The principal/examination committee are to chose, and or reframe(i.e vet) the questions as appropriate for each paper. 

(i)         The principal/committee (Examination officers) calls for questions from all staff involved in teaching the group, two weeks before the examination.

(ii)        The V.P. academics/committee shall prepare the time table for the examination two weeks before. Staff responsibilities during the examination should also be prepared to cover.

  • Arrangement of hall for the examination
  • Invigilation at theory, practical/oral
  • Preparation of clinical area (wards) for the practical exam.
  • Setting of practical/demonstration room in the school for oral.

(iii)       The principal/V.P./committee shall also be in charge of ordering and controlling of the examination materials. They are also responsible for the distribution of the answer scripts to the markers. 

(iv)       A minimum of two (2) invigilators must be appointed to cover every written examination if the number of students are fifty (50) and below. More invigilators are needed if the students are more than fifty.

(v)        Each student must be checked thoroughly before being allowed into the examination hall to prevent the smuggling in of any unwanted materials, and to ensure full payment of fees for the year.

(vi)       Cell phones must not be allowed into the examination hall.

(vi)       At the end of every internal examination, results of marked scripts/marked scripts itself must be submitted within two (2) weeks calculating from the day the last paper was taken.

(vii)      The week following the two (2) weeks of marking of papers will be for compilation and release of result.

(viii)     Every question submitted on a particular course must be submitted with a marking scheme with correctly awarded marks. 

(ix)       There must be a post examination meeting with all members of teaching staff for the discussion of the examination results, before releasing the results officially to the students.

(x)        The PASS mark for all Examinations shall be 50%. The achievement grades shall be interpreted as follows:

  1. 70% - 100% (Distinction)
  2. 60% – 69% (Credit)
  3. 50% - 59% (Pass)
  4. 49 and below (Fail):


{D – 40 – 49%

{E – 30 – 39%

{F – 20 – 29%

(xi)       A copy of all the internal examination results would be sent to the School Principal/Examination committee for onward documentation. 

(xii)      Any students who are not satisfied with his/her marks can have the scripts remarked provided he/she has paid an amount that will be fixed by the school authorities.  A neutral office/body knowledgeable in the subject should do the marking. 

Examination Malpractice

Cheating at examination attracts demotion or dismissal as appropriate, depending on the severity of the offence. As stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria: “Examination malpractice is an offence punishable under decree 33 of 1999 constitution and attracts a sentence of 21 years imprisonment”.

The examination malpractices include the following offences:

  • Bringing foreign material relating to the examination and cheat note (i.e. micro-chips) into the examination hall.
  • Consulting/copying cheat notes inside or within the vicinity of the examination hall.
  • Exchange of relevant materials in the examination hall, which may include:
    • Exchange of answer scripts
    • Copying from each other
    • Communication and peeping through during examination
    • Exchange of question papers with relevant jottings
    • Removal/stealing of examination scripts and materials from another student
    • Impersonation at examination through intentional use of another student’s examination number and/or name, and use of non-existing examination number.
    • Destruction of evidence of exam malpractice is a criminal offence.
  • Any school staff found involved in examination malpractice should be reported to the Mater Misericordiae Hospital Management and made to face a disciplinary committee.