Many Nigerian universities now offer diploma programme for admission seekers who wish to be a bonafide student of a university..
In the past universities are not allowed to issue diploma certificate however the new educational guidelines have given universities A big Yes to run a Diploma Programme.
What are the merits.
1) Easy Admission: All candidates who apply for diploma in any university will be offered admission
2) Obtaining a Diploma certificate in less than 2 years: polytechnic diploma takes 2 years and many university complete their diploma programme within 1 and half Year.
1)Not generally acceptable for Job: unlike the polytechnic diploma that can be Use to secure government and private jobs it’s highly unlikely to do so with a university diplomatic as many of them are not recognise to issue diploma certificate
2) Not generally acceptable for further studies.
Having a diploma in law or nursing won make you become a lawyer or a nurse and you may have to start afresh when you plan to further your education.