Academic Policies and Principles

Academic Policies and Principles


  1. The diploma and degree programmes that MLCU offer are livelihood, career, and entrepreneurial centred. 
  2. They are oriented to the development needs of the state, region, and country.

Curriculum and pedagogy

  1. The curriculum is experiential, dynamic, and competency-based. 
  2. It de-emphasizes lectures and examinations.
  3. It provides complementary knowledge and skills. 
  4. It is oriented to the context of indigenous history, culture, and issues.
  5. It seeks to create awareness and stimulate advocacy and community activity.
  6. It offers minors, specializations and a multi-disciplinary liberal education   approach.

Student centred

The University:

  1. Uses multiple and innovative methods of learning
  2. Provides career guidance and career preparation 
  3. Emphasizes on learning rather than teaching 
  4. Provides students with hands-on experiences 
  5. Acknowledges their individual differences, backgrounds, and abilities 
  6. Makes assessment of student learning by continuous formative evaluation
  7. Shifts the focus from assessment of learning to assessment for learning 

Methods of Assessment

Frequent tests e.g. weekly, with immediate discussion of the questions and paper returned the following class and reviewed. Other methods of assessment that are used are assignments, presentations, individual and group projects, fieldwork, study tours, peer evaluation, self evaluation, journal review, internship reports and many more others.


  1. Is community-based and relevant to the development of society
  2. Emphasis is given to: 
    1. Interventional,
    2. Community-participative programmes
    3. Cultural rootedness, and 
    4. Revitalisation of indigenous knowledge 

Academic structures

  1. A two-semester academic calendar 
  2. The syllabus is delivered in the form of credits, and 
  3. The evaluation of students uses grades and grade point average.
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