POLICY ON INTERNATIONAL EXCURSION


POLICY STATEMENT

Excursions are integral part of educational activity in Landmark University that is engaged-in beyond the school environment. Excursion is a fundamental component of our academic curriculum which enables the students to enrich their learning and social development skills outside the confines of the school classroom in a diverse cultural platform.


DEFINITION

International excursions can be defined as the organization of learning activities outside the shores of the country. It is aimed at exposing student to practical components of learning in other climes and do not involve the earning of stipends.


POLICY OBJECTIVES
  1. To enrich studentís learning by exposing them to advance practical training outside the classroom
  2. To convince students that learning is not limited only to classrooms.
  3. To expose students to sophisticated environment that will enhance their learning skills and experience.
  4. To enhance social interaction, tolerance and cooperation among the students
  5. To develop problem solving and life survival skills
  6. To expand their horizon of other culture and environment.

EXCURSION CONSIDERATION

International excursion to be undertaken in any College in the university shall be approved by the College Board and then forwardedthrough the International Office and Linkages to the Vice-chancellorís for approval. The following are considered before approval of excursions:

  • venue
  • Safety
  • Risk factors
  • Parental consent
  • Medical fitness
  • Appropriate staff supervision
  • Studentís reliability and behavior.
  • Fulfillment of international requirements
  • Justification of the excursion on its contribution to the school curriculum
  • Appropriateness of the venue
  • Provision arrangement for safety and welfare of participating staff and students
  • Staff studentís ratio

OVERSEAíS TRAVEL REQUIREMENT

Student and staff are to register for medical insurance before embarking on overseas trip


EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Coordinator of International Office and Linkages shall be contacted by parents and guardian on all issues concerning excursion.


ARRANGEMENT FOR ALL PAYMENTS

All fees charged for international excursion will be peculiar and based on the trip to be embarked upon. The cost will be made available at the beginning of the session on the school website for interested students to register and process their payments. A portal will be opened separately for the international excursions.


FACULTY RESPONSIBILTY
  • Faculty participating in the programme must be connected to the student learning.
  • He must be aware of his supervisory responsibility throughout the trip.
  • He must know the exact location of students at any point in time during the excursion.

STUDENTS DISCIPLINARY RECORD
  • Only student with clear disciplinary record will be cleared for such excursions.

STUDENTS BEHAVIOUR

Student must uphold the core values of the University during the trip. In extreme cases coordinating staff with the approval of the Vice ĖChancellor can determine that a student should return home during an excursion and the parents would be notified.


EVALUATION

This policy should be reviewed every four years due to changes in regulation


REIMBURSEMENT

It is important to note that in the event of VISA denial, applicants will ONLY be reimbursed to the tune of the amount already incurred by the University. Visa Denials occasioned by an Applicant (Falsification of details, non-disclosure of information or breach of immigration policies) will not attract any financial reimbursement by the University. Disciplinary actions will be taken against such student and HE/SHE will be personally liable for the offence(s).


THE DRESS CODE

Students must be corporately dressed during the excursion exercise and any form of Insubordination or deviation from the University policy on dress code will not be tolerated.


MOVEMENT AND VISITATION

Studentsí freedom of movement will be highly restricted. No student will be allowed to leave the colony of the University team for any reason what so ever visits by friends and family will be greatly monitored and strictly regulated.