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Programme of Study and Courses leading to Academic Award of the Institute Of Technology & Managment.
A programme of study is the approved curriculum leading to a specified and named award of the Polytechnic as followed by an individual student. The programme may be identical with a course or may be one of a number of standard routes within a larger course programme. The Polytechnic will admit students to its courses on a full-time, part-time, mixed-mode or distance learning basis as appropriate. All programmes of study will conform to the Polytechnic's regulations and requirements as may be accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
At present, we are a growing community of about 200 students, but which is intended to grow quite rapidly. The Polytechnic has been constituted to achieve the status of Centre of Excellence in Art and Design in the very near future.
In particular, you will experience two important aspects of our modern education. Firstly, there is much more emphasis on 'student centered learning'. This means that you will take a highly active part in your own learning and will not be a passive body to which information is fed, only to be quickly forgotten. It is expected that this will facilitate much better understanding of the topics involved and lead you to be able to develop your own ideas. Secondly, you will see that there is a major shift in the assessment regime. The over-reliance on traditional examinations has been replaced with a mixture ofcontinuous assessment and examinations, where in many cases modules only use continuous assessment. The overall aim of the innovative methods used in this Polyechnic is to prepare you for life-long learning and to be able to stand on your feet as an entrepreneur with all confidence at the end of your course.

Honorary Fellowships This Polytechnic will confer honorary fellowships of the Polytechnic upon persons of distinction whom it deems to have made significant contribution to the work of the Polytechnic.

Collaboration with other Awarding Bodies and with other Institutions The Polytechnic will act jointly with professional associations and with other awarding bodies to make available courses leading to recognized awards of such associations and bodies. The Polytechnic may permit other institutions to offer courses leading to an award of the Polytechnic. Such courses will be validated and approved by the Polytechnic in accordance with the Statutes and Principles.

Academic Framework
The Academic Framework is designed to reflect modern practice. This Regulatory Framework refers to the following programmes of study:
1. Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND)
2. National Diploma (ND)
3. Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate

Duration The Pre-ND programme is one academic year, full-time study. The ND programme is two academic years, full-time study. The HND programme is two academic years, full-time study. The Diploma Programme is two academic years on weekends. More part-time study programmes will be established in due course.

Levels & Stages The Pre- ND programme consists of just one level. The ND programmes consist of two distinct levels. Modules on the first stage of the programme are expected to be at level ND 1. Modules on the second stage of the programme are expected to be at level ND 2. The HND programmes consist of two distinct levels. Modules on the first stage of the programme are expected to be at level HND 1. Modules on the second stage of the programme are expected to be at level HND 2. For a full-time programme, a stage equates to one year of full time study. For a part time programme, a stage normally covers two years.

Award of Diploma and Certificates In order to qualify for the award of Diploma or certificate in the Polytechnic, a candidate must: Satisfy the minimum admission requirements provided in the regulations governing admission; Follow an approved course of study for a prescribed period; Pass the required examinations set out in the detailed diploma or certificate programmes of each department; Complete the required period of industrial attachment; Comply with such other regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Academic, Board.

Requirements for the Award of Pre-ND Students who complete and pass the prescribed programme of study over the single stage are awarded the Pre-National Diploma. All terminal Pre-National Diploma Examinations will be externally moderated. Students are expected to score at least 50% in all subjects offered in the externally moderated terminal examination.

Requirements for the Award of Pre-ND Students who complete and pass the prescribed programme of study over the single stage are awarded the Pre-National Diploma. All terminal Pre-National Diploma Examinations will be externally moderated. Students are expected to score at least 50% in all subjects offered in the externally moderated terminal examination. All Students will offer at least six subjects in the terminal examination. These subjects must include the major subjects and at least one vocational subject related to the proposed National Diploma Programme.

Specific Requirements for the Award of ND Conditions for the award of National Diploma include the following:
1. Satisfactory performance in all prescribed coursework which may include class work, tests, quizzes, workshop practice and laboratory work - should total between 72 and 80 credit units;
2. Supervised industrial work experience for four months;
3. Satisfactory performance at all semester examinations;
4. Satisfactory completion of final year project work.
In addition to the academic requirements, a student must acquire the following competencies:
1. An understanding of key aspects of their areas of study;
2. An ability to use accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within an area of study;
3. An understanding of concepts that allows the student to: a) Develop and support arguments; b) An appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge; and c) The ability to manage their own learning and to use academic reviews and primary sources (for example research articles and original materials appropriate to the areas of study).
Typically, holders of the qualification will be able to: a) Use the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, strengthen, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding and to start and carry out projects; b) Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements and work out appropriate questions to solve a problem; and d) Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
They will also have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment and the ability to; Use their initiative and take personal responsibility; Make decisions in complicated and unpredictable situations; and Carry out appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

Requirements for the Award of HND To qualify for the award of HND, a student must have: a). Passed all the modules, including at least 105 credits at Credit level and b). Met any specific subject or scheme requirements for the named award.

Duration of Study The academic year lasts 36 weeks and is divided into two semesters of 18 weeks each. Periods when the Polytechnic is closed because of Official Public Holidays and other official periods are excluded from the 36 week count. Within each semester, all teaching, revision and assessment takes place on each module ( see below) being studied. For each semester, one week for registration, 15 weeks for teaching and two weeks for revision and examinations. Total 18 weeks. Within each semester, students study a number of distinct units of study called modules.

Volume of Study The total student effort for a full-time student is expected to be 1,800 hours for four semesters. This is measured over the 30 teaching weeks for two semesters and excludes revision and examination weeks, and equates to students being expected to work for about 40 hours/week. This figure is to include a) Lectures b) Tutorials c) Supervised Laboratory classes d) Supervised Studio Classes and e) Supervised Field Work. Thus, to complete a stage of either an ND or an HND, a student needs to expend 1,800 hours of effort. For a Pre-ND, a student is expected to expend a minimum of 450 hours of effort.

Credit Rating For every 15 hours of student effort on a module, a student is eligible to earn 1 credit. It is not permitted for credits obtained by a student in excess of the required minimum at one level to be carried forward and count towards there quirements at the next level.

Credit Level Each module on each programme has a level attached to it. These are:
a) Pre-ND Programme b) ND 1 programme c) ND 2 programme d) HND 1 programme e)HND 2 programme f) Certificate Programme
The size of a module is measured in terms of the number of credits that it earns. The larger the credit rating, the more hours (per semester) are allocated to it.

Registration A student must be formally registered on a programme of study before being permitted to participate in any of the activities of that programme. Late registration shall attract a fee as determined by the Polytechnic from time to time. Normally, no student shall be allowed to register for more than 24 credit hours per semester. The minimum is 15 credit hours, normally for part time students.

Allocation of Time within a Standard Module A standard module requires a minimum of 30 hours of student effort per week. Details of time allocation and credits are as provided in the programmes of the Schools.

Completion Time - Maximum Registration Time The Polytechnic normally expects students to complete their award within the following maximum periods of registration as provided in the table below. Once formally registered for a programme of study, a student is normally required to complete in a specified time, which varies according to programme type and mode of study. The maximum registration times for the programmes in the system are as given in the table below.

Program Type

Mode of Study

Normal Registration Time

Maximum Registration Time

Pre-ND

Full-Time

1 year

2 years

ND

Full-Time

2 years

4 years

ND

Part-Time

4 years

6 years

HND

Full-Time

2 years

4 years

Certificate

Weekends

2 years

4 years

Failure to Complete A student who fails to complete the programme of study will normally be required to withdraw from the programme of study. In exceptional circumstances, a student may apply for re-admission to the institution.

Examinations and Assessments A mixture of module assessments and examinations formally assesses each module. Module assessments consist of: Individual assignments; Group Assignments; Examinations; Class Tests; Presentations; Lab/Studio Practical's; Other methods agreed by module staff

Failure to Complete A student who fails to complete the programme of study will normally be required to withdraw from the programme of study. In exceptional circumstances, a student may apply for re-admission to the institution.

Examinations and Assessments A mixture of module assessments and examinations formally assesses each module. Module assessments consist of: Individual assignments; Group Assignments; Examinations; Class Tests; Presentations; Lab/Studio Practicals; Other methods agreed by module staff.

Weightings Each component of assessment will be worth a certain proportion of the total marks, and as published in the Module Handbook. Normally, the following weightings are chosen.
All courses- 5% for attendance,15% for test
Arts, e.g English - 75% written examination
Professional courses (courses with field experience) workshop practice - 35% theory, 40% practical
Foundation courses e.g., Basic Sciences - 50% - theory, 25% practical
Technical drawing - 50% - practical, 25% theory
Mathematics and Statistics. - 75% theory

Deferral A student may defer a course of study on grounds of ill health, financial constraints and for serious personal reasons subject to the approval of the Academic Board. Normally a student will be allowed to defer for a period of one academic session.

Resit Students shall be allowed to resit courses if the number of such courses failed is not more than one thirds of the total number of courses entered for the semester and the CGPA not less than 1.50. The normal period of the ND and HND programme is four semesters for regular students.

Probation A student who fails up to 50% of the total course entered for a semester is placed on academic probation for one semester or one year as the case may be.

Withdrawal Any student whose CGPA is less than 1.50 in a particular session expected to withdraw.

Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) For the smooth operation of the SIWES, the following guidelines shall apply;

Responsibility for Placement of Students The polytechnic shall arrange with relevant industries and institutions to have students undergoing the National Diploma programme placed for industrial attachment. By April 30 of each year, six copies of the master list showing where each student has been placed shall be submitted to Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, which shall in turn, authenticate the list and forward it to the Industrial Training Fund. The Placement Officer shall normally discuss and agree with industries.

Evaluation or Grading System The minimum mark needed to pass a module is normally 40% for ND and HND or Certificate. Grading system is as follows:

75 - 100%

A

4.0

Distinction

70 - 74.9%

AB

3.50

Excellent

65 - 69.9%

B

3.25

Very Good

60 - 64.9%

BC

3.0

Good

55 - 59.9%

C

2.75

Above Average

50 - 54.9%

CD

2.50

Average

45 - 49.9%

D

2.25

Very Fair

40 - 44.9%

E

2.0

Fair

0 - 39.9%

F

0

Fail

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