The University operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and End-of-Semester Examination with the following weightings.
The Continuous Assessment component consists of take-home assignments, class quizzes and tests, term papers, and practical work. This component gives students the chance to demonstrate their abilities on a wider variety of learning tasks and a broader variety of work environments than is possible under formal examination conditions. For example, through continuous assessment students can learn the values and processes of team work, plan and solve real-life problems. There shall be a minimum of two (2) Continuous Assessments per course per semester.
Duration of End-of-Semester Examinations
The duration of end-of-semester examinations is determined by the credit weighting of the course as follows:
|Credit Weighting||Duration of Examination|
|One-Credit Course||1-1½ hours|
|Two-Credit Course||1½-2 hours|
|Three-Credit Course||2-3 hours|
|Practical Courses||2-3 hours|
The University uses letter grades and corresponding numerical weightings which reflect the quality of performance. Total raw scores (combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination) are converted according to the following scheme:
|Raw Score||Grade||Grade Point||Interpretation|
|80 – 100||A||4.0||Excellent|
|75 – 79||B+||3.5||Very Good|
|70 – 74||B||3.0||Good|
|65 – 69||C+||2.5||Average|
|60 – 64||C||2.0||Fair|
|55 – 59||D+||1.5||barely satisfactory|
|50 – 54||D||1.0||Weak Pass|
Audit – The grade point is zero.
Incomplete (IC) – A student is graded IC when he/she misses one or more components of the assessment.