Entry qualifications into B. Sc (Hons) Accounting degrees

Candidates may be admitted into the undergraduate degree programmes of the Department in any of the following three ways:

  • Through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  • Direct Entry
  • Through Inter-University Transfer


1. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level of any of the four-year programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)  degree of the Department should possess a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) or its equivalents (GCE/WASCE/NECO) in not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Economics, Mathematics, and any other two subjects;
Equivalent five-subject credits obtained in examinations conducted by the National Board for Technical Education (NABTEB) are also accepted.

In addition, the University requires that the candidate makes an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Furthermore, the University screens all candidates for admission into its degree programmes.

2. Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking Direct Entry admission to the 200-level should possess, in addition to the minimum of five credit passes at the GCE/SSC/NECO examinations, any of the following qualifications:

  • The Advanced Level GCE passes in at least two subjects specified as follows:
  • Business Management, or Economics;
  • Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination in relevant subjects.
  • National Diploma (ND) Upper Credit or equivalent in the subject applied for or related field.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Lower Credit in related field.
  • First degree in a related area from a recognized university.
  • Final stage of the Accounting Technician Scheme (ATS) ICAN examination   

Furthermore, the University reserves the right to screen Direct Entry candidates before admission

3. Inter-University Transfer

Candidates wishing to transfer from another university into the Department must obtain and fill the Inter-University Transfer form from the University’s Academic Office. An application for admission to the University through inter-university transfer will be considered only if the Department is satisfied that the candidate has met the minimum academic requirements for admission to the programme he or she has chosen. All inter-university transfer candidates will normally be admitted into 200 level of the receiving programme, and not to a higher level.