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.

Regulations

  1. Courses shall be taught and students shall be expected to take an approved course combination as determined by the senate on the recommendation of the College Board from time to time.
  2. Course shall be evaluated in terms of course units.  A Course unit is one lecture/tutorial contact hour per week or the hour of laboratory of practical class per week throughout a semester or an equivalent amount of other assigned study of practical experience or any combination of these.
  3. There shall be four levels of course numbered:

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

                                be passed.

(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

                                 specified course.

(e)   Concurrent:     These are specified courses which must be taken within the same

                                  Semester.

Note:

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.

  1. All courses shall be examined during the semester in which they are taken and candidates will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course for which they have passed the examinations.
  2. Continuous assessment may be regarded as part of course examinations, but grade/marks scored shall not constitute and more than 40% of the total scores for the course.
  3. Students shall normally be required to register for a prescribed minimum number of units in each academic year, the number of which shall be approved by the Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the College.  A student shall not normally be permitted to qualify for honours degree until he or she has completed a prescribed study of not less than eight semesters for the degree.

(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.

 15.      Guidelines:

(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

  1. Distribution and description of Courses by level