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Polytechnics that Offer ND/HND Library & Information Science with their Entry Requirements

Polytechnics that Offer ND/HND Library & Information Science with their Entry Requirements

Polytechnics that Offer ND/HND Library & Information Science with their Entry Requirements

The National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Library and Information Science aims at producing the nation’s library and information science technicians who will be capable of performing middle level functions in libraries and information Centers.

On completion of this course, the diplomate will be able to carry out the following functions:

  • catalogue and classify books;
  • process serials and reference materials;
  • compile some general and specific subject bibliographies, indexes and abstracts;
  • Perform readers’ services with minimum supervision;
  • supervise junior (clerical and non-technical) staff in a library; and information centers
  • take charge of a school or community library efficiently and effectively;
  • utilize information and communication technologies (ICT) in information handling, processing and delivering 
  • set up and manage a small business enterprise


Candidates for admission into the National Diploma (ND) programme should have at least five credit/merit level passes at not more than two sittings in WASC/GCE (O/L) SSCE/NTC/NBC/Teachers Grade II Certificate which must include English Language, Mathematics, and any three relevant subjects.

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The entry requirement into Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Science are as follows:-

  • a) All entry requirements into the ND.
  • b) ND in Library and Information Science 
  • c) Evidence of one year mandatory IT or Two Years for holders of a Pass certificate at the ND

On completion of this course, the HND graduates will be able to carry out the following functions:

  • Select, acquire and process library and information resource without or with minimum supervision 
  • Compile general, Subject and Analytical Bibliographies, Indexes and Abstracts.
  • Effectively and efficiently use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the generation, acquisition, storage, preservation and dissemination of textual, graphic, numeric and pictorial information to meet the different information need of users
  • Supervise subordinate staff (clerical and technical) in Library and Information Centers.
  • Effectively manage medium-size libraries and information centers.

Programme Duration:

The National Diploma/Higher National Diploma (HND)  programme in Library and Information Science is structured to run for two academic sessions of two semesters each.

Polytechnics that Offer ND/HND Library & Information Science are:

  1. Akwa Ibom State polytechnic 
  3. Benue State Polytechnic 
  4. College of Business, Potiskum 
  5. Federal College of Horticultural Technology, Gombe 
  6. Federal polytechnic Ado 
  7. Federal polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi
  8. Federal polytechnic Bauchi 
  9. Federal polytechnic Bida 
  10. Federal polytechnic Ede 
  11. Federal polytechnic Offa 
  12. Federal polytechnic Idah
  13. Federal polytechnic Ilaro 
  14. Federal polytechnic Mubi 
  15. Federal polytechnic Nasarawa 
  16. Federal polytechnic Oko 
  17. Federal polytechnic Gombe 
  18. Gboko Polytechnic 
  19. Ibadan Polytechnic 
  20. IMT Enugu 
  21. JSIITK 
  22. kaduna Polytechnic 
  23. Kano State Polytechnic 
  24. Katsina Polytechnic 
  25. Federal polytechnic Kazaure 
  26. Kogi state Polytechnic 
  27. Lens Polytechnic 
  28. IMAPOLY 
  29. Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku 
  32. Rufus Giwa Polytechnic 
  33. Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic 
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What can I do with ND/HND certificate in Library & Information Science?

Library science is an interdisciplinary field that teaches the management of books, technology, education and information, mainly through collecting, preserving and organizing library materials. ND/HND graduates can work as:

  • Library Assistant 
  • Teaching Assistant 
  • Library aide 
  • Library clerk 
  • Indexer 
  • Library Technician 
  • Librarian 
  • Archivist 
  • Editor 

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