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EXAMINATION

TYPE OF EXAMINATION

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.

GRADING SYSTEM - SAMSS

GRADING SYSTEM - SSIT

Skyline University Nigeria operates a combination of Continuous Assessment, Mid -Semester Examination and End-of-Semester examination system with the following weightings:

  1. Continuous Assessment               40%
  2. Mid -Semester Examination        20%
  3. End Semester Examination         40%

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.

GRADING SCALE

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 shall be done 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 GradeGrade RangeGrade PointsDefining Points
A70 – 1005DISTINCTION
B60 – 694UPPER CREDIT
C50 – 593LOWER CREDIT
D45 – 492PASS
FBelow 440FAIL
WWITHDRAWAL
IINCOMPLETE

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 programme) 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 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 programme) and dividing the sum by the total value of the credits of all the curses registered by the student in all semesters, ignoring credits f courses graded ‘Incomplete’.
  4. GPA and CGPA shall be rounded to two place of decimal. A value of 0.005 or higher shall cause the number in the second decimal place to be increased by one, while a value of less than 0.005 shall be discarded.

ACADEMIC STANDING

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.

  1. WARNING

A student is warned if his/her CGPA drops below the minimum tolerable level (CGPA <1.50) 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.

  1. 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).

  1. WITHDRAWAL

The university uses the term withdrawal to formally indicate that a student has been dropped from the particular programme he is studying in the Department. Withdrawal from programme 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 programme of study within the specified period (semesters) laid down for the programme.
  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 programme, (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 Programme (s)he was withdrawn from.

  1. 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 programme 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 Programmes

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.

iii.      The minimum pass mark is 45% (F) for all 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 programmes of 4-year duration, not less than 150 credit units for programmes of 5-year duration and not less than 180 credit units for programmes 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 programmes.

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

viii.   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.

xii.    For a student to be in good academic standing at Skyline University, he must obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 1.50 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, such a student will be advised to withdraw from the programme for which he is registered without prejudice to being admitted into another programme in the University.

xiii.   A student who attains a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.50 will first register his backlog of required courses before he can, within the limits of 48 credit units, be allowed to register for other courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Admissions into Skyline University Nigeria is open to all candidates who possess the required qualification irrespective of race, sex, creed, religion, geographical location and ethnic background or tribe.

All prospective applicant must submit following documents to the Marketing and Admission office:

  • Completed and Signed Application Form
  • Copy of Official Senior Secondary School Transcript
  • Copy of Official Senior Secondary School Certificate
  • Copies of Official Examination Results
  • Guarantor’s Letter/attestation of Financial Support
  • 2 Recent Passport Photograph

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

General Requirements

SSCE/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent

The minimum entry requirements for admission into Skyline  University Nigeria(SUN) are credit level passes in five (5) subjects at the SSCE/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent, obtained at not more than two (2) sittings. The subjects passed must include English Language and Mathematics. Candidates are also to note that there are other requirements that may be specific to a Department.

Jamb Pre-requisite

Candidates (National) applying to Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) are required to sit for UTME examination of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and attain the prescribed cut-off mark. This is a statutory requirement for entry into Nigerian Universities. Candidates are required to apply for programmes of their choice by filling the registration forms. Applicants are strongly advised to ensure that their UTME subject combination qualifies them for their chosen programme. Any candidate desiring to apply for a change of course after filling the forms must make their application to JAMB before the release of their UTME results. Students may be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.

In addition to the above, Skyline  University Nigeria(SUN) conducts screening exercise for all candidates seeking admission to the University and applicants may not be admitted without fulfilling the demands of the screening exercise.

American High School System

SUN will offer admissions to applicants who score >= 60 % in their High School Diploma.

British System:

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five subjects at IGCSE, GCSE & GCE ‘O’ Level in nationally recognized examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects at not more than two sittings. ‘O’ level scores and their interpretations. The better a candidate grades in ‘O’ Level results the higher the marks allocations. See the interpretation below:

Direct Entry

Direct Entry candidates are those who have completed one of the following: OND, NCE, HND, ‘A’ level GCE, IJMB or any other higher qualification

In addition, applicants must also possess all the necessary ‘O’ Level requirements applicable to the regular full time undergraduate admissions.

Holders of ‘A’ Level and America High School Diploma Certificate would be required to submit their credentials for screening.

PROGRAMS SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

School of Arts, Management & Social Sciences (SAMSS) AND School of Sciences & Information Technology (SSIT)

ProgrammeAdmission RequirementsUTME

Subjects

UTMEDirect Entry
EnglishFive ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and three 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 subjects.
Political ScienceFive ‘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.
International RelationsFive ‘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.
Mass CommunicationFive ‘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.
AccountingFive ‘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.
Banking and FinanceFive ‘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 & InnovationFive ‘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.
International BusinessFive ‘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 AdministrationFive ‘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.
EconomicsFive ‘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.
BiologyFive ‘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.
MicrobiologyFive ‘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.
ChemistryFive ‘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.
BiochemistryFive ‘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.
Industrial ChemistryFive ‘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.
Physics with ElectronicsFive ‘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.
MathematicsFive ‘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.
Computer Science & Information SystemsFive ‘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 EngineeringFive ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics 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 Mathematics, Physics and one other Science subject.
GeologyFive ‘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.