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FUGashua UTME Preparatory Programme Details For 2016/2017

FUGashua UTME Preparatory Programme Details For 2016/2017 academic year have been announced by the school authorities. Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for admission into the newly introduced UTME Preparatory Programme (UPP) of the Federal University Gashua.

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Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the newly introduced UTME Preparatory Programme (UPP) of the Federal University, Gashua (FUGASHUA) for the 2016/2017 academic session.

FUGashua UPP Structure

The UTME Preparatory Programme would run for two terms;

First Term: UTME Coaching (23 weeks)

Second Term: Preparatory Programme (24 weeks)

The Programme is designed for candidates from catchment areas of the university.

FUGashua UTME Preparatory Admission Requirements and Subjects

Candidates aspiring to gain admission into the UPP must obtain at least five (5) credits (including English Language and Mathematics) at not more than two sittings in General Certificate of Education (GCE) O’Level, West African School Certificate or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or National Examination Council (NECO) and/or NABTEB.

Subjects of the UTME Preparatory programme

Available subjects in the programme are:

1. Agriculture
2. History
3. Biology
4. Home Economics
5. Chemistry
6. Islamic Studies
7. Commerce
8. Literature in English
9. Economics
10. Mathematics
11. Use of English
12. Principles of Accounts
13. Geography
14. Physics
15. Government

Other Details

First Term: UTME Coaching

Four UTME subjects including Use of English will be taught. There will be a comprehensive UTME coaching which will be followed by UTME mock examination before the final UTME examination. Students who fail to score the cut-off points in the final UTME examination will be asked to withdraw from the programme before the commencement of second term.

Second Term: Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme is designed to expose successful students in the UTME examination to basic knowledge and skills they will require to pursue and tackle the challenges in their various degree programmes.

Five subjects including English, Mathematics and the other three registered UTME subjects will be taught. The assessment will be 40% continuous assessment and 60% examination. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the five subjects will be computed.

Minimum Requirements for Admission into Federal University, Gashua

Admission into Federal University, Gashua, is automatic provided a student successfully completes the UTME Preparatory Programme as follows:

  1. Obtains the required UTME score and has also chosen Federal University Gashua as first choice in UTME application.
  2. Obtains a minimum of 2.0 CGPA from the 5 subjects taken in the second term. Successful UPP Students will be given more priority than Direct Entry candidates.

Subject Combinations

The subject combinations listed below provide varieties within the scope of the UTME from which students can select to satisfy the entry requirements of their chosen degree programmes.

All students register for four UTME subjects including Use of English

UPR 1: Literature in English
and any two of Economics, Geography, Govemment,_History and Islamic Studies.

UPR 101Literature in English, Economics, History
UPR 102Literature in English, Geography, History
UPR 103Literature in English, Geography, Islamic Studies
UPR 104Literature in English, Government, History
UPR 105Literature in English, Government, Islamic Studies
UPR 106Literature in English, History, Islamic Studies

UPR 2: History and any two of Geography, Government, Islamic Studies, Commerce, Economics and Principles of Accounts.

UPR 201History, Geography, Islamic Studies
UPR 202History, Government, Islamic Studies
UPR 203History, Commerce, Economics
UPR 204History, Commerce, Geography
UPR 205History, Commerce, Principles of Accounts
UPR 206History, Economics, Geography
UPR 207History, Economics, Principles of Accounts

UPR 3: Government and any two of commerce, Economics, Geography and Principles of Accounts

UPR 301Government, Commerce, Economics
UPR 302Government, Commerce, Geography
UPR 303Government, Commerce, Principles of Accounts
UPR 304Government, Economics, Geography
UPR 305Government, Economics, Principles of Accounts

UPR 4: Economics, Mathematics with any of Geography, History, Literature in English, Commerce, Government and Principles of Accounts.

UPR 401Economics, Mathematics, Commerce
UPR 402Economics, Mathematics, Geography
UPR 403Economics, Mathematics, Government
UPR 404Economics, Mathematics, History
UPR 405Economics, Mathematics, Literature in English
UPR 406Economics, Mathematics, Principles of Accounts

UPR 5: Geography, Economics with any of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

UPR 501Geography, Economics, Biology
UPR 502Geography, Economics, Chemistry
UPR 503Geography, Economics, Mathematics
UPR 504Geography, Economics, Physics


UPS 1: Any three of the following Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

UPS 101Biology, Chemistry, Physics
UPS 102Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics
UPS 103Biology, Mathematics, Physics
UPS 104Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
UPS 105Biology, Chemistry, Economics

UPS 2: Mathematics, Physics with any of Agriculture, Economics and Geography

UPS 201Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture
UPS 202Mathematics, Physics, Economics
UPS 203Mathematics, Physics, Geography

UPS 3: Chemistry, Agriculture with any of Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Physics

UPS 301Chemistry, Agriculture, Economics
UPS 302Chemistry, Agriculture, Geography
UPS 303Chemistry, Agriculture, Mathematics
UPS 304Chemistry, Agriculture, Physics

UPS 4: Geography, Biology with any of Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

UPS 401Geography, Biology, Agriculture
UPS 402Geography, Biology, Economics
UPS 403Geography, Biology, Chemistry
UPS 404Geography, Biology, Mathematics
UPS 405Geography, Biology, Physics

UPS 5: Geography, Chemistry with any of Agriculture, Economics, Mathematics and Physics

UPS 501Geography, Chemistry, Agriculture
UPS 502Geography, Chemistry, Economics
UPS 503Geography, Chemistry, Mathematics
UPS 504Geography, Chemistry, Physics

UPS 6: Geography, Physics and any of Agriculture, Economics and Mathematics

UPS 601Geography, Physics, Agriculture
UPS 602Geography, Physics, Economics
UPS 603Geography, Physics, Mathematics

How to Apply For FUGashua UTME Preparatory Admission

All Registrations MUST be done at the beginning of every academic session. Academic registration for the programme shall cease two weeks after the commencement of the session. A late registration fee of N5000.00 shall be charged after the expiration of official registration date within a period of one week. Students are required to register with the Programme Coordinator for all subjects to be taken.

  • All students MUST sit for the examinations in their respective subjects.
  • Exemption from the above shall be on medical ground and shall be granted by Senate on recommendation of SPS Academic Board after a medical certificate is duly authenticated by the Director of the University Health Services. For reasons other than medical, students’ application must be endorsed by the teaching staff, certified by the Remedial Coordinator and finally recommended to the Senate by the SPS Academic Board.

Otherwise a student shall be deemed to have voluntarily absented himself from the examinations. Such a student shall score an “F” in those examinations as recommended by the Academic Board to the Senate. Only those cases duly recommended by the SPS Academic Board and approved by Senate shall be considered for makeup examinations.

FUGashua Preparatory School Fees Schedule

Schedule of Fees for UTME and Preparatory Programme (Subject to change from time to time as decided by Senate)

 Science StudentsArts Students
Items/Facilities N N
Tuition fee20,000.0020,000.00
Caution Deposit (Refundable)1,000.001,000.00
I. D. Card500.00500.00
Examination fee2,000.002,000.00
Medical services500.00500.00
Library Charges1,000.001,000.00
Laboratory Charges/Consumables3,000.00
ICT Facilities2,000.002,000.00
Student Handbook500.00500.00
Maintenance of facilities500.00500.00
Registration fee2,000.002,000.00
Development levy2,000.002,000.00
Health Insurance1,500.001,500.00


Students with Geography as one of their subjects combination will also pay N37,000:00. All payments must be made through the prescribed Bank.

Other Charges applicable for the UTME and Preparatory Programme are:

Change of subject    1,000.00

Replacement of I.D. card               1,000.00

Remarking of One Script              3,000.00


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