Definition of Programme
A programme is any group of courses that may lead to the award of a certificate, a diploma or a degree.
Definition of Course
A course may be defined as a unit of study within a discipline or programme. In each semester, students will study a number of courses in their chosen programmes.
Credit/ Unit/ Hours
Each course in a programme is given a value (weight) on the basis of the number of hours per week that the class meets with the lecturer for purposes of lectures, tutorials or practicals, throughout a semester.
The allowable credits for a course shall be a minimum of two, and a maximum of three credits for undergraduate programmes.
Course Credit Requirements
One  course credit shall be defined as one hour lecture plus one hour tutorial or one practical session per week for a semester.
The programmes shall have the following ranges:
- Level 100 30 - 36 credits
- Level 200 30 - 36 credits
- Level 300 30 - 36 credits
- Level 400 30 - 36 credits
- Total 120 - 144 credits
- Diploma holders shall be placed at Level 200 of the 4-year degree programme
At the beginning of each semester, students shall register for the courses they will study during the semester. The total credits for all the courses registered by a student constitute his/her course load.
Each undergraduate student may be allowed to carry, in a semester, a minimum of 15 credit hours and a maximum of 18 credit hours or a total of 30-36 credit hours in the academic year. for undergraduate programmes.
However, the maximum and minimum credit points peculiar to certain programmes shall be determined by the Faculties, through the Academic Planning Committee, approved by the Academic Board.