- Category: Students
The last one and a half (1.5) weeks in the semester are reserved for writing final examinations. During this period no off-campus field trips may be scheduled. The period should be devoted to the completion of course projects and final examinations only.
[A]ll final examinations carry 50% of the final grade and continuous assessment carry the remaining 50%.
No student will be permitted to write final examinations without an exam pass. All required fees must be settled one month before the end of a semester.
A month prior to the examination period, the examination schedule will be posted. If there are conflicts, the Office of the Registrar should be notified immediately to resolve such conflicts.
All final examinations are held in a specified venue. There are usually four examination periods per day:
- 7:00 am. - 10:00 am.
- 10:30 am. - 1:30 pm.
- 2:00 pm. - 5:00 pm.
- 7:00 pm. - 10:00 pm.
Students are urged to read the examination schedule carefully and correctly to avoid missing any examination.
An F shall be assigned for any examination missed due to misreading the examination schedule or failing to take the examination for any other reason without prior official approval.
A challenge examination is a specially designed examination in a subject area for those students who wish to challenge certain courses to which they have been exposed to at an acceptable level. A challenge examination will not be given for a failed/repeated course. The challenge examination is prepared and marked by two instructors appointed by the Department Chairperson in consultation with the Dean of the School.
No grade of less than a B will be accepted to grant the credits applied for, and no more than 10 credits shall be earned through challenge examination.
Applications for Challenge Examinations must be approved by the Academic Standards Committee. The procedure for requesting a challenge examination is as follows:
- Check with the Department Chairperson to see if you are qualified to do the challenge examination.
- Obtain a Challenge Examination form from the Registrar's Office.
- Complete the form with all the signatures in the order they appear.
- Return the completed form with all the required signatures to the Registrar's Office.
- The Registrar will present the request to the Academic Standards Committee for consideration.
- A letter of approval or denial will be sent to the student by the registrar of admissions and records, with copies to the chairperson of the student's department, chairperson of the department where the examination will be written, the dean of the student's school and the deputy vice-chancellor.
- If approved, the student should proceed to pay the challenge examination fee which is two thirds of the tuition for the course. This money must be fully paid before the exam is administered.
- The examination will be administered and the grade will be sent on the appropriate forms by the Department Chairperson to the Registrar's Office.
The Challenge Examination grade must be presented to the Academic Standards Committee for approval before it is entered onto the student's permanent record.
The final grades for each semester are recorded on the student's Permanent Record, and results are sent to parents, guardians or sponsors shortly hereafter. Grades and quality points are computed as follows:
Percentage Grade Point 92 -100 A 4.00 89 - 91 A- 3.67 85 - 88 B+ 3.33 80 - 84 B 3.00 (Above Average) 75 - 79 B- 2.67 70 - 74 C+ 2.33 65 - 69 C 2.00 (Average) 60 - 64 C- 1.67 50 - 59 D 1.00 (Below Average) 0 - 49 F 0.00 (Failure)
Other symbols which may appear on the grade report are as follows: AU, DG, IW, S, U, W, AW. These symbols are explained in subsequent pages of this bulletin.