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Nigeria’s first online university begins admission

Nigeria’s first online university begins admission

Miva Open University, Nigeria’s first online university has commenced acceptance of applications and offering admission to its Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) degree programmes for entry into the September 23 cohort.

According to Sim Shagaya, founder of uLessonApp, the parent organisation that owns Miva Open University, who disclosed via his Twitter handle that students are not required to pay any fees to apply and no Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and candidates are only required to apply with their West African Examination Council’s certificate (WAEC).

“Apply without any fees. Enjoy a cost-free application process at no charge. No UTME required. Apply using just your WAEC/NECO result for a streamlined process.

You only need to submit a copy of your O’Level result. The result must include a minimum of five credits in the course-relevant subjects (including English and Mathematics) in not more than two sittings.”

Recently the federal government through the National Universities Commission (NUC) gave the Miva Open University the license to operate as an open university in Nigeria.

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The university delivers an innovative online learning experience. Miva Open University provides a flexible, accessible and personalised learning experience that enables students to strike a balance between their studies and other commitments.

It affords the students the liberty to study anytime and anywhere, with multiple payment plans to fit one’s budget.

Shagaya revealed that Miva courses are tailored to provide students with skills relevant for the 21st century.

The university will begin by offering degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Public Policy and Administration, Data Science and Cybersecurity.

It recognizes that computing and technology are critical drivers of innovation and growth in today’s economy. Hence, the institution’s school of computing is dedicated to helping students succeed in the digital marketplace by providing practical training and education.

While the school of management and social sciences has a carefully selected range of courses that equip students with the essential skills required for success in the rapidly evolving 21st-century.

At the school of management and social sciences, students are at the forefront of research in their respective fields. Miva ensures that every student receives a top-notch education from leading experts.

Furthermore, the tech expert said; “Miva Open University will push the boundaries of accessibility, affordability, efficacy, convenience and innovation.

And we will expand rapidly into other degree areas including nursing and law and leverage any and every technological tool that will allow us to offer more and more to learners.”