ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Registration: - Initial registration for fresh students last for two weeks from the day lectures begin Registration closes with Matriculation of 100 Level Students. For students in other levels and for the first and second semesters, registration closes three weeks after resumption for each session. Lateness within four weeks after the official registration date shall be allowed on payment of approved fee as a penalty per student. Any students who fails to register within the periods provided for above may be allowed on application to repeat the year in the following session. A student shall not be allowed to change his/her subject combination as admitted and registered until he/she has completed at least one full academic year in the College. A student who want to change his/her subject combination must satisfy both the general and departmental requirements for the proposed subject combination. Any courses taken in the school of Education and former Department including the pre-requisite subjects shall be credited to such student regardless of the level of attainment in those courses.

The course dropped shall appear in the students' official record but shall not be taken into account in determining the student's average grade point for graduation. The responsibility to decide on the relevance if the courses already taken shall rest on the Head of the new Department. Change of course on health ground may be considered on its merit by Academic Board.

Procedure for change of course:

a.     Students applying for a change of subject combination shall submit an application to his/her Head of Department who shall process and send through the Dean top the Registrar.

b.     The registrar shall forward the application to the Dean of the new school for recommendation.

c.     The Dean shall return the treated application to the Academic Board approval.

Matriculation:

Matriculation of all duly registered students shall normally take place six or seven weeks after resumption for orientation.

Matriculation confers full membership of the College Community on the newly admitted students.

Admission and registration close with matriculation ceremony.

Student Transfer:

1.     Applicant must apply on an approved form to the registrar

2.     Academic transcripts must be submitted with the application form.

3.      The application, together with academic transcripts and other relevant documents, shall be forwarded to the Head of the Department concerned.

4.     Applicants may undergo a departmental test.

5.      The Head of Department shall return the application to the Registrar with the recommendation

6.     The registrar shall forward the application to the Academic Board for approval.

Auditing of Course:

Regular students and lecturers of the college may audit any course free with the permission of the lecturer. Research workers and others who possess the minimum entry requirements may be permitted to register and audit courses provided that: The heads of the relevant departments and thee lecturer offering the courses provided that: -

a.     find the auditing convenient.

b.     The appropriate fees applicable are paid; and

c.     Application for auditing of courses are approved by the Registrar.

Fees Payable by Students

The following categories of fees are payable in the college:

1. Tuition                           6. Registration                        11. Teaching Practice

2. Medical                         7. Library                                12. Matriculation/Graduation

3. Examination                  8. Laboratory                          13. Accommodation (optional)

4. Handbook                     9. Games                                 14. Chapel/Mosque fund

5. Identity Card                 10. Caution                              15. Special Development levy

16. Administrative levy

Subjects to be offered:

A student must offer:

1.     Education

2.     Two major teaching subjects or one double major teaching subject and

3.      General studies (as minor subjects).

1 and 2 above are taken for 6 semesters, while 3 last for 4 semesters

 Credit Load: - The college operates course and semester systems; one credit is equal to 15 hours of contact lectures or 30 hours of practical. Course weights are     between 1 and 3 credits, and on no account should a course including long    essays and projects, carry more than 3 credits.

The minimum and maximum credit loads a student can carry per semester 10 and 25 respectively.

Credit Distribution:

 

a.     Each major subject shall carry 7 credit per semester, compulsory courses in each major subject shall carry a maximum of 6 credit per session.

b.     Each subsidiary subject shall carry 1 credit per semester.

11.1 Good Standing:

1. NCE Regular Programme:

a. Students at 100level must earn a minimum of 5 credits per subject per session.

 b. Students at 200level must earn a minimum of 9 credits cumulatively per subject per session.

Semester Examination: - Examinations take place at the end of each semester,

Continuous Assessment is 40%, while examination is 60% of the total score for the semester. Continuous Assessment shall consist of tests, written assignments reports, attendances, practical work and any other means as may be appropriate to obtain a pass in a course, a student shall have scored a minimum of 40% on the aggregate of continuous assessment and examination. A student must have attained 75% class attendance, paid college approval fees and registered duly.

Examination Time-Table: - The examinable courses for examination including credit loads, number of registered students and other requirements shall be forwarded to the Chairman, Time-Table Committee at the beginning of each semester. The timetable for any examination shall be out about two weeks before the examination begins.

Duration of Examination: - End of course examinations shall take place during the last two weeks of the semester. The time allowed for writing an examination shall be in accordance with the credit load of the course. Normally, one credit shall be allowed 1 hour examinations, while two credit course and three credit courses shall be allowed 2 and 3 hours’ examinations respectively.

Preparation of Examination Papers:

a.     Each lecturer in charge of a course shall prepare his/her questions marking schemes and submit them to his/her Head of Department.

b.      Questions submitted shall be between 15-20 per cent more than the actual number that will appear on the examination paper.

c.     The Head of Department shall select from thee pool of questions submitted and prepare same for moderation.

d.     The Head of Department shall submit the moderation examination questions to the Dean of the school.

e.     The Dean supervises the production of examination papers.

 

f.      Each examination paper must be properly packed and labelled with necessary information showing title of the paper, date, time, place, invigilator, supervisor and number of candidates.

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