Programme Guidelines

Categorization of Courses:

Courses are categorized as follows:

  1. Registration of courses shall take place at a specified period at the beginning of each Semester. Each student shall, therefore, be required to present himself/herself for registration for the programme of study for which s/he has been accepted or register on line, or as may be directed by the Registry.
  2. The registration shall be carried out in the Administrative.
  3. Registration guidelines shall be distributed to students before registration begins.
  4. Students shall pay all prescribed fees to the designated banks or as prescribed.
  5. When students pay their fees, they shall be issued with receipts and clearance certificate which shall be presented to the Administrative Officer before collection of registration form.
  6. A student must register for all the compulsory and required courses prescribed by the Academic Board. In addition, each student must register for the General Studies courses which he/she is required to pass in order to qualify for the award of a degree. Before registering for a course, a student must seek the advice of level coordinator/Head of Department/Academic Dean as to his/her ability to cope with the course.
  7. Registration for the Session shall end a day before Matriculation in case of fresh students and two weeks after the College’s official date of resumption in the case of returning undergraduates or as directed by the College Management.
  8. Where a course for which students have registered cannot be taught, late registration for substitute courses will be permitted on the approval of the Provost after due recommendation by the Academic Dean.
  9. Students who are sick and cannot register for courses within the stipulated period shall duly inform the College through the Head of Department and Dean with evidence.
  10. No student shall be permitted to attend classes or use the College Library or any other facility of the College until she/he has registered.
Weighing of Courses
  1. A unit shall be measured in terms of one hour of lecture or one hour of tutorial or three hours of practical instruction. A normal course of two lectures of two hours and one hour of tutorial (i.e. a total of three contact hours per week, shall count as three units per Semester.
  2. A Long Essay of Original Project shall count as three units per Semester or six units per Session.
  3. General Studies and Special Language courses shall each count as three units per Semester.
  1. Continuous Assessment: There shall be continuous assessments in each course which shall carry thirty percent (30%) of the total marks allocated to the course. These shall be made of marks from attendance and at least two tests.
  2. Semester Examination: There shall be a written examination of (2-3) hours duration in each course at the end of the Semester.
  3. Incomplete Grade: Incomplete grade shall not be awarded to any student in any course.
  4. A candidate who on account of ill-health is unable to take an examination in any course shall take the examination at the next available opportunity. Such cases should be reported to the Academic Board.
  1. The minimum workload for a full-time student is 15 units per Semester, while the maximum is 24 units.
  2. In 100 and 200 levels, students are required to take courses from at least three (3) subject areas each Semester. No student may take more than six (6) units per Semester in each of the subject areas.
  3. 300 level students are required to take courses from at least two subject areas provided that the number of units taken in one subject area is not less than three per Semester.
  4. 400 level students shall take not less than 24 units in the two Semesters in their subject areas of specialization.
  1. All courses shall be graded out of a maximum of one-hundred percent (100%). All marks obtained shall be recorded in numerical scores and letter grades.
  2. Pass mark is fixed for forty percent (40%) and above. Any candidate who scores less than 40% in any course will be deemed to have failed the course.
  3. The overall performance of each candidate shall be determined by means of the weighted grade point obtained by awarding credit points in respect of each course multiplied by the number of units attached.
  4. The credit points awarded are as follows:
  5. 70% and above A 7
    65% - 69% B 6
    60% – 64% C 5
    55% - 59% D 4
    50% – 54% D 3
    45% – 49% E 2
    40% - 44% E 1
    0% -39% F 0

    The grade point average (GPA) is the total of weighted grade point divided by the total number of units for all the courses registered for.

  6. The Class of degree will be determined on the overall Grade Point Average as follows:
  7. First Class 4.50 and above
    Second Class Upper Division 3.50 and 4.49
    Second Class Lower Division 2.40 - 3.49
    Third Class 1.50 and 2.39
Release of Examination Results

The Final Results of candidates for the award of a degree shall be published by the Registrar after they shall have been approved by the Academic Board.

Summary of the minimum number of units for graduation can be broken into levels thus:

100 20 - 20 - 40 -
200 20 20 20 20 40 40
300 20 20 20 20 40 40
400 20 20 20 20 40 40
Grand Total 160 120

If at the end of the Second Semester in the first Session of study in the College, a student’s CGPA falls below 1.00, s/he will receive warning. So will a student beyond the first Session of study receive warning if his/her CGPA falls below 1.00 for the first time.


A student who is under “warning” and his/her CGPA falls below 1.00 in a succeeding Semester shall be placed on probation.


Any student on probation who falls below 1.00 in the following Semester shall be asked to withdraw from the College or is advised to opt for a lower program.

Disciplinary Procedure

Any student caught breaking any of the rules and regulations of the College shall be liable to punishment as may be prescribed by the Academic Board based on the recommendations of College Disciplinary Committee. The student is expected to adhere to the following rules and regulations:

  1. Exemplary conduct is expected of every student. Immoral conduct such as Exam malpractices, use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs and foul languages are forbidden.
  2. Every student shall participate in all activities of the daily schedule unless expressly excused by the provost or his appointee.
  3. Clean and suitable clothing is to be worn for classes, visitation an all chapel services.
  4. The campus and dormitory area shall be kept clean and neat at all times. Please keep the walls clean. Inspection can be made at any time. See that all papers and tins are thrown into the proper container and not on the ground.
  5. All college properties at your disposal are to be treated with care.
  6. All students are expected back from holidays or the date specified by the Provost. A penalty will be imposed on those who resume late.
  7. All students’ families resident on campus must be in the compound by 9:00 pm except when given special permission by the Provost.
  8. Males shall not enter the female dormitory and females shall not enter male’s dormitory.
  9. Visitors are allowed to pay students visit Mon. – Sat. 2 – 5pm and Sunday 10:00 am -5pm.
  10. Students shall attend and be on time to all daily services of the College Chapel unless excused by the College Nurse for Medical reasons or because of any assignment that takes them elsewhere.
  11. Students are required to be present and participate in sports during the period for sports. Only those with written excuses from a medical officer are exempted.
  12. Anyone who wants to leave the Classroom while a class is in session may do so with permission from the lecturer. However, he may not be allowed to re-enter until the beginning of the next period. Anyone that comes late to the class may not enter except by special permission of the lecturer.
  13. Student’s wives living in the compound are expected to take all courses in the women’s department (if they are offered) unless the wives are taking courses in the regular certificate or other programmes. Wives are expected to be on time for classes and services. Children are not allowed in classrooms.
  14. SUG shall consult the college management before taking action on matters affecting the college or students.
  15. Radios/tapes must be turned off at 10:00pm or used to the immediate hearing of the user only.
  16. Floors in the rooms are to be washed every Saturday, after which inspection shall be carried out.
  17. Do not wash your clothes in the shower rooms. The cost of damage done to showers, bed, mattresses etc shall be charged to the student responsible.
  18. It is an offence to cut down any tree without due permission from the Provost.
  19. No student is permitted to cultivate on any land space in the college premises.
  20. Students with employment outside the college should take their proposed work schedule to the staff for approval.
  21. Christian Service is compulsory for all returning students. Fresh intakes are to observe their Christian service in the College chapel. This is to be strictly adhered to.
  22. Students are only allowed to travel out of Ilorin 3 times during a semester and these should always be on weekends so as not to miss classes. Permission to travel must be granted by the Provost.
Disciplinary Measures

A student may have one or some of the following disciplinary measures taken against him/her:

  1. Reprimand.
  2. Suspension.
  3. Expulsion.
  4. Any other penalty the College may see appropriate to use in relation to the breach of discipline.
Offences Penalties
Soliciting undue assistance Warning/suspension
Unauthorized possession of answer scripts Suspension for two Semesters
Refusal to submit oneself to be searched Suspension for two Semesters
Mutilation of answer scripts Expulsion
Writing on parts of the body, furniture or walls Expulsion
Using another person to write examination for oneself Expulsion of both students
Using a non-student to write examination for oneself Expulsion of the student while the non-student will be handed over to the police
Copying from extraneous materials into the examination hall Expulsion
Destruction or mutilation of materials imported into the examination hall Expulsion
Having prior knowledge of examination question Expulsion
Preventing other students from sitting for an examination Expulsion
Writing an examination illegally anytime outside the official time/unauthorized venue Expulsion
Examination offences of students who had been previously involved in examination misconduct with penalties less than rustication Expulsion
Refusal of any student alleged of examination misconduct to appear before the disciplinary committee Suspension until he/she appears before the Committee but not more than one year after the initial invitation harassing students/lecturers during Examination Expulsion
Unauthorized departure from the Examination hall The candidate will score zero (0) plus a letter of warning
Sitting for examination in a course not registered Candidate is scored zero (0)
Substituting answer scripts during or after examination Cancellation of the paper and suspension for two Semesters plus a score of zero (0) in the course.
Failure by a candidate to submit his/her script after an examination Suspension for two Semesters plus a score of zero (0) in the course.