Course Structure and Duration

Part I: Taught Courses

In each semester, candidates will be required to take a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of six (6) examination papers inclusive of re-sits.

All candidates shall be required to take and pass a total of eighteen (18) examination papers before being allowed to proceed to do a Research Project.

Each course shall be examined through a two-hour written examination paper at the end of each semester.

The final written examination shall account for fifty percent (50%) of the marks in each course, while continuous assessment shall account for the remaining fifty percent (50%).

The pass mark for each course shall be fifty percent (50%).

Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any course unit may on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be allowed to take up to two re-sit examinations.

A pass obtained in the re-sit examinations shall be recorded as 50% in the candidates academic record.

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the second re-sit examination shall be subject to the following on recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by Senate:-

a) Discontinued if the failed courseis a core course, or

b) Allowed to change to another specialization option if the failed course is a specialization course, or

c) Allowed to take another elective if the failed course is an elective course.

Part II: Research Project

Candidates shall be required to submit supervised research project for examination at least three weeks before end of semester in which it is to be examined.

For purposes of examination regulations, the Research Project shall be considered to be equivalent to six (6) courses.

The pass mark for the Research Project shall be fifty percent (50%).

A candidate who fails in the research project may on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or Examiners and approval by Senate, be allowed to re-submit the project for examination, up to two times within the stipulated period of 15 semesters.

A pass obtained in the re-submission of a research project shall be recorded as 50% in the candidates academic record.

Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the second re-submission of the research project or fails to complete their study within the stipulated period of 15 semesters shall on recommendation of the Faculty Board of Examiners and approval by senate be discontinued. A candidate shall not be allowed to work on a research project for more than two semesters. All re-submissions must be done within the two semesters.