How to Convert Your HND Certificate to BSc through NBTE’s One-Year Programme

In a significant move aimed at enabling Higher National Diploma (HND) holders to advance their academic credentials, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has introduced an innovative online top-up program.

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This program allows HND holders to seamlessly convert their certifications into Bachelor’s Degrees through a one-year online top-up initiative, facilitated by esteemed foreign accredited universities.

The announcement of this remarkable opportunity was made by Mrs. Fatima Abubakar, the Head of the Media Unit at NBTE, in an official statement released in Abuja on Monday. The primary objective of this program is to provide HND holders with a pathway to elevate their academic status by obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees, thereby enabling them to progress to higher degrees and expand their horizons.

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How to convert your HND Certificate to BSc via NBTE Programme

To facilitate this transition, we compiled a comprehensive guide detailing the step-by-step process for HND holders to successfully convert their certificates into BSc certificates through the NBTE’s one-year program:

  1. Eligibility: Begin by ensuring that you possess an HND certificate from a recognized and approved polytechnic or mono-technic.
  2. Access the Admission Portal: Navigate to the admission portal at (copy the link to your browser) and log in using your previously created account credentials.
  3. Provide Your Details: Complete the required fields with accurate information related to your existing HND certification.
  4. Application Submission: Upon setting up your account, proceed to submit a new application.
  5. Program Selection: Choose university programs that align with the technical and vocational domains covered by the NBTE.
  6. Institute Selection: After selecting your desired course, you’ll have the opportunity to pick an institute for your studies. This step will display the associated program fees along with a link to access additional details about the chosen institute via its institutional profile page.
  7. Submission and Payment: Following the form submission, monitor the application status in the ‘My Applications section. Once your application is reviewed and approved, proceed to submit the required form fees (USD 100) to initiate the admission processing procedure.
  8. Receipt Download: Download your fee receipt for the application form payment from the ‘Payments’ tab.
  9. Admission Letter: Once your university admission is officially granted, retrieve your admission letter from the ‘My Application’ section.

By adhering to these comprehensive steps, HND holders can seamlessly transition to the esteemed status of a Bachelor’s Degree holder. This program not only offers an efficient route for academic advancement but also opens doors to enhanced career opportunities and personal growth.

With the NBTE’s forward-looking initiative, the journey from HND to BSc has never been more accessible and promising. Don’t miss out on this chance to elevate your academic and professional trajectory.

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