Functions of the School of Postgraduate Studies
The functions of the Postgraduate School include:
- Coordinating all the postgraduate programme of studies in the University, such as postgraduate planning, admission, registration and examination.
- Maintenance of postgraduate academic standards, and
- Monitoring and evaluating the progress of postgraduate studies in the University and submission of an annual report to Senate.
Functions of the School’s Postgraduate Committee
The School’s Postgraduate Committee shall:
- Consider recommendations from the Programme Postgraduate Committee and make recommendations to the Board of Postgraduate School. The Dean of School shall then report to the School’s Board of Studies, and
- Regulate postgraduate studies in the Schools in accordance with general guidelines approved by the Board of Postgraduate School
Functions of the Programme Postgraduate Committee
The Programme Postgraduate Committee shall:
Make recommendations to the Senate through School’s Postgraduate Committee and the Board of Postgraduate School on the following:
- Postgraduate admissions of suitable candidates,
- Degree in view and field of study,
- Appointment of supervisors, registration of research titles, and extension or cancellation of registration of postgraduate students.
- Appointment of examiners,
- Postgraduate examination, consideration of results and award of higher degrees, and Initiate action on any postgraduate matter referred to it by the School’s Postgraduate Committee or the Board of the Postgraduate School.
Functions of the Board of Postgraduate School
The functions of the Board of Postgraduate School shall be:
1. To regulate the conduct of postgraduate teaching and research
2. To regulate the conduct of postgraduate examination and to receive from Schools, postgraduate examination results for onward transmission to Senate.
3. To receive other recommendations from Schools on matters like postgraduate curricula, admission, registration, extensions, supervision, examination and award of degrees, and make appropriate recommendations to Senate.
4. To regulate academic priorities and coordinate postgraduate work of the University.
5. To recommend postgraduate programmes, fields and subjects of study through the Academic Planning Committee to the Senate and to foster the development of multi-disciplinary postgraduate work.
6. To establish criteria for postgraduate supervision in the University.
7. To prepare and submit budget estimates for postgraduate studies on an annual basis as well as on a long-term basis.
8. To prepare annual reports for submission to the Senate.
9. To prepare advertisement of all approved postgraduate programmes of the University.
10. To establish Committees of the Board and elect their members
11. To make rules and regulations for the effective day-to-day running of the Postgraduate School subject to approval of the Senate.
12. To recommend periodically to Senate, a comprehensive review of the general regulations, progress and development of postgraduate studies of the University, and
13. To deal with any other matter referred to it by Senate or the Vice-Chancellor.