**General Academic Information**

**Admission**

Applications in to all courses of study are made through the Colleges application form, where after, candidates are expected to sit for selection examination on specific date set by the College authority. Successful candidates are invited for interview. After interview successful candidates are thus communicated on their success and admission after fulfilling the basic entry requirements.

**Definition of Terms**

Terms used in this handbook shall have the meaning assigned to them hereunder:

**Academic Board**

– means the highest body of the college responsible for the general direction and management of all academic matters and any other matter referred to it from time to time by the governing council.

**Examination**

– means any activity required by the Academic Board of Taraba State College of Health Technology in the evaluation of students in a programme of studies which these regulations apply.

**Carryover Course**

– means a course failed, missed or not registered for in the previous semester.

**Semester**

– means a period of about 18 weeks within a session as the academic board may so determine.

**Academic Session**

The normal academic session of the College begins in July each year and June of the following year.

**Duration of Academic Session**

The normal academic session usually last for nine months with eighteen (18) weeks per semester.

**Regulation**

– Means the rules and procedures governing the students in the administrative activities, examinations and other matters.

**Programme of Studies**

– Means the total aggregate courses undertaken by a student which together form the requirements of the award of certificate or diploma by the Taraba State College of Health Technology, Takum.

**Department**

– Means an academic unit responsible for the programmes of studies and/or providing services to other programmes.

**School**

– Means a unit of closely related departments headed by a Dean.

**College**

– Means a unit of the institution headed by a Provost.

**Malpractice**

– Means any activity or inactivity by a student or any other person that is outside the rules and regulations laid down for that exercise.

Entry Requirement

Entry requirements into the college programmes are as contained in the advertisement and admission brochure of the college.

Course Credit Units (Credit Hour)

**Course credit unit means**

:A measure of work load in which it describes the students teacher contact hours per week per semester e.g. one credit unit is equal to one hour lecture or tutorial per week per semester. It can also be defined as the contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester in view.

**Grade Point (GP)**

A grade point is the sum of the product of the credit hours and the numerical value of the grades for all the courses. It can also be defined as the product of the point weighing and the credit hour(s) for a given course. Grade Point = point weighing X credit hour.

**Grade Point Average (GPA)**

Grade Point Average means the average grade point as earned in the courses taken during the semester. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is obtained by multiplying the Grade Points (GP) attained in each course by the number of credit units assigned to the course summing these up and dividing by the total number of credit units taken in the semester. It can also be defined as the ratio of the sum of grade points to the sum of the credit hour (work load). In other words, average performance.

GPA= Total Grade Points

Total Work Load

Letter Grade = these are alphabetical representations of grades obtained.

Points Weighing = this is the number equivalent of letter grades.

Credit Hour = this may be defined as the contact hours assigned to each course per week per semester.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) = This is defined as the total grade point earned in a session divided by the total work load (total credit load unit/hour) of the session.

CGPA = Total Grade Point earned in a session

Total work load in a session

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) = can be easily achieved by summing up the first and second semester GPAs, then dividing the summation by two.

CGPA = 1st semester GPA + 2nd semester GPA

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**Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)**

Cumulative Grade Point Average means the total grade points earned in a session divided by the total work load (total credit load unit/hour) of the session. It is an indications of the students overall performance at any point in the programme of study. This is obtained by totaling grade points multiplied by the respective credit unit for all semesters to date and dividing by the number of credits completed.

**How to Calculate GPA for the 100 Level; First Semester**

S/No | Course Code | Letter Grades | Point Weighing | Credit Hour | Grade Points |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | EHT 301 | B | 4 | 2 | 4 x 2 = 8 |

2 | EHT 302 | B | 4 | 2 | 4 x 2 = 8 |

3 | EHT 303 | C | 3 | 2 | 3 x 2 = 6 |

4 | EHT 304 | A | 5 | 3 | 5 x 3 = 15 |

5 | EHT 305 | A | 5 | 3 | 5 x 3 = 15 |

6 | EHT 306 | B | 4 | 3 | 4 x 3 = 12 |

7 | EHT 307 | C | 3 | 2 | 3 x 2 = 6 |

8 | EHT 308 | A | 5 | 2 | 5 x 2 = 10 |

9 | EHT 309 | C | 3 | 2 | 3 x 2 = 6 |

10 | EHT 310 | D | 2 | 2 | 2 x 2 = 4 |

Total | 23 | 90 |

GPA = 90/23 = 3.91 Ans

**How to Calculate GPA for the 100 Level; Second Semester**

S/No | Course CodeLetter | Grades | Point Weighing | Credit Hour | Grade Points |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | EHT 311 | B | 4 | 2 | 4 x 2 = 8 |

2 | EHT 312 | B | 4 | 2 | 4 x 2 = 8 |

3 | EHT 313 | C | 3 | 2 | 3 x 2 = 6 |

4 | EHT 314 | A | 5 | 3 | 5 x 3 = 15 |

5 | EHT 315 | A | 5 | 3 | 5 x 3 = 15 |

6 | EHT 316 | B | 4 | 3 | 4 x 3 = 12 |

7 | EHT 317 | C | 3 | 2 | 3 x 2 = 6 |

8 | EHT 318 | B | 4 | 2 | 4 x 2 = 8 |

9 | EHT 319 | C | 3 | 2 | 3 x 2 = 6 |

10 | EHT 320 | D | 2 | 2 | 2 x 2 = 4 |

Total | 23 | 88 |

GPA = 88 = 3. 82 Ans

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How to Calculate CGPA

CGPA = 1st semester GPA + 2nd semester GPA

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= 3.91 + 3. 82 = 7.73 = 3.87 OR 90 + 88 = 178 = 3.87

2 2 23 + 23 = 46

Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) = This is the sum of all the CGPAs earned divided by the number of years of the programme.

FCGPA = 1st year CGPA + 2nd year CGPA + … + final year CGPA

Number of years spent

FCGPA can still be gotten by adding the entire point grade earned in each semester and dividing it with the total work load (summing up all the credit hours/unit loads) of the programme.

FCGPA = Sum of all the point grade earned

Total work load for the entire programme

How to Calculate Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) (Average Method)

This is the current approved method employed in Nigerian Colleges. This new method employs averaging instead of percentage.

FCGPA for degree and diploma awarding institutions is:

FCGPA = Total Sum of all the Cumulative Grade Point Average earned during the entire programme

Total work load for the No. of years of the entire programme.

Example:

A student who did a five year programme and if his/her CGPAs are as follow: 3.84; 3.41; 3.51; 4.71 and 4.63.

Then his/her FCGPA will be:

FCGPA = 3.83 + 3.41 + 3.51 + 4.71 + 4.63 = 20.10 = 4.02

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Repeat/Probation

A Student in the second year whose first year CGPA is less than 2.00 and or failed 2/3 of the total courses in that first year may be told to repeat first year by the college authority. This is to see if he or she can improve his or her academic performance, if no improvement is found, such a one may be told to quit (rustication).

Withdrawal from the College

1. A Student Shall be made to withdraw from a programme of study if at the end of semester his/her CGPA is below 2.00.

2. If it is discovered that such student is habouring any infectious disease of a continuous nature that may likely affect his or her studies and the health status of his or her mates.

Carry Over

For the students to pass any course, he/she must have obtained at least 40% or 50% in course work and examination as required by the Department concerned and the National Examining Body regulating the Department.

Carry over is a situation where a student’s academic performance on a particular subject or course is below the pass mark of 40 or 50% as the case may be. Also a students shall carry over any missed or non – registered course or uncompleted project in the previous semester. Such carry students is expected, to re-register for the failed/ missed course in a semester that the course is available. He is expected also to attend lectures and undergo all assessments in the course.

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