The administration of the University descends from the office of the Vice-Chancellor (who is the Chairman of Senate) through the Deans of Schools to Heads of Departments. In the Department of Microbiology, the Head of Department (HOD) is the Chairman of the various committee through which the Department is administered.
On arrival to the Department, fresh students are assigned to a Class (Academic) Adviser whose duties include among others, students registration every session, advice on academic matter and compilation of the students results for Departmental Academic Board consideration. There is no charge for the services given by the Class Adviser and students are encouraged to seek clarification on academic matters from their Adviser. Any problem not resolved by the Adviser should be reported to the HOD through the Class Adviser.
The Department has set very high standards for itself and students are required to keep these standards. Examination malpractices are seriously prohibited both in the Department, School and University at large. Any student suspected of cheating during an examination or found guilty of any case of gross misconduct will be treated as stated in the current Academic Regulation of the Federal University of Technology Owerri.
Senate has placed a ban on the production and sales of handouts in the University. However, the Departmental Academic Board prepares laboratory manuals for practical courses and texts for University courses taught by members of the department. Such manuals and texts are sold to the students at affordable prices. A list of such manuals and texts approved by the Departmental Academic Board will be displayed on the notice boards. No lecturer in the department is allowed to sell any handout to students. Students are advised to read and keep for reference to the Academic Regulation, which they obtain during registration.
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