By Onome Oghenetega
The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has announced the introduction of a top-up programme for holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) to convert their certificate to a university Bachelor’s degree through a one-year online study programme.
According to NBTE, a body saddled with the regulation of polytechnic and technical education, the programme will run with foreign accredited universities.
In a statement signed by the Head of Media Unit, NBTE, Mrs Fatima Abubakar, said the purpose of the programme was to facilitate the progression of HND holders to higher degrees.
Below is the step-by-step approach for intending applicants can follow to register for the programme:
Step 1: Visit the admission portal https://admission.topup.nbte.gov.ng and login if you have already created an account
Step 2: If you did not create an account then you can create one by pressing the register button and mention all your prerequisite details in relation to your HND which you already have.
Step 3: After creating the account you can move ahead to submission of a new application.
Step 4: Based on the HND specialisation you already hold the system will show you possible programs under which you are eligible to take admission under the credit transfer-based Top-up framework under our partnered institutes.
Step 5: After selecting a course of your choice you will get the option to select which institute you want to study at and there you can see their program fees followed by a button to even view details about the institute on their institutional profile page. This enables you to take a decision based on your interest and opportunity to select from a wide range of institutes.
Step 6: After submitting the form you will see the application status under the my applications tab and you can go ahead with submission of the form fees (USD 100) to enable the university to start processing your admission and you can furthermore go to the payments tab to download your fees receipt for the application form fees payment.
Step 7: After the university has approved your admission then you can go to my application and download your admission letter