Our Success Story
Presently, the school has gone beyond the original conception of its founders. It has not only made phenomenal impact in the training of health information managers in Nigeria but has over the years acquired international reputation and now, the school has become the preferred choice as far as the training of this group of health care professional is concerned
STUDENT UNION POLITICS
The Student Union is the representative student body of the School. All registered students are members of the union by payment of an annual subscription which is to be paid directly to the SUB Account. Following a government policy, Student Unionism is voluntary, in effect; student may opt out of the Union. The general function of the Union is to foster and manage the athletic, social and cultural interests of students, and provide the forum for any other activities of the Union.
In accordance with existing Student Union contribution the Union elects the following officers every session: President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer and Sport Secretary. The Union Constitution also provides for the office of a Head of School with supervisory powers over the management of the Union finances Before any distinguished person outside the School is invited by the Student Union or any group of students to participate in public lectures or other activities in the School, the organizers must first seek the approval of the Head of School. Any student who does not comply with this regulation shall be guilty of misconduct. Any revision or amendment of the Student’s Union constitution ratified by the general body of students must be submitted to the School Management for approval before it becomes operative.
Once admitted, every student is entitled to participate in the student union politics after payments of all dues. Please note that the student union is not an independent body hence every action or inaction of the body, must conform to the school norms and tradition. Otherwise, the student union could be proscribed.
Clubs and Societies
From time to time, students are advised to cross check with the Head of School for the list of Clubs and Societies approved to exist and operate within the school. Membership of such approved bodies shall be open to all bonafide students. Please note that, no club/society should operate without the school’s approval.
SECRET SOCIETY/SECRET CLUB
i. The school, like the nation, frowns at the existence of secret societies/clubs or secret cults in the school.
ii. It is also an offence for any student to be in possession of a gun, hand grenade, live ammunition or any other such dangerous weapons on the school premises. The penalty is immediate dismissal and prosecution.
iii. Nocturnal/clandestine meetings are banned in the school SPORTS The school management gives active assistance and encouragement to all aspects of sports. Hence students are always advised to make effective use of their time in sporting activities among themselves and with sister institutions.
The School Press Club is an organization of like-minded students who engage in the production and dissemination of school news and all students’ activities in the school and hospital environment. For more information : SHIM Press Club
Dress Code For Students
Students must be appropriately dressed at all times. Dressing should be decent and not too tight or exposing sensitive parts of the body. Indecent dressing does not reflect good character for academic molding, dignity and sound morals that are part of the ethics of a professional environment. This dress code applies to both the school environment and while on clinical attachment. In summary, the following rules for dress code must be strictly adhered to:
- It is compulsory for students to wear scrubs or ward coat on designated days within the school premises and the hospital premises.
- Dress code is strictly formal/ cooperate
- No trouser pants for female students.
- No native attire.
- No dress down on Fridays.
- Any form of slippers or sandals for both male and female students is prohibited.
- Gown and skirts should be knee length.
- Muslim female students should use either cape hijabs or black, brown or white caps (Plain)
- No inappropriate haircut for male and female students
- Moderate length hair styles for females.
- Shirts, trousers and ties for male students.
- No nose rings for female students.
- No artificial nails for female students
- No inappropriate ear piercings
- No colored hair for male and female students
- No anklet chains.
- No scarves for female students.
Sanctions For Violations Of Regulations
The following are some of the disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed for violation of school regulations:
Disciplinary probation is a trial for a specified period of time during which a student must behave in a manner acceptable to the School. The Disciplinary Committee may impose terms which will restrict the student’s participation in extra curricula and or other activities.
Suspension is an action which action excludes the student from registration, class attendance, and the use of school facilities for a specified period of time. This means that the student must immediately leave the School and shall not return until the suspension period is over.
Expulsion is the permanent withdrawal by the Head of School of the privilege of registration, class attendance, etc. the privilege of the use of school facilities is also withdrawn by this action. This means that the student must leave the School immediately and permanently.
LOSS OF PRIVILEGE:
Loss of privilege is the withdrawal of a privilege or use of a service or facility (such as library, etc) for a specified period of time.
Reimbursement requires that a Student must pay for damages to, loss or misappropriation of School property. Such reimbursement is charged to any student who alone, or through group concerted activities, organizes or knowingly participates in the events which cause the damages or loss.
C. Exclusion of students from lectures and social services:-
i. Lecturers and other designated officers are empowered to exclude students from lectures and official business when they are not properly dressed.
ii. Outright dismissal from school should any student be found of non-compliance after series of warning.
A student (female/male) who is being harassed by any lecturer in the school in exchange for marks has the right to report such a person to the school’s administrator who will in turn inform the disciplinary committee to set up a panel of enquiry to look into it and the report will be forwarded to the Hospital Management. Sexual harassment of lecturers will be treated equally.
Any student who feels unduly dealt with can seek redress from the school by writing a letter of complaint to the school administration, meanwhile the letter should be strictly formal and not abusive or insultive as this will prevent the letter from been treated.
The school has some officers who are in charge of the day to day running of the school but they are under the supervision of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) and the Director of Administration (DA) who are the ones hereby referred to as the School Management.