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Caleb University ::: Department of Mass Communication

Department of Mass Communication
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GENERAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING ADMISSION

All students seeking registration into any programme offered by COSOMAS must have satisfied the following minimum basic admission regulations and procedures of the University:
1.   All candidates seeking admission into the Department of Mass Communication must apply through the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), either through the Matriculation Examination (UME) Scheme or by direct entry. UME candidates must show evidence of having taken and earned the minimum UME score prescribed by JAMB. The subsisting requirements are stated in Table I
2.   At the point of registration, each candidate will be required to present on demand, the originals of their certificate(s) or any other acceptable evidence of the qualifications on the basis of which his/her offer of admission has been made.
3.   If at any point in time, it is discovered that a candidate does not possess any of the qualifications which he/she used for registration, his/her admission will be nullified and the student will be expelled from the University.
4.   Candidates seeking transfer from other Universities shall be required to hold the minimum qualifications for entry into Caleb University. Application form for transfer is obtainable from the Academic Office of the Registry on the payment of the prescribed fee.
 

COLLEGE
OF SOCIAL
AND
MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

 

DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

UME REQUIRE-MENTS

 

WAIVERS AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Mass Communication.

  1. Three A level passes or equivalent at not more than two sittings
  2. Any other acceptable equivalent qualification recognized by Caleb University

1.SSS certificate credit passes or GCE O-level credits in five subjects not more than two sittings, including English Language and  Mathematics
2.Any other
acceptable
Equivalent
qualification
recognized by Caleb
University.

Holders of OND at Upper Credit level in Social Sciences may be considered for admission by direct entry provided they have the UME subjects at one sitting.

 

   
   

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1.  

Four-year programme on full time:
A pass at credit level in at least five subjects which must include English Language and Mathematics at S.S.C.E/ G.C.E O/Level at not more than two sittings.

2.  

Any other acceptable equivalent qualification recognized by Caleb University.
1.  

Three-year Programme on full time                                                                                                
Three A/Level passes at not more than two sittings

2.  

Any other acceptable equivalent qualification recognized by Caleb University.

   

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:

 

The College of Social and Management Sciences (COSOMAS) of Caleb University runs a programme to provide academic and professionals training leading to the award of Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) Degree in Mass Communication. The programme is designed to produce men and women who are professionally equipped in the area of Communication. The programme is structured to take adequate care of those who intend to make a career in Mass Communication. This is so vital when it is realized that Communication is the life blood of any healthy organization. The minimum number of units required to graduate is 155 units for UME candidates, 116 units for direct entry candidates.

 REGULATIONS AND RULES GOVERNING THE AWARD OF DEGREES

Caleb University operates the course system of instruction in line with the recommendation of the National Universities Commission (NUC). The basic provisions of the general regulations of the course system are summarized below:

 
  1. One course credit unit is attached to one hour of lecture or tutorial per week per semester of fifteen weeks. In other words, one credit unit is equivalent to 15 hours of lectures or tutorials per semester. One credit unit is also attached to:
  1. The curriculum for a programme is divided into courses.
  1. Each course has an attached credit unit and it is identified by a course code of three characters followed by a three digit number. The three characters of the code identify the subject (MAS for Mass Communication) and the numbers identify the level at which the course is offered as follows –

 

a.         100 – 199 for courses offered at 100 level.
b.         200 – 299 for courses offered at 200 level.
c.         300 – 399 for courses offered at 300 level.
d.         400 – 499 for courses offered at 400 level.

Odd numbers (e. g. 191) normally signify courses offered in the first semester, while even numbers
(e.g. 192) are for courses offered in the second semester.

4.         Courses available in the College are classified into four (4) categories:
a.         Compulsory (C) courses: These are core courses specified for a programme which all students registered for the programme must register for, take and pass.
b.         Required (R) Courses: These are courses specified by the department running a programme which students registered for the programme must register for and take. Pass mark is 40%, but a minimum score of 30% satisfies the required course regulation. It must be emphasized that a score < 40% must not be construed as a pass under the required course regulation. A minimum number of units of required courses to be passed may be specified for a programme.
c.         Elective courses: These are courses recommended for a programme which students registered for the programme may register for and take to fulfill the minimum number of units required to earn the desired degree.

d.         Pre-requisite courses: A course which must be taken prior to taking another specified course, usually at higher level. A minimum score or 30% is usually accepted as satisfying a pre-requisite requirement. Where a pre-requisite course is specified, a student must fulfill the pre-requisite requirement to qualify to register for the course for which the pre-requisite applies. 
e.        There are two clear-cut semesters, first and second semesters, in an academic session.       
           A full-time student’s workload for a semester is normally a minimum of 15 and a   
           maximum of 24 units of courses prescribed by the relevant department and approved    
           by Senate. A student must register for the courses he/she intends to take in a semester
           at the beginning of that semester. A student cannot sit for the examination in a course  
           for which he/she is not formally registered.

  •     A student must attend the lectures for all the courses he/she has registered for in a

     particular semester and take the examination in such courses at the end of the semester
     in which the course is taught. To qualify to take the examination in a course, the 
     student must record an attendance of 80% of lectures or equivalent academic activities
     held for the course.

  •      Permission to add or delete courses must be made within the first six weeks of lectures  

     in any semester.

  •      The examination scoring and grading system approved by the Senate of Caleb 

University is as in Table 2 below. It is a 5 point grading system. Examination scoring  is normally on a maximum score of 100% and pass mark is any score ≥ 40%. The  examination score normally has two components, continuous and final examination assessment. Continuous assessment is cumulative of class tests, assignments, grading  in practical exercises, seminars/workshops, etc and constitutes not more than 40% of      the total grade while the final examination assessment will constitute a minimum of   60%. If the final examination for a practical course is based on theory of practical, then the continuous assessment based on scores in graded practical exercises constitutes a minimum of 60%.

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