BRIEF ON STUDENT ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION AT THE 13TH GENERAL ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR FRESH STUDENTS IN THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION

KEBBI STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ALIERO

(Office of the Registrar – Academic Division)

 

BRIEF ON STUDENT ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION

 

PRESENTED AT THE

13TH GENERAL ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR FRESH STUDENTS IN THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION

 

BY

 

REBECCA EZRA DIKKI (MRS)

Academic Secretary

 

ON

 

THURSDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY, 2020

 

                                                                                                                                  AT THE UNIVERSITY MULTIPURPOSE HALL, KSUSTA

PREAMBLE

The aim of every student in enrolling into the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero is to excel academically and obtain his/her first degree. Being a Science and Technology University, before being registered into UG I through UTME or UG II through D.E, a student must have obtained a minimum of five O’level credits in not more than two sittings either in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE O’level or its equivalents in Sciences. An O’level credit in English Language and Mathematics are compulsory for all Science based courses. As for Direct Entry (D.E), a student must have obtained 6 points or lower credit in IJMB, NCE or National Diploma as the case may be with a minimum of five O’level credits in Science subjects related to his/her field of study (O’level credit in English Language and Mathematics are also compulsory here).

STUDENT ADMISSION

Admission into any Nigerian University is done by the Central University Admissions Committee which is also applicable to the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero through the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) which was introduced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in 2017.

Candidates who applied for Admission into this University and scored 160 and above points in the 2019/2020 UTME Examination where considered for Admission into this University.

It may interest you to know that, the JAMB in its Guidelines for the 2019 Admission has introduced step by step procedure in the Admission process whereby the University Admission Committee will set out criteria for its Admission and the Admission Officer will make a proposal of candidates to be admitted while the Vice Chancellor will forward the Recommended candidates to JAMB through the JAMB University Desk Officer, who will approve on behalf of the JAMB Registrar. (All the students sitting here today have passed through same process).

However, admitted candidates will receive an SMS from the University portal informing them that, they have been offered provisional admission into a particular programme in the University and also identifying the date for the commencement and closure of registration for the session.

REGISTRATION

Registration with relevant Departments/Divisions/Sections/Units of the University is annual and mandatory. The Registration is at two levels, (i) Central Registration, which entails Payment of School Fees, Printing of Registration Forms and Signing with the Accountant, Student Affairs Division; and (ii) Departmental Registration, which entails Registration with Departments, Faculty, Library, MIS, Clinic, and Students Affairs Division. Failure to complete Registration within the stipulated time with any of the Departments/Divisions/Sections/Units will render the Students’ Registration incomplete and consequently invalidates his Registration with the University. Students are therefore strongly advised to take note of the registration dateline.

However, with the introduction of the Online Registration, Students now have access to the University portal and can finish their Registration within two days, (with the help of guidelines that where design as step–by–step).

I want to use this opportunity to strongly advise the students to always visit the University website (www.ksusta.net) and follow the procedure in order to ease your Registration process.

The first step is for you to collect your Confirmation of Admission and proceed with the payment of School fees which I believe you must have all done so. After making payment, you will visit your portal page and click on Bio-Data to verify your payment and fill-in all relevant entries in the Bio-Data Form and click on SAVE. You will also click on Courses Registration to open the Form and Add/Delete Courses according to your Departmental Registration Guidelines. Click on Save the CRF and Print out the Registration forms as your next step and submit to your Department for signing were necessary.

After signing with all the relevant Units, you are also expected to photocopy all your credentials including JAMB online Admission Letter, Confirmation of Admission, UTME/DE Result slip, Admission Status, RRR Payment Slip and all the forms mentioned above and insert one copy of each into all the three (3) files and proceed to the Academic Division for submission. Any Student who fails to submit his/her Registration Files with the Academic Division should not consider himself/herself as a Registered Student.

Accordingly, student will be issued with an MIS Files at the point of submitting the three (3) files with the Academic Divisionand are expected to insert photocopies of their credentials into the file and submit back instantly.

However, students are expected to register with the University Main Library and the University Clinic in order to have access to their Facilities. Students are expected to always have a copy of all their Registration Documents at the end of each sessional Registration for record purpose.

GUIDELINES ON REGISTRATION OF COURSES

Undergraduate students are expected to register a minimum of 30 units and a maximum of 48 units at each level of their degree programme depending on their Departmental Registration Guidelines. Students who register beyond the approved maximum of 48 units per session, will have the excess units cancelled and the units not be considered in computing his/her GPA. Fresh students are strongly advised to study their Departmental Students’ Handbook and consult their Heads of Department to ensure proper registration of courses. All students should however note that, those who fail to register for one academic session without approval from the Registrar shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the University.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I wish to make it clear that at the point of registration, students are required to produce the originals of all their credentials for screening. The Academic Division is working tirelessly to detect fake credentials and at any level that is done, a student would automatically be withdrawn from the University. Section 8, Sub-section 10, on page 41 of the Revised Student’s Handbook (Third Edition) of 2018 states that “Any student caught forging any document relevant to his/her Admission shall be expelled from the University. However, if the student has already graduated, the degree/diploma or any form of certificate awarded to him/her by the University shall be withdrawn”. Students should therefore make sure that whatever they present to the University is genuine. It has been observed that, some of you in their quest to evade payment of registration fees charged on non-indigenes, they deploy all sort of tricks to claim being Kebbi State indigenes which sooner or later will be detected and the consequences has been stated earlier.

However, I wish to reiterate the University’s commitment for adopting zero tolerance on examination malpractice. So be warned! Claim your real state of origin and read hard to pass your examination.

 

I wish you all the best in your stay here in KSUSTA and life in general.

 

Long Live KSUSTA

Long Live Kebbi State

Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

Thank you and God bless you all.