RULES FOR ASSESSMENT AND EXAMINATIONS
ASSESSMENT FOR BSc DEGREE
Continuous Assessment will consist of tests, practical, tutorials, projects, assignments and reports.
Students will write examinations at the end of each semester on condition that they qualify to do so.
The minimum final pass mark in any module is 50%.
To obtain the degree or diploma cum laude, a candidate must attain an aggregate of 75% or higher.
ASSESSMENT FOR BSc HONS DEGREE
Candidates will only be assessed in a particular module if they attended lectures, tutorials and prescribed practical satisfactorily and obtained a semester mark of at least 50%.
A student must attain a minimum of 50% pass in each of the components of assessment. A student, who fails one of these components, will be allowed to repeat only that component. The written examination component will be conducted during the next normal examination period for that specific module.
All written examinations will be taken only during official examination sessions.
A candidate who fails two modules in the learning programme, and obtains an aggregate of atleast 50% may be admitted for assessment in those modules on one further sitting.
The minimum final pass mark in any module is 50%. Subject to department rules, a subminimum of 50% in the assessment is required.
To obtain the degree cum laude, a candidate must attain an aggregate of 75%or higher.
To be awarded an honours degree, the candidate must accumulate at least 120 credits at this level.
Special examinations will not be offered to postgraduate students except with special permission of SENATE.
An Aegrotat Examination may be granted to a student who has been prevented from sitting for the examination:
- (i) By illness on the day of the examination or assessment, or immediately before the examination or assessment, provided that a medical certificate from a registered medicalpractitioner is submitted to SENATE, and/or provided that the student’s application is supported by the invigilator concerned or another responsible person; or
- (ii) As a result of domestic circumstances such as serious illness or death of a close relative during the examination or assessment, or other reasons, provided that the SENATE judges it to be a bona fide case, and the student can provide satisfactory proof of such extraordinary circumstances.
ASSESSMENT FOR MSc PROGRAMME
Procedures as per post-graduate policies and guidelines will be followed
ASSESSMENT FOR PhD PROGRAMME
Procedures as per Postgraduate policy guidelines will be followed.
Viva Voce as per school postgraduate guidelines through the office of the Dean.
RE-REGISTRATION AND DEFERMENT OF STUDIES
For the duration of the programme a student must register each year by the stipulated date.
Registration each year is subject to the recommendation of the Head of Department and may be rejected in any year on grounds of unsatisfactory progress.
Students wishing to defer studies at any stage must submit a motivated application before hand. If granted, such deferment will be for a period of ONE year only, after which a further application must be submitted. Deferment will, at most, be granted twice.