The university operates a semester System. There are two semesters in a session with each lasting about 17 weeks. The University operates course credit system. One credit unit is attached to 15 hours of lecture or tutorial; other equivalents of 15 hours of lecture are: 5 hours of laboratory or field work one semester of teaching practice One year of industrial attachment for agric students; six months for other students.
A full-time student is required to register for a minimum of 15 to 16 and a maximum of 24 credit units per semester.
REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION
To qualify for the award of a degree, a candidate must have earned not less than 120 credit units for programmes that last four years. A student whose academic performance as measured by the cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 1.00 at the end of any year of study is considered to be on probation. A student whose (CGPA) falls below 1.00 at the end of probation is required to withdraw from the university. Academic programmes like, Law Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, run for between 5 to 6 years and are therefore assessed based on the requirements at various stages of the progress of the students.