1. All examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the Senate as specified under various rules and regulations.
  2. To be eligible to take University examinations every candidate shall pay to the University in respect of the examinations such fees as the Council shall prescribe from time to time.
  3.   Only students who have registered for scheduled courses within the first two (2) weeks of the semester and fulfilled all other requirements shall be eligible for taking examinations.
  4. To be eligible to sit for end of semester examinations, candidates must be registered in the course being examined, obtain clearance from the Finance Officer and must have attended 70% of the unit teaching time in a semester
  5. There shall be internal and external examiners of the University appointed by the Senate upon the recommendation of the Boards of Schools/Institute, who shall prepare examinations and examine students in papers assigned to them by the School/Institute.
  6.   Final examination marks shall be agreed upon between the internal and external examiners.
  7. Provided that where no such agreement can be reached the chief examiner concerned shall make the final decision.
  8. In the case of re-marking, a moderator may be appointed from within or outside the University who had no part in teaching the candidate(s) in the subject for the paper under examination.
  9. Subject to approval by the Senate, departments may establish Moderating Committees chaired by the Chairperson of department and consisting of senior academic staff who shall moderate the examinations.
  10. A student shall be permitted to proceed to the next year of study, provided he/she re-sits the courses failed when next offered.
  11. In the event of any alleged examination irregularity, the Senate shall appoint a committee which shall investigate the alleged irregularity. Any person involved in the alleged irregularity shall be required to appear before the Committee. The Chairperson of the Examination Irregularity Committee shall then report the findings of the Committee to the Vice-Chancellor who on behalf of the Senate shall decide what further action may be necessary. The Committee’s report and the action of the Vice-Chancellor shall be presented to the Senate.
(a) Ordinary Examinations

  1. The ordinary Examinations shall be graded on the basis of percentage marks consisting of thirty percent (30%) as continuous assessment and seventy percent (70%) as final examinations.
  2. Where a course is mainly practical in nature, it may be examined wholly or substantially by continuous and/or practical assessment. This also applies to Industrial Attachment which is regulated by general University Industrial Attachment Guidelines and specific School Industrial Attachment Guidelines respectively.
  3. The total marks scored for each course shall be translated into letter grades as follows:
  4. 70 % and above                      A (Excellent)
    60-69 %                                 B (Good)
    50-59 %                                 C (Average)
    40-49%                                  D (Below average)
    Below 40%                             F (Fail)

  5. Other designations related to examinations shall be as follows:
  6. P:            Pass
    I:             Incomplete
    K:           Course in progress
    CT:         Credit Transfer 
    Au:          Audit

(b) Special Examinations

A student who completes the coursework but due to unavoidable circumstances, acceptable to the University Senate, is unable to sit for end-of-semester examinations shall, on written request, be allowed to take special examinations when next offered.

(c) Re-sit Examinations

  1. A candidate who fails twenty-five per cent (25%) or less of the total of all courses in an academic year shall be required to do re sit examinations in each paper failed.
  2. Candidates shall be awarded grade “C” (50%) in all courses passed at re sit examination.
  3. Re-sit examination in any particular course shall be taken once only.

(d) Discontinuation

A student shall be discontinued for:

  1. Failing more than twenty five percent (25%) of the total courses taken in an academic year.
  2. Failing a re-sit examination.
  3. Committing serious examination malpractice as defined under, Section (f) of these regulations.
  4. Failing to register for and attend scheduled lectures for two (2) weeks or longer without the consent of the University Senate.

(e) Remarking of Examinations

  1. A candidate shall be allowed to appeal to the Registrar (AA) through the Dean of School/through the Chairperson of department for remarking of an examination, on payment of a non-refundable fee to be determined from time to time by the Council.
  2. Remarking shall be done by an examiner (or examiners) other than the original one and shall be moderated by a moderating committee as established under Clause 1 (h) of this Statute.
  3. A candidate must appeal within seven (7) days after results are published by the Registrar (AA).
  4. Marking of the appealed cases must be done within seven (7) days after the student submits the request on official School forms.

(f) Examination Irregularities and Malpractices

The following academic malpractices are considered serious and any student guilty of committing any of them shall be liable for discontinuation or expulsion from the University:

  1. Copying or reading from another candidate’s script or from any other unauthorized source.
  2. Bringing into the examination room any unauthorized materials relevant to the examination, e.g., books, notes, electronic devices with pre-set formulae, mobile phones, pre-written answers, etc.
  3. Abetting, aiding or covering up an examination malpractice.
  4. Seeking or obtaining a deferment of examination on false pretence.
  5. Plagiarism.
  6. Exchange of examination material in the examination room.
  7. Taking examination by proxy.
    1. Being engaged in any other misconduct relating to examinations such as taking an examination script out of the examination room instead of handing it over to the examiner at the end of examination time.
    2. Refusal to stop writing after the invigilator has declared time out.

(g) Disciplinary Procedures and Penalties:

  1.  Any examination malpractice shall immediately be reported in writing by the invigilators through the chief examiner of the Department to the Dean of School where the course is taught. The report shall include statements by the student involved, invigilators and examiners.
  2.  On receiving the report of examination malpractice, the Dean shall convene, not later than two (2) weeks after the end-of-Semester Examinations, a School  Disciplinary Committee shall be constituted to deliberate on the case.
  3. The membership of the Disciplinary Committee shall be as follows:
    1. The Dean of School where the Course is offered who shall also be the Chairperson;
    2. Two (2) Chairpersons of Departments, including the department where the course was taught and the department in which the student was registered;
    3. Two (2) School representatives from within the school where the course was offered; and
    4. School Administrative Assistant, who shall serve as Secretary to the Committee.
  4. The Disciplinary Committee shall conduct its procedures, unless otherwise stated, in accordance with protocols stipulated. 
  5. The recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee shall be reported to the School Board of Examiners and the University Senate as soon as possible, but before the University Senate deliberates on the relevant examination results.

(h) Appeal:

  1. An expelled or suspended student may appeal to the Vice-Chancellor who will constitute an Appeals Committee to determine the case within a period of ninety (90) days from the date of notification of the discontinuation. An appeal not submitted within the ninety days shall not be considered.  
  2. The decision of the appeal case shall be communicated to the student within a period of ninety (90) days from the date of notification of the appeal.

(i) Rescinding of a Degree or Diploma

The University may rescind any degree or diploma awarded to a graduate who, while registered in a particular programme, committed an academic offence which if it had been detected before graduation, would have resulted in expulsion. Notification of a rescinded degree or diploma shall be communicated to all relevant parties.

(j) Expulsion from the University

A student may be expelled from the University under the following conditions:

  1. Being involved in an examination malpractice.
  2. Declared by the Students Disciplinary Committee to have demonstrated gross misconduct.
  3. Discovered to have been admitted irregularly, e.g. forging of admission documents.
  4. A student expelled from the University for Irregular Admission will not be entitled to previous academic records.

(k) Classification of the Degree and Diploma

  1. Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma shall be classified on weighted average percentage marks of all courses, except audited courses,undertaken in all the years of study at the University as follows:
  2. Degree

    Per cent (%) Bracket

    Degree Classification

    70 and above

    First Class Honours

    60-69

    Upper Second Class Honours

    50-59

    Lower Second Class Honours

    40-49

    Pass

    Below 40

    Fail

    Diploma

    Per cent (%) Bracket

    Diploma Classification

    70 and above

    Distinction

    55-69

    Credit

    40-54

    Pass

    Below 40

    Fail

  3. The student’s academic transcript shall show all the courses taken, including scores for each course and the respective letter grade, including the “F” grade(s).
  4. The Provisional transcript shall be issued and signed by the Dean of School/Institute offering the degree or diploma.
  5. The final official Transcript shall be signed and issued by the Registrar (AA)

 

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