The normal duration of the programme is as follows:
a. Ten semesters in the case of full-time students admitted by UTME.
b. Eight Semesters in the case of full-time students admitted by Direct Entry.
Instruction is by course quantified into course units, one course unit consists of fifteen hour lectures or tutorials or an equivalent combination of these types of instructions. The course are arranged in progressive order of difficulty or in levels of academic progress.
a. No course shall carry less than one unit
b. No course except Research Project shall carry more than four units.
c. Progression to the next level is on merit
d. Students can only register a maximum of 24 units of courses in a semester.
A University requirement course is a course which must be registered for and passed before a degree is awarded but which is not counted towards degree classification, for example, General African Studies (GAS) or Research Methodology (Audit course for 500 level students)
A compulsory course is a course which other than a University course must be registered for and passed by a student to obtain the degree.
An elective course is a course which may be taken to make up the minimum required number for units or to increase the number of units subject to the prescribed maximum allowed by these Regulations.
1. In order to be eligible for an award for the degree, a full time student admitted by Direct Entry must successfully complete courses to a minimum total of 154 units including the University required courses.
2. In order to be eligible for an award of the degree a full time student admitted by UTME must successfully complete courses minimum total of 192 units including the University requirement courses.
Admission into Courses
Admission into courses closes at the end of the third full week of each semester.
Withdrawal from Courses
A student may withdraw from a course without penalty any time up to and including the seventh full week of the semester. Student who withdraws after the seventh week will be deemed to have failed except in special cases approved by Senate unless he or she has been asked to withdraw from the Faculty.
Continuous Assessment (CA)
The system of continuous assessment through occasional written objective tests, term papers, seminar presentations, oral examinations and take home examination is applied in this university to legal studies. The progress of students in each course shall as much as possible, be continuously assessed by means of tests, written assignment, reports and such other means as may be appropriate and consistent with the objectives and conduct of the course. The score in each course to be allocated to the continuous assessment is 30 percentage of the total marks.
|70 – 100||A||5|
|60 – 69||B||4|
|50 – 59||C||3|
|45 – 49||D||2|
|40 – 44||E||1|
|0 – 39||F||0|
Failure to take examination in courses registered for
A student who fails to take the examination in a course for which he has registered without a reason accepted to the Board of Studies of the Faculty is deemed to have failed in the course.
Classification of the Degree
|1st Class||CGPA 4.50 – 5.00|
|2nd Class Upper Division||CGPA 3.50 – 4.49|
|2nd Class Lower Division||CGPA 2.40 – 3.49|
|3rd Class||CGPA 150 – 2.39|
|Pass||CGPA 1.00 – 1.49|
3. The CGPA shall be obtained by:
a. Multiplying the grade point assigned to the letter grade obtained in each course by the number of units assigned to the course to arrive at the weighted score for each course.
b. Adding together the weighted scores for all courses taken up to that time, subject to the minimum requirements of the University but including all compulsory courses.
c. Dividing the total weighted score by the total number or units.
4. The cumulative Grade Average is the average of the Grade Points earned by the student in the programme. It is obtained by:
a. Finding the total of Grade Points multiplied by the respective credit units for all the semesters, and
b. Dividing that total by the total number of credits units for all the courses for which the student registered.
|STRESS AREAS||CODE||CODE NUMBER|
|Jurisprudence and International Law||JIL||1|
|Commercial and Industrial Law||CIL||3|
|Private and Property Law||PPL||4|