Our Faculty

Students enrolled at the Distance Learning Centre, Ahmadu Bello University have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in their fields, as our e-Learning courses are taught by the same renowned faculty members who teach in our on-campus programmes.

Our erudite faculty is made up of entrepreneurs, consultants, and academics who work with students on an individual basis to create a cooperative and warm learning environment, where human values flourish.

Academic Calendar

2018/2019 1st Semester

1st January 2019 – 27th February 2019
Registration/Orientation

28th January 2019 – 21st April 2019
Instruction deployment (12 weeks)

22nd April 2019 – 28th April 2019
Consolidation/Revision/Tutorials – 1 week (Optional)

29th April 2019 – 12th May 2019
Semester Examination (2 weeks)

13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019
January SEMESTER BREAK (1 week)

1st Semester Examination

29th April 2019 – 12th May 2019
1st Semester Examination (2 weeks)

2018/2019 2nd Semester

15th April 2019 – 19th May 2019
Registration

20th May 2019 – 11th August 2019
Instruction deployment (12 weeks)

12th August 2019 – 18th August 2019
Consolidation/Revision/Tutorials – 1 week (Optional)

19th August 2019 – 1st September 2019
Semester Examination (2 weeks)

2nd September 2019 – 8th September 2019
May SEMESTER BREAK (1 week)

2nd Semester Examination

19th August 2019 – 1st September 2019
2nd Semester Examination (2 weeks)

2018/2019 3rd Semester

12th August 2019 – 8th September 2019
Registration (Where Applicable)

9th September 2019 – 1st December 2019
Instruction deployment (12 weeks)

2nd December 2019 – 8th December 2019
Consolidation/Revision/Tutorials – 1 week (Optional)

9th December 2019 – 22nd September 2019
Semester Examination (2 weeks)

23rd December 2019 – 12th January 2020
End of Session BREAK (3 weeks)

3rd Semester Examination

9th December 2019 – 22nd December 2019
3rd Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

2018 1st Semester

December 2017 – 12th February 2018
Registration/Orientation

19th February 2018 – 31st March 2018
Late Registration (Penalty fee to be paid)

19th March 2018 – 15th June 2018
Instruction deployment (13 weeks)

16th June 2018 – 29th June 2018
Consolidation/Revision/Tutorials – 2 weeks (Optional)

30th June 2018 – 11th July 2018
Semester Examination (2 weeks)

9th July 2018 – 15th July 2018
January SEMESTER BREAK (1 week)

1st Semester Examination

30th June 2018 – 11th July 2018
1st Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

2018 2nd Semester

16th June 2018 – 15th July 2018
Registration (Where Applicable)

16th July 2018 – 29th July 2018
Late Registration (Penalty fee to be paid)

16th July 2018 – 12th October 2018
Instruction deployment (13 weeks)

15th October 2018 – 26th October 2018
Consolidation/Revision/Tutorials – 2 weeks (Optional)

27th October 2018 – 6th November 2018
Semester Examination (2 weeks)

6th November 2018 – 9th January 2018
January SEMESTER BREAK (9 weeks)

2nd Semester Examinations

27th October 2018 – 6th November 2018
2nd Semester Examinations (2 weeks)

Academic Code

Overview

All of our courses are delivered in English. Our programmes are student-oriented, flexible and personalized. We use a combination of classroom theory and hands-on experiential learning that draws on both practices prescribed by the National Universities Commission (NUC), and ABU learning methodologies.

The ABU DLC’s pragmatic approach to this programme prepares students for careers in today’s rapidly evolving and globalized business world.

Attendance

Students must attain a minimum participation score of 75% in all courses they are enrolled in to be seen as qualified to write the semester examinations.

Course Load

Programme course load is measured based on particular specialization areas chosen by students. In addition to the core courses, students have the opportunity to specialize in either Finance & Investment, Human Resources, or Marketing.

Students who have no prior knowledge or qualification in Business Administration will be required to take foundation courses before moving on to the prescribed core and specialized courses.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must complete their overall program with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 after undertaking available core and specialization courses. In addition, students of ABU DLC must submit and defend a final research project, and complete the internship program.

Grading

Assessment of participation in course discussions shall be automatically undertaken by the system, and Teaching Assistants are charged with keeping record of this. The quality of students’ responses to discussion questions and participation in reviewing discussion questions shall constitute the student’s Continuous Assessment which shall be of the same proportion as the corresponding on-campus programme.

Teaching Assistants engaged shall be responsible for the primary scoring of students while the Academic Advisers/Subject Matter Specialists shall supervise the assessment.

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is a fundamental value in education. ABU DLC enforces a strict academic ethics code to which all students must adhere to. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: plagiarism, attempted theft of academic records or examinations and alteration of grades. Any of these offenses will result in automatic failure of the course and/or expulsion from the programme.