Postgraduate Certificate Programmes

1. Application and Admission Requirement Procedures

  1. Applicants shall fulfill the following minimum requirements:
    1. Hold at least a first Degree or the equivalent from JOOUST or any other institution recognized by JOOUST.
    2. Meet special requirements as may be prescribed by the Department,
  2. School/Faculty/Institute.
  3. Applicants shall be admitted to only one postgraduate certificate programme at a time.
  4. Application forms may be obtained from the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies upon payment of a prescribed non-refundable fee.
  5. Admission shall be confirmed by a letter from the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies.

2. Duration of Study and Course Requirements

  1. A Postgraduate certificate programme shall last a minimum of four (4) months and a maximum of twelve (12) months for full-time students for the whole programme.
  2. Part-time students shall be registered for a maximum of twenty-four (24) months.
  3. A student must take and pass all prescribed courses to qualify for the award of postgraduate certificate.

3. Examinations

  1. All examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the University Senate as specified under various rules and regulations.
  2. Only candidates who have registered and have fulfilled all the requirements shall be eligible for taking examinations.
  3. Subject to approval by the University Senate, Departments may establish moderating committees chaired by the Chairperson of Department and consisting of senior academic staff who shall moderate the examinations.
  4. Every candidate shall pay to the University in respect of examinations such fees as the Council shall from time to time prescribe.
  5. Examinations shall consist of:
    1. Assignments, laboratory practical, fieldwork, industrial attachment and such other continuous assessment as required by the Department, School, and Institute concerned which shall constitute forty per cent (40%) of the total marks for each course.
    2. The final examinations shall constitute sixty per cent (60%) of the total marks for each course.
    3. Seminars and courses which are of a practical nature shall be assessed entirely by continuous assessment.
  6. Marks obtained in examinations shall be converted into Letter Grades as follows:
  7. 75 %and above             A (Distinction)
    65-74%                        B (Credit)
    50-64%                        C (Pass)
    Below 50 %                  F (Fail)

  8. Special Examinations:
    1. Special examinations will be offered to candidates who, due to circumstances acceptable to the University Senate, were unable to sit for the ordinary examinations.
    2. Special examinations shall be graded on the same guidelines as those for the ordinary examinations
    3. Special examinations shall be held concurrently with the supplementary examinations unless otherwise specified by the University Senate.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 6.1 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.
  5. Absconding for a maximum period of sixty (60) days or more.

 

Postgraduate Diploma Programme

1. Application and Admission Requirement Procedures

  1. Applicants shall fulfill the following minimum requirements:
    1. Hold at least a first degree or the equivalent from a recognized institution
    2. Meet special requirements as may be prescribed by the Department, School and Institute.
  2. Applicants shall be admitted to only one Postgraduate diploma programme at a time.
  3. Application forms shall be obtained from the Director, Board of Postgraduate studies upon payment of a prescribed non-refundable fee. Admission shall be confirmed by letter from the Director, board of Postgraduate Studies

2. Duration of Study and Course Requirements

  1. A Postgraduate diploma programme shall last a minimum of nine (9) months for  a full time student and a maximum of twenty four (24) months for a part-time student for the whole programme.
  2. A student must take and pass all prescribed courses to qualify for the award of postgraduate diploma.

3. Examinations

  1. All examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the University Senate as specified under various rules and regulations.
  2. Only candidates who have registered and have fulfilled all the requirements shall be eligible for taking examinations.
  3. Subject to approval by the University Senate, Departments may establish Moderating Committees chaired by the Head of Department and consisting of senior academic staff who shall moderate the examinations.
  4. Every candidate shall pay to the University in respect of examinations such fees as the Council shall from time to time prescribe.
  5. Examinations shall consist of:
    1. Assignments, laboratory practical, fieldwork, industrial attachment and such other continuous assessment as required by the Department, School, and Institute concerned which shall constitute forty per cent (40%) of the total marks for each course.
    2. The final examinations, which shall constitute sixty per cent (60%) of the total marks for each course.
    3. Seminars and courses which are of a practical nature shall be assessed entirely by continuous assessment.
  6. Marks obtained in examinations shall be converted into letter grades as follows:
  7. 75 %and above             A (Excellent)
    65-74%                        B (Good)
    50-64%                        C (Average)
    Below 50 %                  F (Fail)

  8. Special Examinations:
    1. Special examinations will be offered to candidates who, due to circumstances acceptable to the University Senate, were unable to sit for the ordinary examinations.
    2. Special examinations shall be graded on the same guidelines as those for the ordinary examinations
    3. Special examinations shall be held concurrently with the examinations unless otherwise specified by the University Senate.
  9. Re-sit Examinations
    1. A candidate who fails twenty-five per cent (25%) or less of the total all courses in an academic year shall be required to do resit 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 shall be taken once only.
  10. 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.
  4. Failing to register for and attend scheduled lectures for two (2) weeks or longer without the consent of the University Senate.
  5. Absconding research work for a maximum period of sixty (60) days or more.

 

Postgraduate Master’s Programme

1. Application and Admission Requirement Procedures

  1. Application forms may be obtained from the Director, Board of Postgraduate studies upon payment of a prescribed non-refundable fee.
  2. All applications for registration shall be processed in the first instance through the relevant department in which registration is sought. The department shall then forward all such applications with appropriate comments to the School Board concerned for approval and onward transmission to the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
  3. Applicants shall be admitted to only one degree programme at a time.
  4. Admission shall be confirmed by letter from the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies
  5. Admission shall be offered to holders of a Bachelor’s Degree with a First Class Honours, Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent qualification from JOOUST or Institutions recognized by Senate.
  6. In exceptional cases, the University Senate may also admit to the Master’s programme a non-holder of Upper Second Class Honours provided that such candidate can, on the basis of the research and other scholarly work done; demonstrate to the satisfaction of the University Senate qualification to undertake postgraduate studies.
  7. Subject to approval by the University Senate, Departments may formulate regulations requiring applicants to have attained other academic qualifications as may be consistent with the goals of their Masters programmes or to appear for interview to determine their suitability for admission.
  8. In exceptional cases, holder of Lower Second Class Honours may be admitted if they have two years of relevant experience.

2. Duration of Study and Course Requirements

  1. Full-time candidates for the Masters degree shall be registered for a minimum of eighteen (18) months and a maximum of thirty-six (36) months except in special cases where the School will guide the University Senate.
  2. Part-time candidates for the Masters degree by coursework, examination and thesis must successfully complete all coursework and thesis to qualify for the award of the Master’s degree.

3. Transfer of Credits

  1. Course credits may be considered for transfer to a Masters degree programme provided they have been obtained from an institution recognized by Senate.
  2. No more than thirty per cent (30%) of the total required course credits will be accepted from other institutions.
  3. All credits transferred should be of grade B and above and should be indicated in the transcript.
  4. The relevant department shall guide the Board of Postgraduate studies on transferable courses through their School or Institute.

4. Masters Degree Options

There shall be two (2) options for the Masters degree

  1. Master’s degree by coursework, examination and thesis
    Under this option, the candidates shall be required to do coursework, take Examinations, conduct research, and submit a thesis at the end of their study programme.
  2. Master’s degree by coursework, examination and project
    Under this option, the candidates shall take prescribed courses and examinations and a project equivalent to three courses.

5. Conduct of Study and Supervision

  1. Candidates registered in accordance with these regulations shall be required to pursue their programmes of study under the guidance of supervisors approved by the University Senate on the recommendation of the Department and School Board concerned through the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
  2. There shall be one (1) or two (2) supervisors appointed for each candidate.  Both supervisors must be members of the academic staff in the relevant field of study of the department offering the degree programme. Where there are more than one supervisor, there will be first/main and second supervisors.
  3. Candidates shall be required to consult with their supervisor(s) at least once per month.
  4. Supervisors shall submit progress reports on the candidate to the Board of Postgraduate studies through the Chairperson of the Department and Dean/Director of School on a prescribed form once every three (3) months.
  5. Where the progress of the candidate is unsatisfactory, the candidate shall be warned in writing by the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies through the Dean of School and Chairperson of Department concerned. If the candidate shows no improvement after the warning within three (3) months, the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies shall recommend to the University Senate for the candidate’s deregistration.
  6. Where in the judgment of the Board of Postgraduate Studies, a candidate is not receiving proper supervision from the supervisor(s), the Board shall order change of the supervisor(s).

6. Examinations

  1. Masters degree examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the University Senate as specified under various rules and regulations.
  2. Examinations shall consist of:
    1. Continuous assessment based on assignments, laboratory practical and such other tests as the regulations of the department may prescribe, which shall constitute forty per cent (40%) of the total marks for each course.
    2. The final examinations shall constitute sixty per cent (60%) of the total marks for each course.
    3. Continuous assessment for programmes conducted by research/thesis only shall be reflected in the candidate’s progress reports submitted by the supervisor(s).
  3. Courses which are purely of a practical nature and/or seminars may be assessed entirely by continuous assessment.
  4. Marks obtained in examinations shall be converted into letter grades as follows:
  5. 75 %and above             A (Distinction)
    65-74%                             B (Credit)
    50-64%                             C (Pass)
    Below 50 %                     F (Fail)

  6. Re-sit Examinations
    1. A candidate who fails in twenty five per cent (25%) or less of the total courses taken in an academic year shall be required to re-sit examination once only.
    2. Candidates shall be awarded grade “C” (50%) in all courses passed in re-sit examination.
  7. Discontinuation
  8. 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 examinationati
    3. Committing serious examination malpractice as defined under, Section 6.1 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.
    5. Absconding research work for a maximum period of sixty (60) days or more.
  9. Special Examinations
    1. Special examinations will be offered to candidates who, due to circumstances acceptable to the University Senate, were unable to sit for the ordinary examinations.
    2. Special examinations shall be graded on the same guidelines as those for the ordinary examinations
    3. No student shall be permitted to proceed to the next year of study without having satisfied all examination requirements.
    4. Examination results shall be processed and approved by the School Board of Examiners and submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies for ratification before being presented to University Senate by the relevant School/ Dean.

7. Submission and Examination of Thesis or Project

  1. At least three (3) months before a thesis/project is submitted, a candidate shall with the consent of the supervisor(s) give notice in writing to the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies indicating intention to submit thesis/project. The notice must be accompanied with an abstract of the thesis/project.
  2. Upon receiving the notice to submit thesis, the Chairperson of the Department shall identify the external examiner and two internal examiners to the Board of Postgraduate Studies through the Dean of the School or Director of the Institute.
  3. The thesis/project shall be loosely bound (six copies) and shall be accompanied by a signed declaration by the candidate confirming that the “Thesis/Project has not been previously submitted for a Degree in any other University and that the Thesis/Project is the original work of the candidate.”
  4. The thesis/project shall bear the signature(s) of the supervisor(s) indicating approval to submit.

  5. Upon receiving the thesis/project, the Board of Postgraduate Studies shall forward the same to the examiners within two (2) weeks. The University Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of Postgraduate Studies, shall appoint a Board of Examiners consisting of:
    1. The Dean of the School-Chairperson;
    2. The Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies;
    3. Departmental representative;
    4. The supervisor(s), acting as internal examiner(s);
    5. Two School representatives;
    6. The External Examiner, to be present if available (This is not required for the Master’s projects); and
    7. One (1) Senate representative
  6. The external and internal examiners shall be required to submit within two (2) months independent written assessments of the thesis/project to the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies indicating:
    1. Whether or not the thesis/project is adequate in form and content;
    2. Whether or not the thesis/project reflects an adequate understanding of the  subject, and, in consequence;
    3. Whether or not the degree should be awarded
  7. As soon as all the examiners’ reports are received, the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies shall convene a meeting of the Board of examiners at which the reports and other academic matters arising from the thesis/project shall be considered. The Board of Examiners shall subject the candidate to an oral examination to enable it to arrive at a satisfactory recommendation on the merit of the thesis/project. The passing of the candidate shall be based on the decision of the majority of the Board of Examiners.
  8. If the Board will require the candidate to resubmit and defend the Thesis/Project, this shall be done once only.
  9. If the Board of Examiners will judge the candidate to have failed in both the quality of the Thesis/Project and the defense, the decision of the Board shall be final.
  10. The decision of the Board of Examiners shall be communicated verbally to the candidate immediately following the defence and in writing by the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies within two (2) weeks after the defence.
  11. Where required, a signed certificate of corrections shall be issued by the supervisor(s)
  12. A consolidated report and appropriate recommendation shall be submitted to the Chairperson of University Senate through the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies.

 

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

1. Eligibility for Registration

Candidates wishing to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology must meet the following requirements;

  1. Have appropriate preparatory academic training as evidenced by at least one of the following:
    1. Be a holder of a Masters Degree of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
    2. Be a holder of a Masters Degree or an equivalent academic qualification from any other recognized institution.
    3. Is a candidate enrolled for a Masters degree in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology for at least one year who has, to the satisfaction of the University Senate, shown exceptional progress in the research work to merit upgrading, after satisfying a panel of experts in the area of study.
    4. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree whom the University Senate has specially exempted from the Masters programme, after satisfying a panel of experts in the area of study.
  2. Fulfill specific requirements as maybe stipulated by the respective Department, School /Institute with regard to the field of study.

2. Application and Admission Procedures

  1. Application forms may be obtained from the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies upon payment of a prescribed non-refundable fees and returned duly completed
  2. Where a candidate is to pursue the programme by research/thesis only, the candidate will be required to present a research proposal at a seminar
  3. All applications for registration shall be processed in the first instance through the relevant Department in which registration is sought. The Department shall then forward all such applications with appropriate comments to the School/Institute Board concerned for approval and onward transmission to the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
  4. Before recommending a candidate for registration, the Department and School/Faculty/Institute Board concerned shall ensure that:
    1. The proposed field of study is academically sound and can successfully be pursued and supervised;
    2. There exist adequate facilities and resources for effective research; and
    3. The appropriate fees have been paid.

3. Duration of study

  1. The programme shall take a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) calendar years for full time candidates, and seven (7) calendar years for those studying on a part-time basis except by special permission of the  Senate.
  2. Continuance of registration shall be dependent on evidence of satisfactory progress report as approved by the Senate.
  3. On recommendation of the School/ Institute/ Board concerned, the Senate may permit a candidate to change registration status from full-time to part-time or vice versa.

4. Doctor of Philosophy Degree Options

There shall be two (2) options:

  1. Doctor of Philosophy degree by coursework, examination, research and thesis
    Under this option, the candidates shall be required to do coursework, take examinations, conduct research, and submit a thesis at the end of their study programme.
  2. Doctor of Philosophy degree by research and thesis
  3. Under this option, the candidates shall conduct research, and submit a thesis at the end of their study programme.

5. Conduct of Study and Supervision

  1. The PhD programme shall be conducted either by Coursework, Examination, Research and Thesis or by Research and Thesis only.
  2. Each candidate shall be required to attend and participate in seminars at the relevant Department and School/Institute.
  3. A candidate shall be required to pursue the programme of study under the supervision of academic staff appointed in that capacity by the University Senate on the recommendation of the Department and School/Faculty/Institute Board through the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
  4. There will normally be one (1) or two (2) supervisors appointed for each candidate. Both supervisors must be members of the academic staff in the relevant field of study of the department offering the degree programme. Where there are more than one supervisor, there will be first/main and second supervisors.
  5. A candidate shall be required to consult the supervisors at least once every month.
  6. The supervisors shall be required to submit individually or jointly progress reports on the candidate to the Director, Board of Postgraduate studies through the Chairperson of Department and Dean of the School/Faculty/Director of the Institute once every six (6) months.
  7. Where the performance of the candidate is unsatisfactory, the candidate shall be given a written warning by the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies through the Dean/Director of Faculty/ School/Institute and Head of Department.
  8. A recommendation for de-registration shall be made to the University Senate by the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies after receipt of two (2) consecutive unsatisfactory reports following the warning.

6. Examinations

  1. Examinations for the PhD Degree shall be conducted under the authority of the University Senate as specified under various rules and regulations.
  2. Examinations shall consist of:
    1. Continuous assessment based on assignments, laboratory practicals and such other tests as the regulations of the department may prescribe, which shall constitute forty per cent (40%) of the total marks for each course.
    2. The final examinations shall constitute sixty per cent (60%) of the total marks for each course.
    3. Continuous assessment for programmes conducted by research/thesis only shall be reflected in the candidate’s progress reports submitted by the supervisor(s).
  3. Courses which are purely of a practical nature and/or seminars may be assessed entirely by continuous assessment.
  4. Marks obtained in examinations shall be converted into letter grades as follows:
  5. 75 %and above             A (Distinction)
    65-74%                        B (Credit)
    50-64%                        C (Pass)
    Below 50 %                  F (Fail)

  6. Re-sit Examinations
    1. A candidate who fails in twenty five per cent (25%) or less of the total courses taken in an academic year shall be required to re-sit examination once only.
    2. Candidates shall be awarded grade “C” (50%) in all courses passed in re-sit examination.
  7. Discontinuation
  8. 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 6.1 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.
    5. Absconding research work for a maximum period of sixty (60) days or more.
  9. Special Examinations
    1. Special examinations will be offered to candidates who, due to circumstances acceptable to the University Senate, were unable to sit for the ordinary examinations.
    2. Special examinations shall be graded on the same guidelines as those for the ordinary examinations
    3. No student shall be permitted to proceed to the next year of study without having satisfied all examination requirements.
    4. Examination results shall be processed and approved by the School Board of Examiners and submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies for ratification before being presented to University Senate by the relevant School/ Dean.
  10. Continuous assessment of programmes conducted by research/thesis only shall be reflected in the candidate’s Progress Reports submitted by the Supervisors.

7. Submission and Examination of Thesis

  1. To complete the PhD programme, a candidate will be required to submit a thesis embodying the results of original research. The thesis shall be written according to the format and specifications stipulated by Departments Schools, Institutes and Faculties and approved by the Board of Postgraduate Studies.
  2. The thesis shall be submitted (six copies) and in loose binding and must include a declaration by the candidate that the “Thesis has not been submitted for a degree in any other University and that it is the original work of the candidate”. The thesis shall bear the signature of the supervisors indicating approval to submit.
  3. A candidate shall with consent of the supervisors give notice of intention to submit the thesis at least three (3) months before the date of submission. The notice shall be accompanied with an abstract of the thesis.
  4. Upon receiving the notice to submit thesis, the Chairperson of the Department shall identify the external examiner and two internal examiners to the Board of Postgraduate Studies through the Dean of School/Faculty/Institute.
  5. On recommendation of the Board of Postgraduate Studies, the University Senate shall appoint at once an internal examiner who did not supervise the student but in a related discipline, to examine and submit written reports on the thesis.
  6. The examiners shall be required to submit to the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies within two (2) months independent written Reports on the thesis indicating:
    1. Whether or not the thesis is adequate in form and content;
    2. Whether or not the thesis reflects an adequate understanding of the subject and displays original thought and significant contribution to knowledge and therefore; and
    3. Whether or not the degree should be awarded.
  7. The thesis shall be defended before a Board of Examiners appointed by the University Senate Constituted as follows:
    1. The Dean/ Director of the School- Chairperson;
    2. The Director, Board of Post  Graduate Studies;
    3. One Departmental representative;
    4. The Supervisor(s), acting as internal examiner(s);
    5. Two School representatives;
    6. The External Examiner (to be present if available); and
    7. One (1) Senate representative
  8. The defense of the thesis shall be within three (3) months of the submission
    1. The decision of the Board of Examiners which shall be unanimous shall be communicated verbally to the candidate immediately following the defense, and in writing by Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies within two (2) weeks after defense.
    2. The Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies shall subsequently communicate the decision of the Board of Examiners to the Chairperson of University Senate
    3. The University Senate may require a candidate to re-submit a thesis for re-examination in a revised form once only within six (6) months.
    4. Where corrections to the thesis are required, the supervisors shall submit a signed certificate of corrections to the Director Board of Postgraduate Studies.
    5. A thesis accepted by the University and subsequently published in part or whole and in whatever form shall bear the inscription: ‘Work forming part of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

 

 Higher Doctorates other than Honorary Degrees

 

1. Eligibility for Consideration

The following shall be eligible for consideration of a higher Doctorate of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

  1. A holder of the Doctor of Philosophy degree of JOOUST.
  2. A holder of the Doctor of Philosophy degree from any other recognized University of at least five years’ standing, provided that at the time of application, the candidate will have been either :
    1.  A full-time or part-time member of the academic staff of JOOUST  or
    2. In research association with JOOUST and provided that in both cases i) and ii) respectively in this section, the association with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology shall have been for at least five years, such that a part of the work submitted shall have been contributed at JOOUST during the said period
  3. A holder of a degree of another University equivalent to the Ph.D degree of  JOOUST, or a person whose attainment in qualification and scholarship is approved by the University Senate as equivalent to the Ph.D degree of JOOUST; provide that in  either case the applicant shall in addition fulfill the conditions specified in paragraph b) i) ii) above

2. Award criteria

The higher Doctorate shall be awarded only for the original published work such as would give a candidate authoritative international standing in his/ her particular field of research. The application must be based wholly or substantially on original work of distinction carried out by the candidate. The term ‘published “shall mean printed in a refereed journal, book or monograph which shall have been made available to the public

3. Application Procedures

  1. A candidate for a higher Doctorate shall apply to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, indicating the discipline in respect of which he/she wishes to be considered. However, the University Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of Postgraduate Studies may approve the consideration of the application under a different discipline.
  2. In his/her application the applicant shall include the following:
    1. His/her  full curriculum vitae
    2. A concise statement (not exceeding 2000 words) of the focus of the scholastic contribution of the work intended for submission.

4. Submission and Examination of Theses

  1. Upon receiving the application, the Board of Postgraduate Studies shall make consultations with the School/Institute wherein the discipline in question falls, and if satisfied with the merits of the intended application, shall invite the applicant to place together the published contributions which must strongly support the application, and to submit copies of the same in three sets.
  2. The sets of publications specified in (a) above shall be accompanied by a theses of no more than 50,000 words, typed or printed double-space on A4 paper. The theses shall be a unifying account of the works submitted indicating their significance to the advancement of knowledge.
  3. Where a part of the work submitted has been published jointly with other collaborators, the candidate shall specify in the theses his/her contribution.
  4. The theses shall include a declaration by the candidate confirming that it has not been submitted for the degree in any other institution and that its contents are the original work of the candidate.
  5. The theses shall comply with the Rules and Regulations for submission of theses for a higher degree of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology see section 4.7 of this Rules and Regulations.
  6. The submission of the applicant’s works, as specified in (a) to (e) above shall be accompanied by evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee.
  7. Upon receipt of the documents specified in (a) to (f) above the Board of Postgraduate   Studies  shall in consultation with the relevant School/Faculty/Institute propose to the University  Senate  the names of three  examiners , at least two of whom shall be external examiners. The examiners will be requested to submit their signed confidential reports within two months from the date of their letter of invitation.
  8. The external examiners’ reports shall include an evaluation of the importance and originality of the candidate’s contribution to the field of knowledge and the scholarly distinction which would entitle him/her to be regarded as an authority in his/her field. of knowledge.. The reports shall state whether or not, in the examiner’s opinion, the degree should be awarded.
  9. Upon receipt of the reports of the three examiners, the Board of Postgraduate Studies shall, within one month, arrange all the documents in a discussible form and forward them to the Chairman of the University Senate, who shall then convene a meeting of the Evaluation Panel to review the examiners’ reports and determine the outcome.
  10. The Evaluation Panel shall comprise
    1. Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson;
    2. Deputy Vice-Chancellors;
    3. Dean/Director of the relevant School/Institute;
    4. Director of the Board of Postgraduate Studies;
    5. Three Senior University Scholars one of whom shall be from the relevant discipline and appointed by the Senate;
    6. Not more than three members may be co-opted by the Senate as appropriate; and
    7. Registrar (AA) - Secretary;
  11. A theses for the Higher Doctorate degree shall be defended before a public audience provided that while members of the public shall be free to ask the candidates questions relevant to the subject of his/her theses, only the Panel examiners shall participate in the final assessment of the theses and the candidate’s performance in the defense of the same.
  12. The decision of the Evaluation Panel shall be subject to approval by the University Senate.
  13. The examiners’ reports and the report of the Evaluation Panel shall be held in the strict confidence
  14. An unsuccessful candidate for the award of the Higher doctorate would be permitted to re-apply only once after the expiration of a period of three years.

 

 

Examination Irregularities, Disciplinary Procedures and Penalties for Postgraduate Students

 

Examination and Research Malpractices

The following academic malpractices are considered serious and any student guilty of any of them shall be liable to 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 pretense;
  5. Plagiarism;
  6. Giving of false or forged research data and/or results and purporting them to be true;
  7. Any deviation from the research/project procedures as prescribed in the approved research project proposal without consent of the designated supervisors; and
  8. Any other misconduct relating to research/examination.

 

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