REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS
1.0 EXAMINATION GRADING SYSTEM
|1 – 59.99||Non Probatus||Fail|
|60.00 – 69.99||Probatus||Pass|
|70.00 – 79.99||Bene Probatus||3rd Class|
|80.00 ‑ 89.99||Cum Laude Probatus||2nd Class (Lower Division)|
|90.00 ‑ 95.99||Magna Cum Laude Probatus||2nd Class (Upper Division)|
|96.00–100||Summa Cum Laude Probatus||1st Class Honours|
2.0 CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS:
2.1 AUTHORITY OVER EXAMINATION
The Bigard Academic Council (of which the Very Rev. Fr. Rector is the head, with the Deans of Studies as permanent members) exercises full authority and responsibility in this area.
2.2.1 The examiner for each subject will be the lecturer of that subject.
2.2.2 The chief invigilator for each subject will be the examiner for that subject.
2.2.3 Assistant invigilators will be assigned by the Dean of the faculty with the aim of ensuring that there is enough number for effective invigilation.
2.3 INVIGILATORS’ DUTIES BEFORE THE EXAMINATION
2.3.1 Arrive fifteen minutes before the commencement of the examination.
2.3.2 Check sitting accommodation; the availability of question papers, answer sheets, permitted materials.
2.3.3 Read out instructions to candidates.
2.3.4 Ensure allocation of places; distribution of question papers, answer sheets, permitted materials; due silence and order in the hall.
2.4 INVIGILATORS’ DUTIES DURING THE EXAMINATION
2.4.1 Start proceedings punctually (candidates arriving after the examination has started, maybe admitted only at the chief invigilator’s discretion).
2.4.2 Begin with a short prayer.
2.4.3 Exercise vigilance and caution, giving attention to the candidates rather than reading, writing or dozing.
2.4.4 Respond to enquiries by going to the candidate concerned.
2.4.5 Announce stipulated time intervals: each hour, thirty minutes from the end, expiration oftime. (No candidate should quit the hall until thirty minutes before the end of theexamination time).
2.4.6 Stop promptly and clear candidates from the hall.
REGULATIONS CONCERNING FAILURES IN SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
- Any student that failed any course in the first semester should be given the opportunity to re-sit for the said paper or papers in the course of the second semester.
- If after the re-sit examinations he fails four or more courses he should be recommended for immediate withdrawal.
- If he fails less than four courses after the re-sit examination he would not be recommended for withdrawal unless he fails additional courses in the second semester to bring the total number of courses failed to four or more.
- If a candidate fails four or more subjects in the second semester examinations, he should be recommended for withdrawal since there would be no room for any re-sit examinations before the next academic year.
- Those who failed less than four courses in the second semester will have their normal re-sit examinations at the beginning of the next academic year.
- Each candidate must pass all the courses he has registered for before proceeding to the next year. A student is allowed to carry over only one course to the next year. Any other failure after repeat without clearing the previous carry over entails repeating the current year.
- The policy on ‘carry over’ indicated in No. 6 above will continue to be respected, while the rule on ‘fail four courses and fail out’ will be applied on those who fail four or more courses.
- Candidates due for comprehensive degree examinations at the end of each year must have passed all their semester examinations, including those taken at the first semester of the degree year. Failure here implies automatic exclusion from the comprehensive degree examination.
- A candidate who absents himself from re-sit examination without written clearance from the Dean of Studies scores zero for the examination. This is without prejudice to any other disciplinary measure, which the seminary authorities may think suitable.
RULE ABOUT EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES
The seminary continues to uphold the provisions of Section V, Rule 27 (vii) of the Seminary Rules, which states thus:
Examination malpractice of whatever nature, e.g., cheating, leaking, copying, expo, falsification of marks, forging of certificates etc., merits the guilty student immediate expulsion.