Our faculty members are well trained in their different chosen profession, some of those negative work ethics common in some places are no where to be found among us at Distinct Institute. No doubt, your parents, guardians and sponsors have made a wise choice leading you to the Institute for academic excellence. Our staff are learned with proven evidences of professionalism in their various disciplines as they are both theoretically and practically grounded. There areas of specialization among others include:
- Accounting Technology, and Business Administration & Management.
- Banking Operations and Office Management
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Business Management Studies
- Paralegal Studies.
- Security Management and Technology.
- Computer Software Engineering and Programming Theory.
- Film and Television Production.
The faculty works harmoniously to give students of the Institution an innovative education that will assist them to secure admissions for Higher National Diploma (HND) degrees, or direct entries into degree courses, enable them to get jobs, or even be self –employed.
GUIDELINES ON SIWES PROGRAMME
For the smooth operation of the SIWES the following guidelines shall apply.
Responsibility for Placement of Students.
(a) Institutions offering the NID programme shall arrange to place the students in industry. By April 30 of each year, six copies of the master list showing where each student has been placed shall be submitted to the Executive Secretary, NBTE who shall, authenticate the list and forward same to the Industrial Training Fund, Jos.
(b) The Placement Officer should discuss and agree with industry on the following:
(i) A task inventory of what the student should be expected to experience during the period of attachment. It may be wise to adopt the one already approved for each field.
(ii) The industry based supervisor of the students during the period, likewise the institution based supervisor should set and agree on the criteria for the evaluation of the students on-the-job performance.
(iii) The evaluation of the student during the period. It should be noted that the final grading of the student during the period of attachment should be weighted more on the evaluation by his industry-based supervisor.
In the evaluation of the student, cognizance should be taken of the following items:
(c) General Attitude to Work
(d) Respect for authority.
(e) Interest in the field/technical area.
(f) Technical competence as a potential technician in his field.
To ensure uniformity of grading scales, the institution should ensure that the uniform grading of students’ work which has been agreed to by all polytechnics is adopted. The Institution Based Supervisor The Institution based supervisor should initial the logbook during each visit. This will enable him to check and determine to what extent the objectives of the scheme are being met and to assist students having any problems regarding the specific assignments given to them by their industry-based supervisor.
Institution should ensure that students placed on attachment are visited within one month of their placement. Other visit shall be arranged so that:
(1) There is another visit six weeks after the first visit; and
(2) a final visit in the last month of the attachment.
The completion of SIWES is important in the final determination of whether the student is successful in the programme or not. Failure in the SIWES is an indication that the student had not shown sufficient interest in the field or has no potential to become a skilled technician in his field. The SIWES should be graded on a fail or pass basis. Where a student had satisfied all other requirements but failed SIWES, he may only be allowed to repeat another four months SIWES at his own expense.
The Institute has so far been registered and approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Corporate Affairs commission (CAC) to run programmes for the Award of National Innovation Diploma (NID) in all the Institute's courses.
In order to widen our scope and ensured continuity of our students in their academic pursuit Distinct is in affiliation with Polytechnics and Universities within and outside Nigeria. The Institute is in collaboration with Professional bodies. This will give our prospective students the opportunity of being a Chartered Professional after the completion of their programme.
The institute is also in collaboration with both private and public security outfits for the training and retraining of the students in making them a professional security experts that can be employed or be self employed. This will make the graduands to contribute meaningfully to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country by making them to become employers of labour.
Wider opportunities are still open for future collaboration with both public and private Organizations that will contribute meaningfully to the life of our students.
CONDITIONS FOR THE AWARD OF NATIONAL INNOVATION DIPLOMA (NID)
Institutions offering accredited programmes will award the National Innovation Diploma (NID) to candidates who have successfully completed the programme’s course work, after passing the prescribed examinations, diploma project and the Supervised Industrial Work Experience. Such candidates should have completed a minimum of between 72 and 80 semester credit units depending on the programme.
The assessment of a student’s work depends on the overall performance of the student in the semester. This includes class attendance, class work, class tests (at least two in a semester) and the semester examination. Course work will normally attract 30%/40% while the examination itself sums up to 70%/60% for Accountancy and Business Administration & Management Studies based and Science based programmes respectively.
Grade Point is numerical grade equivalent to the actual marks obtained in a course. The approved grading of the NID Certificate is as follows:
|Examination Score||Letter Grading||Grade Point||Class of Certificate|
|80 and above||A||3.50 – 4.00||Distinction|
|60 – 79||B||3.00 – 3.49||Upper Credit|
|50 – 59||C||2.50 – 2.99||Lower Credit|
|40 – 49||D||2.00 – 2.49||Pass|
|0 - 39||F||0.00 – 1.99||Fail|
The Grade Point Average will be computed at the end of every semester. This is the average performance of a student in a particular semester. It is arrived at by dividing student’s credit point (i.e. Grade Point multiplied by credit unit in a semester by the Total credit units.
The cumulative Grade Point Average of a Student is arrived at by dividing the sum of his semester(s) credit points by the total number of course units (CU) taken to date.