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Polytechnics that offer ND/HND Computer Science with their Entry Requirements

Polytechnics that offer ND/HND Computer Science with their Entry Requirements

Polytechnics that offer ND/HND Computer Science with their Entry Requirements

The National Diploma programme is designed to produce diplomates capable of applying computer in various areas of computing. 

Diplomates of this programme should be able to:-

  • Operate Computer systems.
  • Use various Computer packages. 
  • Maintain hardware. 
  • Solve simple hardware problems. 
  • Use various programming languages.
  • Visual BASIC 
  • JAVA 
  • C Programming
  • Unified Modelling Language (UML)
  • Hyper Text Mark-up Language
  • Use Internet
  • Set up Network.
  • Set up and manage an enterprise.


The entry requirements into National Diploma Computer Science programme are as follows: –

a) Five credit level passes in GCE “O” level, Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), NECO and NABTEB at not more than two sittings. The five subjects must include:

  • I. English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two other subjects chosen from the following:
  • II. Economics, Geography,
  • III. Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,
  • IV. Biology/Agricultural Science.
  • V. A Pass in Physics is compulsory for
  • VI. Computer Science.
  • VII. And Relevant NTC/NBC & NVC Trades
  • Plus JAMB Examination as resolved by National Policy on Education.

b) A pass in Computer Foundation Examination (CFE) of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). The student must be prima facie qualified as in (a) above.

HND Graduates of this programme should be able to: 

  • Manage and optimize Operating Systems
  • Design and implement programs for solving problems
  • Manage computer installations and ICT centres
  • Troubleshoot Computer Installations. 
  • Carry out routine maintenance of Computer facilities
  • Setup and manage Network Systems
  • Design and manage Database systems
  • Expand Business Enterprise 


The minimum entry requirement into the Higher National Diploma in Computer Science is as follows:

a) The National Diploma in Computer Science obtained from an accredited programme, with at least the lower credit pass or 

b) The Nigerian certificates in Education with major in Computer Education, at not more than the merit level pass

c) CPE I of CPN with at least the lower Credit. 

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In addition to (a), (b) and (c) above the candidate must have acquired not less than one year post ND/NCE/PCE I cognate work experience. In exceptional cases, ND diplomats with a pass (CGPA of 2.0-2.49) in the ND examination with two or more years of cognate experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme.

Polytechnics that offer ND/HND Computer Science are:

  1. Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic 
  2. Abia State Polytechnic 
  4. Adecom College of Business and Management 
  5. Ajayi Polytechnic 
  6. AKCAS
  7. Akwapoly 
  8. Al-hikmah Polytechnic 
  9. Allover Polytechnic 
  10. Alooma Polytechnic 
  11. ANIMTO 
  12. Anambra State Polytechnic 
  13. Ashi Polytechnic 
  14. ATAPOLY 
  15. Auchi Polytechnic 
  16. Audu Bako 
  17. Bauchi state college of Agriculture 
  18. Bellarks Polytechnic 
  19. Benue state polytechnic 
  20. Bolmor Polytechnic 
  21. Best Solution polytechnic 
  22. Binyaminu Husman Polytechnic 
  23. Brainfill Polytechnic 
  24. Bayelsa state polytechnic 
  26. Calvary Polytechnic
  27. Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies Ilorin
  28. College Health Science and Technology, Ijero
  29. Citi Polytechnic 
  30. Coastal Polytechnic 
  31. College of Agric, Kabba
  32. College of Agric, Guj
  33. College of Agriculture, Lafia 
  34. College of science and Technology, Calabar 
  35. Covenant polytechnic 
  36. Crown polytechnic 
  37. Ds Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic 
  38. Dorben Polytechnic 
  39. Eastern Polytechnic 
  40. Ed-John Institute 
  41. Ekiti State Polytechnic 
  42. Enugu state polytechnic 
  43. Envile Polytechnic 
  46. Federal College of Forestry Jos
  47. Federal College of Agriculture Akure 
  48. Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan 
  50. Federal Cooperative College Ibadan 
  51. Federal cooperative college, Kaduna 
  52. Federal cooperative college Orji river 
  53. Federal College of Fisheries Technology, Lagos 
  54. Federal College of Horticultural Technology, Gombe 
  55. Federal Polytechnic Ado 
  56. Federal Polytechnic, Unwana
  57. Federal Polytechnic Bali 
  58. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi 
  59. Federal Polytechnic Bida 
  60. Federal Polytechnic Damaturu 
  61. Federal Polytechnic DAURA 
  62. Federal Polytechnic Ede 
  63. Federal Polytechnic Ekowe 
  64. Federal Polytechnic Offa 
  65. Federal Polytechnic Idah 
  66. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro 
  67. Federal Polytechnic Mubi 
  68. Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda 
  69. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa 
  70. Federal Polytechnic Nekede 
  71. Federal Polytechnic of oil and gas 
  72. Federal Polytechnic Oko 
  73. Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji
  74. Federal Polytechnic Ukana 
  75. FEDWILD-New Bussa 
  76. Fidei Polytechnic 
  77. Foundation Polytechnic 
  78. Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo
  79. Federal Polytechnic Ayede 
  80. FSS Oyo 
  81. Federal school of statistics Ibadan 
  82. Federal school of statistics Manchok 
  83. FTC Kaduna 
  84. FTC Lagos 
  85. Gboko Polytechnic 
  86. Global Polytechnic 
  87. Gloryland polytechnic 
  88. Grace Polytechnic 
  89. Graceland polytechnic 
  90. Grundtivg polytechnic 
  91. GSPB 
  92. Harry Pass Polytechnic 
  93. Harvade Polytechnic 
  94. Heritage Polytechnic 
  95. Hope Polytechnic 
  96. Ibadan City Polytechnic 
  97. Ibadan Polytechnic
  98. Ibom Polytechnic
  99. Icon Polytechnic
  100. Igbajo Polytechnic
  101. Igbo Owu Polytechnic
  102. Ile-ife Polytechnic
  103. IMT Enugu 
  104. Imo Polytechnic
  105. Inspire Polytechnic 
  106. Interlink Polytechnic
  107. Iwo City Polytechnic
  108. Jigawa Polytechnic
  109. Kaduna Polytechnic
  110. KALAC 
  112. KANO Polytechnic
  113. Katsina Polytechnic
  114. Polytechnic Kazaure 
  115. Kings Polytechnic
  116. Kogi state Polytechnic
  117. Kwara State Polytechnic
  118. Lagos City Polytechnic
  119. Lens Polytechnic
  120. Light House Polytechnic
  121. Landmark Polytechnic
  122. MAPOLY 
  123. MARIST Polytechnic
  124. Mater Dei Polytechnic
  125. NACABS Polytechnic
  126. NACEST 
  127. Newland Polytechnic
  128. IMAPOLY Lafia 
  129. Nuhu Bamalli polytechnic 
  130. NICT UROMI 
  131. NILEST NOGAK Polytechnic 
  132. Novelty Polytechnic
  133. NWR-MANDO
  134. OAK 
  135. Oduduwa Polytechnic
  136. OGITECH 
  138. Oke Ogun Polytechnic
  140. Osun State Polytechnic
  141. OSCOTECH Esa Oke 
  142. DESPO – OTEFE 
  144. Port Harcourt Polytechnic
  145. Plateau State Polytechnic
  146. Polytechnic Adoka
  147. Polytechnic Ojoku 
  148. Polytechnic Imesi
  149. Iresi Polytechnic
  150. Omuo Polytechnic
  151. Adamawa state Polytechnic
  152. Prime Polytechnic
  153. PTI WARRI 
  154. Ramat Polytechnic
  155. RECTEM 
  156. RONIK 
  158. RUFAI – ND
  159. Southern Atlantic Polytechnic
  160. KENPOLY 
  161. Savannah Polytechnic
  162. Shaka Polytechnic
  163. Speedway Polytechnic
  164. St Mary Polytechnic
  165. Sure Foundation Polytechnic
  166. Taraba Polytechnic
  167. Temple Gate Polytechnic
  168. TIMKAI 
  169. Adeseun Ogundoyin polytechnic 
  170. Tower Polytechnic
  171. Trinity Polytechnic
  172. Sokoto State Polytechnic
  173. UEC-TECHS
  174. UMAI UKPAI Polytechnic
  175. Edo State Polytechnic
  176. Uyo City Polytechnic
  177. Valley View Polytechnic
  178. Westland Polytechnic
  179. Wolex Polytechnic
  180. Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic 
  181. Yabatech 
  182. ZACAS
  183. Niger State Polytechnic Zungeru 
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Where Do Computer Science Graduates Work?

ND/HND in computing opens up a range of IT careers from applications development to web design etc. With your ND or HND certificate, you can work as: 

  • Application analyst
  • Applications developer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Forensic computer analyst
  • Game designer
  • Games developer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Penetration tester
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • UX designer
  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • Jobs where your degree

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