FUNAI SFS E-PORTAL ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE FOR CANDIDATES
FUNAI SFS
Federal University
Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
School of
Foundation Studies
FUNAI SFS E-PORTAL ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE FOR CANDIDATES
Vision
The Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo is to
become a vibrant centre of learning and
research that will be reputable nationally and
internationally and a hub for the economic
transformation and development of the
region through creative and innovative
endeavours.
Mission and Relevance
To train top quality human resource that will
propel the development of the country by
equipping the graduates with the relevant
knowledge and skills required in the market
place in a globalized world.
To take a leading role in fostering the
economic development of Ebonyi State and
the entire Nigerian society at large through
specific education, training and outreach
activities.
Philosophy
The University has as its philosophy the
production of graduates that will have the
spirit of excellence, integrity and
entrepreneurship imbibed in them. Our
philosophy is guided by:
1. The need to raise problem solvers
for the nation through the
production of highly skilled and
motivated graduates.
2. The need to pay particular attention
to research activities that will
address and impact positively on
the lives of the people of Ebonyi
State and Nigeria in general.
FUNAI will nurture the spirit of
entrepreneurship and self-reliance. Towards
this end, the curricula to be adopted and lines
of research to be pursued will be such that will
seek to address the socio-economic and
environmental issues of the region. Our
University will have strong programmes in the
Sciences, Technology, Humanities and Social
Sciences and Management Sciences.
Objectives
The academic objectives of the University are:
1. To provide access to university
education for qualified candidates
in all the fields of endeavour for
which the University has man date.
2. To act as a centre for teaching,
research and community service
that will lead to the acceleration of
economic and social development
of the catchment areas in particular
and the country in general.
3. To develop and offer academic and
professional programmes leading
to the award of university degrees
and diplomas with the aim of
producing mature graduates that
will compete favourably with
graduates from other world-class
universities.
4. To promote local and international
cooperation through linkages in
pursuit of research, staff and
exchanges.
FUNAI School of Foundation Studies
The FUNAI School of Foundation Studies Pre-
Degree and Foundation Programme is an
intensive coaching curriculum aimed at
ensuring adequate exposure to fundamentals
of concepts and preparation of eligible
students for University admission. The
Foundation and Partnership Programme is
designed to prepare candidates for external
examination conducted by the Joint
Universities Preliminary Examinations Board
(JUPEB).
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Signing Up
To successfully start your Online Application
on the FUNAI SFS e-Portal, you will be
required to open an Account by Signing Up.
To Sign Up, visit the FUNAI SFS e-Portal
Homepage and click the Sign Up link. You can
also directly access this Sign Up page via the
URL: http://www.funai-foundation.com/sign-
up. A snapshot of the Sign Up page is
displayed on the right-side of this page.
At the Sign Up page, the Candidate will be
required to provide details such as First name,
Middle name, Last name and Email Address.
These details will be used by our system to
generate a unique time-restricted registration
link for the candidate. The candidate receives
this link via email and is expected to utilize it
within 24 hours. The candidate is strongly
advised to check his/her mailbox/spam and
watch out for a mail sent by
webmaster@funai-foundation.com. We also
advise that the candidate add/save the above
mentioned email address to his/her contact
list so as to avoid further interruption of
mail(s) coming from the FUNAI SFS
Webmaster.
As soon as you get the mail containing the
Registration Link from FUNAI SFS, you are
now ready to start your Online Registration.
While on the Registration Link, locate the
‘Start Registration’ button and click on it to
generate your Sign In credentials (see below
section for details of Signing In and Signing
Out).
Provision has been made for instant
correspondence with our Support Staff. This
means that you can keep in touch with a
Signing In
Once the Candidate has completed the Sign
Up process, an automated Application
Number and Password will be generated,
which the Candidate is expected to print out
for future reference. This Application
Number will be used to identify the
Candidate throughout the Pre-
Degree/Foundation Programme.
The Candidate can then proceed to the Sign
In page where he/she supplies the
generated Application Number and
Password.
member of our Support Staff by clicking on
the Live Chat! button located at the bottom-
left corner of your browser screen or send a
mail directly to the FUNAI SFS Webmaster via
webmaster@funai-foundation.com
NOTA BENE
Once the Registration Link sent to you expires
after 24 hours, you will have to go back to the
FUNAI SFS e-Portal Sign Up Page and request
for another Registration Link.
Signing Out
The Candidate can pause the Online
Registration process anytime by Signing out
of the e-Portal. This can be done by clicking
on the Sign Out link located on the top bar of
any of the Online Registration forms. The
Sign Out link also ends the Candidate’s
Session on the e-Portal. Nonetheless, when
the candidate is not active for more than 10
minutes, the system automatically locks the
e-Portal temporarily and requests for the
password to confirm the Candidate’s account.
If it happens that the Candidate forgets
his/her Password, he/her can quickly recover
the Password by clicking on the ‘Forgot
Password’ link which can be found on the Sign
In Page.
Signing In & Signing Out on the e-Portal
Snapshot 1: FUNAI SFS e-Portal Sign Up Page
Signing Up on
the e-Portal
Snapshot 2: Signing Out on the FUNAI SFS e-Portal
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Phase One
Once the Application No and Password have
been successfully authenticated in the Sign In
page, the system will automatically load the
Candidate’s Information. After the
completion of this loading process, the
Candidate is presented with instructions and
guidelines for the successful completion of
the remaining Online Registration Process.
The Candidate is expected to read and abide
by these stipulated instructions and
guidelines for the programme.
The Phase One of the Online Registration
process is meant to guide the Candidate on
his/her decision on a proposed programme
and course of study. In light of this, the
Candidate is advised to take time and read
through the complete list of courses/subjects
required for the desired programme. After
reading the instructions, the Candidate clicks
the ‘Start Application’ button.
For more information on our programmes,
please visit:
http://www.funai-
foundation.com/about
http://www.funai-
foundation.com/programmes
Phase Two
Having clicked the ‘Start Application’ button
located at the bottom of the Phase One page,
the Candidate will be taken to Phase Two
where ‘Personal Information’ is required.
Here, the Candidate actively starts the
Information Supply process. Previous
Personal Information like First name, Middle
name, Last name and Email address which
were earlier supplied by the Candidate in the
Sign Up step, will all be automatically
transferred. These transferred details
however, cannot be edited or changed. The
Candidate will be requested to supply
additional information which were not earlier
supplied and may include the following:
1. Mother’s Maiden Name
2. Title
3. Date of Birth
4. Sex
5. Marital Status
6. Disability
7. Phone No
8. Nationality
9. Country of Residence
10. State of Origin
11. State of Residence
12. Local Government Area
13. Home Town
14. Contact Address
15. Permanent Address
16. Religion
17. Hobbies
18. Full Name (Next of Kin)
19. Occupation (Next of Kin)
20. Contact Address (Next of Kin)
21. Phone No (Next of Kin)
22. Candidate Photo
The Candidate’s Mother Maiden’s Name will
be used as a security question in a situation
where the Candidate wishes to recover
his/her password. Furthermore, the
Candidate is advised to correctly type his/her
Local Government Area and Home Town as
errors and mistakes will not be tolerated. The
Contact Address should be the address in
which the Candidate currently resides in or an
address in which the Candidate hopes or plans
to reside in while undertaking the programme
at Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Likewise, the
Permanent Address should be the address
where the Candidate’s Parent/Guardian/Next
of Kin currently resides in.
The Candidate’s Profile Photo must not be
larger than 100KB. Good Photo Editors such
as Adobe Photoshop, MS Paint, Corel Draw,
etc. can be used to reduce the size of the
photo if it is larger than 100KB. The Candidate
can also visit http://www.picresize.com and
use its service to resize his/her large-sized
picture. After successfully uploading Passport
Photo, the Candidate clicks the ‘Save
Information’ button and will be automatically
taken to a page where the Candidate will be
required to enter an access PIN.
At this juncture, the Candidate clicks on the
‘How do I get a PIN?’ link, which takes the
Candidate to the Get PIN page, where
instructions on making payment via Remita
can be seen. This payment process is briefly
outlined:
1. Candidate generates Retrieval
Reference Number (RRN) on
Remita.
2. Candidate activates RRN on the
ePortal (This is mandatory).
3. Candidate makes payment in the
bank and within 48 hours (2 working
days), payment will be confirmed
and an automated 16-digit PIN sent
to the Candidate’s mobile phone via
SMS.
Please find detailed explanations and
instructions on the above steps in the GET PIN
page (as shown on Snapshot 5).
Please be aware that Candidates’ activities on
this FUNAI SFS e-Portal are tracked and
recorded for security reasons. The FUNAI ICT
Management shall not tolerate abuse of the
PIN Verification Module System. In view of
this, certain security measures have been put
in place such as:
1. Candidate’s Account temporarily
locked for 10 minutes if he/she
enters a wrong access PIN 3 (three)
times.
2. Candidate’s Account permanently
disabled if he/she enters a wrong
access PIN 5 (five) times.
In essence, the Candidate is advised to enter a
PIN only when he/she receives an SMS alert
from FUNAI SFS containing a 16-digit access
PIN. In a situation where the Candidate has
not received an access PIN from FUNAI SFS
after 48 hours, the Candidate is advised to
click on the ‘I haven’t received a PIN’ link and
lodge a complaint by uploading a scanned
copy of Payment Document.
When Candidate successfully enters a valid
16-digit access PIN, the system validates the
PIN and automatically takes the Candidate to
Phase Three, where the Candidate will be
required to enter details of Academic
Qualifications as well as uploading
Certificates.
Starting your
Online Registration
on the e-Portal
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jjPhase One
Snapshot 3: Phase Two of the
Online Registration Process
Snapshot 4: The e-Portal requests
the Candidate to enter 16-digit
access PIN. Two boxes at the
bottom:
1. I haven’t received a Pin:
To lodge a complaint and
upload Payment
Document if Candidate
has not received a PIN
after 48 hours.
2. How do I get a PIN:
To give Candidate
instruction on the
payment process to be
made via Remita.
Snapshot 5: Providing detailed
instructions on the payment process
via Remita. RRN is generated on
Remita and activated on the
ePortal.
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Snapshot 6: Remita Registration
page where RRN is generated.
Snapshot 7: Complaint Page where
Candidate is required to upload
Payment Document when he/she
has not received a 16-digit access
PIN after 48 hours.
Snapshot 8: Account temporarily
locked when Candidate enters a
wrong access PIN three times. The
Candidate has to wait till 10 minutes
before two more attempts are given
to enter access PIN.
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Phase Three
At this Phase, the Candidate is required to
supply details of Schools attended,
Qualifications. Scanned copies of Candidate’s
certificates are also required to be uploaded.
The Candidate should make sure that all
entries supplied in the Schools Attended and
Qualifications section correspond with what
is to be uploaded on the Documents section.
To supply School Information, the Candidate
clicks the ‘Add School’ button on the far right
of the Schools Attended section (as shown in
Snapshot 9). After clicking this button, the
Candidate is taken to a page where he/she
enters the Name of School, Date started and
Date ended. If necessary, the Candidate can
edit his/her entries by clicking on the Edit icon
(having a blue background as shown in
Snapshot 10) and delete his/her entry by
clicking on the Delete icon (having an orange
background as shown in Snapshot 10).
To supply Qualification information, the
Candidate clicks the ‘Add Qualification’
button on the far right of the Qualifications
section (as shown in Snapshot 11). After
clicking this button, the Candidate is taken to
a page where he/she enters Programme,
Year, Subject and Grade. If required, the
Candidate can edit his/her entries by
following steps to edit and delete as
mentioned on the Previous section (Schools
Section).
To upload Document information, the
Candidate must prepare scanned copies of all
certificates and supporting documents and
arranged in the order below:
1. First School Leaving Certificate
2. Certificate WASSCE
3. Certificate SSCE
4. Certificate NECO
5. Certificate GCE
6. Certificate NABTEB
7. Birth Certificate
8. LGA of Origin
Thereafter, the scanned documents are
combined into one PDF file. Care should be
taken to compress all scanned copies so that
the resulting combined PDF file does not
exceed 2 MB. The Candidate should ensure
that scanned or compressed documents are
neat, clear and comprehensible for the
Admission Officer to examine. For support on
combining scanned documents into one PDF
file, please visit http://online2pdf.com and
use its service. After the PDF file has been
prepared, the Candidate clicks the ‘Add
Document’ button on the far right of the
Documents section (as shown in Snapshot
12). After clicking this button, the Candidate
is taken to a page where he/she is given
provision to upload.
After the three sections have been completed
(Schools Attended, Qualifications and
Documents section), the system displays the
last section to be completed which is
choosing a Proposed Programme (Pre-
Degree or Foundation Programme) and
declaring that the information provided all
through the application process is genuine.
The Candidate then clicks the ‘Submit
Application’ button after going through the
page and confirming that all supplied
information is complete. After clicking this
button, the system collates and all supplied
information, makes necessary operations,
sorts all records, apply proper naming records
and forwards the application to the FUNAI
SFS Admission Officer. The Candidate is
taken to a Confirmation Page where he/she
clicks the ‘Continue to Dashboard’ button to
conclude the application.
As soon as the above process has been
completed, the system sends a confirmation
SMS and email to the Candidates mobile
phone and email account. At this juncture, the
Candidate has successfully completed the
FUNAI SFS Online Application Form. The
Candidate is advised to routinely sign in to the
FUNAI SFS e-Portal and check his/her
Application Status and also check his/her
email for updates on Application. Further
correspondence on Candidate’s Application
will be sent ONLY through SMS and Email.
Snapshot 10: Edit and Delete buttons
Snapshot 11: Qualifications Section Add Qualification Information
Snapshot 12: Documents Section Add Scanned Certificates’ Information
Snapshot 9: Schools Attended Section Add School Information
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FUNAI SCHOOL OF FOUNDATION STUDIES (FUNAI SFS)
The FUNAI School of Foundation Studies Pre-Degree and Foundation Programme is an
intensive coaching curriculum aimed at ensuring adequate exposure to fundamentals of
concepts and preparation of eligible students for University admission. The Foundation and
Partnership Programme is designed to prepare candidates for external examination
conducted by the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into a non-
resident one-year Pre-Degree and 10 months Foundation programmes of the Federal
University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo. Details of admission, deadline, choice of course and
programme should be checked at the FUNAI SFS Website via http://www.funai-
foundation.com.
Copyright © 2016 FUNAI.
All rights reserved.
Please direct all
general inquiries to:
The Secretary,
School of Foundation Studies
Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
Ebonyi State, Nigeria
info@funai-foundation.com
All technical complaints
should be directed to:
The Webmaster,
School of Foundation Studies
Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
Ebonyi State, Nigeria
webmaster@funai-foundation.com
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