DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH

Undergraduate Handbook 2018-2021

DEGREE OPTION: B. Agric.Tech. (Animal Production and Health)

PROGRAMME PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the Federal University of Technology, Akure is to produce practical-oriented graduates who are ready for self-employment at graduation. In line with this philosophy, the Department considers it appropriate to train graduates who have a broad-based knowledge of the various aspects of agriculture, and a bias towards animal production.

The intention is that these graduates should be so practically trained as well as theoretically knowledgeable as to encourage them to set up themselves in agricultural production as means of reducing graduate unemployment and increasing agricultural productivity. The Department further holds that a deeper knowledge of animal health problems than is normally imparted to undergraduates of Animal Science will better prepare a graduate of Animal Production for the challenges of intensive livestock production that he would encounter on the field.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objectives of the programme are to:

1. train undergraduates broadly in the filed of agricultural production with emphasis on animal production.

2. emphasise an appreciation for the role of animal diseases in animal production through general disease diagnosis and elaboration of preventive measures.

3. train undergraduates in basic research techniques.

4. prepare undergraduates for self employment in general agriculture, especially in animal production.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • UTME Admission: Admission into the first year (100 level) of the programme is either through UTME or pre-degree programme of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Candidates must possess five credits in WASSCE or NECO or GCE (O/L) or equivalent at a maximum of two sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Pass in Physics.
  • UTME Subjects: English Language, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science

  • Direct Entry
  • (i) Candidates may be admitted into the second year (200 Level) of the programme through Direct Entry if they have a National Diploma with minimum of Upper Credit or equivalent from FUTA UDS programme or recognized polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in relevant disciplines (Agricultural Sciences). Such candidates are also expected to meet the requirements for UTME admission specified in ‘a’ above. (ii) Candidates who possess GCE (A/L) or equivalent with passes in at least two of the following subjects are eligible for admission: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

    DURATION OF PROGRAMME:

    The duration of the programme is five academic sessions for students admitted through the UTME but for Direct Entry, it is four. If a student fails to graduate in five academic sessions, he or she will NOT be allowed to exceed a total of 7 academic sessions or 15 Semesters

    REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

    To be eligible for the award of B.Agric.Tech. (Animal Production and Health), a student must have:

  • passed all core (compulsory) courses as well as all University and School required courses and electives recommended for specialization;
  • b. accumulated a minimum of 200 units for UTME, 156 Units for Direct Entry, passed all recommended courses for the option and obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.00 and

    c. successfully completed all field practicals, industrial attachment, training seminars and projects.

    All Direct Entry students are expected to audit and pass the following University required courses: GNS 101, 102, 103 & 106, MEE 101 & 102.

    The Departments is providing specialist advice to small, medium and large-scale farmers in the State and they have in turn been benefiting from the ensuing interaction in terms of increased exposure of students and staff to practical problem.

    MATRICULATION, MATRICULATION NUMBER AND IDENTITY CARDS

    Matriculation and Matriculation Number

    Every new student will be required to take part in the matriculation ceremony which is the official acceptance of new students to the University system.

    Each student is required to take an oath and sign a declaration to signify that he will observe the statutes, rules and regulations of the University. After the oath taking, students sign the Matriculation Register which contains the names of all the matriculants serially arranged, by department, in alphabetical order.

    Use of Matriculation Number

    Each student is assigned a matriculation number upon registration. No official student paper or document may be regarded as complete or valid unless it carries the correct matriculation number. Students are therefore strongly advised to use their matriculation numbers on all official transactions, including payment of fees.

    A student is expected to retain his matriculation number even if he changes school or course of study. Any student who attempts to obtain a second Matriculation Number will be disciplined.

    Identity Cards

    Every registered student is to collect an official student identity card upon the payment of the cost of production from the Students’ Affairs Office. The identity card is renewable from session, at no additional cost.,

    Any person, while on University premises, may be required, for reasonable cause, to identify himself upon request by authorized officials acting in the performance of their duties. Some University facilities are open only to students who are able to show valid identity cards. Students are, therefore, strongly advised to carry their identity cards with them always and to be ready to produce them at any time on demand.

    GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR DEGREE COURSES

    Eligibility for Transfer into other Programmes:

    A student of the University is eligible for the specific programme to which he she was given admission. Transfer to another programme is subject to Senate decision based on the following guidelines for change of School/Department.

    Guidelines on Change of School/Department:

    1. Applications for a change of degree option shall be approved only when there is a strong justification for it. As much as possible students should be required to pursue to the end, the course to which they have originally been admitted.

    2. Permission to change to a new degree option shall be strictly subject to there being a vacancy in the class taking into account the approved student quota for the degree option.

    3. Any change of degree option within a School shall be subject to approval of the Dean of the School and the two Heads of Department concerned.

    4. Any change of school shall be subject to the approval of both the Deans of the present School and of the proposed School.

    5. The Dean of a School shall, for good cause and in consultation with the Board of Studies of the School, have the right to approve or withhold his/her approval of a student’s application to transfer either from or into the department within his/her School and/or from or into his/her School.

    6. Any student who falls within the guidelines stipulated below may be allowed to change his/her academic programme:

    • a candidate who obtains a CGPA of 3.50;
    • a candidate who has been asked to withdraw from the University for having obtained a GPA/CGPA of less than 1.00 consistently for four (4) semesters
    • a candidate whose CGPA falls within 1.00-2.39 (i.e. not above Third Class Division) consistently for four (4) semesters provided such candidate:

    (i) shows evidence to the effect that his/her weak academic standing is predicated on lack of flair and capability for the registered programme; and the Students’ Affairs Division submits a Counselling Report on the candidate.

    7. Change of degree option shall not be permitted until the student has spent at least four semesters in the University.

    8. No student will be allowed to change his/her degree option more than once in the University.

    9. No change of degree option shall be allowed beyond five weeks of the commencement of lectures in the first semester of each session.

    10. The Board of Studies of the proposed School concerned shall recommend the change of degree option for the student concerned for the approval of Senate.

    11. Final approval or rejection of student’s request to change degree option shall be formally communicated to the affected student by the Registrar.

    12. An applicant for change of academic programme shall not have more than four (4) 100 level courses outstanding at the time of application to qualify for consideration.

    13. However, the maximum of four (4) 100 level courses allowed by the regulation for a student to change academic programme should be restricted only to the courses that are offered by the School to which an applicant had applied to be transferred.

    Time Frame for Absence from The University

    (i) Any application for the condonment of the period of absence by any student who might be absent from the University without prior approval for two (2) consecutive semesters and above shall not be entertained.

    (ii) Any application for the condonment of the period of absence on the basis of prolonged ill-health for two (2) consecutive semesters and above by any student who failed to inform the University in writing of his/her bad state of health shall not be entertained.

    (iii) In both cases (i.e. (i) and (ii) above), the student shall be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University.

    Maximum Duration of Undergraduate Programme

    (i) The maximum duration for students admitted through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is seven (7) sessions and those admitted through the Direct Entry (DE) is six (6) sessions.

    (ii) Any student, irrespective of his/her CGPA who could not graduate at the end of his/her 7th session in the University should be required to terminally withdrawn from the University.

    Academic Matters

    Students will meet the Dean or Head of Department or Staff Adviser for advice on academic matters. The Dean or Head of Department or Staff Adviser shall acquaint students with University, School and Departmental requirements and regulations.

    Unit Course System

    (a) The unit of courses shall be by the semester, one semester unit being when a class meets one hour every week for one semester or three/four hours every week in the laboratory for one semester or the equivalent in workshop or field work time.

    (b) The size of course shall, as much as possible, be a maximum of three units and its duration shall be one semester except for projects and design courses which may carry more than three units and may last more than one semester.

    (c) A core course is one which must be registered for and passed by a student to get the degree, and is counted towards the classification of his/her degree.

    (d) An elective course is either compulsory or optional. A compulsory elective shall be counted towards the classification of a student’s 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.

    (e) A University required course is a compulsory course prescribed by the University which must be passed before a student can graduate. It would also count towards the classification of the degree.

    (f) An audited course is one which the student attends without writing an examination in it.

    (g) Pre-requisite course is one in which the student must pass before proceeding to the higher course.

    (h) Co-prerequisite course is one which may be taken in parallel with the course for which it is specified.

    Student’s Work Load

    Maximum number of units a student can register for is 24 units per semester while the minimum number of units a student can registered is 15 units per semester.

    (i) Grading System

    The grading system used in the University is presented below:

    Mark Letter Grade Grade Point
    70 – 100 A 5
    60 – 69 B 4
    50 – 59 C 3
    45 – 49 D 2
    40 – 44 E 1
    0 – 39 F 0

    (ii) Computation of Results

    The following terminologies and abbreviations are commonly used in the computation of Grade Point Average (GPA).

    (a) Total Load Units (TLU): This is the total number of course units carried by a student in a particular semester. It is the summation of the load units on all courses carried during the semester. For example, a student who is taking 6 courses of 3 units each has a TLU of 18 for that semester.

    (b) Cumulative Load Units (CLU): This is the summation of Total Load Units over all the semesters from the beginning to date. A student who is prone to repeating courses will finish (if he does not drop out) with a higher CLU than his non-repeating colleagues, and will most likely require a longer time to complete requirements for the award of degree.

    (c) Total Credit Points (TCP): This is the sum of the products of course units and rating in each course, for the entire semester. For example, consider a student who took 5 courses of 3 units each. Suppose the grades he obtained in the four courses were A, B, C, D and E. The TCP of this student is obtained as (3 x 5.0) + (3 x 4.0) + (3 x 3.0) + (3 x 2.0) + (3 x 1.0) = 15.00 + 12.0 + 9.0 + 6.0 + 3.0 = 45.0.

    (d) Cumulative Credit Point (CCP): This is the summation of Total Credit Points over all semesters from the beginning to date.

    (e) Grade Point Average (GPA): This is the Total Credit Points (TCP) divided by the Total Load Unit (TLU). For example, consider the student’s scores referred to above. His/her TCP is 45.0 and his TLU is 15 (i.e. 5 courses at 3 units each for the semester). His GPA is therefore 45/15 = 3.00. The higher possible GPA that can be earned is 5.0 and that is when a student has earned a grade of “A” in every course during the semester. The lowest GPA obtained is 0.00.

    (f) Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): This is not the summation of GPA’s for the semesters. Rather, is the summation of TCP for all semesters to date, divided by the summation of TLU for the said semesters. In effect, CGPA = CCP/CLU.

    (g) Final Assessment and Class of Degree

    Class CGPA
    First Class 4.50 - 5.00
    2nd Class (Upper Division) 3.50 - 4.49
    2nd Class (Lower Division) 2.40 - 3.49
    3rd Class 1.50 - 2.39
    Pass 1.00 - 1.49

    For the purposes of determining the class of degree, the CGPA shall cover 100 to 500 level courses.

    (iii) Probation and Withdrawal from the University

    A student whose CGPA falls below 1.0 at the end of first session shall be placed on probation during the following session. If he/she then fails to achieve a CGPA of at least 1.0 at the end of the second session, he shall be required to withdraw from the University. A student will not be placed on probation until the end of the second semester of the first session, thereafter, it shall be from semester to semester. A student on probation shall not carry more than the minimum load of 15 units for the semester for which he/she is on probation. A student who is unable to get out of probation at the end of the first semester shall be on extended probation till the end of the first session but a student who is out of probation at the end of the first semester shall be allowed to carry a maximum load unit during the following semester.

    (iv) Resit Examination

    There shall be no resit examination.

    (v) Carryover courses

    All failed courses shall be carried over to the corresponding semester of the following year and must be taken and passed before taking higher courses for

    which such are pre-requisites.

    (vi) Dean’s List

    A student who obtains a GPA of 4.50 and above at the end of any semester will have his name published in Dean’s List. Each list is valid for only the one semester immediately following the publication of the results and until the publications of the results of the following semester.

    (vii) Duration of Semester

    Each semester shall normally consist of 15 weeks or as determined by Senate (exclusive of the Christmas and Easter vacations and mid-semester breaks) which shall be reserved for teaching and a further two weeks for examinations.

    (viii) Registration for Course Examinations and Procedure for Deleting Courses

    Registration for a course at the beginning of a semester automatically means registration for the course and the examination. A student who wishes to add or delete a course must do so within six weeks of commencement of lectures in the course by completing the prescribed form obtainable from the Academic Affairs Office.

    (ix) Continuous Assessment

    Assessment of student’s achievement shall be continuous. The student shall be periodically informed of his/her standing in the course. Continuous assessment shall be by tests at least three tests shall be given on each course in a semester

    (x) Final Examination

    Final written examination for a course shall not normally exceed three (3) hours duration and shall be given only at the times and places established for that purpose by Senate or its designated committee. The final examination for each course shall normally be at the end of the semester in which the course is offered. The course grade will be made up on the student’s score in the continuous assessment as well as the end of course examination. The continuous assessment shall carry a maximum mark of 40%.

    (xi) Examination Malpractice

    A student involved in University examination malpractice or who violates examination regulations shall be referred to the disciplinary committee which will recommend appropriate disciplinary action.

    (xii) Procedure for Seeking a Revision of Marked Scripts at the End of Semester

    • Applications for revision of marked scripts shall be made by any aggrieved student irrespective of the grade obtained on the payment of a prescribed fee.
    • All applications for revision of marked scripts shall be addressed and forwarded to the Registrar through the Dean.
    • The receipt of prescribed fee for each course shall accompany the application.
    • The Registrar shall forward the request to the appropriate Dean.
    • The Dean shall appoint a minimum of three independent assessors (internal or external) in consultation with the Head of Department if need be.
    • The Dean shall ensure that the marking scheme and model answers originally used are made available to the assessors.
    • The Dean shall present his/her report before the Board of Studies and thereafter to Senate for consideration and approval.
    • Where the student’s case is upheld the application fee shall be refunded.
    • Where the case is not upheld, the student shall forfeit the fee and shall be warned for making frivolous allegations.
    • Where Senate is convinced that the marking-down of a candidate by the lecturer is deliberate such staff shall be reprimanded.

    Frivolous Allegation: Making an application for revision of marked scripts by a student which lacks merit but with no imputation of victimization or malevolence shall be regarded as misconduct.

    Penalty: Letter of warning.

    Malicious Allegation: Making an application for revision of marked scripts by a student with imputation of victimization or malevolence shall be regarded as misconduct.

    Penalty: Suspension for two semesters.

    (xiii) Absence from Examination

    A student who is absent from a course examination without the permission of the Coordinator during or at the end of the semester, will receive a grade of 0(F). Permission may be granted only on substantiated, compassionate or medical grounds recommended by the School Board of Studies and approved by Senate.

    (xiv) Carry-over Course Grade

    When a student re-registers for a carry-over course and takes an examination in the course, he/she shall be credited with the actual grade scored.

    (xv) Computation of Examination Results

    • There shall be a Departmental Panel of Examiners to consider all examination results before they are presented to School Board of Examiners.
    • Computation of examination results shall be the responsibility of each Chief Examiner/Head of Department. Computed results must be taken to the School Board of Examiners for consideration.
    • The master marks sheets or results must be signed by the Chief Examiner of that Department.
    • The School’s Board of Examiners shall take measures to ensure the correctness of all results presented to it before they are passed to the School Board of Studies for consideration and ratification for presentation to Senate.

    (xvi) Release of Examination Results

    • The results of each semester examination, signed by the Dean concerned shall be published not later than 24 hours after the meeting of the School’s Board of Examiners and shall remain provisional until approval by Senate.
    • After Senate approval, the result shall be forwarded to the Registrar who shall have the responsibility of informing the students and their sponsors of the results.
    • The seasonal result shall be released to the students before the beginning of the following session.
    • All amended results executively approved by the Vice-Chancellor shall come before Senate for ratification.

    (xvii) Certificate

    The Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar shall sign the degree certificate.

    (xviii) Guidelines on Auditing of University Courses

    • A student shall apply for exemption from University required course(s) or apply to audit the course(s).
    • Such application to the Dean of the School and shall be accompanied by the relevant transcript.
    • Students seeking exemption from the University required course(s) shall be required to sit the particular examination after having been given the opportunity to audit the course(s) along with regular students.
    • Such student shall be expected to pass the audited course(s).
    • Although the results of the audited courses would form part of the academic record of such students, the result would not be used to determine their class of degree
    • Continuous assessment shall be waived in respect of the examination while auditing a University required course and that a pass in the written examination should be sufficient.

    (xix) Academic Advisory System

    Every student shall be assigned an academic adviser at the beginning of each session by the Head of Department. The adviser shall assist the student acquaint him/her with School/Department and University rules a regulations from time to time.

    GENERAL REGULATION:

    UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS ON EXAMINATION OFFENCES AND PUNISHMENT

    REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXAMINATION

    i. In order to be eligible for a course examination a student shall be expected to attend a minimum of 65% of the lecturer, tutorials, practical and classes for the course in which he/she is registered. In this regard, course lectures shall obtain and keep records of attendance.

    ii Once a student has registered for a course and he/she has not withdrawn from the course by the middle of the semester, he/she is automatically deemed to have registered for the course examination.

    iii No student who has been entered for an examination shall postpone or withdraw for the examination except on acceptable medical grounds, and in consultation with the Head of Department and the Dean of the School.

    iv. Candidates who fail to present themselves for an examination for reasons other than illness, accident or some exceptional circumstances shall be deemed to have failed the course. Any student absent on the ground of illness must produce a medical report certified by the University Director of Health Services.

    COMPONENTS OF EXAMINATION

    Final grades in courses shall comprise continuous assessment and end-of course examinations in the theory, practical, studio, oral examination, seminar, SIWES, and others as otherwise specified.

    CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

    Student’s achievement shall be based on continuous assessment of the course and final examinations. For continuous assessment, there shall normally be three tests/assignments. The student shall be periodically informed of his/her standing in the course. The final examination for each course shall normally be at the end of the semester in which the course is offered. Such final examination will normally comprise a theory paper, a practical/oral examination. The course grade will be made up of the student’s score in the continuous assessment as well as the end-of course examination. The continuous assessment shall carry a maximum mark of 40% unless otherwise specified.

    INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

    i. A candidate shall be admitted into the examination hall on production of his/her student identity card, and be properly identified to avoid impersonation.

    ii. There shall be no smoking in the examination hall.

    iii. Candidates must attend punctually at the times assigned their papers and must be ready to be admitted into the examination hall ten minutes before the time the examination is due to start.

    iv. Candidates shall not be permitted in any circumstances to enter the examination hall more than fifteen minutes before the time appointed for the commencement of the examination. Candidates arriving more than half an hour after the examination has started shall be admitted only at the discretion of the Chief Invigilation. Candidates who come late shall not be allowed extra time.

    v Similarly, except with the special permission of the Chief Invigilation. Candidates must not leave the examination hall during the first half and the last quarter of an hour of the examination Outside those periods candidates with the special permission of the Chief Invigilator may leave the room temporarily and then only if accompanied by an official.

    vi No books or any unauthorized materials shall be brought into the examination hall. Candidates may bring with them only authorized materials such as pens, pencil, erasers and any such other materials which they are specially allowed to bring to the examination hall. Programmable calculation, accounting calculator, desktop/laptop/notebook/hand-held computer, data banks may only be brought to the examination hall with the special permission of the Chief Examiner.

    vii. While the examination is in progress communication between candidates is strictly for bidden, and any candidate found to be giving or receiving irregular assistance shall face disciplinary actions.

    viii. Silence must be observed in the examination hall. The only permissible le way of attracting the attention of the Invigilation is by the candidate raising his/her hand.

    ix. The use of scrap paper is not permitted. All rough work must be done in the answer sheets and crossed out neatly.

    x. Supplementary answer booklets, even if they contain only rough works, must be tied inside the main answer booklet.

    xi. Candidates are advised in their own interest to write legible and avoid using faint ink. Answers must be written in English, except otherwise instructed.

    xii. Before handling in their scripts at the end of the examination, candidates must satisfy themselves that they have inserted at the appropriate placed their matriculation numbers and the numbers of the questions they have answered.

    xiii. It shall be the responsibility of each candidate to hand in his/her scripts before he/she leaves the hall, except for the question paper, and any materials they have permission to bring with them candidates are not allowed to remove or mutilate any paper or material supplied by the University.

    ivx. Candidates must personally complete attendance sheet and submit same to the invigilator as evidence of taking the examination before leaving the hail.

    xv. Mobile phones/sets or radio communication sets are not permitted in the examination hall.

    EXAMINATIONS, ON AND OFF CAMPUS OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

    (A) MISCONDUCT BEFORE EXAMINATION

    1. Misconduct: Involvement in and bearing responsibility for examination question leakage.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University

    2. Misconduct: Participating in or benefiting from question leakage

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University

    3. Misconduct: Attempting to participate in and/or benefit from examination question leakage

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters

    4. Misconduct: Coming into the examination hall within thirty (30) minutes of the commencement of an examination

    Penalty: The candidate should be allowed into the examination hall but he/she should not be given extra time.

    5. Misconduct: Coming into the examination hall later than thirty (30) minutes after the commencement of an examination.

    Penalty: The candidate should not be allowed into examination hall and he/she should be scored 0 (F) in the course examined.

    (B) MISCONDUCT DURING EXAMINATIONS

    6. Misconduct: Sitting for an examination for which a candidate did not register for or qualified to sit for.

    Penalty: The result of the candidate in the course should be nullified. He/she should be scored 0 (F) and be issued a letter of warning.

    7. Misconduct: Representing/standing in for another in the course of an examination.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University.

    8. Misconduct: Conniving with another candidate/student/person to represent/stand in for another in an examination

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University.

    9. Misconduct: Destroying, effacing, mutilating, and swallowing of potentially incriminating material relating to a course during the course of an examination.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters. In addition, the candidate should be scored 0(F) in the course.

    10. Misconduct: Displaying of inappropriate or anti-social behaviour (e.g. smoking, singing, cat calls, etc) capable of causing delay and/or disruption of an examination process.

    Penalty: Suspension for one (1) semester

    11. Misconduct: Displaying of inappropriate or anti-social behaviour leading to disruption and suspension of an examination.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters

    12. Misconduct: Giving, or receiving, or in any way benefiting from information relating to a course in an examination through electronic, personal dress material, part of the body in any manner or form whatsoever.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters.

    13. Misconduct: Leaving the examination hall without the permission of the invigilator.

    Penalty: Letter of warning. In addition, the candidate should be scored 0(F) in the course examined.

    14. Misconduct: Leaving the examination hall with examination material before the end of the examination without the permission of the Invigilator.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters.

    15. Misconduct: Substituting or exchanging the answer script given to a candidate in whatever manner or form, during the examination.

    Penalty: Expulsion of all the students involved from the University.

    16. Misconduct: Exhibiting insulting, rude, impolite behaviour to another student during the course of an examination.

    Penalty: Letter of warning.

    17. Misconduct: Exhibiting insulting, rude, impolite behaviour to a staff during the course of an examination.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters.

    18. Misconduct: Physical assault on another student during the course of an examination.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters

    19. Misconduct: Physical assault or battery on staff during the course of an examination.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University

    20 Misconduct: Talking to or communicating with another candidate without due permission during the course of an examination

    Penalty: Letter of warning

    21. Misconduct: Bringing in unauthorised material(s) into the examination hall by a candidate without proven evidence of using the material(s).

    Penalty: Suspension for one (1) semester. The candidate should also be scored 0(F) in the course.

    22. Misconduct: Bringing in unauthorised material(s) into the examination hall by a candidate with proven evidence of using the material(s) or any part thereof.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters. The candidate should also be scored 0(F) in the course.

    23. Misconduct: Failure by a candidate to submit his/her answer script after taking part in an examination

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) academic semesters. In addition, the candidate should be scored 0(F) in the course.

    24a. Misconduct: Giving/receiving irregular assistance, cheating or aiding and abetting by a candidate/student in an examination

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters

    24b. Misconduct: Refusal to sign the Attendance Register during examination

    Penalty: Warning.

    (C) MISCONDUCT AFTER EXAMINATION

    25. Misconduct: Involvement in an attempt to substitute or change or remove or effect changes in examination script(s), record sheet(s), attendance register or any examination related material/document.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University

    26. Misconduct: Gentle/subtle exertion of influence with a view to obtaining undue advantage in the grading of scripts or award of marks on an internal or external examiner.

    Penalty: Letter of warning.

    27. Misconduct: Non-gentle/non-subtle exertion of influence with a view to obtaining undue advantage in the grading of scripts or award of marks by an internal or external examiner.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University

    (D) MISCONDUCT ON-CAMPUS

    28. Misconduct: Display of inappropriate or anti-social behaviour (e.g. smoking, singing, cat call, etc) capable of causing delay or disruption of class work, tutorials, lectures, laboratory work etc.

    Penalty: Suspension for one (1) semester.

    29. Misconduct: Display of inappropriate or anti-social behaviour (e.g. smoking, singing, cat call, etc) capable of causing delay or disruption, leading to suspension of school activities (class work, tutorials, lectures, etc.)

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters.

    30. Misconduct: Insulting, rude, impolite behaviour to staff in Department or General Offices.

    Penalty: Suspension for two (2) semesters.

    31. Misconduct: Physical assault or battery on staff in the Department or General Offices.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University.

    32. Misconduct: Wilful damage to any University property or staff and student property.

    Penalty: Student shall pay cost of replacement, and be suspended for one (1) semester.

    33. Misconduct: Non-wilful damage to any University property or staff and student property.

    Penalty: Student shall pay cost of replacement.

    34. Misconduct: Physical assault or battery on a member of the community within the University premises.

    Penalty: Expulsion from the University.

    (E) OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT BEHAVIOUR/MISCONDUCT

    35. Misconduct: Insulting, rude, impolite behaviour on another student outside the University premises.

    Penalty: Letter of warning.

    36. Misconduct: Physical assault or battery on another student outside the University premises.

    Penalty:

    Class