General Information

Stamina

EVALUATION

Courses shall be examined at the end of every semester. Apart from semester examinations, continuous assessment shall be a significant component of assessment of students’ performance in courses offered. It should constitute not-less-than 30-40% of the grade in a course. Semester performance and final degree classification would be based on the grade point average (GPA) and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) as follows;

Course credit Unit (i)

Percentage score         (ii)

Letter grade       (iii)

Grade Point(GP)        (iv)

Grade Point Average(GPA)      (v)

Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA)         (vi)

Class of Degree         (vii)

 As Indicated For Each Course

70-100

A

5

Derived by multiplying (i) by (iv) and divide by Total Units

4.50-5.00

1st

60-69

B

4

3.50-4.49

21

50-59

C

3

2.40-3.49

22

45-49

D

2

1.50-2.39

3rd

 

0-44

F

0

Total Units

1.49

Fail

 

 

         

SIWES AND ASSESSMENT             

In the fourth year of the 5 year programme (third year of 4-year programme) not less than eight months of the year would be devoted to supervised training on farm or related industries with no lectures. It would however, include periodic seminars on students’ work and presentation of a written report to be graded in the final year.

EXAMINATION MODERATIONS

All semester examinations shall be internally and externally moderated. Moderation should include question papers, marking scheme, marked scripts, result sheets, qualities of facilities and teaching, final year project reports and overall performance of students.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate, a student must have undergone 4-5 years of study depending on entry point, including the one year practical period. In so doing, the student must have earned a minimum of 132 credit units for Direct Entry and 167 for UME entry modes. Presentation of seminars and submission of project report based on supervised research are requirements that must not be compromised. All core courses registered for must be passed before graduation. The maximum lengths of study to obtain a degree are 12 and 14.5 semesters respectively for direct and UME students. Extension beyond the maximum period in rare cases would require the special permission of senate on recommendation of Faculty board.

PROBATION

A student whose cumulative grade point falls below 1.50 in any particular session after the first session of study will earn probation during the following session.

WITHDRAWAL

A candidate whose Cumulative Grade Point Average is below 1.50 at the end of a particular year of probation should be required to withdraw from the University.

Any student who cannot satisfy the graduation requirements within 2 years after the prescribed duration for the programme (i.e. 6 or 7 years after admission) shall be required to withdraw from the University.

Any student who cannot satisfy the graduation requirements after an additional period equivalent to half the prescribed duration of the programme would be required to withdraw.

DRESS CODE FOR AGRICULTURE STUDENTS

In order to ensure decorum and discipline on the University Campus, all students of the Faculty are expected to adhere to certain dress codes for the different activities on campus.

During Classes: Both female and male students are expected to dress formal and decent. Skimpy/body revealing clothes are prohibited.

In the Laboratory: All students are expected to wear white laboratory gowns during activities in the laboratory.

On the livestock farm: Students are expected to wear a green jump suits with black boots.

On the crop farm: Depending on the activity on the farm, students are expected to wear either of the following on the farm: Green jump suits with rain boots, hat or any sun shade, safety goggles, mouth mask, hand gloves.  

STAFF/ADVISER

Level Coordinators, course lecturers and the Head of Departments are to advise, guide and counsel students on academic matters when consulted.

HEALTH MATTERS

For all health matters, students are to consult the University Health Services (UHS) at the Naraguta Campus. Note that only the UHS certificate is needed and accepted to back up absence from lectures, examinations etc. If a student happens to get treatment outside the University Clinic, he/she is to submit the hospital papers/documents for authentication be the University Health Services.

STUDENT ENROLMENT

Academic activities shall commence in the Faculty of Agriculture in 2013/2014 session.  In the first year, 10 students will be enrolled into each Department making a total of 30 students in the Faculty. Thereafter, enrolment will increase by 50% per year to a maximum of 40 students in each Department. The Faculty shall admit 5 Master of Science (M.Sc.) and 2 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) students in the second year. The number of Postgraduate students would increase each academic session based on the number of available supervisors.

CONVOCATION

At the successful completion of their study, students are expected to  attend the University convocation ceremony during which they shall be awarded their Degrees.

UNIVERSITY OF JOS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Graduates of the University of Jos are entitled to join its Alumni Association (which has branches all over the country) by application and payment of prescribed fees at the National Secretariat, University of Jos.