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Grading System


Classification of Degrees

For purposes of the final classification of degrees and where applicable, a FivePoint system shall be used in averaging the final grades.

  1. The letter grades will be assigned points as follows:
    Percentage 70-100 60-69 50-59 40-49 35-39 00-34  
    Grade A B+ B C D E  
    Points 5 4 3 2 1 0  
  2. Approved courses given for each degree shall be appropriately weighted in terms of credits.
  3. To get the score for each course multiply the points, as in (i) above by the weights, as in (ii) above.
  4. The total score for the degree shall be the total score for all countable courses taken by the
    candidate for the degree, computed as in (iii) above.
  5. The average score for the degree shall be computed by dividing the total score in by the total weight obtained. Photobucket
  6. The final classification shall be as follows:
    • First Class A (5.0-4.4)
    • Upper Second B+ (4.3-3.5)
    • Lower Second B (3.4-2.7)
    • Pass C (2.6-2.0)

Classification of Diplomas

No diploma of the University shall be classified except with the special permission of Senate and upon recommendations of the Board of a relevant Faculty. Where the Senate grants special permission for classification for a diploma, the provisions of classification of degree regulation above shall apply, subject to such necessary modifications, variations and conditions as the Senate may impose or prescribe.

Classification of Certificates

No certificate of the University shall be classified except with the special permission of the Senate and upon recommendations of the Board of a relevant Faculty or School and subject to such terms and conditions as the Senate may prescribe.

Other Grade Symbols

Other symbols, which may appear on the grade report, are as follows: AU, DG, I, S, U, W.

Awards

The board of examiners in a Faculty, upon its satisfaction that the standard required under relevant regulations for the award of a degree, diploma, certificate or other award, as the case may be, has been attained by a candidate in the University examinations applicable to him or her, may recommend to the Senate through the relevant Board of a Faculty or School, that such degree, diploma, certificate or other award be conferred upon or granted to such a successful candidate. The Senate may confer degrees and grant diplomas, certificates or other award of the University on or to candidates who satisfy requirements, and are recommended in accordance with regulation (i) above for such conferment or grant by, the Board of Examiners in a Faculty.

Certificates, Certification and Transcripts

The Senate shall issue certificates for degrees, diplomas, certificates or other award to such candidates as shall be declared to have satisfied the appropriate Board of Examiners and shall have been recommended to and approved by the Senate for the conferment or grant of such degree, diploma, certificate or other award. For certifying each copy of a degree certificate and an academic transcript, the first copy will be free of charge, and the succeeding copies will be charged a fee of TShs2,000 per copy, or such other sum as the Senate may from to time prescribe.

The Office of the Registrar issues transcripts of the student's academic record on written request by the student, but no transcript can be issued until all financial obligations to the University are met. Upon application for a transcript, a student or former student shall be given a transcript of his or her academic performance record free of charge for the first copy. For succeeding copies, there will be a charge of
TShs 5,000 per copy or its equivalent in USD payable by Money Order for foreign students, or such other sum as the Senate may from time to time prescribe. Any finalist student desirous of obtaining a transcript (s) shall submit an application for a transcript(s), a clearance form and digitalized pictures taken at the Office of the Registrar.

A student must submit a document evidencing that he or she acquired knowledge in a formal post secondary college and scored a grade not less than B to be allowed to challenge. Students must do all challenge Examinations during their first year of Study in the University.