GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT
- Punctuality and regular attendance at lectures, tutorials and seminar classes is compulsory.
- A student who has a genuine reason to be absent from any of the activities listed above must first obtain permission from the Lecturer(s) or personnel in charge.
- Students must consult with their level advisor for such person to be knowledgeable about the operation of the course unit system for necessary information.
- Students should learn how to compute their GPA as well as CGPA and keep accurate records of their academic performance.
- Students should not disturb the peace and order of the department through noise making, operating musical instruments, drumming or political activities.
- Handsets must be switched off during lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations or practical.
- Students should shun fighting and any other violent acts and must treat one another with respect.
- Students should maintain an honest (no room for examination malpractices)and discipline lifestyle within and outside the campus.
In addition to the listed ones, Students are advised to dress moderately and decently, shun any form of sexual harassment, intimidation, unethical conduct and should be mindful of the type of association they join or character of friends they keep.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS
Close observation of these codes identified below will ensure avoidance of possible hindrance to the achievement of academic excellence
1. Punctuality and regular attendance at lectures, tutorials and seminar classes is compulsory.
2. A student who has a genuine reason to be absent from any of the activities listed above must first obtain permission from the Lecturer(s) or personnel in charge.
3. Students must consult with their level advisor or such persons may be knowledgeable about the operation of the course unit system for necessary information.
4. Students should learn how to compute their GPA as well as CGPA and keep accurate records of their academic performance.
5. Students should not disturb the peace and order of the department through noise making, operating musical instruments, drumming or political activities.
6. Handsets must be switched off during lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations or practical cases.
7. Students should shun fighting and any other violent acts.
8. Students must treat one another with respect.
9. Students should maintain an honest (no room for examination malpractices)and discipline life.
10. Students are advised to dress moderately and decently.
11. Any form of sexual harassment, intimidation, unethical conduct should be avoided by the students.
12. Students should be mindful of the types of associations they join or character of friends they keep.
Some of students usually behave as if they are not liable to provisions of the law of the land. This makes them to behave with total disregard for public laws outside the rules and regulations of the institution. All parts of the country, campuses of the institutions inclusive are liable to the provisions of the law of Nigeria, and action of the Police. This must be accepted by students, staff and the entire Institute community. Students who break the law must face the consequences, notwithstanding the rules and regulations of this institution.
No community can thrive without a set of recognized norms to guide the conduct of its members. We all have rights and privileges and no one has the authority to trample on the right of others with impunity. Therefore, there is the need for:
i. All students are to conduct themselves morally upright in their dealing with colleagues, staff and the society in general with discipline and dignity.
ii. Students are to respect the individual privacy and comfort of their colleagues.
iii. All students are to wear the attire appropriate for the occasion though the Institute prescribes no specific dress code.
iv. Students are to show respect and courtesy to Institute staff and agent as well as guests at all times.
v. High standard of integrity is expected from every student and they are to conduct themselves peacefully in expressing their minds on any changes which they may consider necessary. The Institute regards as serious misconduct all acts of immoral, dishonest and destructive behaviours as well as flagrant violation of the Institute rules and regulations. In addition, all students are expected to obey the laws of the nation.
The Institute reserves the right upon evidence of students’ inability to abide by its regulations to apply appropriate sanctions through laid down disciplinary processes.
1. No student should secure admission through illegal means. Any student found to have secured admission into the Institute through illegal means e.g. use of fake results or by providing misleading information shall be expelled.
2. No student should wear a dress suggestive of belonging to a secret cult. Any student found wearing a dress suggestive of belong to a secret cult shall be expelled.
3. No student should belong to any unregistered association. Any student or group of students who wish to belong or form an association is allowed to do so, but the association must be duly registered with the Directorate of Student Affaires (DSA). However, any student who belongs to an unregistered association shall be expelled.
4. No student should be involved in an established case of criminal offence. Any student involved in an established case of criminal offence such as
House breaking, Stealing, Armed robbery and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons (e.g. gun, axe, fireworks/knockout, knives, cutlass etc.) within or outside the campus shall be expelled and handed over to the police.
5. No student should be involved in any established act of terrorism, gangsterism, threat or intimidation by a student or group of students against fellow students or staff and their families whether on or off campus shall lead to expulsion.
6. No student should fight each other or cause bodily injuries to another student whether on or outside the campus. It is an offence for students to fight each other. It is also an offence to fight and cause bodily injuries to another student whether on or outside the campus. In both cases, the culprits shall be expelled.
7. No student should be involved in any established case of rape. Any established case of rape against a student shall lead to expulsion and the culprit handed over to the police for prosecution.
8. No student should vandalize or destroy or tamper with the Institute or government property. Any student or group of students involved in vandalization or destruction and tampering with the Institute or government property within or outside the campus shall be surcharged, suspended or expelled from the Institute.
9. No student should face any criminal charge in a competent court of law. Any student facing any criminal charge in a competent court of law shall be suspended immediately pending the outcome of police investigation of the case or if the case is already in court pending the determination of the case by competent court. Any student convicted of a criminal offence by a competent court of law shall be expelled.
10. No student should dress provocatively in a manner suggestive of sexual harassment. Any student found to have dressed provocatively in a manner suggestive of sexual harassment shall be suspended.
11. No student or group of students shall violate the procedure for calling students congress. Any violation of procedure for calling student congress by a student or group of students shall lead to suspension.
12. No student should come in or go out of the campus through unauthorized routs, or lock or block authorized routes, or lock or block authorized entrances. It is an offence punishable by suspension for any student or group of students to come in or go out of the campus through unauthorized route or to lock or block authorized entrances.
13. No student should be rude to staff. Any established case of unruly behaviour of student to staff shall lead to suspension.
14. No student or registered association should damage the Institute property. Any student and/or registered student association who damages the Institute property (including furniture, electrical fixtures and fittings) shall be surcharged and suspended but if it is an association, it shall be surcharged and proscribed.
15. No student should be involved in examination malpractices. Any student involve in examination malpractice would be referred to the examination malpractice committee for appropriate punishment.
Alcohol and Drugs
i. Students are not allowed to bring alcohol or narcotics to the campus and they are not to be kept in the hostels at any time.
ii. A student who drinks and his orderly behavior is likely to cause disturbance of the peace will be disciplined by the Institute’s authority. If such a person is admitted into hospital, he/she will be solely responsible for his/her hospital bills.
There shall be two types of student's organization:
a. INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Independent organizations shall be those organizations which have been duly registered in accordance with the regulations of the Institute. Although, they shall be entitled to appropriate priviledges but may not receive special services or support from the institution or the student union. Such organizations include;
i. Cultural organizations
ii. Religious organizations
a. AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS
Affiliated organization shall be those which have been duly registered as indicated but are sponsored or endorsed by the institution or any of the academic departments or the students’ union. Such organizations include:
i. Para-military organization
ii. Academic Departmental Associations
The Institute has a good welfare package for the Students in the following areas:
The Institute has no hostel for boarders now but there is a large space provided for the facility at the permanent site. Meanwhile, there are very nice and cheap living accommodation around the school.
The Institute intends to build a cafeteria for the students in the future. Meanwhile, the institute had a memorandum of understanding with a private food vendor almost opposite the Campus. Sales and consumption of alcohol on campus is prohibited.
There is a very standard football pitch available for the students of the Institute.while there is on going project for the expansion of our sports arena to accommodate more sporting activities like Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Basket Ball etc. So also, facility for the indoor games.
Members of Institute community are encouraged to register with the Directorate of sports for their games of choice or preference. It is the aim of the Directorate of sports to create opportunities for members of the community to engage themselves in useful sports that would contribute to the individual living conditions and also to create opportunities for a healthy working environment, friendship and interpersonal relationship. Towards this goal, members could participate in individual and team sports such as Tennis, table tennis, Badminton, etc.
There are basically three types of sports participation in the institution. The first is called intramural sports competition. This is a form of competition that is within the institution such as inter departmental, inter-hall, Rector’s cup and other sponsored sporting competitions within.
The second is the extramural sports competition. This involves competing with other institutions within the state. This type of competition is usually organized to prepare the institution towards a championship. Efforts are geared towards the improvement of certain areas based on the outcome of the results.
There are three sources of funding sports in the institution.
a. Games fees paid by the students
b. Institute Management vote
c. Sponsorship through industries and philanthropic organizations.
The sports committee of the Institute is the governing body of sporting activities. The compositions of membership are as follows:
a. Nominee of the Rector (Chairman)
b. Director of sports (Member)
c. Director, Directorate of Student’s Affairs/His representative (Member)
d. Sports Director (Member)
e. Schools Representatives (Member)
f. Head Coach (Member/Secretary)
a. Attendance at training is mandatory
b. All rules and regulations of games are to strictly adhered to
c. Screening of athletes will be done before any competition to ensure fitness of such an athlete.
d. Doping in sports is prohibited. Athletes are warned to desist from the use of performance enhancing drugs. Athletes found to have violated this law shall face student disciplinary committee
e. Athletes are advised to make good use of all sports equipment in their care. Any loss or damage of such equipment will be replaced by the athlete involved.
i. The Institute shall regard as serious misconduct any grave act of immoral, dishonest and destructive behaviours as well as flagrant breach of the Institute rules and regulations.
ii. Cases of grave misconduct shall be brought to the notice of the Registrar of the Institute who shall immediately report the case to the Rector.
iii. The Rector shall normally summon a meeting of the serious misconduct in cases of emergency, Rector may take temporary disciplinary action as he may deem fits except expulsion.
iv. The student concerned shall be given the opportunity to appear before the disciplinary committee to defend himself/herself.
v. Any student appearing before the committee shall be made to wear academic gown to be provided by the committee free of charge and without prejudice to his/her fair trial.
vi. After giving the opportunity of a fair hearing and after due consideration the Disciplinary Committee may decide to mete out appropriate punishment.
vii. The Rector’s decision of temporary disciplinary action and relevant decision of the Disciplinary committee shall be communicated in writing to the students concerned by the Registrar, it shall take immediate effect.
viii. Any student may within seven days in writing appeal to the Governing council against the judgment.
ix. The Governing council shall consider the appeal urgently and may confirm, modify or set aside the judgment.
x. The fact that an appeal is pending before the Governing council shall not affect the operation of the sanction on ground.
xi. If a student refuses to comply with the sanction of suspension or expulsion he or she may be forcefully ejected.
The Institute provides health services to staff and students at the Medical center which is situated closed to the Temporary campus. Minor cases of sickness are treated at the center while serious ones are normally referred to the state hospital at the expense of the students sponsor.
The library as the most important intellectual resources of the Institute is located in a central position making it equidistant to all the departments of the Institute. The Library contains some volumes of books and periodicals, most of which are freely accessible to students to peruse and borrow. The Library has reading areas which is adequately furnished with comfortable chairs and reading tables.