No system functions successfully in a state of anarchy. The education of any human takes a three prong approach. It takes into cognizance the moral, the intellectual and the physical. Students are therefore expected to cooperate with their instructor and the institution to be well molded for a decent society and future. Students form an integral part of the education community and the surrounding society. They are thus expected to respect themselves first, respect the rights of others, respect the property of the institution and the rights of the society in general. They are thus citizens of Cameroon and so fall under the Civil law of Cameroon. They are equally students of an institution. If they violate the rules and regulations of this institution, they will face a disciplinary measure whether or not this act falls under the civil law. This code of conduct is therefore meant to help them maintain order not only on campus but equally project a good image of their learnedness to the larger society.
Academic Honesty: Students are expected to maintain a high level of academic integrity. Any work that is not diligently and honestly done by the student will receive no credit and this may lead to further sanctions if the offence is judged severe. Some offences against academic honesty include but are not limited to:
Examination malpractice: Bringing in pre prepared material into halls of examination, bringing in any recording equipment, such as phones, recorders etc. Actual copying from others scripts will all attract sanctions including cancellation of examination or test for the student in the course caught in.
Assignments: Assignments must be done independently and with a verified effort of research. Photocopying others assignments and submitting will be totally rejected.
Plagiarism: This is the highest and most technical level of academic dishonesty. Using sources and other forms of information in term papers, assignments, end of course dissertations and all academic publications without duly acknowledging the source will be branded as plagiarism and the entire work of the student may be cancelled.
Class Attendance: Students may not be absent from class without prior authorization except for reasons of health which should be justified. Students are expected to attend up to 70% of classes before they can be admitted to sit for the exams.
Punctuality: Punctuality they say is the soul of business.
- Students are expected to be punctual for any function at campus be it academic or social events. Students must be in class in time for lectures. Any student who comes into class five minutes after lectures have begun should stay out and wait for the next lecture.
- In the conduct of exams, students should present themselves in the hall of exams thirty minutes before the start time of the examina tion. Any student who comes thirty minutes after start time will have the entire paper cancelled.
- Students are expected to be present and on time for any other social event, open days, matriculation, graduation and any such events where they are taking part or have been invited. They are equally expected to respect the time schedules of any institution where they are placed to carry out any activity like internships or other placements.
Dressing: Dress the way you want to be addressed. Students are expected to dress decently to lectures and all other functions. Students who dress in an obscene or provocative way may be sent out of lecture halls or prevented from attending lectures or formal events.
Use of Alcohol and Drugs: Students are not permitted to consume any form of alcohol on campus. Any other form of drugs and even cigarettes that may be offensive to others is not allowed.
Use of equipment: Students are expected to use the equipment of the Institution with respect. Students will account and even pay for all equipment handed to them by the institution in good condition and is returned in bad condition. Equipment is not limited to electronic materials but also posting bills carelessly on walls and damaging fixed property of the institution will be considered as a misuse of the Institute’s property. The full cost of lost or damaged property shall be borne by the student responsible for such loss or damage.
Cleanliness: Cleanliness is next to Godliness. All students shall contribute to the cleanliness of the campus. They shall avoid littering the campus and as much as possible make use of the dustbins that are provided.
Respect: Students shall respect both their peers and their professors.
Non Discrimination: The Institute operates on a policy of non discrimination. Students shall not discriminate against fellow students who are disabled or not of their race or ethnic group. All racist slangs or statements shall be completely prohibited.
Disruptive Behaviour: Students have a right to their opinion and have a right to express their grievances and to belong to associations. The Institute will not tolerate any form of disruptive behavior or rioting. Grievances should be addressed