Admission Requirements To Study Accountancy/ Accounting In Nigeria

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS UTME & DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES
Basically, there are two modes of admission into the Department of Accountancy (B.Sc) Programme, they include the following:

1. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
UTME means Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. In addition to the general admission requirements of the university, candidates for admission into the four year B.Sc. All candidates seeking admission in Accountancy Degree Programme through UTME should possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary level or an equivalent qualification with credit level passes in at least five subjects, and those subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics which are compulsory and any one of the following – Book keeping & Financial Accounts, Commerce, or Government obtained at not more than two sittings.

2. Direct Entry Admission
Applicants who are seeking admission by direct entry should possess at least five credit passes in the GCE or equivalent examination, at least two of which shall be at the Advanced level or four credit passes at least three of which shall be at the Advanced level provided that subjects are not counted at both levels of the examination. Those credit passes at Ordinary Level must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics.

  • OND in relevant discipline with at least upper credit grade in addition to the five credit passes as in 2 (a) above although some schools accepts lower credits based on CGPA.
  • HND in relevant discipline with at least lower credit in addition to five credit passes as in 2 (a) above.
  • NCE in relevant discipline with merit level pass in addition to five credit passes as in as in 2 (a) above.
  • Final Certificate of relevant Professional Bodies in addition to five credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Economics.

NOTE: The course duration for all modes of entry is four years.

Title of Degree to be Awarded
The title of the degree which will be awarded shall be Bachelor of Science to be denoted “B.Sc.” (Accounting).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The minimum number of credit units for the award of a degree is 120 units in all the eight semesters, subject to the usual Department and Faculty requirements. A student shall be qualified for the award of a degree when he has met all the conditions. The minimum credit load expected every semester is 15 credit units. When calculating a student’s cumulative GPA(CGPA) in order to determine the class of Degree to be awarded, grades obtained in ALL the courses whether compulsory or optional and whether passed or failed must be included in the computation process.

In some cases, when a student repeats the same course once or more before passing it or substitutes another course for a failed optional course, grades scored at each and all attempts by the student shall be included in the computation of the GPA. Pre – requisite courses must be taken and passed before a particular course at a higher level.