The student Affairs department is a division under the office of the Vice-Chancellor. The Department is headed by the Dean of students who is a senior member of Academic staff. The Dean is assisted by the Deputy Dean and an Administrative officer representing Registry department and who serves as departmental secretary. Other staff members include Guidance and Counselling officers, Hall officers, Clerical Officers and Office Assistants.
The Department provides non academic services such as student welfare matters, hostel accomodation, career guidance and counseling, NYSC Mobilization, recreation, sporting activities and students disciplinary matters. It is also the responsibility of the department to regulate and control students union activities for the purpose of safeguarding national security, public order and public morality.
Guidance and Counselling Services
The Guidance and Counseling Unit in the Student affairs Department offers a wide range of counseling psychological services aimed at helping students and staff to acquire and develop following services are available:
- Academic/Educational counseling
- Career counseling/information
- Personal /social counseling
- Crisis intervention including:
- Roommate problem
- Courtship/material problem
- Feeling of isolation and depression
- Lack of concentration and interest
- Anxiety about examinations
- Relaxation/shyness problem
- Ineffective study habit
- Victimization and intimidation problems
- Sexual harassment
- Indigent student part time work
- Referral services and so on
The Guidance and Counseling Officers are available for consultation from 8am to 4pm daily (Monday-Friday)
Students’ dressing should reflect a high sense of morality and decency and show respect for the sensibilities of the community. Therefore, the following types of dressings and physical appearances are prohibited on the University campus:
- Short and skimpy dresses e.g. Body-hugs, show me your chest/back/stomach, spagatti wears and dresses exposing sensitive parts.
- Tight shorts and skirts that are above the knees (except for sporting purposes.
- Transparent and see-though dresses.
- Tight fittings e.g. Jeans, shirts, Hipstar , Patra, Lactra,Cross-no-Gutter, Mini –Micro and others that reveal the contour of the body.
- Tattered jeans with holes or patches
- Underclothing, such as singlet worn publicly.
- Unkempt and haggard appearance, including bushy hair and rough beards.
- Dresses that make it impossible to wear laboratory coat during practical or participate actively in practical
- Long and tight skirts with long slits that reveal sensitive parts
- Wearing of T-shirt with offensive captions
- Shirt without buttons or not properly buttoned leaving the wearer bare-chested.
- Wearing of ear rings by male students
- Weaving or Plating of hair by male students
- Wearing of coloured eye glasses except on medical grounds in the classroom or lecture halls/libraries/offices.
- Wearing of coverings that obscure the face and hands which make the identity of a person difficult or impossible to fathom.
The Hostel Managers shall not accept liability for the arrangement of ante-natal and delivery services of pregnant students. The University Health Centre will undertake to advise and direct students generally as may be necessary. A pregnant student will report her condition early to the Dean of Students and the Director Health Services. A pregnant student will be allowed to remain in the Hall of Residence not longer than three months before her expected date of delivery as may be determined by the Director Health Services.
Use of high wattage appliances (hot plate, electric cooker, washing machines refregirator, freezer etc) is prohibited in the rooms. No student must tamper with or alter in any way electrical installations in any section of the hall of residence. Porters are mandated to carry out on the spot checks in students room and to report defaulting students to the dean of Students for appropriate sanction.
For absence over night or longer period, students are required to obtain duly signed exist form from the Dean of Students. Any absence involving missing of lectures, practical classes, require the approval of the student’s academic adviser and of the Head(s) of Department(s) and dean of School concerned
The University has engaged the services of private caterers to provide meals to the students on PAY AS YOU EAT basis in the University’s cafeteria.
Recreation and Sports
It is the interest of the University to ensure moral and physical development of the students through adequate sporting activities. In this regard, a variety of recreation and sporting facilities have been e badminton, basket ball court and table tennis tables.
The University is a member of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) and has actively participated in various NUGA Games and other International Universities sports competitions.
Collection of Money
Donations should not be solicited at the gate at any function held within the University. When it is necessary to charge to cover expenses, printed tickets of programme should be offered for sale.
Clearance must be sought form Director (CPES) before donations are solicited from within or outside the University by students on the Remedial programme.
CULTISM IN THE UNIVERSITY IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. STUDENTS OF ANY ORGANIZATION FOUND PRACTISING ACTIVITIES DETERMINED TO RESEMBLE THOSE PRACTISED BY CULTISTS WILL BE EXPELLED FROM THE UNIVERSITY.
Religious activities on the Campus
Two main religious bodies have been recognized by the University Management. They are the Christian and the Muslim groups. Accordingly, Patrons were appointed to the activities of these groups.
The university has also approved the following programmes to recognize religious bodies on days, places, and times shown below.
Saturday 8.00 - 10.00pm Mosque
Sunday 2.30 - 5.30pm Mosque
Sunday - Holy Mass 7.00 - 9.00am St. Malachy Chaplain, Bosso Campus
Sunday - Catholic Renewal 5.00 - 7.30pm St. Malachy Chaplain, Bosso Campus
Sunday - Singing Practice 7.30 - 9.00pm St. Malachy Chaplain, Bosso Campus
Tuesday- Bible Study 8.00 - 9.00pm St. Malachy Chaplain, Bosso Campus
Wednesday - Holy Mass 6.30 - 7.30pm St. Malachy Chaplain, Bosso Campus
Saturday - Prayer meeting 8.00 - 9.30pm St. Malachy Chaplain, Bosso Campus
Sunday Worship 8.30 - 12.00noon University
Sunday Evening 7.00 - 9.00pm University
Monday Prayer Meeting 7.30 - 9.30pm University
Thursday Choir Practice 7.00 - 9.00pm University
Saturday Choir Practice 5.00 - 6.30pm University
Sunday Revival Night 7.00 - 9.30pm University
Punishment for offenders
The punishment for violating the dress code shall range from warning to suspension from the University and without prejudice to stiffer penalties. Lecturers, Technologists, Security and staff of the Students Affairs Department (Guidance and counseling officers) will monitor and ensure strict compliance. Worst case offenders will have to face the Students Disciplinary Committee for appropriate disciplinary measures.
Misunderstanding between students
All forms of misunderstanding between fellow students should be first reported to CPES through Coordinators. The CPES does not encourage any student reporting a fellow student or any member of the University community directly to the law enforcement agencies. Any grievances against any member of the CPES community must first be reported to the CPES authorities.
Demonstration is a way of expressing people’s opinion on issues found to be detrimental to their welfare course of existing. Although peaceful demonstration properly organized could be permitted, but the University authority must be informed 48 hours before any demonstration takes place.
The following rules must be obeyed vis-à-vis student demonstration.
- Demonstration carried outside the University will not attract sympathy of the University in the event of clashes with law enforcement agencies. If the demonstration students are arrested by the Police they may suffer disciplinary action in addition.
- Demonstrating students must not endanger the life of any person, properties should not be destroyed or damaged.
- Any violent demonstration culminating in molesting persons or damaging property will attract severe disciplinary action against those responsible.
- Forcing others to join a demonstration is strictly prohibited.
- Demonstrating students must not impede or restrain the free movement of persons on campus.
- If during students demonstration there is conflict between the law enforcement agencies and the demonstrating students, University cannot offer any protection to the students involved.
- Demonstrating students must not deny the use of offices, classrooms or other facilities to the staff or students.
- Student’s demonstration must not take place after 7:00pm or before 7:00am
- The organizers of a disorderly demonstration will be held responsible for failing to take adequate precautionary measures.
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