Department of Forest Production & Products

Head of Department

Dr. E. T. Tembe

Department Email:



Degree in view: Bachelor of Forestry (Forest production and Products)

Minimum entry requirements:

Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) credits in not more than two sittings in; English, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Sc., Chemistry, and any of Physics, Geography and Statistics.

UTME Subject Requirements:  Chemistry, Biology/Agric Sc. and Physics or Mathematics, English.

Waivers & Special consideration: A credit in Physics can be substituted for Mathematics and vice versa; however, the candidate is expected to have a minimum of a pass in the affected subject (Mathematics or Physics) to benefit from the waiver.

ND/NCE candidates with merit level passes and ‘O’ level requirements may be admitted to 200 level of the five year program. The same is applicable to GCE ‘A’ level candidates with Biology and Chemistry. HND holders with merit pass and who meet the ‘O’ level requirements may be admitted to 300 level of the program. Any other equivalent may be considered for entry into the program on its own merit.



To qualify for the award of a degree, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have spent not less than the minimum period nor exceed the maximum duration prescribed for the programme
  • Must have registered for, and passed all CORE, COMPULSORY and ELECTIVE courses prescribed for the degree programme,
  • Must have passed not less than the minimum course units specified for the degree.
  • Must obtain not less than a CGPA of 1.00 at the end of the programme,
  • Must have satisfied all other University requirements as may be prescribed from time to time by Senate.
  • Must also have been found worthy in character throughout the duration of his/her studies.


Minimum Cumulative Credits required for graduation

When a student passes a course, he/she is said to have earned the credit(s) for the course. Students must cumulate a prescribed minimum number of credits to be able to graduate. In addition, the student must have successfully gone through the SIWES programme and will be required to produce a project report in the final year and successfully defend same. The minimum Cumulative Credits Earned (CCE) required for graduation are as follows:

The minimum CCE for those entering at 100 Level is 201
The minimum CCE for those entering at 200 Level is 155
The minimum CCE for those entering at 300 Level is 108



These Examination Regulations shall apply to Degree and Non-Degree Examinations of the University of Agriculture Makurdi, which shall operate the course unit and Semester system effective from January, 1998



1.1.     Degree and Non-Degree Examinations

These are examinations held at the end of courses. The final score of a student is an aggregate of the continuous assignment grades and the mark in the main course examination


1.2.     Continuous Assessment

It is the periodic examination/test or any other course work conducted during the course to monitor the progress and to evaluate the performance of students.


Continuous Assessment of students should be 40% for practical courses and 30% for other courses of the total mark for each course. It shall be by means of term papers, frequent tests (formal and informal), assessment in workshop/lab/studio/field, etc as may be applicable in respective disciplines.

A minimum of three continuous assessments is required for each course.


1.3.     (a)      Examinations

These are examinations held at the end of each semester.


(b)      Examination Mark

Examination mark is the computed aggregate of the continuous assessment and end of course scores taking into account of the proper weighting.


1.4.               External Examiner

An External Examiner in a particular subject/field is a qualified expert in the subject/field; normally an academic not below the rank of Senior Lecturer from any recognized University appointed by the University of Agriculture Makurdi.


1.5.               Year of Study

A year of study shall be interpreted to mean any particular year in the course of a given degree programme for which selected courses are attached, as distinct from the number of years any student spent in the University.



1.6                Forms of Examinations

Examinations may take the form of written paper, oral examinations, practical, dissertations, combination of these or any others approved by Senate.




1.7.               Grading

All examinations/degree(s) shall be graded/classified as follows, except in Veterinary Medicine.


(a)      All courses shall be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and shall thereafter be represented by letter grades. These grades shall be related to the corresponding grade points based on the pre-determined 5-point grade system:



Percentage Score Letter Grade Grade Point Interpretation
70 and above           A            5     Excellent
60-69           B            4     Very Good
50-59           C            3     Good
45-49           D            2     Fair
40-44           E            1     Pass
0-39           F            0     Fail



Pass mark shall be ‘E’ which translates to a Minimum score of 40% except in Veterinary Medicine where the pass mark shall be ‘C’ which is equivalent to 50%


(b)      Classification of First Degree (s)


All degrees, except Veterinary Medicine degree of the University of Agriculture Makurdi shall be classified based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) as shown below:


CGPA                                         DEGREE                                    NON-DEGREE

4.50-5.00                           1st Class                                       Distinction

3.50-4.49                           2nd Class (Upper)                         Upper Credit

2.40-3.49                           2nd Class (Lower)                         Lower Credit

1.00-2.39                           3rd Class