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CRUTECH Postgraduate Admission Form is Out – 2013/14


Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) has commenced the 2014/2015 admission  processes into postgraduate programmes. Interested and qualified candidates are hereby requested to apply on the university admission page.    

CRUTECH Postgraduate Form is out

Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), is one of the leading and fast-growing Universities in the South-South zone of Nigeria. The University of Technology was established in August 2002 by Cross River State Government Bill No. 9 and amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004 and 2008. The University is a Body Corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. The University has four campuses: at Calabar (Central Administration, Faculties of Communication Technology, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Science); at Obubra (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry); at Ogoja (Faculty of Management Sciences) and at Okuku (Health and Medical Sciences).
The vision of the University is “to be a Centre of Excellence in technology with highly qualified staff and excellent teaching and research facilities for the production of graduates that can compete with their peers anywhere in the world”. In order to attain this vision, the University has continued to pursue its mission, which is – “to produce high quality and well-trained graduates and researchers in Science and Technology for the socio-economic development of the state and the nation”.
Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) was granted approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in a letter dated November 30, 2011, reference NUC/ES/221/VOLII/67 to establish a Postgraduate School and for Faculties/Departments to mount and run courses leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and degrees in twenty-six programmes across the various campuses of the University.

THE INVITATION
Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate programmes in the 2013/2014 Academic Year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) and Postgraduate Degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) Master of Education (M Ed.), Master of Technology (M. Tech.) Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) of The Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH) in the following Faculties/ Departments.

1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available in the following Departments as indicated below:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

(i) Agricultural Economics – PGD, M. Sc
(ii) Agricultural Extension – PGD, M.Sc

DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
(a) Agronomy – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
(a) Animal science – PDG, M. Sc.
(b) Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
(a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
(a) Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management – PGD, M. Sc.,

2. FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Master of Science degrees are available in the Department of Mass Communication:
DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
a) Mass Communication – PDG, M. Sc.

3. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDE), and Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree are available as indicated in the following Departments:

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
(i) Education – PDGE
(ii) Education Management – M. Ed
(iii) Guidance and Counseling – M. Ed
(iv) Educational Psychology – M. Ed
(v) Educational Measurement and Evaluation – M. Ed
DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
a) Science Education – M. Ed.
b) Technical Education – M. Ed.

4. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Master of
Engineering degrees are available in the Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering.

DEPARTMENTOF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
(i) Power Systems and Machines – PGD, M. Sc., M. Eng.
(ii) Electronic Communication Engineering – PGD, M. Sc ., M. Eng.
(iii) Control Systems Engineering – PGD, M. Sc., M. Eng.

5. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available as in indicated in the following Departments:

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
i) Architecture – PGD, M. Tech.

DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
ii) Estate Management – PGD.

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
i) Landscape Planning – PGD
ii) Urban and Regional Planning – PGD

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
i) Visual Arts Technology PGD, MA (Arts Education), MFA

6. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science, Master of Business
Administration (MBA) degrees are available as indicated in the following departments:

i) Department of Accountancy – PGD, M Sc. Accountancy; PGD, M Sc. Finance
ii) Department of Business Administration – PGD, MBA, M. Sc.

7. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available as indicated in the following departments:

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
(i) Biology – PGD.
(ii) Plant Breeding and Genetics – M. Sc., Ph.D.
(iii) Parasitology – M. Sc., Ph. D.
(iv) Microbiology – M. Sc., Ph. D.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS
(i) Mathematics – PGD, M. Sc
(ii) Statistics – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSCIS
(i) Pure Physics – PGD, M. Sc
(ii) Solid State Physics – PGD, M. Sc
(iii) Geo-Physics/Environmental Physics – PGD, M. Sc

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

GENERAL
Candidates seeking for admission into all the programmes of the Cross River University of Technology must possess a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and four other relevant subjects obtained at not more that two sittings. Candidates with ’0′ Level Examination results for 2009 or before must present original copies of their certificates. Statements of results and/or Result Slips will not be accepted.

In all cases, written letters of permission from employers are necessary requirements for workers seeking for admission.

In addition to the general requirements, candidates are expected to fulfill the specific requirements in their chosen areas of study for the different programmes as follows:

(A) DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
(i) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of third class honours in the relevant field of study from the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) or any other University recognized by the senate of CRUTECH.

(ii) A Higher National diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level in the relevant field of study obtained from any Institution accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

(iii) Additional provisions for admission into some programmes are as follows:

 Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension.
A Bachelor’s degree as specified in the entry requirements ( a(i)) in Economics Sociology or Sociology and Anthropology may be also accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture
A Bachelor’s degree or HND as specified in (a(i) and a(ii) in any of the related subjects disciplines (Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics and Breeding, etc.) may be accepted . However, only the Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Animal Health is acceptable for the PGD in Animal Science.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
A Higher National diploma (HND) at Lower Credit level in any discipline from any Institution accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (PGD –EE)
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of second class, lower division in Physics, Mathematics and/or Physics/Electronics obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Biology (PGD-B)
A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Microbiology and Biochemistry OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the Agricultural Sciences at Second Class, Lower Division obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Microbiology (PGD-AM).
Same as the requirements for PGD – B except that the candidate must possess a minimum of second class degree at Lower Division in Biology or related subjects.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics (PGD-M) and Statistics (PGD – S)
A Bachelor’s degree in any field of Physical Sciences or related subject disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Engineering Physics, Engineering, etc). obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH OR Higher National Diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level in any field of Physical Sciences or related subject disciplines as above obtained from any Institution accredited by NBTE and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration(PGD – BA)
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of second Class, Lower Division in any other related discipline obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Planning (PGD – LP)
A Higher National Diploma HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit Level from any accredited Institution OR Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences or Engineering Sciences and Social Sciences may also be accepted.

 Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (PGD – URP)
Same as the requirements for (PGD – LP) Additionally, HND (Lower Credit) OR Bachelor’s Degree in Law may also be accepted.

(B) MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMMES
(i) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second class, Lower division Level (with a minimum cumulative Grade Point average, CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5 – point scale) in the relevant field or its equivalent obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

(ii) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of third class honours plus a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5.0 point scale) in the relevant field obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

(iii) A Higher National Diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level (minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5.0 point scale) in the relevant field of study obtained from any Institution accredited by NBTE and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH plus a Postgraduate Diploma (minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.0 on a 5. Point scale) in the relevant field of study obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

SPECIAL CASES
(i) M.Sc. Degree in Agriculture
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of second class, Lower Division level (minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5.0 – point scale) in any field of Agriculture or related subject disciplines (Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics and Breeding, etc.)

(ii) M. Sc. Degree in Mass Communication
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second Class, Upper Division (minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5 – point scale) in any field of Communication (Journalism, Agricultural Journalism, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Communication Arts, etc) from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

Candidates with a CGPA lower than 3.50 may be considered upon evidence of outstanding professional practice.

Available M. Sc. Research Areas include:
• Organizational Communication
• International Communication
• Communication Law and Regulation
• News Media Communication
• Political Communication
• Strategic Communication
• Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)**
** A specialized programme jointly run by Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH)-and C-Change Nigeria, in collaboration with the University of Ohio. C- Change Nigeria is an Abuja-based International Agency funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a Washington-based Organization – Family Health International (FHI).

(iii) M. Ed. in Science Education and Technical Education.
The Candidates’ Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma as specified in the entry requirements (b(i), (ii) and (iii) must be in Natural/Applied sciences, or Engineering, Technology Education or any related discipline.

(iv) M. Ed. Degree
The candidates’ Bachelor’s degree or HND as specified in the entry requirements (b (i),(ii) and (iii)) may be in any discipline.

(v) M. Sc. and M. Eng. Degrees
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second Class, Upper Division in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering of its equivalent obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

OR

A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second Class, Upper Division in any of the Physical Sciences (Physics, Mathematics and / or Physics/Electronics) plus a PGD in the relevant field obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

OR

A Higher National Diploma at a minimum of Upper Credit level in Electrical and /or Electronic Engineering or its equivalent obtained from any Institution accredited by NBTE and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH plus a PGD in the relevant field obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.

(vi) M. Sc. Degree in Accountancy
Besides the modes of entry specified in b(i),(ii) and (iii), an MBA (with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 – point scale or 3.0 on a 5 – point scale in Accountancy may be considered.

(vii) M.Sc. Degree in Finance
The HND, Bachelor’s degree and PGD as specified in the entry requirements (b(i),(ii) and (iii) may be in Finance, Banking, Accountancy, Economics, Insurance or Actuary Science. MBA in Finance, Banking and Accountancy may also be considered.

(viii) M. Sc. Degree in Business Administration
The Bachelor’s degree required must be at Second Class, Upper Division level in Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Economics or any other related discipline.

A Bachelor’s degree at Second Class, Lower Division will require in addition a PGD in the relevant areas listed above.

MBA in any of the relevant areas listed above may also be considered.

(ix) M. Sc. Degree in Plant Breeding, Parasitology and Microbiology.
The Bachelor’s degree, HND and PGD as specified in the entry requirements (b(i), (ii) and (iii) may be in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or any other related subject.

(x) M. Sc. Degree in Pure Physics, Solid State Physics, Geo-Physics/
Environmental Physics

The HND, Bachelor’s degree and PGD as specified in the entry requirements (b (i), (ii) and (iii)) may be in Physics or any related Physical Sciences and Engineering.

(C). DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) PROGRAMMES
(i) Ph. D Degree in Agriculture
A good Master of Science (M. Sc.) degree in any field of agriculture or any of the related
subject disciplines (Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics and Breeding, etc.) with eligible
average scores of not less than 60% or CGPAs of not less than 4.0 at the Master’s degree level. In all cases, only holders of Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Animal Health can be admitted
into the Ph.D programme in Animal Science.

(ii) Ph.D Degree in Plant Breeding, Parasitology and Microbiology
A good Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Plant Breeding, Parasitology and Applied Microbiology, with eligible scores of not less than 60% or CGPAs of not less than 4.0 at the Master’s degree level, or a good Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Biology (with eligible average scores of not less than 60% or CGPAs of not less than 4.0 at the Master’s degree level), but with a PGD in any of the following: Plant Breeding, Parasitology and Applied Microbiology.

(iii) Ph.D Degree in Statistics
A good Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Statistics with eligible average scores of not less than 60% or CGPAs of not less that 4.0 at the Master’s degree level, OR a good Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Mathematics (with eligible average scores of not less than 60% or CGPAs of not less than 4.0 at the Master’s degree level plus a PGD in Statistics.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES
Postgraduate Programmes are undertaken either Full-time or Part-time. All Postgraduate programmes begin with classroom course work and end with project work for Postgraduate Diplomas or thesis/dissertations for Master of Science (MSc. Or M. Sc.),, Master of Arts (MA. Or M. A.), Master of Fine Arts( MFA or M. F. A.), Master of Education (MEd. Or M. Ed.), Master of Engineering (MEng. Or M. Eng.}, Master of Technology (MTech. Or M.Tech.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D. Or Ph. D.) Degrees.

(A) Full Time Studies
The duration for full-time studies varies depending on the nature of the programme:

(i) Post Graduate Diplomas: For any of the Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, a registered candidate shall spend a minimum of 12 calendar months (one academic session) and not more than 24 months within which period he/she will be expected to satisfy all the requirements for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. However, for Professional PGD in Landscape Planning and Urban and Regional Planning the minimum is 18 months and not more than 27 months.

(ii) Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Education, Master of Engineering, and Master of Technology Degrees: For any of the listed Masters’ Programmes, a registered candidate shall spend a minimum of 18 calendar months and not more than 24 months within which period he/she will be expected to satisfy all the requirements for the award of the Master’s Degree.

(iii) Doctor of Philosophy Degrees: For any of the Doctorate Degree programmes, a registered candidate shall spend a minimum of 36 calendar months and not more than 60 months within which period he/she will be expected to satisfy all the requirements for the award of the Doctorate Degree.

(B) PART-TIME STUDIES
The duration for Part time studies takes much longer time than the full-time programmes. In all cases, part time studies are expected to run for at least one and a half times the minimum period that is stipulated for equivalent full time studies.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Prospective applicants should log in to www.crutech.edu.ng and browse the available courses, options and requirements before making any payments.

Interested candidates are required to obtain the application forms using the following guidelines:

A. Pay the sum of Seven thousand Naira ( N7,000.00) only at CRUTECH Community Microfinance Bank, Calabar. Please note that CRUTECH will not be liable for any payment made into any account in any bank other than the designated bank.

B. Prospective candidates shall be required thereafter to approach The Postgraduate School, CRUTECH, where they exchange their Bank Tellers (indicating payment of the prescribed non-refundable application fees) for CRUTECH official receipts that will entitle them to collect Application Forms, and Transcript Request Forms.
C. Applicants are advised to dispatch the Transcript Request Forms to their former Institutions/Universities and to complete their Application Forms properly to meet submission requirements.

D. Applicants are advised to ensure that each completed Application Form is accompanied with the following documents:
1. Evidence of payment of the N5,000.00 (non-refundable application fee) for the purchase of the application form at the bank (Clean photocopy of CRUTECH receipt);

2. Three completed referee report forms (at least one from candidate’s former institution and/or present Employer), no application forms shall be considered without the three completed referees’
reports;

3. Photocopies of qualifying certificates, including 0′ Level certificates. Original certificates must be
presented for sighting/screening on admission. Awaiting Results documents are not admissible;

4. Transcript(s) from your former institutions/Universities. No Application forms shall be considered
without the Transcripts of the candidate;

5. Your National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Discharge Certificate or Exemption letter;

6. Evidence of Release (EOR) by your Employer. For Candidates who are workers, but are applying for
full-time studies.

7. Permission to undertake a programme of study by your employer for candidates who are workers but are applying for part-time studies.

SUBMISSION
Duly Completed Application Forms with all the required attachments and/or inclusions are to be forwarded/submitted in duplicate, in one large brown envelope addressed to:

The Deputy Registrar/Secretary
The Postgraduate School,
Cross River University of Technology,
Calabar, Cross River State,
P.M.B. 1123,
Ekpo Abasi Street,
Calabar,
Cross River State,
Nigeria.

The deadline for the submission of completed Application Forms is four (4) weeks from the date of this publication. Any Application Form(s) that is received after the above date will not be considered. For any more information on The Postgraduate School, CRUTECH, Calabar, log on to www.crutech-nig.net

Professor A. E. Abara
Dean, Postgraduate School

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