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Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by perfectgen(m): 5:28pm On Sep 13, 2018
When in early 2017, a friend brought to my notice a first of its kind online MBA program here in Nigeria, I couldn't really believe him but when he opened the appealing advert of the ABU Online MBA, I got immediately interested as I had been looking forward to obtaining a MBA.

I fully researched the program and everything looked perfect; I checked the course structure, delivery, fees and observed it was something I could do in my spare time, while still working.

In terms of structure, it was slightly self-paced but I was expected to pick up materials and prepare for exams; which I learnt were mainly computer-based tests at that time. On the issue of delivery, I learnt that there was an e-learning suite to deploy most of the course and I was going to be assigned an e-tutor for all courses I was to take; this I learnt should be about 24 in all. On fees, I learnt the current students were then paying less than 500 thousand naira overall hence reasonably affordable for me.

Fast forward to May, 2017, I encouraged three other friends and colleagues to start the program and as we were about to register, we observed a change in fee structure; instead of the normal bulk fee, we were now to pay 10 thousand naira for electives and 20 thousand naira for core courses. This naturally increased the expected fees but in my gullibility, I felt i could still manage to afford it.

To my amazement, midway into the first semester, there was a change in the delivery structure, while some courses had committed e-tutors who were available to explain whatsoever challenges we had with the courses, some e-tutors were just non-existent. Another issue is the review of the examination twice within one semester; we learnt on NUC's insistence, the course had to be 50% theoretical paper/50% Computer based tests but later changed it to 30% assignments/30% Computer based tests/40% theoretical papers.

In my typical perseverance, I adapted and continued with the program but observed midway that instead of the initial 24 courses being planned for, the courses had changed to about 30 in all.

By the next semester, all fees were changed to a flat 20 thousand naira. I was already in the middle of the river and having no choice, I continued with the program. Then came increment of offered courses to about 36 before finishing the program with all additional courses estimated at 20,000 naira per course. The painful part was that these courses were more or less repetitions; a course was sometimes divided into three parts just to ensure that instead of us paying 20,000, we get to pay 60,000.

Just after complaining of the increasing fees and reduction in the quality of the programme, slight adjustments were made; this was insufficient in my dousing my increasing regrets for starting the program. Surprisingly, the university, introduced what they termed late registration fees; this was supposed to be added fees for registering late even though you will not be allowed access to the platform nor educational materials until you make payment. We could do nothing about it as all complaints were either not attended to or brought with it, further problems.
As if that was not enough, very close to exams, I observed additional 10,000 naira on the fee retinue; this was tagged examination fees. I felt the essence of our paying the 20,000 naira was to ensure everything relating to the individual courses was captured hence why add a fee that we were not told of at the beginning of the program and just when we were preparing for exams; when it was already confirmed that we have already made payment for the semester.

I became frustrated, and felt like just dropping out; having seen three of my colleagues drop out due to increasing fees. Coping financially was becoming hard for me and continuing with the program was becoming suffocating.

I forced myself to continue the course; being someone who hardly gives up, but on entering into the fourth semester discovered that there were now new split courses which were illogical. We had courses like Seminar, Project 1, Project 2, internship etc. which were not going to be taught but we still had to pay for; we complained and expected palliative measures only to wake up and hear that the course delivery has been changed to single delivery which implies that the flexibility of the program was more or less gone and with it came the realization that the core focus of an MBA; practical orientation and fundamental understanding of key concepts was no more assured.
I computed everything I have paid for a programme that I have little or no say in and observed I am just a little bit short of 800 thousand naira yet I still have one full semester to go that I still have to pay for. I have to admit that I have been hoodwinked into thinking the ABU online MBA can give me what other international online MBAs could have given me; though the fees are fast getting similar. I seem to be in a one-chance vehicle but not knowing if its is sane for me to jump down. I woke up this morning to see that another 20,000 naira has been added to the fee retinue for transcript or something like that I can't remember applying nor planning to apply for.

I really need help before this financial pressure frustrate me into leaving this programme with the huge amount i have spent; maybe, like a colleague said, i should have used the money in buying a land in Kubwa and wait for it to appreciate because even with the MBA, there is no assurance of pay increase at work, new opportunities nor a profitable return on investment.

Please save my soul!!!

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by breme: 5:40pm On Sep 13, 2018
ABU is fraud! I bet you...you even forgot to add how non challant they are about our complaints. Missing grades and scores. I'll advice anyone not to even bother. ABU DLC MBA is fraud!

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by nellyelitz(m): 5:44pm On Sep 13, 2018
Almost everything in Nigeria is scam.NL ProfessionalS kindly save a soul here.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by fatunsinm: 5:57pm On Sep 13, 2018
Save our Soul!!!! I never knew this is how ABUDLC will frustrate the hell out of me....After investing my money and time.... something need to be done ooooo

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by breme: 6:02pm On Sep 13, 2018
fatunsinm:
Save our Soul!!!! I never knew this is how ABUDLC will frustrate the hell out of me....After investing my money and time.... something need to be done ooooo

I honestly regret putting my money in this. I should have just done an international online masters programme.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by HRHQueenPhil(f): 6:02pm On Sep 13, 2018
thank GOD i never ventured. will wait for COVENANT UNI 2 START DIERS
breme:
ABU is fraud! I bet you...you even forgot to add how non challant they are about our complaints. Missing grades and scores. I'll advice anyone not to even bother. ABU DLC MBA is fraud!

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by perfectgen(m): 6:32pm On Sep 13, 2018
cc: lalasticlala
I didn't even know that we are many in the same ship. Moderators, Please, help us get this message to the front page where stakeholders and the school's principal officers can see the message and probably address it before most of us get forced out of a program we had high expectations of.

Thanks

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by trublvr(f): 6:33pm On Sep 13, 2018
God bless you! Your write up is on point!
The arbitrary fee structure, poor tutoring, and treatment of students like undergrads is just too shameful.
My greatest pain is that 3 people from my office have joined the program based on my recommendation , not knowing that the school needed to get their acts together.
I'll just advise the next person who asks me about the program to go for NOUN. Cheaper, and less waste of time.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by fatunsinm: 6:37pm On Sep 13, 2018
Na God go save us for this mess wey we find our self oooo quote author=breme post=71168393]ABU is fraud! I bet you...you even forgot to add how non challant they are about our complaints. Missing grades and scores. I'll advice anyone not to even bother. ABU DLC MBA is fraud![/quote]

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by smithjefr: 6:43pm On Sep 13, 2018
I try not to regret anything.....
I guess i will just request for my transcript for the courses i have done and move on.
I can use it to do the final semester somewhere else.......

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by BIAFRONIGERIAN(m): 7:38pm On Sep 13, 2018
We'll employ Greek styled political warfare in wrestling power from APC
Camp in the Southeast
encircle south south and capture the key towns of PHC,Uyo,Asaba and Benin
Penetrate Southwest via Benin
Overrun Ondo, Capture Lagos,Ekiti,Ogun and Osun surrenders
Another battalion simultaneously penetrate Northwest,Kano falls,Kaduna Surrenders,Sokoto and Katsina pledges loyalty, Niger is overrun, the whole of North central is captured, Abuja puts up a resistance but a final push eventually breaks the defense, Oshiomole accepts defeat, LAI Mohammed defects, and Buhari is bundled back to Daura


Power to the people!

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Beblessedbaba: 7:40pm On Sep 13, 2018
Don't mind them; sorry about your predicament OP. Someone is using your tuition to fund new personal project.

This will obviously demarket patronage of the program. If you guys are 1000 in number now by next session when new intake will be less than 100.
The administrators will sit up and their commonsense will revert back to default by that time it will be too late and it will take another at least 5 years to meet that level like inception even if they do advert on CNN. Word of mouth is the fastest and most credible form of advert. Agege bread, Ghana beans are classical examples.

Do you know some foreign schools with better pedigree will give you same online MBA with lesser stress and sincerity even ordinary NOUN is better.

Cc lala @mod abeg front page.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by MrTed: 8:20pm On Sep 13, 2018
I understand your pain Bro. If interested, I'll introduce you to a University in Europe accredited and internationally recognized that has online courses that I'm doing my MBA PRESENTLY AS I SPEAK , AND IT'S FEES IS LESS THAN 900K THAT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY PAY IN INSTALLMENTS AND AND YOU'LL GRADUATE AS AT WHEN DUE. INBOX is ME FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO GO ABOUT IT AND I'LL GUIDE YOU

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Purishine: 8:43pm On Sep 13, 2018
ABUDL I guess they just woke up one day and realised they didn't plan well before they started the whole thing and discovered the unexpected. Now they want the students who already enrolled to pay for all their losses? That's unfair. If we knew this was going to happen I believe no one or very few would have ventured into this journey of regret.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Oluvic1: 8:57pm On Sep 13, 2018
#ABUScam. This impunity must be stopped in its track. We are been taken for a ride because they believe we have started the program and we do not have a choice but comply with whatever they dish out. We were led on to believe they are sincere. #StopABUOnlineMBAfraud

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by olulogbemileke: 9:09pm On Sep 13, 2018
Certainly a dubious institution. I talked my wife into starting the ABU online MBA program believing it was an economical program based on the tuition, outline and program structure I saw on their website. They not only have increased the number of courses but also increase the fee per course for electives.
I checked all their courses handouts, they are full of punishable PLAGIARISM. An institution that cannot do it's own research but wants to make all the money.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by NamelessOGBENI(m): 10:19pm On Sep 13, 2018
An eye opener..
Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by dotsconcepts: 10:30pm On Sep 13, 2018
ABUDLC big time scam. And i do not know if am the only that keeps hearing that woman making noise during exams "we are here to protect the integrity of this great institution....". I had always had high regard for ABU untill now. The MBA online program is from all indication not a thoroughly thought out program. Its just full of trial and error all the way and the administrators do not listen to the voice of reason.

A summary of the students outbursts are:
- duplication of courses e.g. 3 courses having same course contents and you have to pay for each one
- additional fees coming up in the middle of program that were never considered
- introductions of internship, seminars et al that students will have to pay for
- introduction of split courses and all
-

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by BruncleZuma: 10:56pm On Sep 13, 2018
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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Issakendrick: 10:58pm On Sep 13, 2018
Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by BruncleZuma: 10:58pm On Sep 13, 2018
author=Issakendrick post=71177293]
Careful homie...thread carefully.
Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Okoyeebo: 10:59pm On Sep 13, 2018
BIAFRONIGERIAN:
We'll employ Greek styled political warfare in wrestling power from APC
Camp in the Southeast
encircle south south and capture the key towns of PHC,Uyo,Asaba and Benin
Penetrate Southwest via Benin
Overrun Ondo, Capture Lagos,Ekiti,Ogun and Osun surrenders
Another battalion simultaneously penetrate Northwest,Kano falls,Kaduna Surrenders,Sokoto and Katsina pledges loyalty, Niger is overrun, the whole of North central is captured, Abuja puts up a resistance but a final push eventually breaks the defense, Oshiomole accepts defeat, LAI Mohammed defects, and Buhari is bundled back to Daura
Power to the people!

This is the same nonsense Ojuku told your gullible fathers before getting 3M of them killed and running away to Abidjan.

You're a Biafran, you are conquered people defeated by Nigerians. You have no stake or say in Nigeria's elections.

Pls don't derail this thread, mention me in the politics section.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Ejiod(m): 11:02pm On Sep 13, 2018
Anything masters in ABU is scam!.
How can my 2 friends be doing MSc for 3_years for sch. Anyone doing online na pure scamming him go jamm.I detest anything Nigerian Uni

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Nobody: 11:02pm On Sep 13, 2018
BIAFRONIGERIAN:
We'll employ Greek styled political warfare in wrestling power from APC
Camp in the Southeast
encircle south south and capture the key towns of PHC,Uyo,Asaba and Benin
Penetrate Southwest via Benin
Overrun Ondo, Capture Lagos,Ekiti,Ogun and Osun surrenders
Another battalion simultaneously penetrate Northwest,Kano falls,Kaduna Surrenders,Sokoto and Katsina pledges loyalty, Niger is overrun, the whole of North central is captured, Abuja puts up a resistance but a final push eventually breaks the defense, Oshiomole accepts defeat, LAI Mohammed defects, and Buhari is bundled back to Daura


Power to the people!
amen





wake up when ready

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Motion123(m): 11:02pm On Sep 13, 2018
Thank God for this revelation, the next time I see their ads on my facebook page l ll just give them the middle finger

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Kockane(m): 11:06pm On Sep 13, 2018
Total waste of time! I've since abandoned the program because I can't keep wasting my time and precious money.

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by DaddyNimo(m): 11:06pm On Sep 13, 2018
perfectgen:
When in early 2017, a friend brought to my notice a first of its kind online MBA program here in Nigeria, I couldn't really believe him but when he opened the appealing advert of the ABU Online MBA, I got immediately interested as I had been looking forward to obtaining a MBA.

I fully researched the program and everything looked perfect; I checked the course structure, delivery, fees and observed it was something I could do in my spare time, while still working.

In terms of structure, it was slightly self-paced but I was expected to pick up materials and prepare for exams; which I learnt were mainly computer-based tests at that time. On the issue of delivery, I learnt that there was an e-learning suite to deploy most of the course and I was going to be assigned an e-tutor for all courses I was to take; this I learnt should be about 24 in all. On fees, I learnt the current students were then paying less than 500 thousand naira overall hence reasonably affordable for me.

Fast forward to May, 2017, I encouraged three other friends and colleagues to start the program and as we were about to register, we observed a change in fee structure; instead of the normal bulk fee, we were now to pay 10 thousand naira for electives and 20 thousand naira for core courses. This naturally increased the expected fees but in my gullibility, I felt i could still manage to afford it.

To my amazement, midway into the first semester, there was a change in the delivery structure, while some courses had committed e-tutors who were available to explain whatsoever challenges we had with the courses, some e-tutors were just non-existent. Another issue is the review of the examination twice within one semester; we learnt on NUC's insistence, the course had to be 50% theoretical paper/50% Computer based tests but later changed it to 30% assignments/30% Computer based tests/40% theoretical papers.

In my typical perseverance, I adapted and continued with the program but observed midway that instead of the initial 24 courses being planned for, the courses had changed to about 30 in all.

By the next semester, all fees were changed to a flat 20 thousand naira. I was already in the middle of the river and having no choice, I continued with the program. Then came increment of offered courses to about 36 before finishing the program with all additional courses estimated at 20,000 naira per course. The painful part was that these courses were more or less repetitions; a course was sometimes divided into three parts just to ensure that instead of us paying 20,000, we get to pay 60,000.

Just after complaining of the increasing fees and reduction in the quality of the programme, slight adjustments were made; this was insufficient in my dousing my increasing regrets for starting the program. Surprisingly, the university, introduced what they termed late registration fees; this was supposed to be added fees for registering late even though you will not be allowed access to the platform nor educational materials until you make payment. We could do nothing about it as all complaints were either not attended to or brought with it, further problems.
As if that was not enough, very close to exams, I observed additional 10,000 naira on the fee retinue; this was tagged examination fees. I felt the essence of our paying the 20,000 naira was to ensure everything relating to the individual courses was captured hence why add a fee that we were not told of at the beginning of the program and just when we were preparing for exams; when it was already confirmed that we have already made payment for the semester.

I became frustrated, and felt like just dropping out; having seen three of my colleagues drop out due to increasing fees. Coping financially was becoming hard for me and continuing with the program was becoming suffocating.

I forced myself to continue the course; being someone who hardly gives up, but on entering into the fourth semester discovered that there were now new split courses which were illogical. We had courses like Seminar, Project 1, Project 2, internship etc. which were not going to be taught but we still had to pay for; we complained and expected palliative measures only to wake up and hear that the course delivery has been changed to single delivery which implies that the flexibility of the program was more or less gone and with it came the realization that the core focus of an MBA; practical orientation and fundamental understanding of key concepts was no more assured.
I computed everything I have paid for a programme that I have little or no say in and observed I am just a little bit short of 800 thousand naira yet I still have one full semester to go that I still have to pay for. I have to admit that I have been hoodwinked into thinking the ABU online MBA can give me what other international online MBAs could have given me; though the fees are fast getting similar. I seem to be in a one-chance vehicle but not knowing if its is sane for me to jump down. I woke up this morning to see that another 20,000 naira has been added to the fee retinue for transcript or something like that I can't remember applying nor planning to apply for.

I really need help before this financial pressure frustrate me into leaving this programme with the huge amount i have spent; maybe, like a colleague said, i should have used the money in buying a land in Kubwa and wait for it to appreciate because even with the MBA, there is no assurance of pay increase at work, new opportunities nor a profitable return on investment.

Please save my soul!!!
money wey u for use do Canada EE, u waste am wan do MBA for useless Nigerian university.... SMH

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by EndyEdesonNews(m): 11:06pm On Sep 13, 2018
one needs to verify well before carrying out any deal online

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Re: Ahmadu Bello University Online MBA; A Mistake I Wish I Never Made by Nobody: 11:07pm On Sep 13, 2018
Following keenly

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