Skyline University Nigeria

Administration, Registration, and Examination

The Administration, Registration and Examination departments are responsible for managing the academic and academic support operations of the university that comply with National Universities Commission (NUC) guidelines. The activities include planning & executing academic operations, registrations and examinations necessary for the academic progression of students and also assist faculty members in planning their operations. It is also aimed at enabling coordination with learning support services so as to facilitate a conducive learning environment in the institution. The department is responsible for maintaining student records and facilitating regular counselling for academic progression. It is responsible for maintaining an overall academic and behavioural discipline of students as per the policy and releases the institutional calendar for the academic year which guides the operations of SUN.

  • To facilitate and plan the operations of academic and academic support services within the policy framework of NUC.
  • To ensure a non-discriminatory learning atmosphere.
  • To Register and maintain students' records safely and confidentially.
  • To plan and conduct fair examinations and declare the results timely.
  • To provide appropriate academic and student information to various departments and decision-makers.
  1. Facilitates and plans the operations of academic and academic support services within the policy framework of NUC.
  2. Ensures a non-discriminatory learning atmosphere.
  3. Registers and maintains students’ records safely and confidentially.
  4. Plans and conduct fair examinations and declare the results in timely fashion.
  • Provides appropriate academic and student information to various departments and decision-makers.

[ADMINISTRATION, REGISTRATION & EXAMINATION]

After receiving the admission file from the Marketing department the registration department audits the file for the fulfillment of documents required for registration into SUN. The registration department registers the students with all the necessary documents as per the available registration checklist (mentioned below). In case of documents being incomplete or not submitted the file is returned to Marketing department for fulfilling the requirements. Registration department will VERIFY THE FOLLOWING:

A. REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

  • Student application form is dully filled and verified
  • Passport copy (Minimum 6 Months Validity)
  • Passport Sized photograph
  • National Photo ID (Either one of the valid proofs):
  1. Driving License
  2. National ID
  3. Voters Card
  • Post UME Result
  • JAMB Result
  • High School
  1. WAEC (Online Verification)
  2. NECO (Online Verification)
  3. NABTEB
  4. NBAIS
  5. IGCSE, GCE, GCSE O-Level Attested Certificate (for Fresh Admissions – Level 100)
  • Direct Entry: Attested certificates
  1. A-Level & AS-Level
  2. NCE
  3. IJMB
  4.  OND
  5. HND or any Other Approved Curriculum (for Direct Admissions (DE).
  1. Official Transcript attested by the university registrar
  2. Detailed Syllabi (Credit Value, Level, Course Content Etc.)
  3. Course Description
  4. TOC Application form
  5. Fees as applicable
  6. TOC Application form
  1. TOC: Attested certificates
  2. Official Transcript attested by the university registrar
  3. Detailed Syllabi (Credit Value, Level, Course Content Etc.)
  4. Course Description
  5. TOC Application form
  6. Official Letter from Previous Institution
  7. Fees as applicable
  • Students Certificate Authenticity Check Form

International Student Application: International admission student needs to do the following documentation

  • Placement test form or proof of result to be verified.
  • Signature of the enrollment officer & student
  • Payment receipt.
  • Additional Documents Required from International Students
  1. VISA Application Form to be duly filled and required documents to be verified, if applicable.
  2. Undertaking Form for non-submission of Visa page
  3. Visa Student Detail Forms
  4. Hostel Forms
  5. Guardian Details Form
  6. Visa Processing Form
  7. Guardian Authorization Letter
  8. Accreditation of the University/School
  9. Police Clearance
  10. Yellow Fever Vaccination (where Applicable)
  11. Oral Polio Vaccination (where Applicable)
  • Undertaking forms dully filled, if applicable.
  1. Undertaking -Visa Page
  2. Undertaking -Passport Page
  3. Undertaking - Non Submission Of Attested Higher / Senior Secondary School Certificate
  4. Undertaking - Non Submission Of Green Card
  5. Undertaking - Non Submission Of Attested A – Level Certificate
  6. Undertaking - Non Submission Of Attested AS - Level from IGCSE/GCE/GCSE Board certificate
  7. Undertaking - Non Submission Of Attested O - Level from IGCSE/GCE/GCSE Board certificate
  8. Undertaking -Non submission of TOFEL/IELTS/CES /PET/ IESOL Result
  9. Undertaking -IB Diploma
  10. Undertaking for Scholarship / Fee Waiver/Recommendation grant

B. REJECTION OF ADMISSION/ REGISTRATION

If a candidate does not fulfill the basic entry requirement as per the registration checklist the registration will be rejected. The registration will also be rejected under the following conditions:

  1. In case of non-submission of documents required by SUN not fulfilling the criteria above will be rejected
  2. In case of submission of any forged documents for admission
  3. In case of non-attestation of degree certificates submitted for admission
  4. Any information received from the parent organization regarding the irregularities in the documents submitted.
  5. Criminal charge(s) are proven against the student at the time of admission.
  6. In case of non-submission of WAEC/NECO/ IGCSE,/IB/GCSE /OND/HND/ IJMB /NCE etc
  7. In case of non-submission of JAMB results
  8. In case of non-submission of application fees
  9. In case of non-submission of National ID/ International travelling passport
  10. In case of non-submission of TOC entry transcripts

C. ISSUANCE OF STUDENT KIT

Admission KIT would be given to fresh students during students’ first orientation day by the Admin Department. The Admin officer will issued the KIT to students per the check list below:

  1. Student ID card
  2. Student portal access
  3. Wi-fi password
  4. Access to mobile application
  5. Invoices and fee structure
  6. Scholarship/Fee Waiver letter
  7. VISA documents (for International student only)
  8. Hostel information
  9. Transportation Information
  10. Orientation and Handbook
  11. List of Advisors
  12. Semester text books
  13. Access Tag / RFID Card
  14. Whom to contact list
  15. List of admission requirements documents

SUN has an examination section under the administration department. The section assists faculty members to conduct continuous mode of assessments and to conduct centralized midterm and final exams. The section is responsible in all the preparations leading to a smooth conduct of exams, quality check, evaluation of scripts, processing of results, conducting exam board meetings, finalizing and declaring results. Any appeals for the grades are also managed by this section.

A. DEFINITIONS

  • Student - any person officially enrolled in a unit of study or course taught jointly between the College and any other institution
  • Examination hall- any place in which a College examination shall be or is being conducted
  • During an examination - the period of time from the start of an examination until its conclusion including time allowed for reading an examination paper.
  • Moderation is a quality assurance process that ensures appropriate standards:
  1. It is a process for ensuring that marks or grades are awarded appropriately and consistently.
  2. Moderation involves checking and reviewing assessment schemes, items and assessor judgments.
  3. It is essentially a form of feedback for markers/faculty to help them align their marking standards with those of other markers.

These rules and regulations, where appropriate, will also apply outside an examination room

B. EXAMINATION COMMITTEE

Role of examination committee: Exam committee shall oversee the planning, executing and facilitating evaluation of the exam answer scripts; usually it is applicable for midterm exams, final and mitigation exams. The committee shall be comprised of the chair of the committee Dean’s and two nominated faculty members, Registrar and examination section representative. The tenure of the examination committee is for a period of two years.

I. Planning and Execution :

  • To ensure smooth conduct of examination during the centralize examination (mid term and final examinations)
  • Administration forwards invigilators requirements to the Committee.
  • Verification of the availability of full time, semester & part-time faculty during the examination period from HRD.
  • Assign the invigilation duty as per the teaching load assigned for the week.
  • Equally distribute invigilator 1 & invigilator 2 fairly.
  • For the Part-time faculty members, the assignment of the invigilation duty is on the days of their class schedule.
  • A faculty member with administrative position should be given release/ reduced duty allocation considering the nature of their responsibilities.
  • Faculty members with the extra load will be allocated extra invigilation duties.
  • Disseminating the role of invigilator’s duties
  • The orientation of the examination to be carried out
  • Invigilation schedule to be sent to all the invigilators 1 week before the exam.
  • Any adjustments in the invigilation duty should be informed to HRD / chair of the examination committee well in advance.
  • In case of emergency, the faculty member should inform the Dean and the Registrar to arrange for an alternative invigilator however this should be avoided
  • Courses that require viva or presentation are identified for the semester. Subject experts other than the faculty teaching members are identified and assigned Panelists responsibilities.
  • Organizing quality checks for the Question papers and Answer schemes
  • Formatting of the Question papers and answer schemes.
  • Ensuring timely printing of the Question papers
  • Orientation to the invigilators
  • Ensuring the availability of the material required for the examination to the respective venues.

II. Facilitating evaluations :

  • Timelly distribution of answer sheets to the respective examiners
  • Collection of the answer scripts after corrections
  • Posting of the grades in the ERP
  • The role of the examination committee is to plan, organize and implement the activities given below:

C. EXAMINATION CALENDAR

  1. From the institutional calendar, the exam week/dates are cross-checked
  2. The number of courses that require exams, viva, presentation etc. are assessed
  3. Main and resit Exam schedules for all the Courses are planned for midterm and final exams as required.
  4. The exam schedule is sent for approval of the Dean
  5. V. Approved schedule is disseminated to finance, computers, administration and faculty 3 weeks in advance

D. INVIGILATION SCHEDULE

  1. Coordinate with HRD to assess the number of faculty available during the midterm, final and resit exams
  2. Any request from the faculty members for adjustments in exam schedule is assessed
  3. Invigilation schedule is prepared as per the teaching load assigned to full time and part time faculty members
  4. Proper orientation for invigilators is carried out

E. SCHEDULE OF VIVA & PROJECT SUBMISSION

  1. Courses that require viva or presentation are identified for the semester
  2. Subject experts other than the faculty teaching members are identified
  3. Panelists are assigned courses based on the expertise
  4. An evaluation sheet is finalized
  5. Orientation is carried out along with the faculty member
  6. A performance report is collected

F. STUDENTS ARE STRICTLY RESTRICTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Should not communicate, under any circumstance whatsoever, with other students.
  2. Should not answer, under any circumstances what so ever, communications from other students.
  3. Should not copy from one another under any circumstances.
  4. Should not be involved in misconduct of any kind.
  5. Should not enter into any conversation whilst in the examination hall before and during the examination.
  6. Should not leave their seats without the permission of an invigilator.
  7. Should not carry mobiles or any electronic gadgets in the examination hall during the examination. It should be deposited to the designated places.
  8. Should not carry any written material, slips, papers, etc. whether relevant or not into the examination hall.
  9. Any student requiring special arrangements or seating should put in an application to the Student Services Department at least 48 hours before the examination.

A. AT THE END OF EACH SEMESTER

Regular and re-sit results will be made available to students in the form of grade report every semester after ratification by board of examiners within 7 working days after the last examination conducted. Students will be notified about the date of re-sit examination after the release of the regular results.
The result will highlight marks and grades obtained in course/s and students grade point average at the time of declaration of results.

B. AT THE END OF ACADEMIC YEAR

Regular and re-sit results in the form of grade reports will be published at the end of the academic year after ratification by the award board of examiners. Regular results will notify re-sit examinations dates for a student eligible for re-sits or grade D students wishing to undertake grade improvements.

The result will highlight marks and grades obtained in courses, cumulative grade point average at the time of declaration of results. Student's progression and/or award status as recommended by the award board of examiners will be communicated to students through a letter by the examination department.

C. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS FOR SHORT/UNSCHEDULED COURSES

Results for short course/unscheduled courses will be submitted by faculty to the examination office within one week of the conduct of the final examination. Registrar in consultation with Exam board, will ratify the results. The Board reserves the right to approve or reject failures in consultation with the faculty who has taught the course.
The authority of the board on the results cannot be reviewed or challenged. Results for short/unscheduled courses will be published within 10 days of the conduct of an examination and will be made available to students in the form of grade report. A copy of the result will be provided to the administration department to personally call and advise the students.

D. RULES ON THE PRIVACY OF SHARING RESULTS

  1. Examination results (includes other forms of assessment such as coursework marks, module marks, interim tests) are personal data and therefore shall not be disclosed to third parties without consent of the student.
  2. Under the Data Protection Act, the University has an obligation to explain to students where their results may be published and to provide a mechanism through which they can object to their results being displayed in all or any particular form (includes email notification for class lists). The Registry will undertake to email students to explain where, and how, students might expect to see their results published.
  3. Though under the data protection act, results are not published for general public to view. The university feels responsible to share the results and the academic performance of the students to their sponsors and the parents. However a student does not want the results to be declared to them then they are required to submit an undertaking signed by the parents and/or sponsors.
  4. As there is no sure way of confirming the identity of a caller, the risk of unauthorized disclosure of examination results over the telephone is high. Therefore examination results shall never be released over the telephone.
  5. All students receive confirmation of their results within 48 hours by SMS and some departments have adopted the practice of emailing students’ results to them. Whatever method of disclosure is chosen, it is important to manage student expectations carefully
  6. Publication of results on the Internet represents a transfer outside of the University rules and Practice and could potentially be in breach in Principle. Explicit consent shall be sought from students where it is intended to publish results on the Internet.

E. CONFIRMATION OF AWARD OF DEGREE / DIPLOMA

A List of candidates who are deemed eligible and have met all requirements for graduation shall be laid before the Academic Board for approval.

No award shall be confirmed unless the Academic Board is satisfied that the candidate has satisfied all the conditions for the award of a degree/diploma.

F. PRESENTATION OF AWARD

Following confirmation of an award of a degree/diploma, the candidate shall be entitled to be awarded a certificate of appropriate Bachelor Degree/Diploma/Certificate under the seal of the University at a congregation of the University assembled for that purpose.

SKYLINE UNIVERSITY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the campus resources?

A: Skyline campus is well equipped with the learning and Extracurricular resources like: Classrooms with audio-visual equipment, smart boards, computer labs, printing & photocopying center, LMS portal services, cafeteria services, hostel, library, wireless services, first-aid services, Football & Volleyball pitch , Basketball, badminton, Lawn Tennis courts, Recreation zone with football, table tennis and snooker.

Q: List of departments in SUN?

A: Academics, Administration, Registration & Examination, Student Service Department (SSD), Human Resource Department (HRD), Library, Computing, Marketing Department, Finance, Sports, Institutional Research office, Media and Communication Department and Center for Continuing  Learning.

Q: What is a student portal?

A: A student portal is a channel of communication between student and the university, located on SUN website. It can be used to access class attendance, assessments and the results online.  The academic profile, academic advisor and the events of the university can also be accessed through the LMS portal.

Q: For my academic concerns whom do I contact?

A: For your academic concerns you can contact an Academic Advisor.

Q: For my development studies and tutorials whom do I contact?

A: For your development studies and tutorials you can contact the Faculty Members.

Q: For my books and other supplies whom do I contact?

A: For your books and other supplies you can contact the library. 

Q: For my computing and network problems whom do I contact?

A: For your computing and network problems you can contact IT Department. 

Q: For sports related queries whom do I contact?

A: For your sports related queries you can contact the Sports Department.

Q: How will I know my course and graduation plan?

A: You can know your course and graduation plan on student’s portal or Admin. Department.

Q: How can I register for the course?

A: Registration Department will enroll the student as per their Graduation plan.

Q: Does the university rejects any application?

A: Yes, The registration will be rejected under the following conditions:

·         In case of non-submission of documents required by the institution or government authorities

·         In case of submission of any forged documents for admission

·         In case of nonattestation of High School certificates submitted for admission

·         Any information received from the parent organization regarding the irregularities in the documents submitted.

·         Criminal charge(s) are proven against the student at any point of time.

·         Undertaking cases not meeting the deadline

Q: Where can I find all the institutional calendars?

A: You can find your institutional calendars on student’s portal, website and University notice board.

Q: What are the various channels through which I can communicate in SUN?

A:  You can communicate through Student Portal, Advisor, Admin and SSD Counter.

Q: What is an academic year and what is the duration of a degree?

A: Academic year at SUN comprises of Fall and Spring semesters.  The duration of the Undergraduate degree is four (4) Academic Sessions,  BNSc. Nursing Sciences/Bachelor of Medical Lab. Science(5) Academic sessions and Doctor of Physiotherapy (6 Academic Sessions).

Q: What will be my period of study?

Undergraduate Programmemes

The duration of undergraduate Programmemes in the Skyline University Nigeria shall be in accordance with the provisions of the NUC Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards. These are as follows:

a.      Candidates admitted into 100 level require eight (8) to twelve (12) semesters for a 4 year degree Programme, ten (10) to fourteen (14) semesters for BNSc. Nursing/MLS, twelve (12) to

b.      sixteen (16) semesters for Doctor of Physiotherapy to complete their respective degree Programmemes.

c.       Candidates who are admitted into level 200 require six (6) to ten (10) semesters for a 4 year degree Programmeme, eight (8) to twelve (12) semesters for a 5 year degree Programme, ten (10) to fourteen (14) semesters for a 6 year degree Programme to complete their respective degree Programmemes.

d.      Candidates who are admitted into level 300 require four (4) to eight (8) semesters for a 4 year degree Programmeme, eight (8) to twelve (12) semesters for BNSc. Nursing/MLS, ten (10) to fourteen (14) semesters for Doctor of Physiotherapy to complete their respective degree Programmemes.

e.      The minimum and maximum periods are calculated from the date of first registration. For the avoidance of doubts, the maximum period is inclusive of deferment, rustication, suspension, etc.

f.        Unless otherwise stated in the admission letter, candidates admitted for the professional Programmemes shall be given (2) three years to complete their courses.

g.      Any period of authorized deferment shall not be included in the normal duration of an academic Programmeme.

Q: What is a provisional/conditional admission and if I am admitted how soon I will get confirmation?

A: Students will be placed on provisional/conditional admission due to the following reason and the student has to submit the documents within First Semester.

·         High School / O’Level results.

·         Incomplete grades at O’Level.

Q: When do I get an admission kit?

A: Admission kit is issued mainly to the students once they are enrolled for the Programme.

The kit gives the student a clear idea about his/her admission status, academic Programme, class Timing, guidance on portal usage, Portal username and password, car sticker details, ID card, graduation plan and fee payment plan.

Q: Continuing students’ admission kit change will change due to the following scenarios?

A: Admission kit will change in the following scenarios:

1.      Programme transfer

2.      Re-activated students

Q: What is the student handbook?

A: Student handbook which is a ready reckoner that guides the student to understand the academic and academic support service policies and procedures, semester wise course plan, examination calendar, academic calendar and whom to approach for services.  The student handbook enables students to plan

their academic operations, leave and participation in activities for self-development.  You can find your student handbook in the student’s portal.

Q: How can I make a student request?

A: Students can make a request through the portal or the SSD.

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How can I withdraw a course?

A: Withdrawal of a course/s can be done within the first week of commencement of a semester with a maximum number of two courses [it is not applicable for students under SUN Visa / Visa Letter, Sponsored students]

Q: What is the class schedule?

A: The class schedule details the courses offered for the batches offered during the semester.  It contains the details such as classroom, class timings, faculty member name, batch and the course name.

Q: in what case the access of the student portal will be denied?

A:  Access to the portal for students is denied in case of non-adherence to SUN policy & procedures.  It can be reactivated by contacting concern department and complying with their requirements.

Q: If I want to postpone my course what is the policy?

A: Student may postpone a semester only once in an academic year and maximum twice during the graduation Programme. The postponement form should be filled within two weeks of commencement of a semester only under mitigating circumstances.

Q: If I want to repeat the course what is the policy?

A: A student who scores less than ‘A’ grade in any course will be allowed to repeat that course and better of the two grades shall be considered for calculating the CGPA and student is allowed to repeat the course only twice

Q: What is the attendance requirement?

A:  For UNDERGRADUATE students, 75 % attendance [-(Negative 25%)] is a must to appear for the main final exam.

Q: How can I access policies of the University?

A: You can check your student handbook for the university policies. It is also available on the student portal.

Q: What is hall ticket?

A: Hall ticket is the exam admission slip issued for the students to appear mid-term and Final exam.  The student has to carry the hall ticket and produce on demand in the examination hall.  It contains Student name, Programme, DOB, gender, photo, course ID, student ID, Exam date, course code and course name

Q: From where can I get exam timing and schedule?

A: Examination schedules along with the Mid Term & Final examination dates will be announced within before the start of the semester and will be displayed on the SUN website, Student portal and the university notice board.

Q: If I miss the exam, how can I re-appear and what is the policy?

A: Yes, the student can re-appear for the exam only in case of Mitigation policy to excuse the absence of students that result from the following causes only

1.      Accident

2.      In case of death of Immediate Family Member

3.      Hospitalization

The student is required to use mitigating circumstance form available in the portal to file their appeal for consideration of mitigating circumstances along with necessary documentation.

Q: How do I check my semester progress and grades?

A: Students can check the grades on the student portal.

Q:  What is the mode of assessment for the course?

A: Student’s performance is assessed in each registered course out of 100 marks. The mode of assessment depends on the course in which students appear. This includes assignments, quizzes, research work, case studies, and presentations.

Q: What is the grade point classification?

A: GRADE POINT CLASSIFICATION – Undergraduate Programme

Letter Grade

Grade Range

Grade Points

Defining Points

A

70 – 100

5

DISTINCTION

B

60 – 69

4

UPPER CREDIT

C

50 – 59

3

LOWER CREDIT

D

45 – 49

2

PASS

F

Below 44

0

FAIL

W

  

WITHDRAWAL

I

  

INCOMPLETE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: what is GPA, SGPA AND CGPA?

A: Grade Point Average (GPA) is determined by dividing total grade points earned by total hours attempted. GPA may be figured for each semester (semester GPA), for all hours attempted at the University (Cumulative GPA).

Q: How to calculate CGPA?

 Calculations of GPA and CGPA

a)      Letter Grades and Grade Points shall be derived from the actual percentage score obtained in a given course as follows:

i- General Studies (GST) courses have 2 Credits

ii – Core / Compulsory / Required / Project courses are generally having 3 credits.

iii – SIWES (Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme) are 6 credits

iv. – Research Project is 6 credit hour course

iv – Grade Points are defined as A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2 & F = 0.

V -   As per NUC Degree Classification

 

 

Classes of Degree                   Cumulative Grade Point GPA Average

First Class Honours                                          4.50-5.00

Second Class Honour (Upper)                         3.50-4.49

Second Class Honour (Lower)                         2.40-3.49

Third Class                                                        1.50-2.39

No degree awarded                                         Less than 1.49

For School of Basic Medical Sciences

The classes of degree to be awarded therefore will depend on the cumulative GPA obtained. The following classes of degree are approved for the indicated GPA;

Classes of Degree                   Cumulative Grade Point GPA Average

First Class Honours                                          4.50-5.00

Second Class Honour (Upper)                         3.50-4.49

Second Class Honour (Lower)                         3.00-3.49

Using above information given in point (i) to (v), CGPA can be calculated as below

Formulas to calculate GPA and CGPA as below

 

 

Table 1 : Example of formula for calculating  GPA and Degree Classification

(i) Credits attempted

(ii) Percentage Scores

(iii) Letter Grades

(iv) Grade Points (GP)

(v) Grade Point Average (GPA)

[ (i) x (iv) ]

(vi) Cum. Grade Point Average (CGPA)

 [ Total credits earned so far / Total no of credits attempted]

(vii) Grade of Degree

GST Courses = 2 Credits

60-69

B

4

2 x 4 = 8

8

 

Core / Compulsory / Required / Project = 3 Credits

70-100

A

5

3 x 5 = 15

15

 

Total Credits Attempted = 5

   

8 + 15 = 23

Total credits earned so far

23 / 5 = 4.6

CGPA

First Class Honours

Q: What is SAP?

 Satisfactory Academic Progression (SAP)

All Students enrolled at Skyline University Nigeria shall be monitored very carefully for quality academic work during their study at SUN.  A freshman student will be evaluated at the end of spring semester for good academic standing and thereafter the academic progression will be reviewed every semester.

Q: What are academic integrity offenses?

A: The following are the academic offenses recognized by the SUN.

Plagiarism:

·         Paraphrasing materials or ideas of others without identifying the sources.

·         Using sources of information (published or unpublished) without identifying the source.

·         Directly quoting the words of others without using quotation marks or indented format to identify them.

·         Detection of such plagiarism based on plagiarism software is also included.

Presenting false credentials:

It is an act of submitting misleading certificates/documents/information like presenting false medical excuses; change of identity; presenting falsified certificates. 

Cheating:

·         Using material not permitted by the faculty during exams, including stored information on electronic devices.

·         Copying answers from another student on exams or assignments.

·         Altering graded exams or assignments and submitting them for re-grading.

·         Submitting the same paper for two classes.

·         Altering exam answers and requesting that an exam be re-graded.

·         Cooperating with or helping another student.

·         Fabricating information such as data for a computer lab exam.

·         Other forms of dishonest behavior, such as having another person take an exam in your place.

·         Any other indiscipline act during the examination.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty:

·         Allowing another student to copy an assignment or problem set that is supposed to be done individually.

·         Allowing another student to copy answers during an exam.

·         Taking an exam or completing an assignment for another student.

Collusion:

·         Is an agreement between two or more persons when ‘Not Allowed’

·         The work that has been done with others is submitted and passed off as solely the work of one person.

·         Working with others without permission from your faculty to produce work which is then presented as your own independent work.

Fabrication of Data:

The falsification of data, information, or citations in any formal academic exercise.

This includes making up citations to back up arguments or inventing quotations. Fabrication predominates in the natural sciences, where students sometimes falsify data to make experiments "work". It includes data falsification, in which false claims are made about research performed, including selective submitting of results to exclude inconvenient data to generating bogus data.

Q: What is the course of action for academic integrity?

A: The following are the courses of action that may be recommended based on the severity of offense:

·         A strict warning to be issued to the student against committing an academic offense in future and impose a deduction of marks on the piece of assessment excluding midterm and the final examination.

·         Record a mark of zero for the piece of assessed work or examinations.

·         Record a mark of zero for every assessment made within the course.

·         Record a mark of zero for every assessment mode for all courses during the concerned academic year.

·         Debar from the University for the concerned academic year. Allow no Re-assessment or Re-course and no refund of tuition fees.

·         Debar from the University. Allow no Re-Enrollment and no refund of tuition fees.

  Q: What are SIWES and its policy?

A: All students pursuing any Bachelor's Degree Programme must undergo SIWES (Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme) to earn a minimum of 6 credit units in one semester. The minimum duration of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) should be 24 weeks. Students should be assessed using the Log Book, a report and a Seminar.

The SIWES Programme of Skyline University Nigeria assists students to work and learn in a professional environment and get prepared for embarking on employment careers. 

The SIWES facilitate students to be able to apply the knowledge gained in the classrooms in a practical work setting, this process enriches the student learning experience and helps them transit into the work world. It helps students develop a better understanding of work ethics, discipline, reporting systems and teamwork in a workplace of their specialization. The SIWES has a clear objective for the student to gain from the experience.

Q: What is Project policy?

A: Project is an integral part of the curriculum in the UNDERGRADUATE Programme. The objective of the Project is to enable the student to conduct independent research on a business problem. The Project trains the student to understand the various conceptual frameworks, models and tools & techniques of research that are used in conducting business research. It prepares the students to review literature, formalize a proposal, define objectives, collect data, analyze and report the findings. 

The Project is a 3-credit course offered at the Senior Level. The Project course is offered to students who meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements of the academic standing and must have completed the prerequisite course on ‘Business Research Methods.

Q: What is transcript policy?

A: Transcripts can be issued only after marks/grades have been ratified by the subject/award board of examiners. Normally transcripts will be issued after the end of each academic year to students.

All the students who have submitted a clearance form from signed by all the departments are eligible to take the transcripts. 

Transcripts are issued at any time on requests received from students on payment of necessary fees.

Q: What is a provisional Certificate?

A: The Provisional certificate is the certificate containing the successful completion of the graduation requirement by the student; it is issued to serve an interim purpose before the award of the degree at the graduation ceremony. The provisional certificate is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. It will be issued one month after publishing the results of the final term examination every semester.

Q: How can I obtain a duplicate copy of the degree?

A: Duplicate copy of the degree is issued only to the students whose degree is lost/damaged due to any reason

Q: How can I qualify for VC’s List?

A: VC’s list is a list of students who have achieved an overall CGPA of 4.5 and above. This list is prepared by the administration at the end of each semester. VC’s list of students will be awarded a certificate of appreciation.

Q: How can I qualify for Topper’s List?

A: Toppers list is a list of students who have topped the respective major of the Programme in an academic year. Toppers will be awarded a certificate of appreciation and a cash reward as per the policy. TOC and Direct Entry students are not part of the Toppers List. Students should not have any fail or re-appearance in any of the semesters.

Q: What is progression and retention policy?

A: Progression is an indication of semester-wise academic progress of the student based on successful completion of qualitative and quantitative requirements in each semester, failing which the student is retained in the semester and is not allowed to progress to the next semester as per academic standing policy.

Q: What is the graduation requirement?

A: A student will be awarded the Bachelor's Degree after fulfilling the following conditions:

  • The minimum number of credit units for the award of a degree is 132 units for a four-year degree Programmeme, and 154 credits for BNSc. Nursing, 222 credits for Doctor of Physiotherapy and 182 credits for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, subject to the usual Department and Faculty requirements. A student shall therefore qualify for the award of a degree when he has met the conditions. 
  • Achievement of CGPA not less than 1.50
  • Recommended for graduation by the University Faculty and Administration

Q: What are graduation honours?

A: Upon meeting graduation requirements, those students who have exhibited academic excellence will be awarded the designations to indicate that they have graduated with honours. 

To be eligible for these honours, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) on credits earned at Skyline University according to the following:

UNDERGRADUATE

Classes of Degree                               Cumulative Grade Point GPA Average

First Class Honours                                          4.50-5.00

Second Class Honour (Upper)                         3.50-4.49

Second Class Honour (Lower)                         2.40-3.49

Third Class                                                        1.50-2.39

Q: What is status of SUN Courses Approval and Accreditation?

A: Skyline University Nigeria has been given a provisional approval by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria to run degree Programmemes in BSc. Biology, B.Sc. Microbiology, B. Sc. Chemistry B.Sc. Biochemistry, B. Sc. Industrial Chemistry, B. Sc. Physics with Electronics, B. Sc. Computer Science & Information Systems, B. Sc.  Software Engineering, B. Sc. Geology, B.Sc. Accounting, B. Sc. International Relations, B. Sc. Mass Communication, B.Sc. Entrepreneurship & Innovation, B. Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Business Administration, BSc. Tourism & Hospitality Management, BNSc. Nursing, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Q: What is status of SUN Courses Accreditation?

A: 11 courses out of the approved courses for Skyline University Nigeria which include B.Sc.     Microbiology, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B. Sc. Computer Science & Information Systems, B. Sc.  Software Engineering, B. Sc. Geology, B.Sc. Accounting, B. Sc. International Relations, B. Sc. Mass Communication, B.Sc. Entrepreneurship & Innovation, B. Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Business Administration have been accredited by the National University Commission.