- Each course will be assessed at the time of its completion and a grade awarded. The grade will be based on an end of course examination and course work assessments. The course work assessment shall normally constitute 40% of the total course assessment and is made up of assignments and tests.
- Course work assessment may, however, with the approval of the Senate, constitute up to 100% of the total course assessment provided that where it exceeds 40% the assignments are made available for scrutiny by the external examiner.
- Each faculty shall have a clear policy on the publication of final examination grades with the rounding up or rounding down of numerical grades with decimal points.
Monitoring of the student’s progress in each course will be based on the following grading system.
|100 – 70||A||5||Distinction|
|69 – 60||B+||4||High Credit|
|59 – 50||B||3||Credit|
|49 – 40||C||2||Pass|
|39 – 35||D||1||Fail|
|34 – 0||E||0||Bad Fail|
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) COMPUTATION FOR AWARD CLASSIFICATION
The course grade multiplied by the appropriate unit weighing called Course Score will be accumulated over the whole period of study and will form the basis for the assessment of the academic award.
The sum of the complete Course Score in “required courses” divided by the total units of the “required courses” (i.e. all core courses plus necessary elective courses) is called the Grade Point Average (GPA) and will be used to classify the honours.
The Honours shall be classified as First Class Honours, Upper Second Class Honours, Lower Second Class Honours, or Pass (Third Class) Degree. The following scale shall be followed for such a classification:
|5.0 – 4.5||First Class||A|
|4.4 – 3.5||Upper Second Class||B+|
|3.4 – 2.6||Lower Second Class||B|
|2.5 – 2.0||Pass||C|
Courses taken as “Extra” shall not be taken into account when computing the classification but shall be recorded on the academic transcript.