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STUDENT HANDBOOK 2016

Fostering Knowledge and Innovation

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Table of Contents Message from the Vice Chancellor Message from the Academic Registrar Message from the Dean Of Students FOREWORD 1.0 PRELIMINARIES 1.1 Historical Background 1.2 Preamble 1.3 Definitions 1.4 Aim and Purpose of the Rules and Regulations 1.5 Fundamental Institutional Statements 1.5.1 Vision 1.5.2 Mission 1.5.3 Philosophy 1.6 Functions of the University Board of Trustees (BOT) 1.7 Functions of the University Council 1.8 Functions of the University Senate 1.9 Schools and Programmes 2.0 Application 3.0 Interpretation and Enforcement 4.0 Impact 4.1 University Admission Requirements 4.2 Procedure of Application for Admission 4.3 Admission 4.4 Deferred Admission 4.5 Credit Transfers 4.6 Academic Year Structure 4.7 Degree Requirements 4.8 University Common Units 4.9 Requirements for Academic Major, Double Major and Minor 4.10 Units of Credit 4.11 Unit Load 4.12 Attachment 4.13 Students Assessment Policy 4.14 Types of Assessment 4.15 Grading System Fostering Knowledge and Innovation

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4.16 Annual Fees structure 4.17 Fees Payment 4.18 Cancellation and Fees refunds 4.19 Amount refundable 4.20 Refund of Caution Money 4.21 Examination Rules and Regulations 4.22 Conduct of Examinations 4.23 Exam Disciplinary Procedure Disciplinary Committee for Examination malpractice 4.24 Grades Appeal Procedure 4.25 Student Welfare a. Student Orientation b. Academic Advisor c. Guidance and Counselling services d. Health Services e. Sports Facilities f. Library Opening Hours g. Food Service h. Students Association i. Students Association 5.0 STUDENT CONDUCT 5.1 Students’ Rights and Privileges 5.2 Students’ on and off-campus conduct 5.3 Relationship with Other Students 5.4 Attendance of Lectures 5.5 Student Dress Code 5.6 Dignity and Decorum 5.7 Display of University Identity Card (I.D) 5.8 Use of Mobile Phones 5.9 Student Integrity 5.10 Prejudice and Harassment 5.11 Drug and substance Abuse 5.12 Use of Equipment and Regard for Property 5.13 Utilization of Facilities 5.14 Fire Safety Code 6.0 STUDENT DISCIPLINE Fostering Knowledge and Innovation

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6.1 Offences 6.2 Disciplinary Authority a. Procedures of the Students’ Disciplinary Committee b. Other procedures 6.3 Student Disciplinary Process 6.4 Redress of Student’s Grievances 6.5 Penalties for misconduct 6.6 Appeal against disciplinary measures or penalties 7.0 MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 7.1 Student Subscription 7.2 Entry into force 7.3 Variation

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Message from the Vice Chancellor It is with great pleasure to welcome you to this great University of excellence in higher education and innovative technology based on high moral values. Congratulations for securing a place in the university after your hard work in your o-levels. Remember rising to greater heights in academics has its own share of challenges which I believe you will overcome. The turbulence in this path will shape up your future personality and lives. This Students’ Handbook has been designed to guide you in your life as University student. If you adhere to the instructions in this handbook, you will have no problems as you pursue your study. There are different other members of the administration whose guidance you will find useful. There is the Dean of student, the Dean of schools, Chairman of departments and Academic Advisors. As an Islamic institution, we expect you to uphold the Islamic morals and ethics. Be devoted to your faith and trust in Allah and in God for non-muslims,that you will achieve what brought