Continous Education Programme (CEP)

The basic objective of the Programme at the time, as designed by the pioneer Director was to provide educational opportunities to the following groups of individuals within and outside its community of establishment:-
i               Adult persons who were not opportuned to engage in tertiary education  at their youth as a result of either  financial difficulties or other limitations
  1. Individuals especially the working class who could not engage in full-time studies.
iii.            Other individuals who could not engage in full-time studies.
The age limit at the inception was a minimum of 30 years.  By then, only mature students registered for the Programme and admission requirement was 3 credit passes in relevant courses in WASC/GCE.  However,   with the difficulties experienced by younger people in securing regular university admission through Unified Matriculation Examination (UME), (as it was then called and now Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) this group of people flocked the CEP as an alternative avenue of gaining tertiary education.  That then necessitated the upgrading of the admissions requirement to 5 credits at WASC/GCE level at par with regular students’ admissions requirement, perfectly justified as both Programmes award the same degree. By that, there was and continues to be a boom in admission into CEP.
Admission Requirement
  • 5 credits in WASC/GCE/NECO
Departments that Offer CEP in the Faculty of Arts
  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department Of History and International Studies
  • Department of Igbo, African and Communication Studies
  • Department of Religion and Human Relations
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Modern Europian Languages
For further information, Visit CEP office at Utility building, opposite Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka