**How many semesters can be found in a level in any polytechnic in Nigeria?** Do you want to know the number of semesters you are going to have in your polytechnic education? Then you are the right place, that’s what I am going to explain in this article.

If you are a university student then this post is not meant for you.

This article explains the number of semesters for both full time and part time polytechnic students in Nigeria.

## How Many Semester in Polytechnic in Nigeria?

There are 8 semesters in polytechnic for full time students while there are 12 for part time students.

How did I get these numbers 🤔, let me explain.

2 semesters in each level multiplied by the 4 levels is equal to 8 semester for full time students. (2 x 4 = 8)

While, 3 semesters in each level multiplied by the 4 levels is equal to 12 semesters for part time students. (3 x 4 = 12)

However, if the polytechnic has ND3, the number of semesters is going change.

You can also read my writeup on how long it takes to complete polytechnic education in Nigeria.

### How Many Semesters Are in Each Level?

There are mainly 2 semesters in each level for full time students while part time students will have 3 semesters and less break.

The 3rd semester for part time polytechnic students will comprise of few courses and tests/assessment and examination will be done at the end of the semester.

This means that:

For Full time students: ND1, ND2, ND3 (not available in all polytechnics), HND1 and HND2 will have 2 semesters each. While,

For Part time students: ND1, ND2, ND3 (not available in all polytechnics), HND1 and HND2 will have 3 semesters each.

In case you just skimmed through the post, scroll up to see the calculated semesters you are going to have in your polytechnic.

### Conclusion

The number of semesters you are going to have in your polytechnic education program does not matter a lot, what matters is that you should try as much as possible not to have any carry over in any course in any semesters.

Carry overs are not something a student will wish for, I will write a comprehensive article on it in the future.

For now; this article has explained and answered the question of how many semesters are in Nigeria polytechnics.

If any of what I have said above are slightly different in your polytechnic, leave a comment below and explain how it works so I can update this article with it.

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