Some Important Regulations Covering the course credit system

Some Important Regulations Covering the course credit system

Some Important Regulations Covering the course credit system

Title of Degree/Diploma or other certificate

No drop out is worthy of a certificate. Depending on the one you are pursuing , you must complete it before the honor can be awarded to you. Honor and shame from no condition arise, act well your part, that is where they lies.

Credit and minimum Credit Load

Courses are available in items of credit or units. A one credit (unit) is a one lecture contact per weeek, two or three hour laboratory tutorial amount of study or combination of these, lasting for a semester. Thus, a one credit (unit) load is 30-45 hours of practical, studio work or tutorials as the case may be.

Registration of Courses

a. It is mandatory for all students to register their courses at the beginning of each session. Some schools stop registration two weeks before examination.

b. Your registration forms must be carefully and correctly filled cancellation, erasures, mutilation, tepex, etc are not allowed on the forms. There are chance of nullification of any form having these defects as listed above. So consult your academic adviser while filling your registration form.


A student is normally, in any one academic year, allowed to register for at least 20 credits and at most times depends on your institution. You cant be credited more than 40 credits at the session. Consequent to this, students carry over courses cannot be allowed to register more than approved maximum number of unit for the session. Without prejudice to the above, a graduating student may register for only the number of credits he/she requires to graduate.

Course Evaluation

Students are examined by the combination of the following methods.

a. Unannounced quizzes (Tests)

b. Take home assignment

c. Mid semester examination

d. Semester (End of the course) examination

Certification Requirement

For the certificate to be awarded to you, you must pass the following:

 a. The common course

b. Intra and Inter faculty courses

c. Department core courses

d. Electives or optional courses

e. Industrial Training programme

f. Satisfactory completion of an original project research

Repeating a course

In case you are repeating course, make sure you attended the lectures, do all assignments and quizzes (tests) as concerns that course, this is so because, repeating a course without attending the whole course lectures, doing all class assignment and taking tests often results to repeating failures.

N/B: Please do not rely on your previous notes, make sure you attend those classes.

Grading of a repeated course

Students earn their full marks in repeated course (carry-over). However, in calculating the FCGPA, the grade points earned in all attempts (including the failed attempts) are used.

Repeating a Year

A student whose cumulative grade grade point average (CGPA) is below 1.0 may be told to repeat a year by the school authority.

So as a student, you should work hard to see that your performance is excellent every semester to avoid repeating a year.

Repeating a final Year

In some schools, students whose final cumulative grade point average (FCGPA) is very poor are advised to repeat their final year. During that time, they are to repeat those course they performed badly. They are to register up to  6 course or more. Their workload must be between 30-40 credit as stated above. This will cause their FCGPA to come up to a better than the one before. It is to the best of your interest to repeat a final year than going with a very poor result.


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