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EXAMINATIONS

The school conducts five (5) major examinations for students of Basic Nursing and three (3) for Post Basic Nursing students.
The types of examinations are as follows;

Basic Nursing program
I. Pre-introductory block exam
II. End of introductory block exam
III. End of 1st year exam
IV. End of 2nd year exam
V. Hospital final exam

Post Basic Nursing Program
I. End of introductory block exam
II. End of 2nd year exam
III. Hospital final exam

All internal examinations are promotional. Students must pass their exams as stipulated by the rules and regulations before they (students) are promoted to the next higher class of training.
The pass mark is 50% of all examinations.
Practical examination is a priority and is given greater value in assessing the professional quality of the students.
A detailed continuous assessment record comprising of class assessment tests, attendance, group work etc. make up 20% of the examination scores.

EXAMINATIONS/EXAMINATION REGULATION
Pre-Introductory Block(Weeding) Examination: (6 subjects)
1. Candidates are to sit for 6 subjects.
2. Candidates are to pass all subjects before proceeding to next stage of training
3. Failure in any subject results in withdrawal from training

Introductory Block Exam (7 subjects)
1. Candidates are to sit for 7 subjects
2. Candidates are to pass all subjects before proceeding to the next stage of training.
3. Failure in 4 subjects and above result in withdrawal from training.
4. Failure in 1-3 subjects results in resit within 4 weeks from the date of release of results.
5. Failure in any subject after the resit exam results in withdrawal from training.

First Year Exam (5papers)
1. Candidates are to sit for 5 papers
2. Candidates are to pass all subjects before proceeding to the next stage of training
3. Failure in 3 or more subjects results in repeat of first year class.
4. Failure in 1 or 2 subjects results in resit exam.
5. Failure in resit exam result in repeat of first year class.

Second year exam (3 papers)
1. Candidates are to sit for 3 papers.
2. Candidates are to pass all subjects before proceeding to the next stage of training.
3. Failure in 2 or more papers results in repeat of second year class
4. Failure in 1 paper results in resit exam
5. Failure in resit exam results in repeat of second year class.

Hospital Final Exams
1. Candidates are to sit for 3 papers
2. Candidates are to pass all papers before registering for professional examination by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
3. Failure in any subject results in the resit of the hospital final exam in January/February of the following year. Candidates who pass the resit would sit for N&MCN Professional examination in May.
4. Failure after the resit of the Hospital final exams earns repeat of the class
5. Failure in any subject after the repeat hospital final exam, results in the withdrawal from training.

N.B. Failure in any paper at all after repeat exams results in withdrawal from training.

Grading System
1. The pass mark for examinations shall be 50%
2. Each course (or paper) shall consist of 100% (made up of 20% CA and 80% examination scores for the semester program). Practical/oral exam shall consist of 100%.


EXTERNAL EXAMINATION
Professional examination for the General Nurses
1. Before sitting for the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Professional Examination for general Nurses, the student must have passed the hospital final exam (all papers).

2. Candidates will be presented not more than three (3) times for N&MCN professional examination; 1st attempt, 2nd attempt and 3rd attempt.
If candidate is not successful after the 2nd attempt, he/she must wait for one year before being presented for 3rd attempt. Failure at 3rd attempt results in withdrawal from training by the N&MCN.
The professional examination shall constitute four parts (or as directed by N&MCN):
I. Paper I – objectives and theory
II. Paper II – objectives and theory
III. A 60- minute practical examination to be held in the clinical setting and 10minutes oral examination to held in demonstration laboratory.
IV. Assessment of final year project of each candidate.


EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
1. Each student is given an examination number on admission which should be used for all internal examinations until graduation.

2. Each candidate must be at the examination 30minutes to the time of the examination. No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall 30minutes after the commencement of the examination.

3. No candidate is allowed to choose his/her own seat. The examination officer allocates seats to students.

4. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall 35minutes after the commencement of the examination.

5. Candidates must bring with them all writing and drawing materials as borrowing of such items will not be allowed during examination.

6. Any book, paper, handbag or briefcase is to be deposited in the classroom before entry into the hall. In no circumstance must any candidate enter the examination hall with any other item than the writing materials (no papers)

7. All candidates must sign the attendance register.

8. Candidates must ensure their answer sheets/booklets have been signed and stamped by the examination officer.

9. All candidates must write only their examination number and not their names, distinctly, on the slip attached to their booklet.

10.While examination is progress, absolute silence must be maintained. Communication between students is strictly prohibited and any candidate found to be giving or receiving irregular assistance may be required to withdraw from the examination and on recommendation by the principal to the appropriate authorities may be withdrawn from the school.

11.Any candidate that needs any help may call the attention of the invigilator by raising his/her hand.

12.The use of crap paper, toilet tissue etc. for rough work is not permitted. All rough works must be done in the answer booklets and crossed neatly through or in supplementary answer booklets/sheets even if they contain only rough work, must be tied inside the main answer booklet.

13.At the end of the examination each student shall stop writing and gather his/her scripts together. He/she shall remain seated until scripts have all been collected, except if permitted to leave when he/she finishes, by the invigilator.


PENALTIES FOR DISREGARDING EXAMINATION REGULATIONS/ INSTRUCTIONS
1. Any answer sheet that does not carry an examination number or carries a wrong examination number or not stamped will not be marked.

2. Answering more than the required number of questions will have only the required questions marked according to numbering and a penalty of 5 marks would be subtracted from the total scores of the same paper for not obeying examination instruction(s).

3. Answering more than one question on a separate sheet of paper will only attract marks for the first question answered while the second question will be left unmarked.