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UNILORIN Center for Open and Distance Learning – Everything You Need To Know

The University of Ilorin being established by the act of parliaments in 1975 to deliver quality based education to Nigerians and those in search for knowledge around the universe. The university further by providing strategic plan for studies through Open Distance Learning mode. A program that increase the reach of the university to both developed and developing countries around the world.

University of Ilorin Centre for Open and Distance Learning simply referred to as UNILORIN CODL outlined in the University’s five-year (2003 – 2008) Strategic Plan and granted by the senate in 2008. However, university of Ilorin unlike university of Lagos combine online and face-to-face instructional mode to expose students to an excellently enriching learning experience.

Courses Available at UNILORIN Center for Open and Distance Learning

As at the time of writing these article, it is stated and confirmed from the institution that the UNILORIN CODL only has one program running.

University of Ilorin Center for Open and Distance Learning offers degree program in :-

  • B.Sc. Computer Science

Along with the Post-Doctoral Diploma in Education for the professional preparation of tertiary education teachers which was CODL’s pilot project, other accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are expected to come on board.

UNILORIN CODL Requirements

Note: irrespective of the mode of entry, candidates are expected to have gone through the JAMB Portal.

    • Applications must possess a minimum of 5 relevant ‘O’ Level Credits (Including English and Mathematics); and
    • Applications must register for the UTME.
    • candidates are expected to have a minimum of 5 relevant ‘O’ level credits (including English and Mathematics)
    • National Certificate in Education (NCE) in relevant Science courses;
    • IJMB & JUPEB with a minimum of 5 points in relevant subjects;
    • Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with a minimum of upper credit from a recognized institution, and
    • Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Lower Credit from a recognized institution.

The duration of the programme for 100 level is four (4) years, and three (3) years for Direct Entry at 200 level.


Every candidate must obtain a JAMB FORM and register under the Distance Learning Centre of the University through the JAMB portal. Thereafter, application should be made for admission processing through the UNILORIN CODL PORTAL with a processing fee of N 20,000 Naira only.

Payment Model and Program Charges

The payment model for the Distance learning programme is flexible, as payment can be made in two instalments in a session.

Below are the fee to prepare ahead when considering to apply for university of Ilorin Center for Open and Distance Learning:

FEEsAmount (N)
ODL form processing fee20,000.00
Tuition fee                     170,000.00
Acceptance fee                     20,000.00
Course Registration            2,500.00
Matriculation                      2,500.00
Library                                 5,000.00
Admin                                  5,000.00
E-services                    5,000.00
ID Card                             1,000.00
Add and Drop form        1,000.00

Founder and editor at AcademyPathways. Habeeb is a National Diploma(ND) holder of Statistics graduated from the highly esteemed The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. With over a decade of experience in the education sector and career setting, Habeeb provides first hand information on educational and career related topics.