The course unit system is an operational system in which the entire programme of course required by a student for a particular degree is packaged into a number of modules each consisting of a prescriberd number of units. Usually, one module is to be offered in one semester.

Thus the students' workload in a semester is defined in terms of units where one unit represents one hour of lecture or one hour of tutorials or two or three hours of practical work per week throughout the semester normally of fifteen weeks duration.


The duration of the programme is normally ten academic semesters for UTME candidates and eight academic semesters for semesters for direct entry candidates.

If a candidate fails to graduate within the stipulated academic sessions, he or she will not be allowed to exceed a total of fifteen academic semesters in the case of UTME candidate and twelve academic semesters in the case of direct entry.

1. Duration;
The unit of a course is defined in relation to the semester duration. This is equivalent toa lecture duration of one hour weekly for one semester of about 15 teaching weeks or three to four hours every week. The Size will, as much as possible, be a maximum of four units and its duration will be one semester except for projects and design courses which may carry more than three units and may last more than one semester.
2. Core Course
A core course is one which must be registered for and passed by the student to get a degree, and is counted towards the classification of the student's degree.
3. Compulsory elective and Optional Elective courses
A compulsory elective course will also be counted towards the classification of students' degree.An optional elective is a course that may be taken by the student and may not be counted towards the classification of his/her degree

Grading system assessment

Academic Probation:
A student whose CGPA at the end of any semester is less than 1.00 shall be placed on academic probation during subsequent semesters.
Withdrawal from the University:
A student who is on academic probation in a semester and fails to achieve a CGPA of at least 1.00 at the end of that session shall be asked to withdraw from the University.
Repetition of courses:
Any course failed by a student must be repeated until passed. A student may repeat only those courses in which he has obtained a grade of F. the grade earned for a repeated course shall be recorded and used in the computation of the GPA and CGPAin the usual way.

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