NOUN HND to Degree (Top-Up) Programme Admission Policy
National Open University (NOUN) Approval of the Admission Policy for Higher National Diploma (HND) Holders into NOUN Degree Programmes [Top-Up].

The Deans will kindly recall that at the 102th Regular Meeting of Senate held on Tuesday, 9th August, 2022, Senate received, considered and approved the admission policy for HND holders into degree programmes in the University.


Senate noted that the objectives of developing the policy were as follows:
i. grant admission to Nigerian men and women that have proven to be outstanding in their various field of endeavor.
ii. grant admission to higher certificate holders that or may have had deficiencies in their qualifying grades without compromising standard in the prospective field of study.
iii. grant admission to prospective candidates with special needs.
iv, grant admission to prospective candidates based on age.
v. flexibility of the delivery system.

Senate, after exhaustive deliberations on the above objectives, approved that:
a. the covers applicants with a pass at Upper Credit and a minimum of Lower Credit
b. such as in (a) above be admitted into 300 level in the respective programmes of choice.
c. Study Centres Directors should engage in sensitization exercises within their localities to drive enrolment for this class of prospective applicants.

Consequently.1 write to apprise you of the above decisions of Senate for due noting and further necessary action, please.