1.Candidates must attend punctually at the times assigned to their papers, and must be at the venue of the examination thirty (30) minutes before the time the examination is due to start. She/he must be ready to be admitted into the examination hall, at least, ten (10) minutes before the time appointed for the commencement of the examination. Candidates should therefore, refrain from studying in halls and lecture rooms earmarked for examinations. Candidates arriving more than half an hour after the examination has started shall not be allowed to participate in the examination, or may be admitted only at the discretion of the Chief Invigilator (i.e. provided the cause(s) of lateness by the student are reasonable, cogent and sufficiently convincing).
2.(a)Similarly, except with the special permission of the Chief Invigilator, candidates may not leave the examination hall during the first and last half hour of the examination. Outside those periods, candidates with the permission of the invigilator, may leave the room temporarily, and then only if accompanied by an invigilator.
(b)Candidates; must display their University Identify cards during each examination.
3.(a)Candidates must bring with them to the examination hall their own ink, pens and pencils and any materials which may be permitted by these regulations (see below), but they are not allowed to bring any other books or papers. Candidates are warned, in their own interest, to ensure that lecturer notes, textbooks, bags, mobile telephones, etc. are not brought into the examination hall.
(b)Candidates may be searched by the Invigilator before they are allowed into the examination hall.
4.While the examination is in progress, communication between candidates is strictly forbidden, and any candidate found to be giving or receiving irregular assistance may be required to withdraw from the examination.
5.Silence must be observed in the examination hall. The only permissible way of attracting the attention of the invigilator is by the candidate raising his/her hand for recognition.
6.Candidates are not allowed to smoke in the Examination Hall or its vicinity.
7.Candidates are informed that a First Aid Box is provided in the examination hall, and medical attention can be obtained if necessary.
8.The use of scrap paper is not permitted. All rough work must be done in the answer booklet and crossed neatly through. Supplementary answer sheets, even if they contain only rough work, must be tied to the main answer booklet.
9.Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to write legibly and to avoid using faint ink. Answers must be written in English, except as otherwise instructed. The answers to each question must start on a fresh page of the answer booklet.
10.Before handing in their answer scripts at the end of the examination, candidates must satisfy themselves that they have inserted at the appropriate places, their Matriculation Numbers and the numbers of the questions they answered.
11.(a)It will be the responsibility of each candidate to hand in his/her script to the Invigilator before he/she leaves the hall. Except for the question paper, and any materials he/she has brought with him/her, the candidate is not allowed to remove or mutilate any paper or material supplied by the University.
(b)Examination answer scripts/sheets whether used or unused should not be taken out of the examination hall by students.
(c)A student involved in examination misconduct or malpractice may be expelled from the University.
12. Candidates must adhere strictly to the sitting arrangement made by the Chief Invigilator.
Notes on Special Materials
1.Candidates taking Mathematics must bring their own mathematical instruments, which should include compasses and dividers, protractors, diagonal scales and set squares. Mathematical Tables will be provided for use in other subjects on request, and the use of Slide-rulers is also allowed. Simple calculators, not programmable ones, are also allowed upon clearance with the Chief Invigilator. Mathematical tables must not be taken away by students.
2.All the reagents, materials, and apparatus necessary for practical examination swill be supplied, but candidates must provide themselves with any drawing instruments they need – dusters or glass cloths, platinum foil and wire, pocket-lenses, scalpels, scissors, forceps, seekers, razors, stops, section lifters, camel hair brushes, mounted needles – and may bring hand microtome. Candidates may use their own microscopes subject to the approval of the Chief Invigilator/Examiners.
3.In Geology, candidates may bring petrological microscopes and accessories.
4.Candidates taking Chemistry may bring prepared crucibles with a note of their approximate weight. Candidates may bring, for use in the practical examination, any book or books they wish, including their own laboratory note books.
Candidates in experimental subjects are required to bring to the practical examinations their original laboratory notebooks which may include an account of any research work in which they have participated and which should be certified by the candidate’s teachers. All note books must b e taken away at the close of the examinations. Apart from the foregoing, candidates are not permitted to bring any books for use in the practical examinations. All students are advised to adhere strictly to these instructions.
Student Conduct and Discipline
The primary function of the University of Ibadan is education of which the teaching of culture and the inculcation of good character are integral parts. When a student accepts admission to the University, it is assumed that he/she has a serious purpose and a sincere interest in his or her own intellectual and social development. In light of this, the University assumes that the student agrees to conduct himself/herself as a responsible citizen, in accordance with the University’s best standards, rules and other conditions established by the legally constituted authority of the University.
A high standard of personal integrity is expected of every student of the University. Each student is expected to conduct himself/herself peaceably in espousing any changes he/she may consider necessary. The University regards as serious offences all acts of unethical, immoral, dishonest, or destructive behaviours, as well as violations of University regulations. It is the responsibility of each student to know these regulations, the breach of which may attract disciplinary measures ranging from reprimand to outright expulsion, depending on the gravity of each offence.
In accordance with the established code of conduct, students should be in academic robes whilst meeting, formally with the Vice-Chancellor. Moreover, the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge is out of bounds to all students. Although the University is committed to the full support of the constitutional rights of its members, the University has an equal obligation to protect its educational purposes and the interest of its entire community. For this reason, the University is naturally concerned about the actions of some individuals and groups of individuals, which may be in conflict with the welfare and integrity of the University, or in disregard of the rights of other members of the community.
The legitimate expression of differing opinions and concerns is an essential part of the academic community; however, the imposition of opinions and concerns upon those who, in turn, dissent from them is not to be tolerated.
All members of the University community are to obey the laws of the nation, and to learn to cope with the problems with intelligence, reasonableness, understanding and consideration for the rights of others. Each member should recognize that as one prizes rights and freedom for oneself, so also is one expected to respect the rights and freedom of others. The University reserves the right, upon evidence of a student’s inability to abide by its regulations to discipline him/her, or to insist through the established disciplinary processes upon his/her withdrawal and or/refuse him/her readmission.
(Extracted from University of Ibadan Handbook on Examination Regulations)