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Code of Conduct

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INTRODUCTION
Kings University is anchored on a philosophy of teaching and research excellence, underpinned by a set of shared core values which include a commitment to excellence, respect for academic freedom, a culture of performance, rewarding achievement, engagement of all staff and students and fostering partnerships.
Kings University is a University set up to create leaders and transform minds of the coming generation in order to change society. To achieve this vision, all staff engaged must exhibit leadership traits expressed in the following values:

1. Openness, Honesty and Integrity
2. Passion and enthusiasm
3. Innovation and Creativity
4. Courage and Humility

As a faith based institution of higher learning, Kings University is committed to helping students grow in Christ likeness. Staff are therefore expected to be servant-leaders in the course of all interactions with students and to exhibit leadership values of compassion, humility and discipline. Enhancement of the dignity and self-worth of students is paramount.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to provide guidance to Kings University staff in performing their duties having regard to the laws, policies and core values of the University. It is to set the tone for an environmentally friendly institution where staff and students are aware of their rights and responsibilities and where everyone is challenged to aspire to be a change agent.

GENERAL
1. This Code of Conduct confirms the University's commitment to the stated core values.
2. All members of the University community are expected to perform their duties and conduct the academic and administrative activities of the University with efficiency, fairness, impartiality, integrity, honesty and compassion.
3. Both staff and students are expected to be prudent and avoid waste and extravagance in the use of University resources.
4. Staff shall act to create an atmosphere where scholarship will thrive and where harassment and victimisation in any form are considered unacceptable.
5. No member of the community shall do or omit to do, whether by conduct or utterance, anything that would undermine the authority of the University from attaining its objectives.
6. Membership of secret cults by staff and students is forbidden. Also forbidden is membership of or encouraging the formation of any society whose existence is inimical to the goals of the University.
7. A University staff shall not accept, obtain, or cause any person to accept or obtain from any persons, for himself or for any other person, any gift or consideration as an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do any act in relation to University affairs.

WORK ETHICS
1. No member of staff shall disseminate any information that is incorrect which can prejudice the good name and governance of       the University.

2. No staff shall be absent from duty without official approval from appropriate authorities of the University.

3. Staff shall not use official time for private business or engage in practices such as trading and enrolment in Full-Time studies without permission.

4. Any permanent staff of the University shall not take an outside commitment in respect of intermittent professional consultancy,       regular professional consultancy, long-term recruitment consultancy and Full-Time commitments and retainership.

5. A staff shall not canvass for, or respond to open tender for contract jobs within and outside the University

6. No staff shall use University equipment, letter headings, vehicles and other facilities for private/personal engagements.

7. A full time staff shall not be engaged in managing a firm or business that will directly affect his commitment to Kings University    Examples are: running a school, printing press etc.


DRESS CODE
1. Professional staff shall wear approved uniform or protective wears as demanded by the exigencies of duties and office at all times.

2. Kings University believes that truly distinguished, competent and respectable staff is an essential requirement for good quality graduates. Dress code for all staff is therefore formal and corporate.

3. Casual foot wear to the office or lecture room for both staff and students is unacceptable.

4. Male lecturers are to wear suits, shirts and tie or complete traditional attire for lectures and all official meetings.

5. Female lecturers are to ensure that dresses worn do not expose their chests and upper arms.

6. Kings University is raising leaders, kings and queens. Dress code to lectures and all academic engagements for students is therefore corporate.

7. All shirts for male students should be tugged in and trousers belted. No T-shirts are permitted for classes or tutorials.
8. Outrageous hair styles are not permitted for both male and female students and no coloured weave-on is allowed for female students. Body piercing and tattoos are forbidden.

9. Excessive use of jewellery and make-up is not allowed.

10. Transparent blouses and dresses above the knee are absolutely forbidden for both female staff and students.

Code of Conduct for Academic Staff
An academic staff
1. Shall improve his knowledge in his area of expertise.
2. Shall ensure that the curricular for the different programmes are able to respond to the dynamics of the need for graduates to be self-reliant.
3. Shall teach at scheduled times, be punctual to his classes and shall not violate approved academic calendar and teaching time-table. The Head of Department and students shall be notified 24hours if there is unavoidable reason for change.
4. Shall be faithful to his tutorial hours.
5. Shall not plagiarise the work of others.
6. Shall not use the occasion of his lectures or tutorials or public lecture to incite students against the University or colleagues.
7. Shall not compel students to purchase books written by him or others. Sale of handouts is totally forbidden.
8. Shall not relate to his students in a way that could compromise or be seen as compromising his position as a teacher, examiner or guardian.
9. Shall not demand from a student any gratification, including sexual gratification, in the discharge of his or her duties.
10. Shall not engage in sexual harassment of both colleagues and students.
11. Shall not favour any student by disclosing examination questions before the scheduled time for such examinations or by awarding unearned grades or by acting in any other manner inconsistent with his or her status as a University Examiner.
12. Shall attend official meetings regularly and promptly.
13. Shall dress formally to all lectures.
14. Shall be role model to students.
Code of Conduct for Non-Teaching staff
A non-teaching staff;
1. Shall be at his duty post at times prescribed by relevant regulations applicable to his schedule of duties.
2. Shall not disclose the contents of official documents or correspondence without prior authorisation.
3. Shall not use his position to delay or influence any official work.
4. Shall exhibit courtesy to all and commitment to duty at all times.
5. Shall not engage in personal business during official hours.
6. Shall ensure that noise is kept at a minimum level during office hours.
7. Shall not engage in verbal or physical abuse on the premises of the University.
8. Shall not engage in sexual harassment of colleagues and students.
Code of Conduct for Students
1. Being a faith-based university, students are expected to demonstrate a deep reverence for God at all times. Attendance at stipulated chapel services is a compulsory part of students" spiritual development.
2. Kings University is committed to providing avenues for sound physical development stimulating the cultivation of a lifestyle conducive to healthy living. All students are therefore expected to participate not only in all academic activities but also in non-curricular activities on campus.
3. The mission of Kings University includes creating leaders who are well groomed gentlemen and ladies. Self-control is therefore a core value. Fighting, use of abusive language and disrespect towards other students are forbidden.
4. All students are expected to be fully residential. Going out of the campus without due permit from the Hall Supervisor is prohibited.
5. Cleanliness is a mark of a sound and disciplined mind. Students shall cultivate the habit of keeping their rooms and environment spotless. A Hall of Residence Committee shall be set up to monitor the cleaning exercise every Saturday morning.
6. Walking on the lawn is an offence.
7. There shall be no private parties in the halls of residence.
8. A student shall not constitute a threat to the life of other students.
9. No student shall engage in anti-social activities such as drug abuse, smoking, drunkenness, gambling, stealing, attempted stealing, etc.
10. A student shall not engage in sexual assault and abuse.
11. A student shall neither be a member of any proscribed organisation nor participate in any illegal or secret meetings organised by societies or fraternities.
12. Any student who engages in any act that constitutes an offence under the laws of the country shall be handed over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution.
13. Married female students who get pregnant while in school will be granted one year leave of absence.
SANCTIONS:
STAFF
Sanctions shall range from
VERBAL WARNING
WRITTEN WARNING
Denial of promotion
INTERDICTION ON HALF SALARY
TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT

 
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS 
Introduction
About the University
Kings University is anchored on a philosophy of teaching and research excellence, underpinned by a set of shared core values which include a commitment to excellence, respect for academic freedom, a culture of performance, rewarding achievement, engagement of all staff and students and fostering partnerships.
Kings University is a University set up to create leaders and transform minds of the coming generation in order to change society. To achieve this vision, all students admitted must exhibit traits expressed in the following values:
 
Openness, Honesty and Integrity
Passion and Enthusiasm
Innovation and Creativity
Courage and Humility 
 
1.2 Purpose of the Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to provide guidance to Kings University students in performing their duties having regard to the laws, policies and core values of the University. It is to set the tone for an environmentally friendly institution where students are aware of their rights and responsibilities and where everyone is challenged to aspire to be a change agent.
Interaction between Student Code of Conduct and Law 
Student conduct is governed by the Student Code of Conduct, University policy and applicable law. Students involved in criminal matters may be sanctioned by the University in addition to any sanctions that may be imposed by a court of law. 
Application of the Code of conduct 
This Code of Conduct applies to all students of the University, in respect of all actions and activities relating to or impacting on the University or its students and employees. It applies at all times including semesters and vacation. 
 
Vice-chancellor General Disciplinary Power  
In addition to the administration of the University, the Vice-Chancellor (Chief Operating Officer or deputised authority) is responsible for giving consent for the use of the University premises and for the maintenance of good order.  That’s to say he can give order for the use of the property for academic or social use with his prior written consent.
 
Disciplinary Procedure
The Students Disciplinary Committee shall be responsible for all matters relating to student discipline and conduct and to consider expeditiously all cases relating to student discipline and conduct.
Right of appeal on non-academic matters
There shall be a right of appeal to the Council, within 21 days from the date of the written notice to the student regarding the conclusion of the disciplinary matter, and thereafter the position of the Council shall be final.
 
No right of appeal on academic matters
The Senate shall be the highest decision making body on academic matters relating to the University.
 
2.0 Code of Conduct for Students
SECTION A: Prohibited General Conduct 
The following types of behaviours constitute violations of the Kings University Student Code of Conduct. Any Student who is found responsible for any of the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Section B 
Being a faith-based University, students are expected to demonstrate a deep reverence for God at all times.  Students shall attend stipulated chapel services.
Kings University is committed to providing avenues for sound physical development stimulating the cultivation of a lifestyle conducive to healthy living. Students shall participate not only in all academic activities but also in non-curricular activities on campus.
The mission of Kings University includes creating leaders who are well groomed gentlemen and ladies. Self-control is therefore a core value.  Students shall not behave in a violent, indecent, disorderly or threatening manner or engage in oral or written abuse towards other students, staff or other individuals. 
Students must reside in the hostel through their stay on campus. Students must not go out of the campus without due permit from the Hall Supervisor.
Cleanliness is a mark of a sound and disciplined mind. Students shall cultivate the habit of keeping their rooms and environment spotless. The Hall of Residence supervisor shall monitor the cleaning exercise every Saturday morning.
Students shall not walk across the lawn.
Students shall not use the halls of residence for meetings, parties and such other social gathering except with the permission of the appropriate authority.
Students shall not engage in sexual assault and abuse of the opposite sex.
Students shall not join any illegal association or join any secret meeting organised by societies or fraternities except a duly approved association by the prescribed authority.
Students shall not disrupt the academic activities of any member of the academic community or authorised visitor, or any ceremony, meeting or social, cultural, political or sporting event of the University held on the University’s premises or elsewhere whether or not the event or meeting is open to the public.
 Students shall not engage in examination malpractice (e.g., importing foreign material, use of search machine (Google, yahoo) and impersonation).
Students shall meet up with 75% attendance in all the statutory lectures (e.g., all lectures on the time-table) of the University.
Students shall not disrupt the academics and general operation of the Class activities.
Students shall not disrupt the administration and general operation of the University.
Students shall not bring the University into disrepute or incur any liability on behalf of the University.
Students shall not obstruct persons authorised by the University or authorised visitors in theperformance of their duties, functions or other activities. 
Students shall not engage in any criminal activity against any other student.
Students shall not perform any act which might render the University liable in criminal law.
Students shall not damage, deface or misappropriate any property of the University, any other organisation or body of students in the University or any other member of the academic community or employee of the University.
Students shall not, while on the property of the University, or while engaged in any University activity, have in their possession any illegal substances such as cocaine, Indian hemp, heroine and other illegal substances. 
Students shall not smoke any substance at all. That’s smoking of cigarette, Indian hemp, heroine and other substances are forbidden.
Students shall disclose their name and other relevant details to a person duly authorised by the University in circumstances when it is reasonable to require that such information be given.
Students shall not conduct themselves in an obscene or indecent manner. 
Students shall not disrupt or obstruct teaching, instructional, research, disciplinary, public service, administration, or other University activities.
Students shall not harass any person through unwanted conduct directed at him/her that causes reasonable fear for safety (e.g., Stalking) or is sufficiently severe, pervasive and persistent that it interferes with the person’s ability to participate in or benefit from any University program.
Students shall not threaten physical abuse, intimidation, coercion, retaliation, and/or conduct which threatens the health or safety of others.
Students shall not physically abuse, intimidate, coerce and/or other conduct which endangers the health or safety of others.
Students shall not attempt to steal or steal any property belonging to the University, any Member of the University Community or others.
Students shall not possess any property the Student knows or has reason to believe may be stolen or misappropriated.
Students shall not use, possess, display or store any weapon, dangerous instrument, explosive device, fireworks, or dangerous chemical unless specifically authorized by University officials. 
Students shall not use, possess, consume, distribute or sell alcoholic beverages. 
Students shall not use, consume and possess or distribute any narcotic, dangerous drug or Controlled Substance or possession of drug paraphernalia that would violate the Code of conduct. 
Students shall not falsify, forge, alter, fabricate or misuse any University records, forms or other documents.
Students shall not provide or gain unauthorized access to or use of University property, resources or facilities.
Students shall not operate an unapproved association on any property belonging to the University.
Students shall not assemble for an unlawful purpose (e.g., gamble).
Students shall not engage in any Sexual Misconduct, including but not limited to, sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Students shall always comply with the University directives. Any student who fails to comply with directives of University officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties shall be sanctioned
 Students shall not file any complaint comprised in whole or part of false accusations.
Students shall always comply with the directives of the Dean of Students Affairs on any matter including, but not limited to, a request to meet concerning an issue, or a notice alleging a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Students shall comply with the sanction(s) imposed for an earlier violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Non-compliance attracts additional punishment.
The University believes that truly distinguished, competent and moral decency is an essential requirement for good quality graduates. Therefore, students shall adhere strictly to the University Dress Code.
3.0SECTION B:  Sanctions 
3.1For a breach of a University Code of conduct for Students, the sanctions may be a warning, suspension for a period not exceeding one to two sessions, or expulsion from University and reparation of school property where damage is caused. 
3.2Where any of the above rules contravened relates to any of the following, the sanction shall be in accordance with the following point system:
Lateness to Chapel 10 points
Absence from Chapel without permission 30 points
Providing false information 30 points
Absent from extra-curricular activities 20 points
Fighting 30 points
Abusive Language 10 points
False complaints 20 points
Disrespect towards other students 20 points
Disrespect towards staff 40 points
Disrupting class activities 40 points
Sneaking out of campus without appropriate permit 50 points
Dirty habits 10 points
Walking on the lawn 10 points
Having private parties without permission 30 points
Bullying 50 points
Drug Abuse (Smoking)         100 points
Drinking/Possession of Alcohol 70 points
Gambling 50 points
Stealing 70 points
Forgery of School Documents 70 points
Forgery of results 70 points
Operating unapproved organisation 70 points
Indecent dressing (sagging, flying shirts and Mini wears)10 points
Selling of prohibited drugs         100 points
Heavy make-up and hair style 30 points
Body Piercing and tattoos 50 points
Sexual Assault and Abuse 60 points
Being in unauthorized places 30 points
Less than 75% attendance 90 points
Rape         100 points
Damage to school property         Reparation and 70 points
Examination malpractice             100 points
Secret Cult         100 points
Forgery of Academic Qualifications for Admission         100 points
Criminal Offence         100 points
 
3.3Sanctions are awarded to above offences as follows:
0-30 Counselling
30-50 Written warning and Referral for Counselling
50-80 Suspension for one Semester
80-90 Suspension for two Semesters
100 Dismissal
ReparationDamage of School Property