Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, a reputable Nigerian tertiary institution, has officially announced the commencement of the process for change of degree programs for the 2023/2024 academic session.
This development is noteworthy for all regular students interested in switching their current degree programs to another of their choice.
Guiding Principles for Change of Degree Programmes
Students considering a change in their degree program must follow certain guidelines to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
The university management has put these guidelines in place to maintain order and uphold academic standards.
To begin with, the student desiring a program change must apply to the Vice-Chancellor, channelled through their current Dean and Head of Department.
Students wishing to switch degree programs must have spent at least one academic year in the university and meet the minimum entry requirements for the program they aspire to enter.
Students applying for a program change must have attained a CGPA of no less than 3.00, combining the results of the first and second semester examinations.
Documentation and Payment
Eligible students who meet the above criteria must present their academic credentials for scrutiny at the Admissions Office, located within the Registrar’s Office.
After a successful screening, they will receive payment slips for the prescribed fee payment at designated banks and sign indemnity forms to confirm their consent to the change.
Students must note that changing degree programs is only permissible once during their undergraduate studies. This condition is in place to prevent indecisiveness and maintain academic consistency.
Variety of Programmes
ABSU offers a broad spectrum of degree programs students can consider switching to. These include but are not limited to Law, Medicine and surgery, Nursing Science, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science, and Public Health.
Consideration for Transfer Students
Transfer students moving from other academic institutions will be considered appropriate, aligning with the university’s admission criteria.
The applications for change of degree programmes for the 2023/2024 academic session will be completed by Friday, 29th September 2023
It is essential to note that once the process is completed, students must obtain letters of approval for the change of degree programs. These letters, endorsed by the Registrar, will serve as proof of the validity of the change.
The announcement from ABSU provides a strategic avenue for students to pursue a program that aligns more closely with their academic and career aspirations, contributing to their overall academic success and fulfilment.
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