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Modular Structure Overview

Definition of terms

Module: Modules are units of learning defined by learning objectives. They are a way to organise, structure, present, deliver and administer education. A Modular system involves significant changes in both curriculum (the content and organisation of the course) and pedagogy (the teaching and learning related activities).

Modularisation allows for greater flexibility in educational programme design. Subject matter organised into modules allows sharing of topics and competencies between and across degrees. It allows new methods of mixing and matching knowledge based on new visions of how thinking, learning and work occur in the present system of learning.

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Deferment of Programme

A student could interrupt his/her programme for whatever reason for a maximum pe¬riod of one year. but he/she must be granted permission by his/her Dean through his/her Head of Department. Such request for interruption of the programme will normally be granted within the first four (4) weeks of the start of the semester.

Where the interruption is for one semester, the student shall be required to satisfy the requirement for that semester before he/she proceeds to the next semester. A first year student shall have completed the requirements for his/her first year studies before exercising the right to defer his/her programme.

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Request for examinisation script

Students have a fundamental right to appeal for a remarking of their scripts if they find that their grades do not reflect their efforts. A student who requests re¬marking of his/her scripts shall follow the following procedures:

He/she shall address the request for re-marking to the Deputy Vice Chancellor through the Head of Department and the Dean.

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Board of examiners

Examiners Boards shall be composed according to regulations laid down by the University and they shall meet after every semester to consider the examination results and make appropriate recommendations. They shall also meet at the end of the year to review the performance of students during the academic year and make appropriate recommendations.

They shall normally meet three (3) weeks after the end of examinations.

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Further undergraduate academic regulation


Students must register during the official registration period at the times announced in the college calendar. They should plan their courses with their advisers prior to registration and follow the instructions contained in bulletins issued by the office of the University Registrar or on the Registrar's Web site. Those seeking to enrol after the scheduled registration period cannot be guaranteed acceptance. If permitted to register they will be charged a late registration fee.

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