Federal Polytechnic Bida DCE 2016/2017 Admission

Federal Polytechnic Bida Admin Building

The Federal Polytechnic Bida 2016/2017 DCE application forms for admission into ND, HND and Pre-HND programmes are on sale. Find the relevant application information below.

Form is sold for Seven Thousand Naira (7,000) and payment for form can be made through online payment with your ATM (Debit) Card on the admission portal.

What’s DCE?

DCE is an abbreviation for Directorate for Continuing Education.

Who is DCE Form For?

DCE offers both Evening (Full Time) and Weekend (Part Time) Programmes. In addition, it also offers those with OND the opportunity to upgrade their result to ND, which is the key requirement for HND admission.

Note: Morning and Evening programmes are equally FULL TIME programmes. No difference in priviledges and treatment, except that evening school fees are much more expensive. Apart from that, you will get the same benefits, and eventually same certificate as the morning counterparts. And for the HND programmes, both morning and evening graduates are mobilized for NYSC.

Why DCE Form?

If you are not opportuned to get admission into the Morning Programme because your UTME score is less than this year’s cut-off point of 180, or if you did not take 2016 JAMB UTME, then evening programme is a good option. If you’re a worker, and need to study part-time, then the Weekend Programme is good for you. If you have OND or University Diploma, and want to start HND programme with it, then Pre-HND admission is your best bet.

All these are offered by the DCE Programme. So, if you fall into any of the aforementioned three categories of applicants, you need the DCE form to get admitted here.

How To Apply

Here is an update on how to purchase and register. If you have been finding it difficult to register, it’s because you might be trying to register in the wrong website address. Follow these instructions and you should be fine with the registration process.


The registration is Online and you can do it conveniently from your state of residence by following the procedure below.


Go to a cybercafe and
Browse to Federal Polytechnic, Bida online form site and register. Click this link => http://apply.fedbidadce.com/Account/Register

Simply sign up by entering your First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Email and any Password of choice (this field is entered twice) and click the Register button.

NOTE: Make sure the email address supplied is valid/accessible to you.

A verification and New account creation message titled Email Confirmation will be sent to your email address. The email message contains a link, login to your email, open the message and click that link. If you cannot see it in your inbox, check in the spam. If it is not in either, wait for some time and it will be delivered. After clicking on the link, you will get a success message.

Log in to the portal by clicking this link => http://apply.fedbidadce.com/Account/Login. Enter the Email and Password you used during Register earlier in the appropriate fields. Then click the Login button to display  the Application Activities page.

Click on the Apply button in front of either HND APPLICATION FORM 2016/2017 or the ND APPLICATION FORM 2016/2017 to display the form.

NOTE: Please Note that once you have clicked this one, you cannot click the Apply button again. On the right-hand side of the page, the Form Name will be displayed with the green Resume button. If you want to continue with your application, that is where you will click henceforth.


In the next stage, you will be shown the Payment Details. Please “Shine Your Eyes Well” and confirm that the appropriate form name is what you are paying for. If it is, then get your ATM card ready,  ensure it can pay the Seven Thousand Naira form fee and click Proceed To Pay Online.


In the next stage, the Payment Information will be shown to you again, but this time, it will be with your name, and the payment type REMITA is selected by default. Again confirm that the correct form is what they say you are paying for. If it is, click Proceed.

Step 8

Now you will be given a Transaction Reference Number. Please, copy this and save because if any error arises during the course of your payment, that is what the payment gateway owners need to resolve the issue. Once you have copied that, click Pay.

The next page that appears is Remita’s Payment Page. Again, take note of Your Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR). Then look below the box that says “How do you want to Pay?” and you will find three options.

To pay with your ATM Card, look under the third box that is titled: “Pay Now with Cards or Wallets” and identify your ATM Card type under the sub-category “Nigeria Local Cards” if you are using a card issued for Naira by Nigerian banks. That is what most Nigerians have anyway. Click on its icon.

Step 9

The next page you will see is Interswitch’s Web Pay. Just select your ATM Card type again and fill in your ATM Card Details.

Note: If your ATM is not Safe Token enabled, it may not work. For that you want to read this article  to find out how (click this link =>): How To Register ATM for Safe Token

Step 10

If your payment is successful you will be returned to the portal to fill the form. Fill the form appropriately. The form is in stages, and you can go back to previous stages if you must.

(NOTE: asterisk fields are compulsory).

Click the Save and Continue button to proceed to the next stage, until the last stage when you will be shown the whole details you have filled in so far. Then, confirm every detail you supplied is correct and click the submit button. Then the Print Form button will be available for you to download the form in PDF format.

Note: In case you couldn’t finish, the portal will save all the stages you have completed, and when you come back, all you need to do is click on the Resume button on the righ-hand side of the Application Activities page.

Download the form, Print and keep the backup probably in your email. Then, logout from the portal.


Then, you are required to submit two copies of the following to the admission record office:

  1. Application Form Print Out.
  2. National Diploma (ND) Result
  3. Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age
  4. Certificate of State/LGA of Origin
  5. O/Level Result
  6. IT Letter (if you have completed your IT).

CLOSING DATE: Announced closing date for sales and submission of completed online forms is 30th October, 2016.

If you have any challenges, I can help you register from here in Bida. Add me on Facebook at https://www.fb.com/dosoftware or follow the school’s Facebook page on this link –> fb.com/federalpolytechnicbida

Further Assistance

You can call JOHN on 0809 633 9911, 0902 222 2609 or 0806 500 8899. But please note that I am not a staff of Federal Polytechnic, Bida, and I am not in any way affiliated with the school. I am a Graduate of the school. So, I am only helping you to get the information you need and save the cost of traveling down here so often.  Yeah…I know so Don’t Mention…Hahahaaa…Good Luck!


  1. Pls Keep Me Post When The Next Hnd List Admission List Out;
    Name; Alex Sabastine Ifeakachukwu
    Dept; Mass Com Hnd
    Level; Hnd


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