Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


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There are three (3) modes of admission into the University. These are through the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) organized by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for 4-year degree programmes, except for candidates admitted into LL.B., BMLS and B.Sc. Agric, DVM and MBBS programmes which hvae 5-years and 6-years respectively; Direct Entry admission into 3-year degree courses through JAMB in Arts and Islamic Studies, Education, Management Sciences and Social Sciences, 4-year for Law, Medical Lab. Sciences and Agriculture and 5 years for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and Finally the non-degree courses (Matriculation) and Diploma which are internally organized by the University.

The Matriculation courses (Exclusive to the University catchments' areas) are advertised at the beginning of every session through the Schorlarship Boards of the affected states. Admission forms are available in some designated banks upon payment of appropriate fees. The course is for Science only. The other non-degree courses are open to all irrespective of state of origin.

All enquiries on available courses in the University should be directed to the Admission Officer, Information on degree programmes can be obtained from the brochure published annually by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

All enquiries with regards to poatgraduate courses should be referred to the Secretary, Postgradute School.

The Full Undergraduate Prospectus !




Confirmation of Admission and Registration


* Confirmation of Admission

All fressh students (Matriculation, UME, Direct Entry, Certificate, Diploma) whose names appears on the various admission lists should first present themselves to the Admission Officer for screening at designated centres. Students should come along with originals of their credentials (Result Slip and Official notification of results inclusve) an passport photographs. Successful candidates shall be issued with confirmation of admission letters and admission numbers. Similarly, postgraduate students are to report to the Postgraduate School for clearance. Students are to collect and fill in designated forms (MIS 01, 02, etc)

* Registration

(A) Payment of Fees and Documentation :

  • After the receipt of confirmation of admission letter, students are to proceed to banks for payment of relevant fees in bank draft.

  • Upon payment of the prescribed fees to the bank the students are to proceed to resignation centre where they shall obtain an official receipt of payment from designated Officers on presentation of certified bank draft.

  • After obtaining an official receipt, all students must collect relevant registration forms at the point of registration for filing and appropriate signing by officers of the University assigned to do so. These are indicated in each of the forms. In addition, fresh students shall obtainmedical report form and proceed to the University Clinic for relevant medical examination and clearance.

  • Fresh students are to proceed to the Academic Office for clearance, in the latter office, they are to deposit the medical report and complete the registration exercise to the Faculty/Departments/Centre for Islamic Studies/Postgraduate School (as the case may be) for Registration of Courses.

  • Thereafter, returning students will collect course registration forms at the designated centre for their Faculties/College/School. The forms are filled and appropriately signed by their respective Heads of Department, Deans, and the Directors of General Studies and Centre for Islamic Studies (where applicable).

  • All completed registration forms are to be deposited with the students' respective Faculties/Centre/Postgraduate/Extension Services/Matriculation Offices, which will ensure subsequent distribution to the Departments, and divisions, which should kept permanent custody of them.

  • A student will not be admitted into the University until he/she has properly completed the registration exercise to the latter.

  • Students must note that registration does not end with the Students Affairs Division and Academic Office alone. They should register for courses in their respective departments. Each student, after due consultation with respective Heads of Deaprtment, should select his/her courses of study for the academic session.

  • Students must write their full names on the confirmation of admission letter and all registration forms. Initials are not allowed.

  • The registration of courses for the academic session must be done at the beginning of each session and completed within the stipulated time of registration.

N.B: Registration guidelines are subject to periodic review by the University.

(B) Registration of Courses

  • Undergraduate Students are expected to register a minimum of 30 units and a maximum of 48 units by the University at each level. However, there is a variation from one department to the other on minimum/maximum units required at different levels of study and for different programmes.

  • Students who register courses beyond the acceptable University maximum of 48 units per session shall have the excess units cancelled. Such courses cancelled shall not be considered by the University in computing his/her GPA nor considered as duly registered course(s) for the session.

  • All fresh students are strongly advised to study the ciurse brochure of their respective departments or contat the Heads of Department to ensure correct registration of courses and units.

  • Attention should be given also to compulsory core courses of study and the elective courses needed to complement the required units for that level.

  • Returning students who, without genuine reason, refuse to register for one academic session shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the University.

(c) Registration of Qualifying English (Q/E) and Basic Mathematics (B/M)

  • Fresh students lacking i a credit pass in English or Mathematics at O'Level shall be required to register for Q/E and B/M.

  • Registration for any or both of these courses takes place at the Division of General Studies. Registration fee for QE or BM is N2,000 each.

  • Students studying the Q/E and B/M must obtain a pass in these courses between their 100 and 200 level period of study.

  • Students who fail to obtain this requirement at the specified period shall not be allowed to proceed to 300 level.

  • A student who had already registered for QE/BM or both but subsequently obtained a credit in the subject(s) in WAEC, NECO or NBTEB examination before the end of 200 level may apply for waiver of further resistration of the subject(s).

  • The concession in (v) is only given to those who initially registerd with one ordinary level result at the point of entry into the University.

(D) "Add" or "Drop" of Registered Courses :

  • "Add" means registering a course(s) in addition to earlier course(s) registered.

  • "Drop" means removing a course(s) from a student's record of registered courses.

  • The "Adding and Dropping" of registered course(s) may be carried out during normal registration or within the first two weeks of the beginning of the Second Semester.

  • Students wishing to "Add" and/or "Drop" courses are advised to contact their Heads of Deaprtment for further guidance.

  • It is the responsibility of Students to ensure that they submit the add or drop forms to the HOD or the Dean as the case may be for proper documentation.

(E) Change of Names

Please note that students should register with the:

  • Names by which they were admitted. The University does not normally approve approve change of names, but if a student wishes to change any part of his or her name(s), a Sworn Affidavit and appropriate classified advert in Newspaper and must support such application before any approval could be obtained from the Registrar.

  • Any approved change of name should accordingly be communicated to the Students' Affairs Division, the relevant departments and Faculties.

  • Change of name in the yaer of graduation is not allowed.

(F) Matriculation Ceremony

  • Non-Matriculated undergraduate and postgraduate degree students are not bonafide students of the University.

  • To matriculate, each registered student must sign the matriculation register in accordance with the directives of the Registrar.

  • Matriculation is binding on every student entering the University for the first time who is undergoing the first year of a degree course at a formal post registration ceremony normally presided over by the Vice-Chancellor administers the matriculation Oath. Students are made to "solemnly undertake and swear to observe and respect the provisions of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Laws, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations which are now in force or which may from time to time be brough into force".

(G) Orientation Programme for Fresh Student

This is exercise conducted at the beginning of each session for the following objectives:

  • Help new students become acquainted with the University, generally and especially with its rules and regulation.

  • Initiate a basis for useful and friendly contacts and understanding between new students, other students and the staff and; provide the new students with information on available students' facilities and obligations.

(H) Attendance of Lectures and Continuous Assessment

  • Students are expected to attend their prescribe their course lectures punctually, regularly and continuously. The University has set seventy-five percent (75%) course lecture attendance as pre-requisite for taking examination.

  • Continuous assessment ranges from 25-40% of the total points in the final examination.

  • The University is not under any obligation to repea courses(s) and/or ontinuous assessment to student(s) who absent themselves from regular lectures and continuous assessments. In respect of continuous assessment, the Universitymay grant concession to students to write a make up CA or test as the case may be in special circumstances such as Medical ground and other approved leaves on application to th Dean of a students Faculty.

(I) Leave of Absence

  • Students can apply to the Dean of Faculty for not more than one-year leave of absence if the need arises. Students may apply for special leave such as maternity, to perform pilgrimage, etc. through appropriate University authority. However, Pilgrimage leaves are given without an academic concession.

  • Students who have genuine reason(s) to be away from the University can also apply for the deferment of their study for a specified period.

  • Students are advised to get in touch with the University immediately they have any genuine reason(s) that will warant their absence from the University during a session. If the circumstance will not permit as on health ground the University may accept an application written on behalf of the student.


1. Conduct of Examinations in the University

  • The University Senate reserves the power under the decree establishing the University to decide exclusively on all academic matters.

  • At the end of each semester, examinations are conducted for courses taught in various departments. Such Examinations may take the form of written papers, oral examination, paractical, clinical, submission and defense of written projects, etc. as approved by the University Senate.

  • The time-table for the examinations shall be fixed on the various Notice Boards in the University stating the time and venue of all Examinations.

  • Students who have clashes in the Examinations based on the time-table should immediately intimate their Departmental/Faculty Examinations Officer.

  • Students who fail to intimate the appropriate officers of the University of impeding clash in examinations shall blame themselves for any difficulty or eventuality that may arise.

  • Continuous assessment would be included in determining the final score of candidates in the examination results.

  • Any student who absent his/herself from any examination without University approval and has not withdrawn from the course of study would be graded "F" for such course(s) and the grade(s) would be reflected in the calculation of his/her GPA for the semester or session.

  • Subject to the approval of the Senate, the University may grant concessions to student(s) who could not complete or write all the examinations due to certified illness or other exigencies acceptable to te Senate. Where the Senate accepts any reason as genuine, it shall be at the pleasure of Senate to determine the nature of concession(s) to be so given.

  • Student who satisfies the requirement for exmaination shall be issued with an examinations card, which shall be presented to the invigilator in all examinations.

  • No student shall be allowed to enter the examination hall without the University identity card and examinations card.

  • A candidate shall not be allowed to enter the examination venue if he or she is more than 30 minutes late.

  • A candidate shall not be alowed to leave the examination venue within 45 minutes after the commencement of the examination except under exceptional circumstances approved by the Head of Department or the Examinations Officer.

  • No candiadte shall leave the examination venue during the last 15 minutes of the examination.

  • On entering the examinations venue, it is the responsibility of the candidate to draw the attention of the invigilator to any paper or material on his/her seat. table or on the floor around him/her to enable for such materials to be removed before the examination starts.

  • A candidate who is more than 30 minutes late after the commencement of the exmaination may be allowed entry only at the discretion of the invigilator in consultation with the Head of Department or the Faculty Examinations Officer. Such cases shall be reported in writing in writing by the invigilator to the Faculty Examinations Officer.

  • A candidate who arrives late shall not be allowed extra time.

  • A candidate shall deposit any handbag, brief case, books, handouts, etc. outside the examination venue or in front of the invigilator before the commencement of the examination.

  • A candidate shall comply with the instructions to candidates as set out on a question paper and answer book or other materials supplied.

  • Candidate(s) shall also comply with any instruction given by the invigilator.

  • A candidate shall use only the answer books provided by the invigilator.

  • All rough works must be crossed out neatly. Note that rough works shall only be done on the answer booklets.

  • Under no circumstance shal a candidate write anything other than his/her admission number and name on the question paper.

  • Supplementary answer sheets or booklets, even if they cntain only rough work, must be neatly packed into the answer book.

2. Writing of Examinations from Hospital Bed

  • A hospitalized student shall apply to his or her Head of Department through his physician; the application should reach him (the Head of Deaprtment) at least 7 days before the Examination of the affected courses.

  • The Head of Deaprtment shall, within 24 hours of receipt of the application, forward his recommendation to the Dean of his Faculty.

  • Subject to availabilty of Faculties, the Dean approves the application and notifies the University Authority through the Reistrar.

  • A copy of the approval sall be made available to the Chairman, Examination Monitoring Comittee, before the commencement of the examination for his necessary action.

  • The approval shall be comunicated to the student at least 24 hours to the examination.

  • A minimum of N1,000.00 and a maximum of N5,000.00 shall be paid by the student, being expenses for the conduct of the examination, per paper.

  • Examination materials (question papers and scripts) for the student should leave the main examination hall within 2 minutes of commencement of the examination and should reach the hospital within 45 minutes of commencement.

3. Guidelines for Re-marking of Examination Script(s)

  • When a student applies for his/her scripts to be re-marked, Senate is to approve the re-marker on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor

  • The re-marker should be paid an appropriate honorarium to be determined by Senate

  • A student who wish to apply for his/her paper(s) to be re-marked should do so within one week of release of examination results by his/her faculty.

  • A student should pay, in cash and in advance, the full expenses for the re-marking (to be estimated by Registry) before his/her script(s) is/are sent out. The payment should be done within one week of Senate's approval of the assessor.

  • The verdict of the re-marker, which would be reported to the Senate before being known to te student, will be final.

  • All such request should be routed through the complainant's Faculty board which, should within two weeks of te reciept of the complaint, investigate and present to the Senate their findings and recommendation(s). If the complainant is however not satisfied with the decision taken at this stage, he/she would then be free to apply for his/her script(s) to be remarked by another external assessor in accordance with the above guidelines.

4. The Couse Unit System

This is a system of study where courses are divided into levels and units, and students are expected to register a certain minimum number of credit units at a particular level to qualify for graduation. The system allows students to repeat certain range of faied courses at higher levels (carry over), except when such a failed course(s) are a pre-requiste to courses at a higher levels. With this arrangement, students can graduate at their own pace but within the specified period of study approved by the University.

  • A unit is awarded to acourse of 15 hours of lectures; or of 45 hours of practical per semesters.
  • Students of the College of Health Sciences and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are not usually allowed to carry over failed courses but are allowed a second change to rewrite the examination as a Re-sit. Candiadtes who failed in second attempt would be asked to repeat the year.

*** Students admitted into (MBBS, BMLS and DVM) are advised to seek clarification on te peculiar features of their training from the Faculties.

5. Calculation of Grade Point Avaerage (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

  • Letter Grades and Grade Points are earned from percentage scores in the final examination i a given course as follows:
    Percentage Score
    Letter Grade
    Grade Point

    GPA and CGPA are not calculated for DVM and MBBS Programmes nor are these degrees classisfied at the end of the training. For this reason, the minimum pass grade is a "C" for all courses and any score below fifity paercent (50%) is graded "F"

  • The Performance of a student in a semester is reported as grade point average (GPA), while the overall performance at the end of the session (and/or at any point in his/her study Programme) will be reported by CGPA.

  • A weighed Grade Point (GP) is determined for the performance in each course by multiplying the grade point obtained by the candidate by the credit unit of the course.

  • Adding the weighed grade point obtained in all courses offered in that semester and dividing the sum by the total value of cedit of all the courses determines Grade Point Average for the semester.

  • Cumulative Garde Point is calculated by adding the weighed grade points obtained in all course offered up to the end of a given session (and/or up to a point in a students Programme or end of the programme) and dividing the sum of the total value of credits of all courses at that point.

  • To qualify for a Bachelor's degree, a student must obtain a minimum number of credit units for each level of study (core and elective courses) and the total units required for his/her Programme as well as the credit units for General Studies courses.

6. Classification of Degrees

Degree classes will be designated with references to Grade Point Average as follows:

4.50 - 5.00 First Class Honours
3.50 - 4.49 Second Class Honours (Upper)
2.40 - 3.49 Second Class Honour (Lower)
1.50 - 2.39 Third Class Honour
1.00 - 1.49 Pass
0.00 - 0.99 Fail

For classification of Diplomas and Certificates, Students are advised to contact their respective Heads of Department.

7. Notification of Examination Results

  • The Dean of the Faculty shall, on the semester grade sheet/MIS grade slip, communicate to the students as soon as possible Senate-approved results.

  • A student may also request in writing to the Dean of the Faculty for his/her result slip or semester grade sheet if their need arises.

  • Student shall report immediately to the Head of Department or the Dean through Examinations Officer any discrepancies in the garde communicated to them.


Other Info.

1. Probation, Withdrawal and Inter-Faculty/Programe Transfer

  • If a student's GPA falls below 1.00 during one session, he/she would be palced on probation (warning period) in the hope that the student will improve in the following session.

  • If in the following session, the students' GPA still falls below 1.00. He/she shall be asked to withdraw from the programme.

  • Students in DVM or MBBS programmes are not usually placed on probbation. Therefore, students undergoing these programmes are advised to contact their Faculties on conditions that may lead to withdrawal on poor academic performance.

  • A student so withdrawn for poor academic performance inone programme may be considered fr another programme on application. Provided he/she obtains a CGPA of not less than 0.75 at the end of probation period. Application forms for such transfers are available in the Academic Secretary's Office upon payment of prevailing charges.

2. Withdrawal Due to Academic Incompetence

For any student withdrawn due to academic incompetence to be considered on transfer to another Faculty, the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • At the end of the probationary period a student must have attained a CGPA of 0.75;

  • Transferring student must satisfy the entry requirements of accepting Department/Faculty;

  • Under no circumstance should a student be considered for transfer for more than once throughout the period of his/her studentship; and

  • Any student who fails to graduate after exhausting his/her maximum period of studentship will not be considered for transfer to any Faculty.

3. Spill Over

  • Students who are not able to graduate at the end of their approved period of study shall be allowed to carry over such courses into the following session. This period shall be referred to as "First Spill Over". All grades scored in that session shall be fully credit to the student and scored class of degree awarded.

  • Failure in any couse during the first spill over which leads into the second year shall graduate with a "Pass" degree, his/her GPA not withstand.

  • Students who could not graduate at the end of the second spill over would be asked to withdraw from the University. It should be noted that the period of study of any undergraduate student shall not exceed, by more than four semesters, beyond normal period approved for the study and two semesters for Diploma Students.

  • Once a student withdraw from a course of study in a Faculty after the maximum period allowed he or she is not eligible for admission or re-admission into any programme of study in the University.

4. Graduating with an "F" grade in a Course

  • To graduate, the University expects students to pass all registered courses. However, in exceptional circumstances, they may apply to graduate with an "F" grade in an elective course at the last part of the study.

  • The application is made through the Head of Department and Faculty to the Chairman of Senate, provided the course is not a core course.

  • Such students are also expected to meet minimum requirements for graduation in terms of credit units at different levels.

  • For other conditons required for consideration of such applications, students are advised to contact their Heads of Department.

  • It should be noted that the provision is not a right but a privilege.

5. Convocation

Convocation ceremonies are held from time to time as approved by the Senate and Council of the University. It is:

  • an occasion where graduates are conferred with certificates, diplomas and degrees of the University having been found worthy in character and learning. In addition, honorary degrees are conferred on distinguished deserving personalities.

  • Convocation is usually preceded by various events, which makes up the convocation week.

6. Issuance of Official Transcripts of Academic Record

  • The Registrar shall be responsible for issuing certified copies of the official transcripts of academic record.

  • Copies of the Official transcript shall be sent on request only to institutions or to prospective employers.

  • No official transcript shall be issued direct to a student.

  • Transcript shall only be issued on an application to the Registrar, supported by the receipt of payment of prevailing chages.

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7. Collection of Certificates

Students wishing to collect their certificates are to present themselves to the Academic Secretary with the following:

  • Original of the Statement of Result issued by the University;

  • Identify Card of the University used by the student;

  • A copy of the clearance certificate duly signed by all the designated officers of the University.

Certificate(s) shall not be issued to other person than the student.


Regulations Governing Organization, Conduct and Discipline of Students

General Conduct

  • Students are advised to take good care of their personal belongings. The University will not be responsible for any damage to or loss of personal effects.

  • Any breach of peace or any social nuisance within University premises should be reported to the appropriate University authority (porter, caretaker, matron, Hall Administrator, University Security Division, etc)

  • Absence from lectures, tutorials or practical classes requires the approval of the Heads of Department and the Deans concerned.

  • Students are prohibited to buy, sell, keep, consume alcoholic drinks in the University premises. Students caught contravening this provision shall be rusticated for two semesters, in addition to being deboarded from the Halss of residence throughout their stay in the University.

  • Students are prohibited not to consume, keep or sell illicit drugs within the University premises. Students caught indulging in this act shall be rusticated for two semesters and handed over to the NDLEA. Attention is particularly drawn to penalty of Decree 2 of 1984.

  • Students caught with firearms and dangerous weapons within the premises of the University shall be expelled and handed ove to the Police.

  • Students are responsible for the conduct of their visitors within the premises of the University.

  • Students and visitors are only allowed access into the campuses of the University after 10.00 p.m on proper identification.

  • Visitors to the female hostels are not allowed to be at the premises beyond 10.00 p.m

  • All vehicles except those allowed by the University are to vacate the premises of the Halls of Residence before 10.00 p.m.

  • Loitering around the halls of residence and shelterbelts beyond 10.00 pm is not allowed.

  • Only authorised vehicles are allowed into the halls of residence after 10.00 p.m.

  • Under no circumstance should a male student receive female visitors in their rooms or vice-versa. Violation of this provision shall lead to two-semester rustication for the students (the visitor and the visited) and also lose University accomodation throughout their stay in the University.

  • Students shall not indulge in physical combat in the University. Students who violates this provision shall be rusticated for two-semesters in addition , loose University accomodation that session.

  • No student shall take laws into his/her hands. Students who take laws into their hands shall be rusticated for two semesters.

  • Nudity and all other forms of indecency are not allowed on any of the University campuses including halls of residence . Any students caught contravening this regulation shall be rusticated for two-semesters.

  • Any student caught stelaing within the University community shall be handed over to the University Security Division for further necessary action. Once the security division establishes a case of theft, he or she would be suspended and handed over to the Police. Where a report indicates conviction by a court of law, he or she shall be expelled.

  • Political parties and their activities are not allowed on campus. But as citizens of the country, student are free to belong to any political party of their choice.

  • Any student accused of rape or sodomy shall be handed over to the Police and liable to expulsion should judicial authority prove the allegation.

  • Any student caught forging any document relevamt to his/her admission shall be expelled from the University.

  • Any student who appears before any University Committee to give false evidence that may mislead the University Authority shall be liable to two-semester rustication.

  • Students who indulge in sexual harassment of fellow students and other members of the University community shall be liable to rustication for two-semesters or expulsion.

  • Cultism is prohibited in the University. Students aho belong to any cult shall be expelled from the University and handed over to the Police.

  • No student is allowed to institute a case (civil or criminal) against a fellow student without prior notice to the Dean of Student Affairs.

  • In the event of a student having a case in a court of law os the police station while the school is in session, the student shall liase with the University for out of court or police settlement provided it is not a criminal case.

Sport and Sport Equipments

Students are encouraged to participate in sporting activities. Sports equipment may be issued to student whenever necessary be it on individual or club basis or through associations/societies.

Any student who fails to return sports equipment issued to him/her at the stipulated time will be made to pay a prescribed fine. In the event of missing any equipment issued to student(s), the student or club will be made to repalce it.


The University shall not be responsible for any missing mail.

Identity Cards/Identification

  • The possession of University himself/herself by providing his/her identity card when required to do so. Identity card can be obtained from the Digital Identity Card Committeee located in the Student's Affairs Division of the University on payment of prescribed fees.

  • Students who do not have identity card may be denied University facilities or other benefits for students. Upon completion of their study or termination of studentship, the identity card should be surrendered to Chief Security Officer.

  • Students who have vehicles shall obtain University sticker from the Tollgate Managemnt Committee on paymant of prescribed fees for easy identification.

  • Students who have vehicles and residing in the halls of residence shall register their vehicle with the security post at the hostel or the campus as the case may be.

  • Such sticker(s) shall be pasted boldly on their vehicle.

  • Vehicles with tinted glasses are not allowed into the University except those permitted by law.

  • Rough driving is prohibited within the premises of the University. Defaulters shall have their cars impunded in addition to any other disciplinary measure deem fit by the University.

Collection of Money in the University

  • Individual student or stdents' organization must not solicit for donations in respect of any function held by them within and outside the University except on express permission of the Dean of Students Affairs through the recommendation of their staff adviser.

  • When it is necessary to make a charge to cover the expenses, printed tickets of programmes can be offered for sale.

  • The executives of the organzation(s) who contravene the regulations on collection of money shall be dissolved forthwith, in addition to any disciplinary measure deemed fit by the University.

  • Any student or group of students who collects money or donation under any false pretence shall be expelled from the University.

  • Withdrawal of money from the account of student association s' requires express permission of staff adviser(s).

  • Any student or group of students who embezzles or mismanange any money or property belonging to a registered union/association/club/society or the Students Union shall be made to refund the money, repalce the property or have their results/NYSC call-up letters withheld or liable to two-semester rustication or expulsion.

Students' Clubs, Associations, Soceties, Unions, etc.

  • All associations/clubs shall operate in the University at the pleasure of the Dean of Students.

  • All associations/clubs/societies shall apply to the Dean of Students for registration or renewal of registration at the beginning of each session.

  • The Students Affairs Division would publish the list of successful clubs/associations/societies approved to operate in the University for each session.

  • There are various types of clubs and associations in the University. The umbrella organization for all clubs and associations is the Students' Union. Details of clubs, societies and associations in the University can be obtained from the Students' Affairs Division.

  • Students who operate unregistered associations shall be expelled from the University.

  • Invitation of dignitaries and guests by students associations to the University shall be on the permission of Dean of Students.

  • Request for permission to host any programme in the University by a student/group of students/associations should reach the Dean of Student at least one week to the proposed date schedule for the programme.

  • There should be a formal handing over notes from one administration of the association to the other and the Dean of Student Affairs should be copied too. A copy of the statement of account at the point of taking and handing over should accompany the notes.

  • All associations should notify the Dean of Students when conducting election of its executive members.

  • Convoy of cars during rallies to th town is prohibited. Candidates organizing such rallies may be disqualified or/and liable to a semester rustication.

Students' Publication

  • The University encourages publication of professional and academic based journals and magazine by Sudents Associations, Clubs etc.

  • All regular publications must first be registered with the Dean of Students Affairs before any issue can be approved for publication. The registration is subject to renewal every session and no issue should be produced in any session until the registration has been renewed.

  • All writers and authors who are members of registered organizations are required by the University to sign an undertaking governing their conduct.

  • Publication of libelious articles or cartoons against fellow students, staff or the University authority is prohibited.

  • Publication of cartoons shall carry full names and or address of the writers/publishers; who shall bear full responsibility of such publication(s).

  • Use of pen names is prohibited in any publication or/and cartoon.

  • All occasional publications including notices, letters, etc. for the mass media pertaining to the University requires approval of the Vice-Chancellor through the Dean of Students Affairs who is his representative.

  • Failure to abide by the above provisions shall lead to rustication of the writers for two semesters and prescription of the association(s).

  • Posting of posters/notices etc on University buildings is strictly prohibited; only designated places should be used. Failure to comply attracts appropriate punishment.


  • Students may demonstrate peacefully on the University premises on non-academic matters that affect their welfare provided that a written notice is given to the Registrar to rech him not later than 24 hours before such demonstrations.

  • Demonstration outside the University campuses shall only be conducted after a written clearance has been obtained from the State Police Commisioner.

  • In all demonstrations, it shall be the responsibility of the students to see that all relevant laws of the country as well as the University are complied with.

  • Demonstrations directed against individual members of the University community are not allowed.

  • Demonstrations are not allowed in staff residential areas.

  • Contravention of (i) and (ii) shall attract any sanction deemed necessary by the University while that of (iv) and (v) will lead to two-semester rustication.

  • Violent demonstrations are prohibited within the premises of the University. Contravention of this provision shal lead to expulsion of ringleaders and the student body shall be required to pay for damages and injuries sustained.

Employees of the University

  • Cleaners, cooks, stewards, etc. are not personal servants of students and are therefore not to receive directives from them.

  • Misunderstanding(s) or misgiving(s) about the performance of their duties should be reported to appropriate authorities.

  • Under no circumstances should any student insult and emberrass any member of the University staff.

  • Genuine grievance(s) against staff should be routed through the appropriate channel.

  • Contravention of (iii) and (iv) shall lead to two-semester rustication.

  • Any student who fights or humiliates a member of staff of the University shall be expelled from the University.


  • Transportation to and from the University camouses of he University is the sole responsibility of each student. The University will however make efforts to ease the probelem of transportation within the limits of its resources and also encourage private transport companies to operate between the campuses.

  • The University operates a Bus Service Scheme which students shall be asked to pay a transport fare at the point of board the vehicle or as it shall be determined from time to time.

  • The University shall sanction students who assualt the driver, conductor or any bus service staff.

  • Any student who tampers with any part of the vehicle and/or obstruct it s movement shall be rusticated for two semesters and pay for damages to the vehicle and individuals.

  • Students ar enjoined to join the queue when boarding buses,.

  • All university road users shall observe traffic rules and regulations especially the speed limits.

  • Violators of (vi) may have their vehicles impounded for a period deem appropriate in the first instance and denied entry into the University fro a semester on subsequent violation.

Dress Code

Nudity and the following forms of indecent appearance are not allowed in any of the University Campuses:

  • Wearing of any dress that exposes the chest, unbuttoned or half-buttoned shirts.

  • Use of feature exposing, transparent dresses, sleevelessshort blouses, heavy make-ups, and excessive use of jewelries.

  • Use of worn out or sliced trousers/skirts, T-shirts with provocative messages, and wearing of shorts/mini skirts at academic functions. In addition, female students are not allowed to wear shorts outside their hostels.

  • Wearing of earrings and necklaces or perming and weaving of hair by male students.

  • Wearing of dark glasses during lectures (except on medical grounds).

  • Students should always ensure to appear neat and tidy.

  • Contravention of any of the above attracts appropriate punishments, ranging from warning to rustication

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