All About PGD In Nigerian Universities

postgraduate diploma pgdOne commonly used acronym relating to postgraduate study is PGD. It simply means Postgraduate Diploma. Hopefully, you are used to M.philM.B.A
and few others.
Postgraduate diploma (PGD) is an advanced certificate, awarded by the school of postgraduate studies of the respective University (in Nigeria). A PGD is not a degree per se.  Then comes the question…..

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Top Five Postgraduate Blogs

There are myraids of blogs on different subjects, but specifically a number of blogs for higher education or postgraduate studies.

Postgraduate blogs, just as this,  covers issues specific to graduate education, like entry examination (GRE, IELTS, Postgraduate screening), admission, scholarships and research. It also shares personal experiences of postgraduate students either at Master, Doctoral or Postdoctoral stages of graduate study.
The writers of such blogs also vary, from enthusiasts, to journalists and many times, postgraduate students themselves.
Postgraduate Nigeria brings you the top 5 higher education & postgraduate blogs we recommend. If we omit any one, you believe deserves to be on the list, drop a comment & we can review it.
  1. This is a postgraduate website that offers more than regular blogs. With a focus on U.K universities, offers every information from postgraduate course advice, to best schools for a particular postgraduate programme, scholarship tips, travel advice, thesis writing information & so on.
  2. Sayas Blog: This is a South African based postgraduate blog with a focus on Africa. SAYAS means- South African Academy of Science. SAYAS gives voice to the postgraduate students to share their experiences in the South African context. Young academics share in a free language, their perspectives on postgraduate study.
  3. IEFA: International Education Financial Aid website. This is a top website listing scholarships and financial aid/grants to postgraduate students. Although, it is not focused on postgraduate study, it provide many resources and articles that are beneficial to postgraduate students.
  4. My Although not necessarily a blog, this is a very informative Nigeria based website with a global reach. provides lastest information on postgraduate admissions in Nigeria, giving you up-to-date info you may not find else where.
  5. Warwick postgraduate student blog: As the name clearly shows, it is a blog by the university of Warwick in U.K, and written by current postgraduate students of the university. The PG students share their view on serious academic matters as winning postgraduate scholarships, journal & thesis writing. The blog also features mundane matters that concern postgraduate students like traveling on tours while in postgraduate school and many others. On warwick postgraduate student blog, you can feel the vibes of many postgraduate students discussing many issues.
  6. Add Yours: Mention a blog you have visited and found educative and entertaining as a postgraduated student.
Drop your comments.



List of Authentic Postgraduate Universities in Nigeria

The Nigerian Education Agency overseeing university education, The National

University Commission NUC, has made a statement showing its concern about the proliferation of Postgraduate programme by many unaccredited universities and Institutions in Nigeria.

The National Universities Commission futher stated that qualifications/awards resulting therefrom are not recognized. NUC thus made a list of authentic universities qualified to run and award postgraduate degrees (postgraduate diploma, masters, PhD) in Nigeria as at 2012. It warned that Employers of labour, educational institutions and other stakeholders are to note that only certificates issued by these universities, for their approved programmes, are valid for employment, further studies and other purposes.

Federal Universities:

1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
3. Bayero University, Kano
4. Federal University of Technology, Akure
5. Federal University of Technology, Minna
6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
7. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
9. postgraduate universities in NigeriaNational Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
10. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
14. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
15. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
16. University of Benin, Benin City
17. University of Calabar, Calabar
18. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
19. University of llorin, llorin
20. University of Jos, Jos
21. University of Lagos, Akoka
22. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
23. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
24. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
25. University of Uyo, Uyo
26. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

State Universities:

1. Abia State University, Uturu
2. Adamawa State University, Mubi
3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko 15. Lagos State University, Ojo.
4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
5. Anambra State University, Uli
6. Benue State University, Makurdi
7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
8. Delta State University, Abraka
9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
10. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
11. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
12. Imo State University, Owerri
13. Kogi State University, Anyigba
14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
16. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
17. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island
18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
19. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
20. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
21. Gombe State University, Gombe
22. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai
23. Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil
24. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero
25. Kwara State University Malete.

Private Universities:

1. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
2. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc only)
3. American University of Nigeria, Yola
4. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
5. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
6. Bowen University, Iwo
7. Covenant University, Ota
8. Igbinedion University, Okada
9. Madonna University, Okija (MSc only)
10. Pan-African University, Lekki
11. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
12. Caleb University, Lagos
13. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
14. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
15. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
16. Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc only)
17. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc only).


UNIPORT Holds 31st Convocation

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Choba in Rivers state has held its 31st convocation and award of degrees ceremony

The vice-chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Ndowa Lale  said this at the 31st convocation news briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers state that the conferment of degrees, higher degrees, diploma, certificates and prizes will hold at the university from March 24 to March 25.

In the higher/postgraduate degree category 1,109 bagged post-graduate diploma certificates, 2,223 candi
dates received masters degree and 331 students will be conferred with doctorate degree.

The convocation was across 10 faculties and drawn from 2014 to 2016 academic sessions.

The convocation kicked-off with a lecture titled “The Mandate of Higher Educational Institutions and Global Expectations”, by Jonas Redwood-Sawyer, vice-chancellor of University of Sierra Leone and chairman of the board of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on March 23.

Postgraduate Nigeria big congrats to all convocants.