Assessment

Assessment shall consist of continuous assessment and a written examination each with a weighting of 50%. Continuous assessment in each course which shall be weighted 50% shall consist of all prescribed components of coursework such as tests and assignments. The final written examinations shall carry 50%. A pass mark in each course, Teaching Practice, and the Research Project shall be a mark of 50% or better. Candidates may apply to repeat the failed courses.

Classification of Degree

The degree of Bachelor of Science shall be classified as distinction, merit, credit or pass. In calculating the grade of degrees the following shall be applied for the grades obtained in the 3rd and 4th year of study:
Grade Full Courses Half Courses
A+ 5 2.5
A 4 2
B+ 3 1.5
B 2 1.0
C+ 1 0.5
C 0 0
In calculating the grade of degree, the following shall be applied;
Average Score Per Course Grade of Degree
3.5 Distinction
2.5 Merit
1.5 Credit
0 Pass
Computation for the purposes of the classification of the degree shall be based on the number of courses in the programme. The following example shall be the basis of computation.
10 Courses 11 Courses 12 Courses 13 Courses 14 Courses 15 Courses Classifcation
35.5 + 39 + 42.5 + 46 + 49.5 + 53 + Distinction
25.5 - 28 - 38.5 30.5 - 42 33 - 45.5 35.5 - 49 38 - 52.3 Merit
15.5 - 17 - 27.5 18.5 - 30 20 - 32.5 20 - 32.5 23 - 37.5 Credit
0 - 15 0 - 16.5 0 - 18 0 - 19.5 0 - 21 0 - 22.5 Pass

Assessment

Assessment shall consist of continuous assessment and a written examination each with a weighting of 50%. Continuous assessment in each course which shall be weighted 50% shall consist of all prescribed components of coursework such as tests and assignments. The final written examinations shall carry 50%. A pass mark in each course, Teaching Practice, and the Research Project shall be a mark of 50% or better. Candidates may apply to repeat the failed courses.
Assessment of all courses shall consist of coursework and a written examination. The coursework continuous assessment shall have a weighting of 40%and the final examination in the course shall have a weighting of 60%in each course. The continuous assessment shall consist of tests, assignments, projects, practical work, and any other work as may be assigned in each course. Continuous assessment shall consist of at least two assessments in each term. Only students who have passed the continuous assessment shall be allowed to sit for the final examination. A pass mark in continuous assessment is 50%. The pass mark in each course and in the Research Project is a score of 50% or better. The following grading scheme shall be used to grade all the work :
86 - 100 % A+ Distinction
76 - 85 % A Distinction
68 - 75 % B+ Meritorious
62 - 67 % B Very Satisfactory
56 - 61 % C+ Definite Pass
50 - 55 % C Bare Pass
40 - 49 % D+ Bare Fail
0 - 39 % D Fail
NE Not Examination Taken
LT Left Without Permission
DQ Disqualified
WP Withdrew with Permission
P Compensatory Pass
F Fail
EX Exempted
DEF Deferred
FCA Failed in Continuous Assessment
NAT Not Sufficient Class Attendance

To complete the requirements of degree programmes in the School candidates must complete supervised research leading to the Research Project, Dissertation or Thesis.

Research Projects in the case of the BSc and the PGDE, and Dissertations and Theses in the case of the MSc and the PhD that have not been approved and supervised in the School are not acceptable for completion of studies.

Candidates who fail the Research Project, Dissertation or Thesis may apply to repeat on a new research theme or topic.

Candidates pursuing the BSc and the PDGE in Mathematics and Science Education are required to do practical teaching in High Schools. The duration of practical teaching is a minimum of twelve (12) weeks.

Every student is required to attend a minimum of 80% of lectures, seminars and tutorials, and all laboratory work given in each course in an academic year. A student who does not meet this requirement for attendance shall not be admitted for final examinations in that course.

The School, may withdraw a student from a course during the academic year on the grounds of his/her failure after due warnings, to fulfil the compulsory class attendance, tutorials, field projects or written requirements of the course as specified for a particular course.

To proceed to the next year of study, candidate must pass ALL the courses taken during the academic year of study.

The Board of Studies may permit a candidate who has failed in no more than one course to proceed and repeat the failed course along with the full load for the subsequent year; except where the failed course is a pre-requisite to a higher course in which case the candidate shall not be allowed to take a higher course for that year.

A student must have passed all courses of the programme of his/her study to qualify for graduation.

At the beginning of every academic year, students shall register for the designated number of courses to be studied in that particular academic year. Continuing students need to fulfil progression requirements before registering for higher courses. The Head of Department and Assistant Dean are the designated academic advisors about academic programmes. All successful registration forms should be signed by the HOD. Only duly registered students are considered bona fide students and allowed to attend lectures in the department.
The letters and numbers represent the code (i.e., two-letter code for degree courses). The third digit indicates the course weight designation; 0 for a full credit course, 1 to 9 for a half credit course. Codes for courses in School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Code Name of Course
MA Mathematics
PH Physics
BI Biology
CH Chemistry
PE Principles of Education
TP Teaching Practice
PP Physics Project
MG Management
TM Teaching Methods

The BSc shall normally be completed within four years on a full-time basis and within six years on part-time basis. Candidates who are exempted from first year shall complete studies within three years on a full-time basis and within five years on part-time basis.

The PGDE shall normally be completed within one year on a fulltime basis and two years on part-time basis.

The MSc shall normally be completed within two years on a fulltime basis and three years on part-time basis.

For the PhD, the research and thesis shall be completed at least three years and within six years after the initial registration. Research and Supervisors for research leading to a doctoral thesis must be approved and appointed by the School in liaison with the Graduate School.