FA C U L T Y Faculty
BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture
Exemptions from Level I and/or specific Level I and II courses, and credits for such courses may be granted to graduates of approved Tertiary Level In- stitutions who hold Diplomas or Associate Degrees in Agriculture, Home Economics, Food and Nutri- tion, Dietetics or Science (see Appendix VIII) or to Holders of (a) a degree from an approved University, or candidates who have partially fulfilled the require- ments for such degrees and (b) holders of other Associate degrees may apply to the Board of Under- graduate Studies, through the Faculty Board of the candidate’s campus for exemption from Level I and/ or Level II courses. Each such application will be considered on its own merit.
Candidates on transfer between different B.Sc. degree programmes or from other programmes of study within the University may, on the basis of passes already obtained, and on the recom- mendation of the Departments concerned, be exempted from some or all of the Level I courses and some of the Level II courses.
Candidates exempted from all Level I courses may complete the degree in a minimum of four (4) or a maximum of eight (8) semesters of full- time study from the time of transfer.
Candidates exempted from all of the Level I courses and some Level II courses may complete the degree in a minimum of two (2) semesters of full-time study from the time of transfer.
In the case of (c) above the time limit for the award of the degree will be pro-rated according to the amount of credit given for previously passed courses.
For all re-entry students the time limit for the award of honours will be determined at the time of re-entry and pro-rated according to the amount of credits given for previously passed courses.
Exemptions And Transfers
A candidate who, by virtue of illness, was prevented from attending examinations or part of the examinations associated with one or more Level II courses in the year of anticipated graduation may apply to the Board for Undergraduate Studies through the University Registrar for an Aegrotat pass in the course. Such an application will only be granted if all the following conditions are satisfied:
The appropriate Head of Department reports that, on the basis of the candidate’s performance during the period preceding the examinations, the candidate was expected to pass the examinations concerned and has satisfactorily completed any associated coursework.
ii. The application reaches the University Registrar not later than thirty (30) days after the date of the last paper in the examination concerned.
The application is accompanied by a medical certificate attesting to the illness and issued by a medical practitioner recognised for this purpose by the University.
No grade will be awarded in respect of an Aegrotat pass, and a candidate, having been awarded an Aegrotat pass will not be allowed to re-enter the examination for the course concerned on a subsequent occasion. An Aegrotat pass may not be used to satisfy a Prerequisite for other Level II courses.
A candidate, having satisfactorily completed the degree programme, who includes Aegrotat passes in courses counted for the degree programme, will be eligible for the award of an Aegrotat degree, provided that both of the following conditions are satisfied: