The Personnel Administration is shown in the communication flowchart where the HOD is in-charge of all persons working in the department. As such, the academic, technical and administrative staff, all report to the Head of Department. The students report to the Head of Department through their Academic Staff Advisers or directly to the HOD in some ca
- STAFF INVOLVEMENT
Staff involvement is through Departmental Board Meetings and Committees setup by the Board.
- STAFF DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE
This is achieved through provision of resources to enable staff to attend seminars and conferences; engage in short term or long term study leave to obtain higher degrees.
- STAFF PROMOTION
Staff promotion is effected through yearly appraisal exercise. Normally a staff qualifies for promotion every three years depending on the staff’s achievement.
45.2 STUDENT’S WELFARE
(a) Academic Grievances
Student’s academic grievances are first handled in the Department by Academic adviser then the Head of department who may take the matter through Departmental Board, Faculty Academic Board to Senate, depending on the circumstance of the particular case.
(b) Students Academic Advising
Students are assigned Academic Advisers from among the academic staff, to whom they should consult on regular basis for advice.
Each lecturer sets the questions for the course he/she teaches. For the first to fourth year courses, questions are vetted and approved by the Departmental Examination Committee (DEC) before the actual examination. The scripts after the marking by individual lecturers are moderated by the DEC before the results are sent to the Registrar and relevant Departments for release to the students. For the fifth or final year courses, questions set by lecturers-in-charge of the courses are forwarded to the external examiner for vetting before the commencement of the examination. After the examinations, the final year scripts and results as submitted by individual lecturers to the HOD are made available to the DEC and External Examiner for moderation before they are sent to Registrar and the relevant Departments for release to the students. The total marks scored by students have two components-in-course assessment which accounts for 30% and the examination proper which contributes 70%.
45.4 ACADEMIC ATMOSPHERE
This is maintained through such policies as in-course assessment, students’ defence of their project work orally during departmental seminars, and by mandatory submission of theses.