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(b) A full-time student shall normally register for not more than fifteen and no fewer than twelve credits per semester.

Part-time programme

  • 6.

    (a) The programme may be done partly through part-time study. Where part-time study is combined with full-time study, all requirements for the degree shall normally be completed within twelve semesters.

    • (b)

      Normally, the minimum number of credits to be taken per semester shall be six, and the maximum, nine.

  • 7.

    (a) The programme may also be done entirely by part- time study in a minimum of fourteen semesters and a maximum of eighteen.

    • (b)

      such a student shall be required to do a minimum of six credits (2 courses) and a maximum of nine credits (3 courses) per semester.

  • 8.

    A student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty if after receiving a warning letter concerning his/her poor academic performance, the student’s GPA is less than 0.76 in the following semester.

  • 9.

    For the award of the degree, candidates must obtain the required number of credits in the areas specified in (4) above:

  • (a)

    cross Faculty and University courses.

  • (b)

    Foundations of Education and Educational Theory.

  • (c)

    professional Specialisation.

  • (d)

    the Study.

Submission of Assignments

  • 10.

    (a) In order to achieve a pass in any assignment set as part of coursework, the assignment must, among other things, be submitted by the due date unless the student applies for an extension on the grounds of extenuating circumstances and receives written permission from the Head of Department.

    • (b)

      Permission to make a submission after the due date must be supported by an approved medical certificate.

  • (c)

    Assignments submitted after the due date on grounds deemed to be extenuating shall be examined without penalty.

  • (d)

    Except as under (c) above, late submission after the due date will be graded as incomplete.

AwArD of Honours in tHe B.eD

  • 11.

    (a) In order to be eligible for Honours, a student must normally pass all courses listed under the appropriate Scheme of Examinations for that degree at the first sitting, except as provided under (b) below.

    • (b)

      A student who fails not more than two such courses at the first sitting and passes at the second sitting may still be awarded honours. However, a student failing three or more of these courses may not be awarded Honours.

  • 12.

    (a) Honours shall be awarded on the basis of performance in Faculty and Cross Faculty courses, provided that:

    • i)

      no zero level and Level I courses are included;

  • ii)

    24 credits (8 courses) derived from the specialization.

    • (b)

      To obtain First Class Honours the student must achieve

an average of not lower than 3.60 points.

  • (c)

    To obtain Second Class Honours (Upper Division) the student must achieve an average of not lower than 3.0 points.

  • (d)

    To obtain Second Class Honours (Lower Division) the student must achieve an average of not lower than 2.0 points.

13. Notwithstanding 2 (ii), (iii) and (iv) above, any student with results on the borderline between classes shall be the subject of special discussion by the Board of Examiners.


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