Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Pre-Degree Admission Form for 2024/2025 Academic Session is Out [UPDATED]

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The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) invites qualified candidates to her 2024/2025 academic session pre-degree programme admission exercise. OAU pre-degree programme normally runs for two (2) contact periods, both within nine (9) calendar months.

OAU Pre-degree programme is designed to be an intensive coaching curriculum aimed at preparing senior high school graduates (senior secondary) for university education.

Given the prevalence of deficiencies students carried over from secondary schools, OAU Pre-degree programme helps students deal with the setbacks that often accompany such circumstances by providing them with a good head-start which will facilitate superior academic performance in the university.

OAU Pre-degree Background

With the introduction of the course unit system in Nigerian Universities in the 1977/78 Session the concessional examination was abolished in 1978 and admission to Universities became centralized through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Well, over one million applicants seek admission every year into universities which now have a capacity of about 250,000. The competition is quite stiff and good preparation will result in better performance by the students.

This background establishes the need for a Pre-degree Programme in the arts and the sciences that would serve as a platform to equip prospective students for university admission, give them a good head-start, and promote superior studentship in the university.

OAU Pre-Degree Philosophy

In accordance with the vision and objectives of the University, it is believed that the Pre-degree programme will promote individual self-development and remedy the deficiencies carried over from the secondary school in the ability to speak, read and write and to receive instruction in order to successfully undertake a university programme.

OAU Pre-Degree Programme Structure

The Pre-degree programme is an intensive coaching curriculum to prepare high school graduates for university work. The courses of study which are those of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects include English Language which is compulsory for all students, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Government, Literature in English and Religious Studies. Students are required to choose three (3) subjects in addition to English Language . The curriculum is structured into two contact periods each of 18 weeks with four contact hours per week for each subject. There is a three-week break between the first and second contact periods and one week of examination at the end each contact period.

Programme Description

The programme is an intensive coaching curriculum aims at ensuring adequate exposure to fundamentals of concepts and preparation of eligible students for University admission and a good head-start for University work. The courses of study which are those of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects include English Language which is compulsory for all students, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Government, English Literature and Religious Studies. Students are required to choose three subjects in addition to English.

An overall score of 60% and above in the examinations and continuous assessment (comprising regular tests, assignments and the end of Contact period examination) is required to be qualified for consideration for admission into Year 1 of the relevant degree programmes of the University. Admission is based strictly on merit and entry requirements and in proportion to the admission quota of the University for the various Faculties.

It is worthy of note that the O. A. U. Pre-degree programme, as presently operated, surpasses the minimum expectations of quality as approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The programme also promotes individual self-development and remedies the deficiencies carried over from the secondary school in the ability to speak, read and write and to receive instruction in order to successfully undertake a University programme.

Students are admitted into the Pre-degree programme under the following broad options and subject combinations:

 

Candidates Qualified to Apply for OAU Pre-Degree Admission

  • Eligible Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 Credits in 5 subjects at a maximum of two sittings, including English Language (for ALL Courses), Mathematics (for Science-based and Social Science-based Courses) and Literature-in-English (for Law).

OAU Pre-Degree Subjects Combination

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Options/Fields Subject Combinations
Arts Government/Literature in English/Religious Studies (GLR)
Economics/ Government/Literature in English (EGL)
Biological Sciences Biology/Chemistry/Physics (BCP)
Physical Sciences Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics (CMP)
Geography/ Mathematics/ Physics (GMP)
Social Sciences Economics/Government/Mathematics (EGM)
Mathematics/Geography/Economics (MGE)

OAU Pre – Degree Programme Objectives

  • To source superior students for the University’s degree programmes and stem the high rate of dropouts from the University.
  • To ensure adequate preparation of eligible secondary school graduates for University work.
  • To enhance analytical and independent learning abilities and promote the intellectual development as well as oral and written skills of students.

OAU Pre – Degree Programme Duration

The programme normally runs for two (2) contact periods both within nine (9) calendar months. It is structured into two (2) contact periods each of 16 weeks with a minimum of four and maximum of five contact hours per week for each subject. There is a three-week break between the first and second contact periods and one two weeks of examination during each contact.

The end of the programme usually precedes the beginning of the University academic session. Closures of the University do not affect the programme.

OAU Pre-Degree Mode of Study

Physical lectures. Obafemi Awolowo University purposely built Distance Learning Study Centre at Moro, Ife North Local Government Area, Osun State.

OAU Pre-Degree Programme Prerequisites

Applicants for admission into the Programme are expected to have a minimum of five O’ Level Credits at one or two sittings including English Language; credits in Mathematics and three other Science subjects for all Science based courses; credits in Mathematics and three other Social Science subjects for all Social Science based courses and credits in four Arts subjects for all Arts based courses. Eligible candidates are selected for admission through an entrance examination.

Candidates are to note that the above-listed subject combinations meet the requirements (as applicable) for admission into ALL Degree Programmes at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

 

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2024/2025 OAU Pre-Degree Application Fee

You are expected to pay the application fee of ₦15,800.00. (PS- Please do not exit this page till the transaction is completed and you are redirected)

 OAU Pre-Degree Instruction for Application

  1. Create an account, Click here
  2. Confirm your email address
  3. Login to the registration portal
  4. Select PREDEGREE in the list of programs
  5. Pay the application fee
  6. Fill the form and submit
  7. Congratulations, you are one step away from being a bonafide Predite

A transaction fee of ₦300.00 has been added to this fee

2024/2025 OAU Pre-Degree Closing Date

OAU pre-degree closes on the 26th of July, 2024.

2024/2025 OAU Pre-Degree School Fees

Currently, there is no available information on this year’s school fees. However, as a general guide, school fees for male students typically range from 195,000 to 220,000, while fees for female students range from 240,000 to 300,000 on average.

Other Important Information Regarding OAU Pre-Degree.

  • Applicants are to note that the Pre-degree entrance exam will be computer-based. You are hereby advised to familiarise yourself with the basic use of the computer.
  • Pre-Degree Applicants are advised to be checking our website from time to time for the actual date of the Entrance Exam and other relevant information.
  • All candidates are required to register for 2024 UTME during the Programme.
  • All Candidates are required to use valid e-mail addresses and PERSONAL Telephone Numbers.
  • The forms must be filled and submitted online either immediately or within 2 weeks of accessing the website. No downloaded or printed copies of forms will be accepted.
  • Applicants are to note that the Pre-Degree Entrance Exam holds at Ile-Ife Centre and a centre in Ikeja, Lagos State.
  • Candidates are advised to follow the Application Instructions very carefully and ensure they select the Correct SUBJECT COMBINATION. Failure to do so may adversely affect the Candidate.

OAU Pre-Degree Disclaimer.

All candidates should note that OAUCDL HAS NOT AUTHORISED any person(s) or agent(s) to sell application forms on its behalf. Application is strictly online.

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