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The Public Relations Institute in Nigeria was founded in 1963 and become a chartered body in 1990 under decree 16. The final diploma is recognized as HND and can be used in lieu of a first degree. NYSC exemption certificates are usually provided to matured graduates of the PR professional course.

A first degree in any course of study. Also, students with SSCE (5 credits plus English language), National Diploma or HND can also apply for the course.

Exemptions from the certificate stage of the exams are given to students with a Mass Communication degree. However, such students are expected to provide an academic transcript as proof and make a payment of N30,000 to the institute as exemption fees.

There are fifteen courses in the entire course. Ten in the certificate stage and five in the diploma and final stage

Certificate stage:

PART I: Principles of PR, Business Management, Psychology & Sociology, Media methods and Practice, Communication Theories and Practice.

PART II: Economics, Public Relations in Private and Public Sectors, Public Relations in Government, Public Relations Research, Comparative Public Relations.

Diploma Stage

PART III: Public Relations Policy, planning and Strategy, Corporate and Product Brand Management, Media dynamics, Stakeholders Management, Marketing and Advertising management.

The entire programme can be completed within a year as the examinations are written twice in a year- June/July and Nov/Dec. The institute gives a maximum of 3years for the completion of the entire programme.

No. The entire course is based on communication principles and if there is any maths at all, you will find it when you are discussing the money(budget) part of a PR campaign.

The entire programme can be completed within a year with the PR Academy  as the examinations are written twice in a year- June/July and Nov/Dec. The institute gives a maximum of 3years for the completion of the entire programme.

We’ve created learning resources to ensure you have a great online learning experience. They include live webinars, also recorded for later playback, audio lectures, study materials and workbook. Video lectures coming soon.

For NIPR Certification courses, your course fee is a combination of the PR Academy tuition fees and the NIPR Student membership registration fee. PR Academy provides lectures plus an online learning experience with study packs, audio lectures, past NIPR questions and workbooks.

If you come to face to face classes we provide you with lots of tea and coffee, snacks and Wi-Fi.  You don’t really need to buy any books as we would provide you with study materials and other learning tools, but you can of course purchase books if you like and we can help you to decide what to buy.

NIPR course registration and examination fee is not part of your lecture fees.

For our business courses and in-house training, the course fee is for all the tuition, resources and all the learning tools.

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We must have payment before the course starts, either in full or, if paying by installment, the first installment must be paid. The installment option is available to you if you are paying for yourself. When you enroll you need to be ready to make the payment online with a debit card or through bank transfer into our account.

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There are fifteen courses in total for the completion of the programme. Ten in the certificate stage(par I & II) and five in the diploma stage(part III).

CERTIFICATE STAGE:

PART I: Principles of PR, Business Management, Psychology & Sociology, Media methods and Practice, Communication Theories and Practice.

PART II: Economics, Public Relations in Private and Public Sectors, Public Relations in Government, Public Relations Research, Comparative Public Relations.

DIPLOMA STAGE

PART III: Public Relations Policy, planning and Strategy, Corporate and Product Brand Management, Media dynamics, Stakeholders Management, Marketing and Advertising management.

The examinations are currently written in Lagos and Abuja.

For now, we only have physical centers in Lagos and Abuja. Students in other states usually sign up for our online/Correspondence option of lectures and would have to travel to Lagos or Abuja to sit for the examinations.

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