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What is MBA all about?

MBA masters of business administration Nigeria and online

MBA is Masters of Business Administration. This is the management and business postgraduate degree normally subsequent to a bachelor’s degree. The MBA is hosted by business schools and colleges of various universities across the world.

Masters of Business Administration or MBA for short, is a professional postgraduate degree. The course is designed for fresh starter in business and for experienced personnel seeking managerial and administrative skills and knowledge. For this reason, the MBA program accepts applications from virtually all fields but with strong emphasis on experience.

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Master of Science M.Sc in Geology

MSc geologyMaster of Science M.Sc in Geology.

A Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Geology is a postgraduate degree for graduates for geology or those who desire a career in the field of geology. MSc. Geology is about the science

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Course Review: Master in English Language

Master of Art (M.A) in English Language

English language is one of the mostly widely spoken languages in the world. It is spoken in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and in the common wealth nations. In Nigeria, English language is the lingua franca.

A Master in English is a postgraduate degree offered in the Faculty of art, in

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Course Review: Master of Pharmacy

Course Review: Master of Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a medical field that involves the formulation, design and delivery of drugs and related medical products to patients. Pharmacists (those who study pharmacy) are highly trained medical professionals, spending at least 5 years for undergraduate training. They dispense medical prescriptions to patients and can prescribe drugs if need be. They also under go one year of internship, to become fully qualified.

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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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What is M.PHIL all about?

M.Phil masters of philosophyThere are myraids of postgraduate degrees at Masters and PhD levels and in various disciplines. At Masters degree, your degree comes in one of many academic codes as M.Sc, MBA, M.Pharm, LL.M, MILS and so forth. These all show in a broad sense, your academic discipline at Masters.
A popular and more generic Masters degree is the M.Phil. That’s the short for Master of Philosophy. It cut across various disciplines from sciences, to education, art, business and engineering.

Master of Philosophy, M.Phil in…..

Master of Philosophy, Mphil is usually an academic and research based Masters degree programme. A MPhil is earned prior to a PhD. In Nigeria and many other countries, it is a sort of PhD foundation program. It can also be a bridge between an average Masters degree and a PhD.
A postgraduate student can only continue to the PhD component of the program upon satisfactory completion of requirements in the MPhil. Many Nigerian university often put a B-grade (or 60%) in cumulative grade point of course work as a minimum.

Conditions when MPhil is needed

A prospective PhD student can enroll for a M.Phil degree programme, and upon good academic performance continue for a PhD without seeking re-admission. This means the student must already have a master degree. After initial course work, students proceed for a research work. The research work at M.Phil is simply deepened and broadened for the PhD thesis.
Essentially, you will need a M.Phil degree in these ocassion.
  1. Where your transcript for a previous Master degree show poor academic performance. Presently, the Nigerian University Commision has stipulated a minimum of 3.5 grade point average at Master degree before anyone is admitted for a PhD. Anything below 3.5, you will be heading towards a M.Phil programme.
  2. Course switch. In this case, a prospective PhD student seeks to switch between similar but different fields of study. A M.Phil is recommended. A good friend at University of Nigeria, who bagged a M.A in philosphy, but was dissatisfied continuing for a PhD in his specialization. Seeking a PhD in philosophy of education, which is quite similar, but an entirely different faculty, he enrolled for a M.Phil with hope of subsequently continuing at PhD.
  3. Professional Masters to a PhD. This is also a switch but of a different kind. A candidate with a professional masters degree like a MBA cannot be directly admitted to a PhD. Professional masters degree lack the research component, hence postgraduate student need to be grounded in research.
The advantage of the M.Phil is that it gives the solid academic foundation, before entering the wild wild west of research and thesis writing.
Master of Philosophy, M.Phil lasts the normal Masters duration. In Nigeria, this depends on the Postgraduate school. It can range from 1 year to above 2 years.

Terminal and Non Terminal M.Phil

In virtually all cases, a MPhil program is to lead to a doctoral studentship. Where this doesn’t work out, some department in a university can award a terminal MPhil degree.
A terminal MPhil means that the student is awarded a stand alone Master of philosophy degree. When a student does not meet the minimum department requirements for continuation to the PhD, a terminal MPhil is awarded. In rare cases, a MPhil degree can be awarded despite proceeding to a PhD.
The more likely situation that the non terminal MPhil. Here, no certificate is awarded. Postgraduate student either ends up in the PhD program or is withdrawn from the course.
If you have any questions or need clarification, don’t hesitate to drop it in the comments below.
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NOUN signs MOU with NTI over Postgraduate & Degree Programmes

National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the institute affiliate its postgraduate and bachelor degree programmes with the university.

This was contained in a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by NTI’s director-general, Professor Garba Dahuwa Azare.
According to the statement, the affiliation will further boost teacher education and ensure that quality and international standard are maintained in teachers’ training across the board in Nigeria.

“The National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the affiliation of the institute’s PGDE and Bachelors Degree Programme to the NOUN in order to boost further teacher education in the country,” it stated.

To this end, Professor Azare said NTI had launched its new portal for registration of applicants and students and payment of fees.
“With the commencement of the new portal, a marked change has occurred in some aspects of registration and payment of fees for all the institute’s programmes.

“Part of the changes include: the abolition of the purchase ‘PINS’ and the use of a few number of banks for translation. With the new portal, students can pay through their ATM cards and through any commercial banks of their choice,” the statement added.

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