THESIS PROCEDURE

Thesis Procedures and Guidelines

Students are expected to follow the formal requirements for thesis editing according to the Guidelines for thesis editing:

1. Preparing Your Manuscript For Submission
 
You will submit your manuscript in one of two ways:
  • As a PDF file through our online submission tool (preferred)
  • As a paper copy we will digitize
Regardless of your submission method, there are several things that you can do to optimize your manuscript.

2. Thesis shall be written according to the formal standards reported below. Consequently, theses drawn up in a different way will not be accepted: 
 
1 Thesis shall have a length of 30,000 words at least 
2  Pages must be of 32-35 lines each, every line must contain 65-70 characters of the following type fonts: times, courier, helvetica. 
3  Double-sided printing (front and back) 
4 Cover and spine must be of a pale colour and in thin and not glossy cardboard. Thesis must be book bound. Spirals, rings, rivets, plastic or otherwise are not accepted. 
5  Figures and tables must be in A4 or A3 format 
6  The box containing the tables must be appropriate in size and thickness (A3). 
7  Theses cannot include any Institution logo. 
 
Structure of Doctor of Ministry’s theses: 
 
- Introduction of theses (object, tasks, hypothesis, actuality, research methodology, sources, structure of theses, new approach) 
- Content (analysis) 
- Conclusions 
- List of Sources / Bibliography 
- Annexes 
 
Students writing final thesis are required to complete academic research using the appropriate methodology. Students must also demonstrate relevant analytical skills to successfully complete the final project. The work must be well structured in order to clearly and directly present the results of the completed research. The use of a wide range of academic literature is encouraged. While writing their final theses, students are required to meet regularly with their thesis supervisors and consult with them. 

3. Electronic Thesis Submission Process

After completing the manuscript, the student logs into MOMBI under the "Forms" link, note that you will be asked to enter your student User Name and Password before you can access the upload thesis form. From the forms page, click on Submitting thesis.

The student must then enter all information (object, tasks, hypothesis, actuality, research methodology, sources, structure of theses, new approach, etc.) into the MOMBI website regarding his or her thesis.The student then uploads a PDF file of the thesis. The conversion can be accomplished offline using Adobe Acrobat or similar software.

The student is then prompted to upload any supplemental files he or she may want to include with the submission. These files would include picture, audio, video, animations, simulations, etc. After reviewing the submission, the thesis supervisors will contact the student for any revisions necessary. If revisions are necessary, the student will make the changes in his or her original document, reconvert to pdf and submit the changes online through the student account page.

To submit supplementary files (such as multi-media files or data files) along with your thesis, you must follow the procedures below. Ensure your supplementary files are of the types listed below or they will not be accepted.

a. Files that total more than 500MB should be sent to us on CD or DVD.
b. Reference each supplementary file in its own appendix in your Dissertation:
Create a separate appendix for the supplementary file. Make sure the appendices created for any supplementary files are referred to in the Table of Contents of your Dissertation.
 
4. Inclusion of other people's copyrighted material

Including material produced by other authors in your thesis can serve a legitimate research purpose, but you want to avoid copyright infringement in the process. Republishing someone else's work, even in abbreviated form, requires permission from the author or copyright owner. You must receive permission from the author(s) and include it with your submission. 

5. Paper Thesis Submission

Students submitting in paper (hard-copy) must present two unbound copies of their thesis to MOMBI. Students are responsible for all expenses incurred in the production of their thesis.

Presentation:
 
1  Your work must be submitted in duplicate. MOMBI will retain a copy. 
2  It must be bound. Your name should be clearly indicated on the cover. 
 
Do not print copies of your thesis until after your electronic submission has been approved by the thesis supervisors. The paper copy to be bound must be identical to the electronic copy that was approved, so you must wait for that approval before proceeding. Printed copies may be single-sided or double-sided.

6, Prepare Supporting Documents

Grants permission to MOMBI to include your thesis in its collection. The student, as author, still retains copyright.

7. Copyright Permission Letters

if you have copyright permission letters allowing inclusion of another person’s work in your thesis, the letters must accompany your thesis.
 
All assignments that are submitted in hard copy must have an assignment cover sheet attached. These are available by clicking on the Download Coversheet link below.

Assignments that are being submitted in hard copy should be mailed to:

Mailing address : 27, Kadiri Street, Igbo-elerin, IBA. Lagos - Nigeria, WA 23401 

Final check before posting
 
Before you post your hardcopy assignment, check that:
1 Your name, assignment number and the unit code is on your assignment
2 You have attached a printed assignment coversheet and the declaration has been signed
3 Your name and return address is included on the envelope
 
Receipt and return of hardcopy assignments
 
There currently is no way to see the receipt or return dates online of assignments submitted or returned in hardcopy. This feature is scheduled for development. In the meantime, contact the Admin if you have enquiries about the return of your assignment.
 
Congratulations on completing and submitting your thesis.
Note:  Thesis can be submitted After you have been admitted into the program, within 30 days therein.
 

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