The University of Cross River State (UNICROSS), which was formerly known as Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) is a state university, managed and run by the Cross River State Government. The school has its annexe located on Palace Road, Off Abitu/New Airport Road, Anantigha, Calabar, Cross River State, with three other campuses in Ogoja, Okuku, and Obubra cities in Cross River State.
The University runs an agency known as CRUTECH Educational Services. The CRUTECH Educational Services came into being after the dissolution of CRUTECH Services on the 1st of May, 2009 and is also known as CES. This body is responsible for administering educational services other than full-time programmes within the school premises. These programmes include part-time degree programmes and short-term certification courses.
Applications are invited hereby, from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the University of Cross River State Part-Time Degree Programmes and Short Term Certificate Courses in the following areas, for the forthcoming academic session, in both Calabar and Ogoja Campuses.
Table of Contents
- LIST OF APPROVED PART-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES BY UNICROSS (CRUTECH) CES
- WHAT TIME DO UNICROSS (CRUTECH) PART-TIME STUDENTS TAKE CLASSES?
- WHAT ARE THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?
- WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT STRUCTURE AND FEES LIKE?
- WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PART-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMME?
- DO UNICROSS (CRUTECH) PART-TIME STUDENTS SERVE IN THE NYSC?
- HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE CRUTECH PART-TIME PROGRAMME?
- WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY?
LIST OF APPROVED PART-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES BY UNICROSS (CRUTECH) CES
It is very likely that UNICROSS CES now offers all degree programmes in their part-time study mode. You can verify with us to contact a school insider for you so enquiries can be made on your behalf. Asides from this, below are a list of programmes we have confirmed to be intact from CRUTECH Educational Services.
1. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
B.Sc. Mass Communication (Calabar Campus only)
2. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
B.Ed. and B. Sc. Education Programmes:
(i) Elementary Education (Calabar Campus only)
(ii) Technical Education (Calabar Campus only)
(iii) Guidance & Counselling (Calabar Campus only)
(iv) Business Education (Calabar Campus only)
(v) Educational Administration and Planning (Calabar Campus only)
3. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
B.Sc. Visual Arts and Technology (Calabar Campus only)
4. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
B.Sc. Accountancy (Calabar and Ogoja Campuses)
B. Sc. Business Administration (Calabar and Ogoja Campuses)
5. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
B.Sc. Computer Science (Calabar Campus only)
WHAT TIME DO UNICROSS (CRUTECH) PART-TIME STUDENTS TAKE CLASSES?
Classes for part-time students hold every weekday (Mondays to Fridays) from 3:00 pm Nigerian time to 6:30 pm. The school also has a faster academic calendar compared to the University of Calabar (UNICAL).
WHAT ARE THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?
- Five passes at credit level including English Language, Mathematics and three (3) other relevant subjects, and Literature in English for Mass Communication only in WAEC/NECO, GCE and NABTEB.
- Holders of NCE, ND, etc will be admitted into all the above-mentioned programmes as Direct Entry for a duration of 4 years while HND holders shall do the programmes for a duration of 3 years.
In addition to your O’level results, your birth certificate, a Passport Photograph and State of Origin Certificate are also required by the school.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT STRUCTURE AND FEES LIKE?
CRUTECH Educational Services (CES) allows students to pay their fees in instalments. This would help those who cannot afford the fees at-a-go, pay as they can afford.
Fees range from #85,000 to #93,000 for indigenes of Cross River State while non-indigenes are expected to pay between #95,000 and 103,000. The fees are scheduled per academic session at this rate. There is also an acceptance fee of #15,000 to be paid upon receiving an admission letter from CRUTECH Educational Services confirming your place as a student of the University of Cross River.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PART-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMME?
The part-time degree programme lasts for a period of five academic sessions (ten semesters). Since CRUTECH has a fast academic calendar, there are chances you can finish your programme in four to four and a half years instead of five years.
Part-time classes are not affected by national factors such as strikes and as such, it is easier for you to complete the programme at a faster rate.
DO UNICROSS (CRUTECH) PART-TIME STUDENTS SERVE IN THE NYSC?
No. The Programme Accountant confirmed to us that Part-time students are exempted from NYSC service and are provided with a Letter of Exemption Certificate by the National Youths Service Corps.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE CRUTECH PART-TIME PROGRAMME?
To apply for the UNICROSS (CRUTECH) you can contact us to do the application on your behalf or come to the school premises for registration. You would be required to pay #5,550 for the application form and service charge at the CRUTECH Microfinance Bank.
UNICROSS (CRUTECH) Part-Time Degree Form Selling Points:
1. CRUTECH Community Micro-Finance Bank – CRUTECH Gate, Calabar and Ogoja Campuses.
2. First Bank of Nigeria PLC Ugep, Ikom and Obudu.
You would be given a teller to pay into, after which you would be given a form to fill. Go with the form to CRUTECH Educational Services building for guidance on how you should fill the form. You would be required to make photocopies of your credentials ( O’level result, Birth Certificate and State of Origin Certificate) and attach them to the form alongside your passport photograph.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY?
UNICROSS (formerly CRUTECH) opens the admission window for part-time programmes twice every year. They have the harmattan and rain admission intake. The harmattan intake starts in January every year, while the rain intake starts around July every year.
This means you can always apply from October to December for the January intake or between March and June for the July intake.