KNUST Institute Of Distance Learning IDL FAQs

KNUST Institute Of Distance Learning IDL FAQs...

KNUST Institute Of Distance Learning IDL FAQs

How Do I Contact Knust Institute Of Distance Learning (idl)?

The IDL main office inKNUST– Kumasi can be contacted on the following:

Telephone:                   0500 482885 / 0540 206262 / 0247 274661


Email Address:   

How Do I Apply To A Distance Learning Degree Programme?

Degreeprogrammeapplication requirements and instructions are available on our Admissions website pages

Is Distance Learning A Separate Degree?

No. Students admitted to a Kwame Nkrumah University of Science andTechnology(KNUST) degree program can takedistance learningcourses or on-campus courses, whichever best fit their lifestyle. You will be awarded the same degree as all other graduate students admitted to the Graduate Certificate, M.Sc programs.

What Academic Advising Services Are Available?

As a prospective Distance Learning student we have advisers who are available to help you meet your educational goals. You may contact an academic adviser at the DistanceEducationoffice in Kumasi by calling 0500 482885 / 0540 206262 / 0247 274661. They will review your academic background and help you plan your future course of study.

Are The Distance Degree Programmes In Idl Accredited?

Allprogrammesrun by IDL are accredited by the NationalAccreditationBoard (NAB). The NAB can be contacted on 0302-946013 / 0307034465

Can I Apply For A Degree Programme With Only My Wassce / Sssce Certificate?

Programmes that are run at IDL KNUST areTOP-UPdegrees for HND certificate and other Diploma holders who want to upgrade to a degree.Some programmes are however open to SSSCE / WASSCE certificate holders. Please refer to for more details.

How Do I Apply To Study By Distance?

Applications are strictly online. Online application e-Vouchers can be obtained at the following places: All IDL Centres, Ecobank, GCB, HFC Bank,UniBankand Fidelity Bank.  E-Vouchers may be purchased by Bankers draft payable to Institute of Distance Learning (IDL).

Applicants Must Ensure ThatThey Purchase Distance Learning FormsNot Regular School Forms To Avoid Complication

What Is The Admission Requirement For A Postgraduate Programme?

¨      A good first degree in any discipline

¨      Professional qualification

¨      Minimum of 2 years’ experience in senior management/ leadership position

¨      Satisfactory score in the programme Admission Test

For more details go online and refer to the on the main KNUST website

What Is The Admission Requirement For Undergraduate Programme?

To gain admission to pursue an undergraduate or top-up programme in KNUST-IDL, you will need

¨      At least 5 (five) credits in GCE “O” Level, including English Language andMathematics

¨      At least 6 (six) credits in SSSCE/WASSCE subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus three (electives) with an aggregate not exceeding 24.

Applicants with passes (i.e. D7 and E8) in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science, who completed theirHND on or before 2010can apply to go through a qualifying Pre-bridging (Access) Course.

What Is The Admission Procedure?

Information about the admission process can be found on

What Sort Of Tutorial And Student Support Services Do Distance Learning Students Receive?

Distance Learning students have access to Facilitators and Programme Coordinators. Students also have access to the IDL Virtual Class (V-Class) through which they take part in discussions, receive support from the facilitators on individual modules and access feedback from tutors on assignments.

Do I Need An Id Card To Verify My Student Status?

YES, IDL will provide you with an ID card after registration. For further information please contact your Centre Coordinator.

Can I Drop A Course Or Courses Once I Have Registered?

YES.Fill a Change Of Course Form withina monthof registration.

Do You Conduct Orientation For Fresh Students?

YES.At the beginning of each academic year, orientation is organized for fresh students. Students get to know more about the Institute as well as KNUST. Students are also introduced to their course of study, as they get to interact with some of their Lecturers and Facilitators. Orientations are held at Kumasi andAccraat the beginning of the academic year. In some cases, orientations take place at other designated centres. More information will be given before the scheduled date for orientation.

What Programmes Are Offered In Distance Learning?

IDL KNUST offers a variety of programmes ranging from Undergraduate, Top-Up, Diploma and Post Graduate programmes.

For more information, visit the Distance Learning page on the main KNUST website at

How Does A Student Register?

Registration is done at the beginning of each semester. To register,

¨      Students are required to pay theirfees before you can register.

¨      First year and continuing students are permitted to pay at least 60% and 50% respectively of their fees for theentire academic yearto enable them register for theFirst Semester.

¨      The remaining amount, that is, balance of the fees,MUSTbe paid before registration can be done for the second semester.

¨      Payment of fees can be done at any of the followingbanks: ECOBANK, HFC BANK, MERCHANT BANK, GCB, FIDELITY BANK and UBA.

¨      After payment, students are to submit theirPay-In–Slips to their Centrefor official KNUST receipt.

¨      First year students/Freshmen & womenwill be given their usernames and passwordsby the University Information Technology Services (UITS) to enable them register their courses for the semester online.

¨      NOTE that, after payment of therequired amount of fees, students will receive anemail or an SMSwhich will give the details of username, password and website for registration purposes.

¨      Visit your Centre for assistance if you encounter any difficulty.

What Is The Duration Of Distance Programmes?

It depends.Top-up programmeslasts for two and half years. Postgraduate programmes spans for 2 years and specialized programmes lasts for a year.

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