Skyline University Nigeria

Examination

Formal examinations form a major part of the overall assessment of student performance in Skyline University Nigeria. Examinations are scheduled twice in a session i.e. Fall Semesters and Spring Semester Examination. The examination calendar details the number of courses, venue and the dates on which the course exam has to be conducted during the semester.

Skyline University Nigeria operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and final term examination system with the following weightings:

Ø  Continuous Assessment 40%

Ø  Final Term Examination 60%

The continuous Assessment component shall consist of any combinations of take-home assignments, class quizzes or tests, term papers, project work etc. This component gives students the chance to demonstrate their abilities on a wider variety of learning tasks and a broader variety of work environments than is possible under formal examination conditions.

Formal examinations form a major part of the overall assessment of student performance in Skyline University Nigeria. Examinations are scheduled twice in a semester i.e. Mid-term examinations and End of semester Examination with opportunity for supplementary exams for failed candidates
The examination calendar details the number of courses, venue and the dates on which the course exam has to be conducted during the semester.

Skyline University Nigeria uses letter grades and numerical weightings corresponding to the letter grades. The numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Grading of courses is carried out by a combination of percentage marks and letter grades translated into a graduated system of Grade Point Equivalents (GPE). For the purpose of determining a student’s standing at the end of every semester, the Grade Point Average (GPA) system shall be used. The GPA is computed by dividing the Total number of Credit Points (TCP) by the Total Number of Units (TCU) for all the courses taken in the semester. Values of GPA range from 0 – 5.

Total raw scores (combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination) are converted according to the following scheme:

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

Degree Classification

Undergraduate degrees are classified according to the candidate’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A). For the purpose of calculating a student’s cumulative GPA in order to determine the class of degree to be awarded, grades obtained in all the courses whether compulsory or optional, passed or failed, must be included in the computation. Even when a student repeats the same course once or more before passing it or substitutes another course for a failed optional course, grades scored at each and all attempts shall be included in the computation of the GPA.

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.

The performance of a student in a semester will be reported by the Grade Point Average (GPA) while the overall performance at the end of a session (and/or at any point in his study Programmeme) will be reported by the cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

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

0.00 – 1.49

Cumulative grade point average (CGPA)

The CGPA is the up-to-date mean GPA of a student performance across all the semesters he/she has sat for exams. The CGPA is a cumulative GPA evaluation; it is computed by dividing the cumulative total number of credit points (CCP) by the cumulative credit units registered (CCUR) for all the semesters registered so far. Values of CGPA range from 0 – 5.

  1. A Weighted Grade Point shall be determined for the performance in each course by multiplying the Grade Point obtained in the course by the credit load of the course, except that all incomplete courses shall be ignored.
  2. A Grade Point Average (GPA) shall be calculated for a semester by adding up the Weighted Grade Points obtained in all the courses offered in the semester and dividing the sum by the total value of the credits of all the courses, except those graded as Incomplete.
  3. A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) shall be calculated by adding the weighted Grade Points obtained in all the courses offered by the student in all the semesters up to the end of a given session (or up to a particular point in a student’s Programmeme) and dividing the sum by the total value of the credits of all the curses registered by the student in all semesters, ignoring credits of courses graded ‘Incomplete’.

GPA and CGPA shall be rounded to two place of decimal. A value of 0.05 or higher shall cause the number in the second decimal place to be increased by one, while a value of less than 0.05 shall be discarded.

The examination regulations for School of Basic Medical Sciences are made in accordance with, and subject to the general provisions of the regulations by National Universities Commission which is also adabpted by Skyline University Nigeria.

Eligibility: In order to be admitted to take part in the examination leading to a degree in SBMS a student is required to complete satisfactorily the course, practical, assignments or project that are laid down for the relevant parts of the Programmeme of studies. For a student to be allowed to sit for any exams he/she must have a minimum of 75% attendance. For those in the clinical levels (Levels 400, 500 & 600), a final comprehensive examination with the participation of both internal and external examiners will be conducted at the end of every academic session.

Ø  Continuous Assessment  :            40%

Ø  End-of-Semester Examination:    60%

The Continuous Assessment component consists of take-home assignments, class quizzes and tests, term papers, and project work. This component gives students the chance to demonstrate their abilities on a wider variety of learning tasks and a broader variety of work environments than is possible under formal examination conditions. For example, through Continuous Assessment students can learn the values and processes of teamwork, plan and solve real-life problems.

Letter Grade

Grade Range

A

70 – 100

B

60 – 69

C

50 – 59

F

Below 50

W

 

I

 

 

Grade Point Average (GPA))

Every Course/subject/module carries a fixed number of Credit Units (CU). Quality points (QP) are derived from multiplying the Credit Units (CU) for a course by the Grade Point (GP) earned by the student in that course.

E.g. If in a 3 Credit Unit course, a student scores 63% which is a B with a Grade Point of 4, the Quality points for the student in that course is 3 x 4 = 12.

Grade Point Average (CGPA))

CGPA is derived by adding the Total Quality Points (TQP) for all semesters to date and dividing by the Total Credit Units (TCU) for all semesters to date.

E.g. If a student earns a QP of 56 for 18 CU in the first semester and earns QP of 67 for 20 CU in the second semester, His CGPA is TQP/TCU = (56 + 67) / (18 + 20) = 123/38 = 3.24

Below is a detailed example of how to calculate GPA and CGPA

First Year, First Semester

Course Code

Credit Unit (CU)

Letter Grade

Grade Point (GP)

Quality Point (QP) = CU x GP

ANA1301

3

B

4

12

ANA1201

2

C

3

6

BIO1101

1

C

3

3

ANA1403

4

B

4

16

ANA1501

5

A

5

25

ANA1205

2

D

2

4

Total

17

  

66

QP = 66, CU = 17, TQP = 66, TCU = 17

GPA = QP/CU = 66/17 = 3.88

CGPA = TQP/TCU = 66/17 = 3.88

First Year, Second Semester

Course Code

Credit Unit (CU)

Letter Grade

Grade Point (GP)

Quality Point (QP) = CU x GP

ANA1502

5

E

1

5

ANA1402

4

D

2

8

BIO1504

5

B

4

20

ANA1304

3

F

0

0

ANA2306

3

A

5

15

Total

20

  

48

QP = 48, CU = 20, TQP = 66 + 48 = 114, TCU = 17 + 20 = 37

GPA = QP/CU = 48/20 = 2.40

CGPA = TQP/TCU = 114/37 = 3.08

This Procedure is repeated for following years until your final year in school (graduation).

 

Graduation

Students graduating from any Programmeme in SBMS will be graduating with an unclassified degree certificate (implying that certificate will not carry first class, second class or any forms of classification). Students’ CGPA will only reflect on their transcript whenever requested.

NB:  For further details about SBMS grading system, you may forward an email to the Dean SBMS, dean.sbms@sun.edu.ng or visit your department exam officer for any challenge experienced during the above calculation.

Students are classified according to the number of Credit hours satisfactorily completed

  • Freshman 0 – 36                  Credit hours
  • Sophomore 37 – 72             Credit hours
  • Junior 73 – 99                      Credit hours
  • Senior                                  100 and above credit hours

The academic standing of a student is determined by the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). The minimum tolerable CGPA is 1.50. A student with CGPA below 1.50 will fall under warning, probation or withdrawal as the case may be.

  • WARNING

A student is warned if his/her CGPA drops below the minimum tolerable level (CGPA <1.50 for SAMSS and SSIT while for SBMS is below 49 grade range) for the first time. This warning is usually in the form of verbal advice, and the student should be made fully aware of the implication of dropping below the minimum tolerable CGPA in the next semester examinations.

  • PROBATION

A student is placed on probation if his/her CGPA drops below the minimum tolerable level for two consecutive semesters (CGPA less than 1.50) for SAMSS and SSIT while for SBMS is below 49 grade range.

  • WITHDRAWAL

The university uses the term withdrawal to formally indicate that a student has been dropped from the particular Programmeme he is studying in the Department. Withdrawal from Programmeme shall be recommended from the Departmental Board to the Senate through the Faculty Board on any of the following grounds:

1.      Failure to register within the time set by the University for registration

2.      Failure to pass the probation limit of at least 1.50 CGPA after the probation period.

3.      Failure to sit for the entire examination in a complete semester without any acceptable reason.

4.      Failure to attend classes for a period which exceeds 30 conservative days except with an approved reason.

5.      Failure to complete the Programmeme of study within the specified period (semesters) laid down for the Programmeme.

6.      An eminent failure that a student will not be able to graduate within his/her remaining period of study, even if (s)he is to register all the remaining credits and pass.

7.      Failure to satisfy any other university, Faculty or Departmental regulation. (safety, misconduct, character, etc.)

If a student is advised to withdraw from a particular Programmeme, (s)he may seek fresh admission into the university through the normal admission process. However, if (s)he is readmitted, (s)he cannot transfer/claim any credit earned from the previous Programmeme (s)he was withdrawn from.

  • DISMISSAL

A student may be expelled on the basis of established case of examination misconduct or any actions likely to cause breach of peace. Such actions include cultism, vandalism, or gross misconduct as may be determined by the laws of the University. Such a student will however have opportunity to defend himself before the Students’ Disciplinary Committee. Once a student is expelled from the University, he has no opportunity of being re-admitted to the University again.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

It is required by the University that all its students at undergraduate levels should take and pass all prescribed courses for them to graduate. In addition, the Senate of the University shall award degrees to only the students who have been found worthy in character and learning. Therefore students should not be involved in such acts of gross misconduct as: examination malpractice, convicted criminal offences and membership of secret cults or any organization proscribed by the university Senate or Council or Nigerian government.

Students are required to complete their studies in not more than one and a half times the duration of the Programmeme to qualify for an honour’s degree except in cases of ill-health or any other valid reason as may be acceptable to the Senate. Students who absent themselves for a whole academic session without genuine reason would be deemed to have withdrawn from the university, irrespective of their CGPA. Students, for good reason and with the approval of Senate and upon recommendation by Head of Department and Dean, may defer their study for a semester or an academic session.

Undergraduate Programmemes

Undergraduate students are required to undertake the following as mandatory requirements for graduation from the University:

  1. Students must take and pass courses specified and offered including industrial attachment where applicable by a faculty/department before graduating.
  2. Students must submit a research project which shall, as much as possible, develop the research skills of students.

The minimum pass mark is 45% (F) for SAMSS/SSIT courses offered while for SBMS is 50 grade range courses offered in the University.

  1. A student is allowed to carryover a course in which he failed at the next available opportunity to obtain the minimum pass grade and all shall count towards the computation of CGPA.
  2. Students shall earn not less than 132 credit units for Programmemes of 4-year duration, not less than 150 credit units for Programmemes of 5-year duration and not less than 180 credit units for Programmemes of 6-year duration. These must be strictly spread at a minimum of 15 credit units at each semester or 30 credit units at each level of study.
  3. Students directly entering at 200 level can graduate with 36 credit units less than what is specified above for their respective Programmemes.

Students who transfer from one Programmeme to another or from another university may be credited with those credit units earned which are relevant to the curriculum of the new Programmeme.

Students’ performance on a course, at all levels, is recorded in letter grades

  1. The number of grade points for each course completed by a student is computed by multiplying the number of credit units for the course by the grade point equivalent of the grade he/she obtained in that course.
  2. At the end of each semester when the grades for all courses have been computed, each student’s cumulative grade point average is calculated by dividing total number of grade points obtained by the total number of units of all degree courses for which the student has registered.
  3. Computation of units and grades would start from 100 level or 200 level, depending on the point of admission into the university so that the cumulative grade point average at graduation is for the entire course.

For a student to be in good academic standing at Skyline University, he must obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 1.50 for SAMSS and SSIT while for SBMS is 50 grade range and above at the end of each session. A student who fails to do so will be placed on academic probation. If at the end of the probation year his cumulative grade point average still falls below 1.50 for SAMSS and SSIT while less that 49 grade point for SBMS such a student will be advised to withdraw from the Programmeme for which he is registered without prejudice to being admitted into another Programmeme in the University.

Programmeme

Admission Requirements

UTME

Subjects

UTME

Direct Entry

Accounting

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Economics and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Economics, Mathematics and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

Business Administration

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Economics and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Economics, Mathematics and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

Entrepreneurship Studies

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Economics and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Economics, Mathematics and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

Economics

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Economics and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Economics, Mathematics and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

Mass Communication

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Literature in English and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Literature in English and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

International Relations

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government/History and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Government/History and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Government/ History and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government/History and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Government/History and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Government/ History and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

Admission Requirements into the Undergraduate Programmemes School of Science & Information Technology

Programmeme

Admission Requirements

UTME

Subjects

UTME

Direct Entry

Biology

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Biology and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Microbiology

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Biology and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.


Chemistry

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Chemistry and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Chemistry, Physics and one other Science subject.

Physics with Electronics

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Chemistry and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Chemistry, Physics and one other Science subject.

Industrial Chemistry

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Chemistry and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Chemistry, Mathematics and one other Science subject.

Computer Science

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two other Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Mathematics and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and one other Science subject.

Software Engineering

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two other Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Mathematics and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and one other Science subject.

Biochemistry

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Biology and Chemistry. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Geology

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other Science subjects.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Geography and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Geography and two other Science subjects.

Admission Requirements into the Undergraduate Programmemes School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMS)

Programmeme

Admission Requirements

UTME

Subjects

UTME

Direct Entry

Nursing

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Biology and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Doctor of Physiotherapy

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Two ‘A’ level passes to include Biology and one other relevant subject. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME subjects to include Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Two ‘A’ level passes to Include Biology and Chemistry. OND or HND with credit passes in relevant subjects.

UTME, subjects to include Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Admission Requirements into the Undergraduate Programmeme School of Law (LL.B Law)

The entry requirements shall be through any of the three under-listed options

  1. Unified tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level in nationally recognized examination, including English Language and Literature in English obtained at not more than two sittings; such a candidate must in addition have an acceptable pass in the UTME.

  1. Direct Entry Mode
  1. A two-or three – year Diploma certificate plus credit passes in fie (5) subjects at O’Level in nationally recognized examination, including English Language and Literature in English obtained at not more than two sittings; such a candidate must in addition have an acceptable pass in the UTME.
  2. Three (3) papers passed at principal or Advanced Level in Higher School Certificate in addition to O’Level requirement as stated above.
  • Two (2) papers at Principal or Advanced level in HSC or GCE in addition to O’Level requirement as stated above.
  1. An acceptable first degree.
    1. Inter University Transfer

Students may transfer from the Law Department of a recognized University, after having completed the first year and passed all the courses, provided they have the relevant qualifications. Universities are to satisfy themselves that the grades obtained by such candidates are acceptable and that the students have fulfilled other criteria set by the University in question.

Duration of Study

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

i.             For a four-year full-time degree Programmeme, UTME students shall spend a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters, while Direct Entry students shall spend a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters.

ii.            For a five-year full-time degree Programmeme, UTME students shall spend a minimum of 10 semesters and a maximum of 14 semesters, while Direct Entry students shall spend a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters.

iii.           For a six-year full-time degree Programmeme, UTME students shall spend a minimum of 12 semesters and a maximum of 18 semesters, while Direct Entry students shall spend a minimum of 10 semesters and a maximum of 14 semesters.

iv.           Student accepted on transfer must spend a minimum of two academic sessions before graduating from the University.

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

vi.           The duration of part-time undergraduate Programmeme shall be one year longer than the full-time undergraduate Programmeme for the corresponding course.