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2021/2022 FUNAI Postgraduate Admission Form is Out

FUNAI

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admissions into the advertised full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in various areas of specialization indicated below, according to Departments/Faculties for 2021/2022 academic session:

1. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

  • Department of Anatomy
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Anatomy
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry
    M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    -Medical Biochemistry (Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Toxicology)
  • Department of Physiology
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Physiology (Blood Physiology and Haematology, Reproductive Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology)

2. FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  1. Department of Biology
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. Department of Microbiology
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Microbiology (Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental Microbiology)
  3. Department of Biotechnology
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    Biotechnology (Food and Agric. Biotechnology)
  4. Department of Biochemistry
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Biochemistry (Toxicology, Nutritional biochemistry, Environmental biochemistry, Industrial biochemistry)

3. FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

  1. Department of Chemistry
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry)
  2. Department of Mathematics/ Statistics
    PGD and M.Sc. Programmes
    Mathematics (Numerical optimization, Global and partial analysis, Stochastic and dynamic systems)
    PGD Programme
    Statistics
  3. Department of Computer Science/Informatics
    PGD and M.Sc. Programmes
    – Computer Science (Information Science, Machine Learning)
  4. Department of Physics/Geology/Geophysics
    PGD and M.Sc. Programmes
    – Geophysics
    – Physics
    – Geology

4. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

  1. Department of History and Strategic Studies
    M.A and PhD Programmes
    – History and Strategic Studies (Political history, Social history, African history, Economic history, Labour history, War and society)
    – PGD in Peace, Conflict and Strategic Studies
  2. Department of Foreign Languages
    PGD, M.A and PhD Programmes
    – French (General and Applied Linguistics to FLE/FLS, Phonetics, Translation, Francophone/African Literature)
  3. Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages
    PGD and M.A Programmes
    – Igbo (Language, Culture)
  4. Department of English and Literary Studies
    PGD, M.A and PhD Programmes
    Englishand Literary Studies

5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

  1. Department of Fine and Applied Arts
    PGD, M.A and PhD Programmes
    Fine and Applied Arts (Graphics, Sculpture and Art history, Art education)

6. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

  1. Department of Accountancy/Banking and Finance
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    Accountancy (Management Accounting, Taxation, Forensic, Auditing and Public Sector)
  2. Department of Business Administration
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Business Administration (Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour/Development)

7. FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

  1. Department of Economics and Development Studies
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Economics and Development Studies (Econometrics, Micro Economics, Fiscal Policy, Public Finance, Development Economics)
  2. Department of Psychology
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Psychology (Social Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Experimental Psychology)
  3. Department of Sociology
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Sociology (Industrial Sociology, Demography and Population Studies, Sociology of Development, Medical Sociology, Anthropology)
  4. Department of Criminology and Security Studies
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    – Criminology and Security Studies
  5. Department of Political Science
    PGD, M.Sc. and PhD Programmes
    Political Science

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. Candidates for admission into any postgraduate programme of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State must have obtained at least five (5) credit passes at not more than two sittings in WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB including English Language. In addition, candidates seeking admission into the Faculties of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Management Sciences and Social Sciences must have a credit pass in Mathematics. Candidates shall also possess the minimum entry requirements for admission into the Postgraduate programmes in their respective Departments.
  2. Graduates of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, or other Universities recognized by the University Senate who possess the above qualifications are eligible to apply.
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SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) PROGRAMMES

  1. Graduates of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, or other Universities recognized by the University Senate who have obtained a bachelor’s degree with at least a third class;
  2. Holders of HND at upper or lower credit level passes or their equivalents;
  3. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the ones mentioned above which are acceptable to the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University, may also be considered for admission.

B. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  1. Graduates of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, or other Universities recognized by the University Senate who have obtained the bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines with at least a second class (lower division) degree.
  2. Candidates with relevant postgraduate diplomas from the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, or other Universities recognized by the University Senate with at least credit level passes with minimum of 3.50 CGPA on 5-point scale or 3.00 on 4-point scale.
  3. Candidates whose first degrees are unclassified but have at least 60% average score (B level).

C. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  1. Graduates of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, or other Universities recognized by the University Senate who have obtained master’s degrees that are appropriate for the proposed fields of study shall qualify for consideration for PhD admission.
  2. Candidates must possess minimum of 4.00 CGPA on a 5-point scale or 3.00 on a 4-point scale in their master’s degrees. Candidates who possess at least a B level (60% average score) at master’s degree provided that research work formed part of the master’s degree programme shall also qualify for consideration for PhD admission. Those with a CGPA of 3.50 – 3.99 on a 5-point scale will be considered for admission to the MPhil/PhD programmes.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

  1. Postgraduate Diploma
    Full-Time – Two Semesters (Minimum)
    Part-Time – Four semesters (minimum)
  2. Master’s Degree (M.A. or M.Sc.)
    (Full-Time) – Three Semesters (Minimum)
    Part-Time – Four semesters (minimum)
  3. Doctorate Degree (PhD)
    (Full-Time) – Six Semesters (Minimum)
    Part-Time – Eight semesters (minimum)

METHOD OF APPLICATION

On payment of non-refundable application fee of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000.00) by logging on to www.funai.edu.ng

Process Flow for 2021/2022 Post Graduate Application

  1. Visit the University website funai.edu.ng and click on PG Application under ADMISSIONS main menu item.
  2. Enter your Mobile Number. We will also use this mobile number to contact you regarding your application.
  3. Click on submit button and then complete the Invoice Registration form.
  4. Print the Invoice Slip and make payment in bank or pay online with your debit card.
  5. Return to the Portal and complete the application form.
  6. Fill in your correct referees details such as email for online reference confirmation.
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SUBMISSION OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL

All candidates who apply to be admitted to any of the advertised PhD programmes are required to submit a written proposal of 1000 to 1500 words, describing the research they intend to undertake. The proposal should have the sub-headings: (1) problem/case statement, (2) review of relevant literature, (3) brief description of core methods, (4) expected outputs/outcomes, (5) expected challenges, (6) references. Only five relevant and recent references are required. The candidate should mention a possible supervisor whose research interests merge with theirs.

SUBMISSION OF REFEREE REPORTS

Candidates should also download the online referee report forms and submit to their referees (three referees) one of who should be their former Lecturer. The referee report forms after being filled-in by the referees should be received back in sealed envelopes (addressed to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State) by the candidates and enclosed alongside other documents in the application package. Kindly note that applications would not be processed if the three referee’s reports are unavailable.

FORWARDING OF ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS

Candidates should download academic transcript request slips provided online, and submit same to their Universities/Institutions requesting them to forward a copy of their last academic transcripts to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State”, attaching the transcript request slip. This must reach the Secretary not later than two weeks from the deadline for sale of Application forms. Candidates, whose transcripts are not received after the stipulated time by the School, would not have their application forms processed.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORMS

Completed application forms with the relevant documents should be posted or delivered in an envelope marked “PG Admission” to the undersigned. The under-listed documents are required to be enclosed with the application forms/referee reports in a file jacket and then placed in a 10ʺ x 15ʺ size brown envelope before submission:

  1. NYSC certificate (Discharge or Exemption/Exclusion certificate)
  2. All educational credentials
  3. G.A. letter of identification
  4. Birth certificate
  5. Evidence of payment of application fee

Submissions should be addressed to:

The Secretary,
School of Postgraduate Studies,
Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike,
PMB 1010, Abakaliki,
Ebonyi State.

Closing Date

Sale of online Application Forms will close six weeks from the date of publication of this advert i.e. 1st November to 13th December, 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE

All successful applicants shall undergo a postgraduate admission screening test. Those seeking admission for Ph.D. who pass the test may in addition be invited for oral examination. The date of the tests will be communicated to all concerned applicants.

Signed:
ODISA C. OKEKE (MRS.)
Registrar

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