Being a monotechnic, the institution has just two departments namely: Department of Communication Studies and General Studies
Programmes available are:
This is a service department. Courses available include Political Science, Sociology, Psycology, Economics, English, French, History, Philosophy, General Science, Login etc
The institution runs a Post-graduate Diploma Programme to train those who are not Mass Communication/Journalism graduates and give them the opportunity to come into the profession and practise effectively. Available courses for Post-graduate programme are:
Both sequences are run on Full-time and Part-time basis as follow:
A prospective candidate must have at least a Degree or Higher National Diploma from a recongnised institution. Evidence of participation in the compulsory National Service or Excemption from the scheme is required.
The institution contribute to manpower development in the country by embarking on short-term programmes in Mass Communication and Allied Fields.
The department also organize workshops and seminars for public and corporate organizations based on their specific demands or on themes designed and developed by the department.
If necessary, the department does into collaboration with Government or Professional bodies to design, develop and execute programmes. At present, the department runs two short-term/weekend Programmes, which are:
It should be noted that these programmes are proficiency/skill acquisition programmes and not for the purpose of admission.
The course unit system is being operated in the institution in pari passu with the semester system.
In the course unit system, the field of knoweledge in question in broken into small units called courses or modules which are arranged in certain agreed and convenient sequential manner. Examination takes place reach semester for the courses involved.
A course carries a minimum of one-course unit and a maximum of four. The maximum number of course a student can offer for full-time programme in a semester is 25 and the minimum is 15 while it is 16 and 10 respectively for part-time programme.
There are four categories of courses that can be offered by a students namely, core courses, compulsory courses, elective courses and optional courses.
The code for each course is normally made up of three alphabets and three digits e.g. MAS 101 etc The alphabets represent the name of the programme while the digits represent the level of the programme as well as the semester involved e.g MAS 101 - Mass Communication The first digit represents the level of the programme e.g. ND1, ND2, HND1,HND2
Odd numbers represent 1st semester courses while even numbers represent 2nd semester courses. E.g MAC 101 - This is a 1st semester course of ND in the Department of Mass Communication. MAC 424 - This is a second semester course for HND 2 in the Department of Mass Communication.
A student must register for relevant courses which may not exceed a maximum of 25 credits hour per semester. Part time students are expected to carry less number of hours. No student shall be allowed to register for a higher course unless he/she passed the pre-requisite for that course.
One hour of lecture per week per semester is equivalent to one credit hour. Three hour lecture per week per semester is equivalent to three hour lecture hours. Three hours of any practical work per week per semester is equivalent to one credit hour. Final year projects shall carry a minimum of two credit hours and a maximum of four.
This is a course that must be passed before a student can register for a higher course.
This is divided into two parts - (a) Continuous assessment and (b) Examination Continuous Assessment. This is made up of tests, quizzes, assignments and practical works with relative weights but with a range of 30-40% pf overall assessment. Semester examination on the other hand shall be within a range of 60-70% of overall assessment.
The pass mark for National and Higher National Diploma is 40%.
No student shall be allowed to spend more than a maximum of four (4) academic sessions (8 Semester) for full time study for eith the National or Higher National Diploma programme. However, in special cases where one or more courses are out of study, the Academic Board may allow extra semester(s).
The overall performance of a student is determined by means of GPA which is a function of the course units and the weighted grade points average (WGP).
In other word,
GPA = Total number of Grade Point / Total number of credit units
CGPA = Total number of Grade Point Obtained from Time of Entry / Total number of credit units carried from the time of entry
The table below gives an insight into the Grading System
The grading system shall be grade point average (GPA)
Minumum Pass Mark 40%
Minimum Score for 'A' 75%
|Mark Range||Letter Grade||Grade Point||Performance|
|75% and above||A||4.00||Excellent|
|70% - 74%||AB||3.50||Very Good|
|65% - 69%||B||3.25||Good|
|60% - 64%||BC||3.00||Above Average|
|55% - 59%||C||2.75||Average|
|50% - 54%||CD||2.50||Very Fair|
|45% - 49%||D||2.25||Fair|
|39% - 44%||E||2.00||Pass|
|39% below||F||0.00||Very Poor (carry over)|
Diploma and certificates are classified from distinction to pass according to the CGPA.
CGPA below 2.0 constitutes a failure.
|3.40 - 4.00||Distinction|
|3.00 - 3.49||Upper Credit|
|2.50 - 2.99||Lower Credit|
|2.00 - 2.49||Pass|
A student is deemed to have successfully completed a programme if he/she meets the following conditions.
In addition to meeting the above requirements, the student must not be found wanting in character otherwise, he would not be entitled to the institition's Diploma/Certificate.