculation board, JAMB, has made it compulsory for candidates applying for admission into Part-time, Sandwich and National open university programmes to have a JAMB registration number before they can be offered admission.

So Yes, All admissions into part-time programmes must be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

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