Important Information for Current
Students shall at the start of each module receive a module outline
or study guide with (i) a
contact time-table, (ii) the scope of material to be covered,
(iii) prescribed works and/or
study material, and (iv) an explanation of the mode/s of assessment.
Number of modules that can be registered for simultaneously
in a specific term
a) Minimum of one module.
b) Maximum of four modules. Two more modules can be added on the
recommendation of the Head of Department in consultation with
c) A student must register for at least two modules to be considered
as a full-time
a) Assessment will be conducted on a continuous basis.
b) At least 50% of the assessment should be based on written assignments,
practicals, project reports, etc., which can be moderated.
c) Checking of marks or re-assessment can be done on written request
student after payment of fees as required by the Senate.
d) Promotion rules
(i) To pass, a candidate must obtain a final mark of at least
50% per module.
(ii) To obtain the certificate, diploma or degree with a first
class pass a
candidate shall obtain a final mark of at least 65%.
(iii) To obtain the certificate, diploma or degree with a distinction
shall obtain an average mark of at least 75%.
(iv) All prescribed modules comprising a qualification will be
consideration in determining the pass level.
e) Methods of assessment to be used in the module
• A formal exam mark not exceeding 50% of the final mark
• Interim tests during module
• Practical assessments
• Field work assessments
• Work place assessments
• Simulation (application of theory to practice)
• Self assessments
• Peer assessments
• Open book assessments
• Oral assessments
• Other written assessments (book reviews, letters, articles
• End notes (notes written by learners at the end of a learning
display knowledge gained)
• Learning journals (diary of learning created during the
• Quick reviews of knowledge gained during learning sessions
Every department has the right to choose among any of these methods
assessment as their assessment criteria. Assessment criteria can
module to module.
The final mark of a student should be based on a minimum of 4
Examining and moderation
a) A first and second internal assessor is to be appointed annually
for each module by
the Faculty Board.
b) An external assessor and an alternative to be appointed annually
qualification by the Faculty Board at its first meeting of the
c) An appointment of a specific external assessor should not exceed
period of three years. However, re-appointment of the specific
can occur after three years from the date of the cessation of
d) A compulsory DP mark must be obtained by students to gain entry
examinations. The DP mark will comprise the marks gained from
assessments done during a semester. A minimum mark of 40% is required
allowed to sit for examinations. DP marks will be printed out
and made available to
students on the notice boards at least a week before the examinations
start. The DP mark and the examination marks carry an equal weighting
and re-examinations can only be written if the combination of
the DP and
examination marks totals between 45% and 47%. In the case of a
student writing a
re-examination only the examination mark counts towards the total
mark and it shall
not be higher than 50%.
Viability of Modules
A minimum number of 10 students must enrol at first year undergraduate
level for a module
to be considered as viable.
Repetition of modules
A specific module should not be attempted more than three times
except when it is the only
module required for a specific qualification.
Evaluation of lecturers, modules, practical and tutorials
a) Students shall have the opportunity to evaluate lecturers and
modules at the end of
b) The Quality Assurance Unit in consultation with the Dean shall
such evaluations with reports to the Faculty and the Senate.