Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Section handles admissions, examinations and students’ records. The Academic Affairs section serves as a secretariat for the School Boards. It co-ordinates all Polytechnic examinations and other external examinations. The Academic Section is responsible to the Registrar for all academic matters. These include:

  • Academic Board Matters
  • Implementation of Admissions and Registrations Policies
  • Time-Table Matters
  • Polytechnic Examinations
  • Matriculation and orientation of Freshmen
  • Congregation Matters and
  • Academic Planning Matters

 

ADMISSIONS

Admissions are open to all who meet the necessary entry requirements. Mature applicants and international students can also apply for enrolment.

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EXAMINATIONS

 

EXAMINATION RULES AND REGULATIONS

GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES

 

2.0              Guidelines for Candidates

               Candidates are strictly advised:

  1. To avoid bringing foreign materials into examination rooms. Foreign materials include, but are not limited to, books, papers, sketches, programmable calculators, mobile phones, ladies’ purse, information written on skirts, or inner thighs, in handkerchiefs or in the palms.
  2. That no answer booklet or supplementary sheet, used or unused, shall be taken from the examination hall, before, during or after the examination.
  3. That there should be no verbal or any other form of communication between candidates during the examination.
  4. Not to seek unauthorized assistance from Chief Invigilators, invigilators, or other personalities.
  5. Not to put on attire which will give room for suspicion e.g. smock, agbada, jackets (coat), caps.
  6. To refrain from calling invigilators for assistance. Candidates should rather raise their hand to invite the supervisor.

 3.0    Procedures during the Examination

  1. Candidates are to sit according to their index numbers, unless otherwise instructed by the invigilator.
  2. Candidates must ensure that they sign the attendance sheet.
  3. On receipt of answer booklets, candidates should read carefully the instructions on the front cover of the answer booklets and enter the index number and other details as required.
  4. No part of the answer booklet may be torn off.
  5. The invigilator must go round and collect answer booklets.
  6. No rough work must be done on the question paper.
  7. All rough work must be done in the answer booklet and neatly crossed out.
  8. It shall be the candidates’ responsibility to provide for themselves such materials as pencils, erasers, ruler or calculator. Borrowing of these materials will not be allowed.
  9. Under no circumstances must correcting fluid be used in the answer booklet
  10. Candidates must ensure that they are given the right question paper and other material(s) as needed for the examination.
  11. Under no circumstances should a candidate write her/his name in any part of the answer booklet provided. Candidates are required to use only their index numbers throughout the examination.
  12. Candidates must ensure that they provide their particulars on the front cover of the answer booklet before the question papers are distributed.
  13. No extra time will be specially allocated for reading through question papers or studying maps, etc. unless the rubrics say otherwise.
  14. At the end of the examination, candidates should ensure that numbers of questions answered are entered in the order in which they have been answered in the space provided on the answer booklet.
  15. Any supplementary sheet used should be securely tied with a string on the inside of the answer booklet.
  16. Answer booklets and supplementary sheets should be perforated to enable easy attachment.
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EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES AND ACCOMPANYING PENALTIES FOR STUDENTS

ITEM

OFFENCE

PENALTY

1

Late submission of answer booklet

Lose 15%

2

Failure to submit answer booklet

Fail the course

3

Impersonation—mid-semester included

Both parties—dismissal--then handed over to the Police

4

Leakage of examination questions

Dismissal

5

Refusing to be searched before, during or after the examination

Dismissal

6

Possession of unauthorized materials relating to the examination and likely to be used to cheat; copying from prepared notes,  books etc

Dismissal

7

Caught exchanging question papers on which answers have been prepared 

Dismissal

8

Looking over other candidate’s shoulders

Cancellation of offender’s paper

9

Persistently disturbing other candidate(s); distraction

Candidate’s paper taken away; cancellation of paper

10

Verbal assault on invigilator

Dismissal

11

Physical assault on invigilator

Dismissal then handed over to the Police

12

Mobile phone on a candidate 

Cancellation of the offender’s  paper

13

Caught using a mobile phone/calculator  to cheat

Dismissal

14

Chewed, destroyed or torn foreign material

Dismissal

15

Collusion

Rustication—two semesters

16

Substituting worked scripts during  an examination

Dismissal

17

Leaving the examination room without permission from the invigilator

Cancellation of the paper

18

Leaving the answer booklet in such a position that another candidate can read and copy

Cancellation of paper--both candidates

19

Writing after invigilator has announced “stop work”

Lose 15%--invigilator writes the penalty  on the answer booklet and signs

20

Refusing to submit worked scripts to invigilator during examination

Dismissal

21

Fabrication of reports e.g. Laboratory work, industrial  attachment

Cancellation of candidate’s result/report

22

Refusal to write a statement upon being caught for examination misconduct (includes those who collect the statement form and walk away with it).

 

Rustication—two semesters

23

Plagiarism—before certificate is awarded

Cancellation of long essay/project/industrial attachment

24

Plagiarism—discovered after award of certificate

Withdrawal of certificate by the awarding institution.

 

25

Failure to appear before the Disciplinary Committee after being served to that effect

Dismissal

26

Second time offenders for  8, 9, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23

Dismissal

 

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