Lagos State University (LASU) has officially opened its doors to potential students for the 2023/2024 Pre-Degree Studies (PDS) programme. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for this one-year intensive programme, slated to begin in October 2023 and conclude in September 2024. The PDS is a significant educational opportunity to compensate for any deficiencies in the candidates’ O’Level results and better prepare them for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The programme will be run at the LASU Epe Campus.
|🎓 LASU Pre-Degree Programme||One-year preparatory course for O’level and UTME|
|📍 Location||Lagos State University, Epe Campus|
|💡 Benefits||Higher chance of admission into LASU via special quota|
|📚 Admission Requirements||Credits in at least 3 subjects, including key subjects|
|🎟️ Subjects Offered||A wide range from Mathematics to Accounting|
|🔄 Transition to 100 Level||Requires achieving minimum JAMB cut-off, passing screening test|
|💰 Application||N15,000 fee, apply online at www.lasu.edu.ng|
|📅 Timeline||Closing date 6 weeks from publication, examination date TBA|
The Significance of Pre-Degree Studies (PDS)
Candidates who choose to participate in the PDS rather than simply sitting for the JAMB examination at home enjoy the added advantage of a reserved quota provided by LASU, increasing their chances of securing admission. This is, of course, contingent on them passing the JAMB exam.
Eligibility and Admission Requirements
To qualify for the programme, candidates must have credits in at least three subjects, including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Government, Economics, Literature in English, Christian Religious Studies (CRS), Islamic Religious Studies (IRS), and Accounting. These credits must be obtained from the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, GCE or NECO at not more than two sittings.
Candidates meeting these requirements will then be invited for a written qualifying examination.
The subjects offered in the PDS include:
- English Language
- Literature in English
- Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
- Islamic Religious Studies (IRS)
The Transition to 100 Level
For a smooth transition to 100 Level, candidates are required to sit for the UTME and achieve the minimum JAMB Cut Off Mark for the University Admission. They must also comply with the University Screening Test as prescribed.
All candidates with deficiencies in their O’Level results must register for WAEC and/or NECO, and pass all the relevant deficient subjects. Successful candidates will then be eligible to transition into the 100 Level courses of related Faculties/Schools/College, including Engineering, Science, Management Sciences, Education, Social Sciences, Law, Agriculture, Transport & Logistics, Mass Communication, Nursing, Dentistry, and the College of Medicine.
The Track Record of LASU PDS
The performance of the 2022 PDS candidates speaks volumes about the efficacy of the programme. An impressive 85% of these candidates scored 200 and above in the UTME, with two candidates achieving scores well above 300. This success can be attributed to the rigorous teaching methods and practice tests provided during the programme.
How to Apply
Prospective candidates should visit the LASU website (www.lasu.edu.ng) and choose the “Make Payment” option from the drop-down list to pay the required fee of N15,000. Upon successful payment, candidates can proceed to register online.
LASU PDS APPLICATION PORTAL can be accessed via http://studentservices.lasu.edu.ng/pds_application/newstudents/
The application process is set to run for six weeks from the date of this publication.
Qualifying Examination and Interview
The exact date for the Qualifying Examination and Interview will be announced later, only for successful candidates for the 2023/2024 Calendar Year.
LASU cautions applicants to avoid making payments to individuals or accounts not mentioned in the official announcement, as doing so would be at their own risk.
Other Relevant Information
The PDS programme is a residential one, and candidates granted admission will be accommodated at the LASU Epe Campus.
For more information, candidates can visit www.lasu.edu.ng or contact the Director of PDS on 08033882172.
As the countdown to the 2023/2024 academic session commences, Lagos State University encourages potential students to take advantage of this Pre-Degree Studies Programme, a unique pathway to higher education and a future full of opportunities.