The requirements for students seeking admission into four year degree programme in B.Sc.(Ed) B.A. (Ed) and B.Ed. in the faculty of education are same for those entering into the university. These are any five credit passes that must include English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics depending on the course of study. Please consult the department of your choice handbook for detailed admission requirements. The Faculty accepts two sittings, in the SSCE, WASC, GCE, O/L, NECO or Teachers’ Grade II Certificate.


Candidates seeking admission into three year degree programme through direct admission must possess:

  1. Advance Level Passes in two relevant subjects
  2. Merits pass at the NCE level from any college of Education recognized by the Federal Ministry of Education. In addition, candidates under 2a and b must possess at least a credit pass in three other subjects in SSCE, WASC, GCE, O/L, NECO or credit/merit pass in teachers’ Grade Two certificate.
  3. At least a merit in Diploma of any Polytechnic or any University or higher institution of learning recognized for awarding diploma certificate. In addition to the above candidates must possess at least credit pass in three subjects including English Language at the SSCE, WASC, GCE, O/L, NECO or credit/merit at teachers’ Grade Two certificate.
  4. All students seeking admission in to the Faculty must have passed JAMB and post JAMB exams of the University of Calabar.


The minimum requirements for the award of degree of Bachelor of Science education, bachelor of Arts education and Bachelor of the Faculty of education under the four year degree programme is the satisfactory completion of not less than 150 credits units. Direct entry students for the three year degree programme must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 units. In addition all prescribed education general studies entrepreneurship, and computer courses must be passed.

  1. Classes Of Degree And Condition For Graduation

The classes of degree to be awarded will depend on the cumulative GPA obtained. The following degree are approved for the individual GPA.

Classes of Degree                                                          cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

First class honor                                                             4.50       –              500

Second class Honor (upper)                                                        3.50       –              4.49

Second class Honor (Lower)                                                       2.40       –              3.49

Third Class                                                                                      1.50       –              2.39

The final award and class of degree shall be used on the cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) Obtained by each candidate in all prescribed courses by the University. The final CGPA shall be calculated on this point based on this basis of the total number of the entire course unit registered for during the course of the student programme.


The University of Calabar operates the course credit system, with emphasis on continuous Assessments. Teaching is done through lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory and field work. Examination is conducted in every course at the end of the semester. In addition to the end of the semester, examination students’ performances continuously assessed throughout the semester by means of tests, assignments, practical’s, term papers, etc. performance by course examination carries 60% while continuous assessments carries 40%.


Teaching in the university is by course Credit System. This is understood to mean a “quantitative system or organization of the curriculum in which subjects areas are broken down into unit course which are examinable and for which students earn credit(s) if “passed”. The courses are arranged in a progressive order of levels of Academic progress. For instance, Level I or Year 1 courses 100 Level and Level or year II Courses are 200 Level, and so on.

The numbering of courses enables students to know the courses offered during First or Second Semester as well as course taken in various years.

The following guidelines, rules and regulations apply to course credit system:

  1. Each course shall last for one semester, and performance in the course shall be examined or assessed during the teaching process or tutorials and at the end of the semester in which the course Examination is given.
  2. Courses are assigned assigned weights called credit units. One credit unit shall mean one hour of lecture or tutorial per week per semester.
  • Every full-time students is required to register a minimum of 15 credits per semester and a maximum of 24 credit units per semester except for a student on field experience/industrial attachment.
  1. Class attendance is considered very important. Any student who does not record up to 75% attendance shall not be qualified to take examination in the Course.
  3. Course Examination rules: Rules and Regulations governing examination in the university also apply. Course examination carries 60% while the continuous assessments carry 40%. Senate approves three tests or assignment on candidate or both to constitute continuous assessments.
  4. Eligibility: in order to be admitted to an end of semester examination leading to a degree of the faculty, a candidate must:
  • Follow an approved course of study for prescribed period.
  • Pay all the course charges as prescribed when required.
  • Register for the course at the beginning of the semester as prescribed by the university. Otherwise the student is considered to have withdrawn from the course.
  • Make a minimum of 75% class attendance in each and every course in which the student intend to take examination. A candidate who fails to meet this condition shall be disqualified from taking the examination relevant to that course.
  • Complete an examination attendance from, giving details of the persons to be taken.
  • Comply with such other regulations and requirements as may from time to time be prescribed.
  • Supplementary Examination: any student who has acceptable reason(s) for not taking any regular examination shall be entitled to a supplementary examination/test in the course at the next available opportunity. Request for supplementary examination which shall be in writing, shall be approved by the Vice Chancellor only on medical grounds.
  • Measurement and performance in examination. A candidate shall be recorded as having attained, in a course a level of achievements/grade as follows:

SCORE                                 GRADE                 GRADE POINT                                  DESCRIPTIONS

70%-100%                          A                            5.00                                                    EXCELLENT

60%-69%                            B                            4.00                                                    VERY GOOD

50%-59%                            C                            3.00                                                    GOOD

45%-49%                            D                           2.00                                                    FAIR

40%-44%                            E                            1.00                                                    PASS

39% and below                 F                            0.00                                                    FAIL

  1. “F” is a FAIL grade. A candidate shall be placed on probation if the cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA is less than 1.00. The candidate shall be asked to withdraw if his cumulative Grade point Average CGPA is below 1.00 at the end of probation year.


External Examiners will visit at the end of second semester for all year Level Students’ projects and examination results. While for the Graduate students’ external examiners would visit when they are ready for final defense.