In Nigeria, getting an admission have proved extremely difficult over the years. The requirements to be admitted into a Nigerian university might just be seen by secondary school leavers as a means by the government to control the growing population of school leavers from flooding the already filled tertiary institutions.
Lots of young secondary school graduates, are tired of sitting still at home looking for ways to scramble into the university despite the constant hike in cut off marks and strikes taking its toll on Nigerian universities on regular basis.
Alternatives have been sought after rather than be consumed by the challenged educational system. Individuals are seeking to get a degree outside their country of birth. Nigerians are also looking outside of their geographical domain to secure admission in countries like Ghana, Benin and the United kingdom.
The Republic of Benin has given to individuals who are in this predicament, the opportunity to get completed tertiary programs through it public and private universities depending on the individuals choice.
Admission can be secured easily with just the necessary WAEC result and with lesser complications. Getting admission is quiet easy but potential applicants must secure 6 credits ( combination of result is also applicable in private universities) as opposed to the Nigerian requirement of 5 credits in 2 sittings with a good mark in the compulsory JAMB examination.
There are still special requirements required by the public universities to secure an admission, which are;
•Original WAEC result
•School leaving testimonial
•WAEC scratch card
•Birth certificate International passport or national identity card
Only one course is usually available for English-speaking students wishing to enroll in public institutions in Benin which is ; Bachelor of Arts i.e English language and literature , over a period of 3 years with NYSC included. A session is usual estimated to be N,80,000- 90,000 with accommodation not included in this cost.
The basic requirement for private institutions are usually
• WAEC result with minimum of 5 credits
• WAEC scratch card (to verify the result)
• school certificate or leaving testimonial
•original birth certificate
•4 passport photograph
•A valid passport or ECOWAS passport
The courses usually studied in these private universities are;
Some Reputable Universities In Benin Include:
•Université Polytechnique Internationale du Bénin Cotonou
•Université Africaine de Technologie et de Management Cotonou
•Université de Parakou Parakou
•Université des Sciences Appliquée et Management Porto-Novo
•Université Catholique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest Cotonou
•Université d’Abomey-Calavi Cotonou
One shouldn’t give a second thought about education in a foreign country if it can be afforded.Although leaving ones country to another country just to fulfill and educational goal is not that easy but necessary especially when the home country cannot offer an efficient educational system.
Why Study At Benin?
The start and stop duration of attaining a degree can be precisely calculated and not interrupted by constant strike actions.
Accommodation is usually affordable and any individual who embarks in such an important quest to attain a degree,is awarded with an international degree.