ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS (SPECIAL EDUCATION)
1. Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) Candidates (4 -Year degree programme).
Candidates applying for the Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Education of Special Needs (ISN) otherwise known as Special Education through the Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) are expected to satisfy the minimum University and College of Education entry requirements. In addition to qualifying UTME, candidate must have at least FIVE credits in GCE, SSCE, NECO, NABTEB or its equivalent at one or two sittings in the following subjects: English Language, any one of: Health Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, PLUS two of: Geography, Economics or Political Science. At least a PASS in Mathematics is required for the programme.
2. Direct Entry Candidates (3-Year degree programme).
Candidates applying for direct admission for the Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree Progamme in Inclusive Education of Special Needs (ISN) are expected to satisfy the University and College of Education entry requirements.
Eligibility criteria into the programme include the following:
Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) or Advance Level (A/L) certificate, PLUS at least FIVE credits in GCE O/L, SSCE, NECO, NABTEB or its equivalent including English Language and ANY FOUR of the following: Health Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics and Political Science. At least a PASS is required in Mathematics.
100 - 199 [100 level]
200 - 299 [200 level]
300 - 399 [300 level]
400 - 499 [400 level]
4. There shall be the following categories of courses
(a) Compulsory: These are courses specified by the Department which a student must
take and pass as pre-requisite for the award of a degree.
(b) Required: These are courses specified by the Department which a student must
take but not necessarily pass. Where there is a group of such required
courses, the Department may specify the minimum number of units to
(c) Elective: These are courses specified by the Department from which a student can
take in order to increase the total number of his or her units
(d) Pre-requisite: This is a course whose knowledge is essential prior to taking another
(e) Concurrent: These are specified courses which must be taken within the same
Appropriate pre-requisites and/or concurrent requirements may be prescribed for courses. A pre-requisite, except that a student who fails a course but obtains at least a specified minimum grade in it shall be deemed to possess the course for pre-requisite purpose but will not be credited with any units in it. Pre-requisite courses may also be waived for suitable qualified candidates by the College Board on the recommendation of the Department.
A concurrent requirement will be satisfied if the student has either taken the course on a previous occasion or registered for the course within the same semester.
(a). The minimum number of course units for the award of a degree shall be 90 for direct entry and 120 for UTME (as approved by the Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the College)
(b) The degree shall be awarded with honours provided a student obtains a Cumulative Grade Point Average that is not less than 1.6 and satisfies the minimum honours requirements.
(c) For the award of a pass degree, a student must obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average not less than 1.0 and the minimum numbers of units specified in regulation 7(a) and also pass the compulsory courses specified by the Department.
8. The normal period for an honours degree shall be eight semesters.
9. A student who has taken more than one academic year in excess of the approved maximum period of study to complete a degree programme shall not normally be eligible for an honours classification.
10. The maximum period for an honours degree shall be ten semesters.
11. The maximum period for a pass degree shall be fourteen semesters.
12. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system shall be used for the determination of the class mark and the class of degree.
13. A student shall be given a written warning or be required to withdraw from the College or Department if he/she fails to achieve the minimum standard which the Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of College of Education may from time to time prescribe.
14. (a) Grades to be used for students who satisfactorily complete the work of subject by the
end of the semester are:
Grade Point Average and Remarks
Percentage scores Letter Grade Grade Point Level of Achievement
70 – 100 A 4 Excellent
60 - 69 B 3 Very Good
50 - 59 C 2 Good
45 - 49 D 1 Satisfactory
44 and Below F 0 Fail
Cumulative Grade Point Average ( CGPA) Class of Degree
3.50 – 4.00 First Class Honours
2.50 – 3.49 Second Class Honours Upper Division
1.50 – 2.49 Second Class Honours Lower Division
1.00 – 1.49 Third Class Honours
(b) In order to obtain the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of candidate, the appropriate index (Grade Point) assigned to each range of numerical mark is multiplied by the course unit and the product is added up to give the total weighted Grape Point. This total is divided by the total number of units taken (including units of failed courses).
(c) For the purpose of determining the class of degree, the CGPA shall be expressed correct to one decimal place.
(a) Regulation: Compulsory courses shall be as specified by the Department in which the courses are offered.
(b) No student shall normally register for less than 20 units of compulsory courses (Regulation 7).
(c) Withdrawal of student from the Department (Regulation 13).
First Year Candidates with less than 1.0 CGPA to get a warning.
First Year Candidates with less than 20 units to be asked to withdraw
Second Year Candidates with less than 1.0 CGPA to get a warning
Second Year Candidates with less than 40 units to be asked to withdraw
Third Year Candidates with less than 1.0 CGPA to get a warning
Third Year Candidates with less than 60 units to be asked to withdraw
16. General Studies (GNS)
All students must register for and pass all General Studies (GNS) courses.
COMPLETE COURSE SCHEDULE for earning a BACHELORS DEGREE in INCLUSIVE EDUCATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS
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