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Abia State University gives notice to applicants on change of degree programme 2022/2023
By on September 23rd, 2023. All school news

Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) has commenced the process for changing degree programmes for the 2022/2023 academic session. Guidelines include applying to the Vice-Chancellor, meeting minimum entry requirements, achieving a CGPA of at least 3.00, and presenting credentials for screening. Students can only change programmes once and various options are available. Approval letters endorsed by the Registrar are necessary for the change to be valid. Transfer students will also be considered.

Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, a reputable Nigerian tertiary institution, has officially announced the commencement of the process for change of degree programmes for the 2022/2023 academic session. This development is noteworthy for all regular students who might be interested in switching their current degree programmes to another of their choice.

Guiding Principles for Change of Degree Programmes

Students who are considering a change in their degree programme must follow certain guidelines to ensure a smooth and successful transition. These guidelines have been put in place by the university management to maintain order and uphold academic standards.

Application Process

To begin with, the student desiring a change of programme must submit an application to the Vice-Chancellor, channelled through their current Dean and Head of Department.

Admission Criteria

Students who wish to switch degree programmes must have spent at least one academic year in the university and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme they aspire to transition into.

Academic Performance

Students applying for a change of programme must have attained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of no less than 3.00, combining the results of the first and second semester examinations.

Documentation and Payment

Eligible students, who meet the criteria outlined above, must present their academic credentials for scrutiny at the Admissions Office, located within the Registrar’s Office. After a successful screening, they will receive payment slips for the prescribed fee payment at designated banks and sign indemnity forms to confirm their consent to the change.

Change Limitation

Students are to note that the option of changing degree programmes is only permissible once during their undergraduate studies. This condition is in place to prevent indecisiveness and maintain academic consistency.

Variety of Programmes

ABSU offers a broad spectrum of degree programmes that students can consider switching into. These include, but are not limited to, Law, Medicine & Surgery, Nursing Science, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science, and Public Health.

Consideration for Transfer Students

Transfer students moving from other academic institutions will be considered as appropriate, aligning with the university’s admission criteria.


The applications for change of degree programmes for the 2022/2023 academic session, will be completed by Friday, 29th September, 2023

Final Steps

It is essential to note that once the process is successfully completed, students must obtain letters of approval for the change of degree programmes. These letters, endorsed by the Registrar, will serve as proof of the validity of the change.

The announcement from ABSU provides a strategic avenue for students to pursue a programme that aligns more closely with their academic and career aspirations, contributing to their overall academic success and fulfilment.

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