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General Admission Requirements for Geology Programme


The admission requirements into the undergraduate Geology programme of the Federal University Oye–Ekiti shall be as follows:

(i) Admission shall be open to all irrespective of religion, ethnic group, gender, creed and disability:

(ii) All admissions shall be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB);

(iii) For admission to 100 Level (via UTME), candidates must: obtain five (5) credits at SSCE (or equivalent) in relevant subjects at not more than 2 sittings including credit passes in English and Mathematics; and attain acceptable point in UTME in relevant subjects;

(iv) For admission by direct entry (200  Level), candidates shall, in addition to having five (5) SSCE credits, obtain at least two (2) A’ level (or its equivalent) passes in relevant subject, or possess ND, HND, with credit passes, or possess a good first degree in another field as the case may be;

(v) Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology shall be compulsory;

(vi) Those who meet the requirements for admission shall be subjected to screening interview to be conducted by the University; and

(vii) The University shall not accept transfer students until after at least the first two years of its existence.

Potential students must, in addition to meeting the general admission requirements, also satisfy the faculty and departmental requirements detailed below:




Admission  Requirements



Direct  Entry


Five Credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Two ‘A’ level passes from Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

UTME subjects are; English, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology or Mathematics.



4.2       Probation, Expulsion, Withdrawal

4.2.1    Probation

Students shall be placed on probation whose academic performance, measured by the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), falls below 1.5 at the end of a year study. Such students shall register for the courses failed as well as some courses from the next level provided the total credit load taken shall not exceed the maximum allowed. A student whose CGPA falls below 1.5 at the end of a probation period shall be required to withdraw from the programme of study.

4.2.2    Withdrawal of Students Voluntary Withdrawal

Conditions for voluntary withdrawal from the Federal University Oye-Ekiti shall be as follows:

i.                    A student who wishes to withdraw from the university shall be required to notify the Registrar in writing through the Dean of the Faculty and the Head of Department and the withdrawal shall be approved by the Senate;

ii.                  New students shall give notice of withdrawal not later than two weeks after matriculation. Other students shall give notice of withdrawal not later than four weeks after the beginning of the semester;

iii.                A student withdrawing from the university shall be required to give the reason(s) for and the effective date of the withdrawal;

iv.                The university shall refund fees paid in excess of the period spent in the University;

v.                  A student shall retain grades earned for the semester examinations preceding the date of voluntary withdrawal;

vi.                A student who voluntarily withdraws from the University shall, in order to be re-admitted, send a formal application to, and receive clearance from the Registrar; and

vii.              Senate shall provide guidelines to be followed before a student who voluntarily withdrew can resume the programme of study after a period of withdrawal. Withdrawal without Authorization

A student who withdraws from the Federal University Oye-Ekiti without the approval of the Senate shall only be considered for readmission after the case has been addressed by the appropriate authority and the approval of Senate obtained for re-admission. Withdrawal for Health Reasons

A student shall be asked to withdraw for health reasons certified by the University’s Director of Health Services or by a recognized hospital. Such a student may be readmitted only after a valid medical report from an approved medical doctor and certified by the Director of the Health Centre had been received to the effect that the student is medically fit to continue the programme.


4.2.3    Disciplinary Withdrawal and Expulsion

A student suspended on disciplinary grounds shall only be readmitted with the approval of the Senate and the Vice-Chancellor. A student shall be expelled from Geology as a result of gross misconduct, examination malpractice or any other offences as determined by laws and regulations of the University. Such a student shall be given the opportunity to defend him/herself, but shall not be readmitted to the University at any other time if expelled.

4.3       Transfer of Students

A student may be considered for transfer from another university in Nigeria or a recognized university abroad to Geology at 200 level for a 3-year programme provided the candidate has attained a CGPA of not less than 2.0.

4.4       Grading System and Requirements for Graduation in Geology

This describes the grading system used in the evaluation of students and the requirements for graduation in Geology. It also explains how repeats in final examinations are handled.


4.4.1    Academic Grading System for Graduation

Students’ Work Load

The maximum number of units a student can register for is 24 per semester.  The minimum number of units a student can register for is 15 per semester.







Grading System


Letter Grade

Grade Points




















Computation of Results

The following terminologies and abbreviations are commonly used in the computation of Grade Point Average (GPA)

i.                    Total Load Units (TLU)

This is the number of course units carried by a student in a particular semester.  It is the summation of the load units on all courses carried during the semester.  For example, a student who is taking 6 courses of 3 units each has TLU of 18 for that semester.

ii.      Cumulative Load Units (CLU)

This is the summation of Total Load Units over all the semesters from the beginning to date.  A student who is prone to repeating courses will finish (if he does not drop out) with a higher CLU than his non-repeating colleagues,     and will most likely require a longer time to complete requirements for the award of degree.

iii.     Total Credit Points (TCP)

This is the sum of the products of course units and rating in each course for the entire semester.  For example, consider a student who took 4 courses of 3 units each.  Suppose the grades he obtained in the four courses were A, B, C and D respectively.  The TCP of this student is obtained as:    

(3x5.0) + (3x4.0) + (3x3.0) + (3x2.0) = 15.00 + 12.00 + 9.0 + 6.0 =      42.00

     iv.     Cumulative Credit Point (CCP)

This is the summation of Total Credit Points over all semesters from the beginning to date.

v.            Grade Point Average (GPA)

This is the total credit points (TCP) divided by the total load (TLU).    For example, consider the student’s scores referred to in Number 3.  His TCP is 42.0 and his TLU is 12.  His GPA is therefore;             

The highest possible GPA that can be earned is 5.0 and that is when a student has earned a grade of ‘A’ in every course during the semester. The lowest GPA obtained is 0.0.

vi.       Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

This is not the summation of GPA’s for semesters.  Rather, it is the summation of TCP for all semesters to date, divided by the summation of TLU for the said semesters.  Like the GPA, CGPA’s obtainable range from 0.0 to 5.0.


In effect,


4.4.2    Final Assessment and Class of Degree



First Class


2nd Class Upper Division


2nd Class Lower Division


3rd Class



4.4.3    Carry over Courses

A student who is unable to graduate due to a number of outstanding courses would be required to register and sit for the failed courses when available, that is either during the first, or the second semester. This category of students would simply be called “Non-graduating students”.



4.5.1 Registration Procedure

       Registration for a course shall normally be within the first two weeks of resumption in a semester.

       Late registration shall only be allowed after payment of the late registration fee and shall come up within the week following the normal registration period.

       Any student who fails to register up to the end of the late registration period shall be deemed to have unilaterally withdrawn from the University for that semester.

        Registration for a course shall mean simultaneous registration for the course and its examination.

        A student may drop a course or add a course provided he/she completes the prescribed form within four weeks of the commencement of lectures in the course and obtains the approval of his/her Head of Department.

        The maximum Total Load Unit (TLU) to be carried by a student is 24 units per semester and the minimum is 15. If it is established that student illegally registered for more than the maximum number of units, the best course that makes excess unit(s) shall be cancelled. Where a student has lower level course(s) outstanding, such a lower level course(s) should be registered for at the next available opportunity before registering for the higher level courses equivalent to the number of outstanding lower level courses.

Every student shall register in person and cases of impersonation will be punished. Submission of course registration forms on behalf of any other student shall be treated as impersonation and shall, be punished.

        Completed course registration forms duly signed by the Head of Department should be forwarded to the Registrar not later than six weeks from the beginning


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