Political and Social Studies
DEPARTMENT DEGREE PROGRAMME
i. B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science
ii. B.Sc. (Hons) Public Adminstration
ADMISSION FOR REGULAR STUDENTS
A West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC); General Certificate of Education (GCE); Ordinary Level (O’L) or equivalent at not more than two sittings.
B Other National Government-approved Examination bodies: National Examination Council (NECO), National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) or equivalent at one or two sittings. In all cases or in any of the results being presented, students must have:
i A minimum of Credit level pass in at least 5 subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, History/Government and any other two Social Sciences subject in not more than two sittings.
ii In addition, candidates must have acceptable scores in the University Matriculations Examinations (UME) and/ or placement tests administered by the Clifford University.
C. Applicants awaiting the results of the Senior Secondary School Examinations are eligible to apply. However, authenticated results must satisfy the entry requirements before consideration for regular admission and matriculation is affected.
All admissions offered by the University are Provisional until all the Credentials of the candidate have been verified and certified by the Registrar.
Prospective students should obtain, fill in and return their Application Forms along with three referees’ recommendations and photocopies of their certificates to the Registrar. The required application fee or evidence of payment must accompany the Form. Students are required to present all original official/ permanent certificates at registration time for official verification.
DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION
1. Students in this category are expected to have obtained minimum pass grades in at least two relevant subjects at the Higher School Certificate (HSC), General Certificate of Education (GCE A ’Level) or equivalents.
2. Clifford University reserves the right to determine admission cumulative points for admission.
3. Other relevant Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates from institutions recognized by Clifford University Senate may be considered for admission.
4. All such Diplomas, Degrees and Certificates submitted but not from a recognized institution in Nigeria will be subjected to conversion and verification before deemed to be acceptable.
5. All Candidates that scale through 1-4 above will equally be required to undergo a screening test conducted by Clifford University.
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME
Change of programmes will only be allowed after the completion of two semesters. The student’s request is channelled through the Department which, in consultation with relevant units of the University, recommend as appropriate by signing the change of programme form as an indication of releasing the student to the accepting Department.
Clifford University adopts the 5-point grading system after its adoption by the University Senate and translates as follows:
The course grading system for the University is as follows:
Grades Definition Marks Range Points Quality
A 70-100 5.00 Superior
B 60-69 4.00 Above Average
C 50-59 3.00 Average
D 45-49 2.00 Below Average
F 0-44 0.00 Failure
The normal course load for full time students ranges from 15 (minimum) to 24 (maximum) credit units per semester. In other words no full-time student is permitted to register for less than 15 or more than 24 credit units per semester.
REGISTRATION OF COURSES
(1) There are designed periods for normal and late registration of courses every session. Further details on late registration may be obtained from Academic Office of the Registry.
(ii) Course registration is the responsibility of the students’ parent department.
(iii) Designated lecturers in the Department cross-check students/academic records and credentials and sign their registration forms.
(iv) Students are not permitted to sit for examinations in courses for which they have not earlier registered. Breach of this regulation attracts severe disciplinary measures.
• Failed courses must be re-registered by the students but the maximum of 24 credits units per semester must not be exceeded.
• Students are not permitted to register for taught courses during the period for industrial training.
COURSE ASSESSMENT AND COMPUTATION OF CGPA
(1) Each and every course is continuously assessed using practical (experimental) reports, quizzes, tests, assignments, etc. Normally, continuous assessment constitutes up to 30% of the marks for the course and administered during the lecture period (i.e. preceding the semester examination).
(ii) The entire semester’s work is further assessed by semester examinations which constitute 70%. Therefore, the final grade of the students in each course is the combination of the continuous assessments and the result of the semester examination. The total score for the semester is 100%.
To be eligible for the award of a degree, a student in the four Faculties presently mounted by Clifford University must obtain a total of 120 credits in a four-year degree programme, or 90 credits in a three-year degree programme including those earned from all courses. Those earned in the GST courses are inclusive. Clifford University degrees shall be awarded on the authority of Senate only to students who have been found worthy in character and learning. Students must have successfully completed and passed all prescribed examinations for courses required for a degree programme. Students shall not be involved in gross misconduct, such as, but not limited to examination misconduct, convicted felony: other convicted criminal offences; and association with or membership of secret cult or any organization proscribed by the University, or Government.
CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE
One of the following four classifications of Degrees shall be awarded in Clifford University based on the CGPA earned:
Class of Degree Range of CGPA
First Class Honours 4.50 – 5.00
Second Class Honours Upper Division 3.50 - 4.49
Second Class Honours Lower Division 2.40 - 3.49
Third Class Honour 1.00 - 1.49
Thus the University does not award a pass degree.