Faculty Rules and Regulations
Faculty rules supersede the Departmental rules therefore:
a) Departmental rules should be in line with those of the Faculty
b) Where Departmental rules are in conflict with those of the
Faculty, Faculty rules will apply
here for the rules and regulation of the Faculty of Arts (See
page 13 - 29)
||8 or 16 modules (128 credits)
||16 or 32 modules (256 credits)
|Degree (three years)
||24 or 48 modules (384 credits)
|Degree (four years)
||32 or 64 modules (512 credits)
|Degree (four years) in Social Work
||33 or 66 modules (528 credits)
(iii) Time allocated for each module shall be 80 or 160 notional
hours, devoted to lecturing, self-study and assessment.
(iv) A module is to be completed within one or four terms or two
semesters of the academic year.
3. Language requirements
Students will be expected to pass at least two language modules
for each undergraduate qualification. Computer Applications modules
are not Language modules.
4. Study materials
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.
5. 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 the
c) A student must register for at least two modules to be considered
as a full-time student.
a) Assessment will be conducted on a continuous basis.
b) At least 50% of the assessment should be based on written assignments,
tests, practicals, project reports, etc., which can be moderated.
c) Checking of marks or re-assessment can be done on written request
from the 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%
(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
a candidate shall obtain an average mark of at least 75%.
(iv) All prescribed modules comprising a qualification will be taken
into consideration in determining the pass level.
e) Methods of assessment to be used in the module
• A formal end-of-module assessment not exceeding 40% of the final
• 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 etc.)
• End notes (notes written by learners at the end of a learning
session to display knowledge gained)
• Learning journals (diary of learning created during the module)
• Quick reviews of knowledge gained during learning sessions
Every department has the right to choose among any of these methods
of assessment as their assessment criteria. Assessment criteria
can differ from module to module.
The final mark of a student should be based on a minimum of 4 assessments.
7. 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
for each qualification by the Faculty Board at its first meeting
of the year.
c) An appointment of a specific external assessor should not exceed
a consecutive period of three years. However, re-appointment of
the specific external examiner can occur after three years from
the date of the cessation of the previous appointment.
8. Viability of Qualifications
A minimum number of 10 students must enrol at first year undergraduate
level for a module to be considered as viable.
9. 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.
10. Evaluation of lecturers, modules, practical and tutorials
a) Students shall have the opportunity to evaluate lecturers and
modules at the end of each module.
b) The Quality Assurance Unit in consultation with the Dean shall
regularly supervise such evaluations with reports to the Faculty
and the Senate.