Admission and Criteria

Criteria for Admission of Students

The main criterion for the admission of a student into the CEP in the past, used to be only his/her academic qualifications which were scored as follows:-

  1. Basic score: GCE O level, SSCE, TCII. The best grades in 5 subjects were scored as follows:

Grade             Scores

A1                   6

A2                   5

A3                   4

C4                   3

C5                   2

C6                   1

  1. Bonus was awarded for acquiring 5 subjects at one sitting
  • HSC/GCE A level

Per subject passed

For certificate

  1. NCE/OND/3-year Diploma
  2. HND
  3. University Degree

This scoring was further modified to take cognizance of class of first degree and for a candidate with a higher degree.

However, from the 2014/2015 session, candidates so scored and were deemed qualified were further subjected to a written pre-admission examination and subsequently for the final selection of successful candidates for admission.

Prior to the examination, the candidates’ biometric data should be collected by which also the candidate is admitted into the examination halls. Candidates not biometrically captured do not qualify to take the pre-admission examination.

      Method of Application

An advertisement on application for admission and sale of admission forms is placed on the University’s website. Candidates are expected to adopt the following process shown below for purposes of application for admission into the Continuing Education Programme:-

  • Visit the Registration point at the CEP ICT Centre
  • Generate Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) pin for application form fee payment
  • Take the RRR printout to any Bank within the Campus and make payment of specified amount for application form. Then
  • Return to the registration point at the CEP Unit for online registration.


Candidate should then

  • Proceed to the CEP General Office to submit a photocopy of the online application form printout with photocopies of the claimed qualifications securely attached to the application form on or before a specified date.



  • Period for sale of forms is specified by the CEP Management and reflected on the advertisement issued on-line.

Pre-Admission Examination and Biometric Capturing for candidates deemed qualified after the screening of certificates for courses of choice of candidates at the CEP Unit.

  • Candidates for Pre-Admission Examination are notified by SMS and must appear physically for Biometric Data Capturing at the CEP Unit’s Registration Centre within a specified period.
  • Failure to appear for Biometric Capturing automatically disqualifies a candidate from participating in the Pre-Admission Examination.
  • Candidates for the Pre-Admission Examination are admitted into Examination halls with ID card issued to them at the CEP ICT Centre and verified biometrically.

Date for the CEP Pre-Admission Examination is scheduled by the CEP Management and approved by the Vice Chancellor.

It should be here stated that subsequent Pre-Admission Examinations from 2018/2019 Session will be computer-based.

   Certificate Verification

Certificate of successful candidates at the examination admitted to the Programme are subjected to verification at the respective examination bodies by the Directorate of Academic Planning.  A student whose certificate is found to be fake shall be withdrawn from the Programme. In addition, he/she may be handed over to the Security agents for prosecution. Candidates, no matter their, should acquaint themselves with the use of computer.

   Orientation Matriculation of CEP Students

Candidates who were offered admission into the CEP engage in Orientation conducted by the CEP Unit. At the orientation, students are acquainted with the workings of the University. Key personalities from various organs of the University are invited to address the students, such as the University Librarian, Chief Medical Director, Dean Student Affairs and Chief Security Officer. For matriculation conducted at University level, Deans of Faculties are invited to speak to the students. The exercise is meant to admit the students as bonafide students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and they should sign the register (matricula) accepting to abide by all the regulations pertaining to their studentship prevailing in the University.