Academic structure of the Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan.
The Academic structure of the College includes: the semester system, programme of study and mode of instruction and assessment, objectives of unit course system, definitions and terminologies in unit course system, registration for courses, assessment of performance and grading of courses.
The Academic Year
Programme of Study
The Mode of instruction and assessment is by Unit Course System (UCS)
Objective Course Unit System
The objectives of the Unit Course System are:
a. To provide greater flexibility within a wider variety of combination of approved courses in order to improve student efficiency.
b. Avoidance of total repetition of instructional components earlier assessed as passed in order to improve performance in the instructional component earlier assessed as failed
c. Consistency in work-loads by enabling more precise specification of different required components (i.e. core courses and ancillary courses) of various instructional programmes
d. Inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary collaboration, curriculum planning and formulation and continual review which also minimizes duplication.
e. Courses are broken down into modules which are to be completed within a specific semester.
Definitions and Terminologies in the Unit Course System
a. Academic Session
b. Academic Semester
c. Core Courses
d. Elective Core Courses
e. Ancillary Course
f. Elective Course
g. Pre-requisite Course
h. Contact Hours
i. Course Unit
• A course unit is defined as follows:
• Lectures of one hour per week for one semester (15 weeks) of instruction shall be equivalent to one course unit (C.U.).
• A course of 2 units shall be taken 2 hours a week for one semester.
• One tutorial hour shall be equivalent to half (1/2) hour of a lecture; and two hours of practical/studio work shall be equivalent to 1 hour of a lecture
• A practical course of one unit shall be taken 2-4 hours a week per semester.
• A course shall not carry more than 4-5 units per semester (practical/studio work).
• Student projects shall be 4-5 course units.
j. Course Load
Registration for Courses
Assessment of Performance
Grading of Courses