FAQ

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FAQ

CCODeL is a distance learning centre at Covenant University, that has been  accepted, licensed and accredited by the National Universities Commission. You should be rest assured that our programmes meet the highest academic standards.

Please note that the submission of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result is not mandatory at the application stage. However, upon admission, you will be required to present your WAEC, NECO, and GCE results for verification and authentication purposes.

To apply, you will need your WAEC, NECO, or GCE results, which must include five credits in subjects relevant to the course, including Mathematics and English, achieved in not more than two sittings. Don’t worry, the application process is free of charge.

Our tuition fee is 250,000 Naira per year. Additionally, we offer flexible payment plans to ensure that financing your education is convenient and manageable.

Covenant University is dedicated to fostering educational accessibility and fostering academic achievement through a range of scholarship initiatives. These scholarships are awarded based on factors such as academic excellence, leadership potential, financial need, and other criteria, and are often administered in collaboration with partner NGOs. Eligibility criteria, application procedures, and availability may vary, so prospective students are encouraged to explore the available scholarship opportunities and apply as appropriate. Please note that terms and conditions apply to these scholarships.

The standard duration to earn a degree at CCODeL is four (4) years, which aligns with the same duration as earning a degree in person.

At Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL), we prioritize ensuring that distance learners have equitable access to educational resources, support services, and opportunities comparable to their on-campus counterparts. Our distance learners have access to the same high-quality curriculum, expert faculty, academic support services, and extracurricular activities available to on-campus learners. Moreover, distance learners are eligible to participate in various university events, functions, and initiatives, fostering a holistic educational experience regardless of physical location.

Certainly, learners enrolled in the Computer Science program and future programs through Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL) may be required to visit the campus for face-to-face interactions with their facilitators/e-tutors and to take a campus tour for a few days. The timing for these visits will be communicated in advance to allow for proper planning. It’s important to note that while face-to-face interactions are scheduled periodically, all course materials, lectures, discussions, and assessments are delivered through our learning management system (LMS). This approach enables learners to study from anywhere at their own pace and convenience, ensuring flexibility and accessibility.

In the CCODeL learning environment, you will participate in a virtual classroom facilitated by the learning management system. This system allows you to access pre-recorded course content at your convenience and engage in real-time activities with fellow learners. Through the learning management system, you can interact with other learners, facilitators, and e-tutors, accessing course materials, participating in discussion forums, viewing multimedia content, and completing assessments.

The number of courses that distance learners must take per semester can vary depending on various factors such as program requirements, course load, and individual learner preferences. Typically, distance learners are expected to enroll in multiple courses per semester to ensure academic progress while also balancing other responsibilities.

Distance learners may have the opportunity to participate in on-ground classes or activities on a case-by-case basis, contingent upon program requirements, course availability, and logistical feasibility. Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL) accommodates the needs of distance learners interested in attending on-campus sessions by offering flexibility in scheduling and accommodations. The duration of on-campus attendance for distance learners may vary, depending on the nature and frequency of on-ground classes or events.

At CCODeL, examinations are conducted at physical centers located across various states in Nigeria. These centers serve as designated venues where students can sit for their exams under proctored conditions. Students are typically assigned to specific centers based on their geographical location or preferences. This approach ensures that students have convenient access to exam facilities and enables effective proctoring to maintain exam integrity. Prior to the exam dates, students will receive information regarding their assigned exam center, exam schedules, and any additional instructions for exam day.

Certainly, Covenant University offers accommodation facilities for learners requiring temporary lodging during examination periods or other on-campus activities. These accommodations provide comfortable living spaces equipped with essential amenities to create a conducive environment for studying and relaxation. Learners interested in accessing these facilities can make prior arrangements through the university’s accommodation office via CCODeL.

CCODeL learners are exclusive graduates who are exempted from participating in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program. As such, they are granted the right to an exemption letter, which is equivalent to an NYSC certificate.

Our curriculum empowers you for rewal-world success, granting you a competitive advantage in today’s job market. Also, because of our distance learning, education and recognition, employers value degrees from esteemed institutions like ours.

During the initial launch of the Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL), we are exclusively offering the Computer Science program, as regulated by the NUC. We aim to expand our offerings to include additional undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the coming year or so. These programs will be thoughtfully curated across various disciplines to cater to the diverse interests and educational needs of our learners. While the specific number of programs may vary, our priority is to provide a robust and comprehensive range of offerings that align with industry demands, emerging trends, and learner preferences.

All programs offered at Covenant University are accredited and will be available through Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL). These accredited programs will consistently undergo a rigorous accreditation process to ensure they align with our institution’s high standards of academic excellence. Our accreditation framework, guided by the NUC and other professional bodies, encompasses various aspects such as course design, curriculum development, instructional quality, and assessment integrity. While accreditation status may vary depending on individual programs and regulatory requirements, we are dedicated to maintaining transparency and accountability in our educational offerings.

We remain committed to expanding our program offerings to meet the evolving needs of our learners and the demands of the global marketplace. Our roadmap includes the introduction of new programs across various disciplines, including business, technology, humanities, and social sciences. Each program undergoes a comprehensive accreditation process to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality and relevance. While the timeline for accreditation may vary depending on the complexity of the program and regulatory approval, we strive to expedite the process while upholding academic integrity.

Prospective learners interested in registering for the Computer Science program through CCODeL must provide specific documents to complete the registration process. These may include:

  • Academic transcripts, WAEC certificates, or equivalent documentation from previous educational institutions, particularly secondary school(s).
  • Identification documents, such as a passport or national ID card.
  • Proof of payment or financial clearance for tuition and fees.
  • Any additional documentation requested by the university for admission or enrollment purposes.

Our admissions team is readily available to assist prospective learners in navigating the registration process and facilitating the submission of required documents. Feel free to reach out to us for guidance and support.

Certificates obtained through CCODeL carry the same authenticity, credibility, and recognition as those earned by regular on-campus learners. Covenant University upholds stringent academic standards and quality assurance mechanisms to ensure that all graduates, whether from traditional or open and distance learning programs, possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies for success in their chosen fields. Our dedication to educational excellence extends to all modes of delivery, and certificates obtained through CCODeL are widely recognized by employers, educational institutions, and professional bodies both nationally and internationally.

Prospective learners considering the Computer Science program at Covenant University can benefit from the department’s numerous recognitions and accolades, including:

  • Accreditation: The Computer Science program holds accreditation from relevant accrediting bodies, ensuring that it adheres to national and international standards of quality and excellence.
  • Industry Partnerships: The department maintains partnerships with leading industry organizations, providing learners with access to internships, research opportunities, and networking events. These collaborations offer practical exposure and enhance career advancement prospects for students.
  • Research Excellence: Faculty members within the department are actively involved in cutting-edge research and scholarly activities, contributing to advancements in the field of computer science and technology. This research excellence enriches the learning experience for students and keeps the curriculum up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry.
  • Alumni Success: Graduates of the Computer Science program have achieved notable career success, holding positions in top organizations and institutions globally. The accomplishments of alumni serve as a testament to the quality of education and preparation provided by the department, further enhancing its reputation and standing in the industry.

The Computer Science program offered through Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL) provides opportunities for learners to earn professional certificates and credentials alongside their academic qualifications. Some examples of professional certificates that may be attached to the course include:

  • Industry certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA certifications
  • Project management certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile certifications
  • Cybersecurity certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) 
  • Data science and analytics certifications: Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), Data Science Council of America (DASCA) certifications

Practical classes and sessions in the Computer Science programme are facilitated through various methods and tools, ensuring that learners gain hands-on experience and practical skills:

1. Virtual Labs: Utilize virtual lab environments and simulation software to conduct practical experiments, coding exercises, and simulations.

2. Remote Access: Provide learners access to relevant software applications, tools, and resources for practical assignments and projects.

3. Facilitator-led Demonstrations: Conduct live demonstrations and tutorials where facilitators guide learners through practical tasks, troubleshoot issues, and provide real-time feedback.

4. Collaborative Projects: Engage learners in collaborative projects and group assignments that require practical application of theoretical concepts, fostering teamwork and problem-solving skills.

These approaches ensure that learners receive comprehensive practical training and experience in computer science while studying through the distance learning platform.

Absolutely. At CCODeL, we prioritize personalized support and mentorship for our distance learners. While the primary mode of instruction may be through our distance learning platform, we offer opportunities for one-on-one interaction between learners and their facilitators/e-tutors through various channels. These include virtual office hours, email, discussion forums, and scheduled appointments. These interactions enable learners to seek clarification, receive feedback, discuss academic progress, and engage in meaningful dialogue with their facilitators/e-tutors, thereby enhancing the learning experience and fostering a supportive learning community.

While distance learners primarily engage with course materials through the distance learning platform, they may have the opportunity to attend selected classes or events virtually alongside on-campus learners, if feasible and available. Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL) is committed to fostering a flexible learning environment that accommodates the diverse needs and preferences of our learners. Distance learners may receive invitations to participate in on-campus activities, guest lectures, workshops, or seminars, thereby enhancing their learning experience and providing valuable enrichment opportunities.

Certainly, the Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL) offers opportunities for learners in the Computer Science program to gain practical experience through IT placements and internships. These placements provide invaluable hands-on experience in real-world IT environments, enabling learners to apply theoretical knowledge, develop technical skills, and establish professional networks. CCODeL collaborates closely with industry partners to facilitate internships and placements, ensuring that learners are well-prepared for successful careers in computer science.

 

Distance learners enrolled in the Computer Science program through the Covenant Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CCODeL) have the opportunity to join National Computer Science associations and organizations as active members, contingent upon their eligibility. These associations provide members with networking opportunities, access to professional development resources, industry insights, and career support services. Distance learners can participate in association events, conferences, workshops, and webinars either physically or virtually. This allows them to stay connected with the broader computer science community and enhance their professional growth and development.