Universities/Polytechnics Selling Predegree, Remedial and Pre-ND Forms (2020/2021)


Before you obtain a predegree or remedial form of a school, it’s important you understand the basics of the course. You should learn about what is waiting for you after completing such a programme.  See 10 Things You Must Know About Predegree Admission to University

This post takes you through the basics of a PD, PDS, remedial, Pre-ND, and Pre-NCE programmes in our universities, polytechnics, colleges of education.

What is Predegree?

In general terms, pre-degree is a preliminary or pre-university course an admission seeker undergoes before gaining a regular admission into his intended university.

This course is usually conducted by the same university that he seeks 100 level admission into.

For short, pre-degree is also called PD (generally for all courses including arts, science, and social science) or PDS (if courses are strictly for science students) or remedial (as being termed by some universities).

The Case of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education 

In the case of a polytechnic or college of education, this preliminary course is not called predegree rather, it’s called pre-ND (polytechnic) and pre-NCE (college of education).

This is because, predegree gives you admission to the 100 level of your proposed degree (university) course, whereas Pre-ND and pre-NCE give you admission to the ND 1 and NCE 100 level of your proposed course in the polytechnic and college of education respectively.

Predegree Admission Requirements (SSCE Grades)

To gain admission into any university’s predegree, Pre-ND, Pre-NCE programme, you must have at least 5 credit passes in your WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB in not more than two sittings.

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This is the SSCE requirement for admission into any course in Nigeria.

Whereas, in the case of any deficiencies in your SSCE result or if you’re about to write any of WAEC, NECO or NABTEB, you can still obtain a school’s predegree, pre-ND or Pre-NCE form using awaiting results.

By awaiting the result, it means, you will obtain the form, the be offered admission. After which you must obtain SSCE exams with the hope of getting the required grades.

Generally, all schools allow students to obtain their forms with the awaiting result.

After Pre-degree, Pre-ND, Pre-NCE Course, What Next?

The pre-university programme is expected to last for one year which is usually a two-semester study and usually completed within 6 to 9 months.

During this course, you will be groomed with regular lectures. Tests will be conducted along the way. At the end of the programme, you’ll write your final exams.

The results of these tests and exams will be the benchmarks upon which the school will decide if you will be given admission to the 100 level of your proposed course. If you fail the test and exams, you end up being denied admission.

Passing UTME as a Perquisite to Admission

Another important factor that may deny you admission is if you fail your Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exams (JAMB UTME).

Making an attempt to gain admission through predegree doesn’t exempt you from writing JAMB UTME. You must equally pass it – by scoring a mark the school requires. Some schools may require 200 for their predegree students (e.g Obafemi Awolowo University), some may consider 180 or less.

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In general, universities will accept between 180 to 200 for PD or Remedial students. Polytechnics and colleges of education accept 100 to 150 and above

Read also: 
10 Things You Must Know About Predegree Admission to University

List of the Universities/Polytechnics Selling Predegree/Remedial or Pre-ND Forms

Below is the list of school selling predegree forms:

  1. Ekiti State University, Ekit State (EKSU)
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Ondo State (AAUA)
  3. University of Ilorin, Kwara State (UNILORIN)
  4. Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
  5. Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE)
  6. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State (OOU)
  7. The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  8. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  9. The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH)
  10. The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) 
  11. Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State
  12. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)
  13. Lagos State University, Lagos State (LASU)
  14. Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE)
  15. Afe Babalola University
  16. Kwara State College of Technology, Offa
  17. Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State
  18. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa
  19. Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State


It’s common these days to see predegree as a short-cut to gain admission. But it’s not as simple you might have hope.

Take a predegree course as a way to leave home and get yourself ready for the work ahead in your course but not as a sure-way to admission. Hundreds of students had been eventually denied admissions for not taking the course seriously.

Don’t be a victim. Remember, your name is written with a pencil when you do predegree course, it may easily be erased.

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