Academic Affairs Directorate Publishes Provisional Time-Table and Modalities for End of Second Semester 2020 Examinations

The Academic Affairs Directorate has published a Provisional Time-Table and Modalities for the End of Second Semester 2020 Examinations. This follows the release of a revised academic calendar for the remainder of the 2019/2020 academic year which was necessitated due to interruptions on the academic calendar as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

In line with the Business and Executive Committee’s (BEC’s) approval for tuition and assessment for the remainder of the Second Semester of the 2019/2020 academic year to take place online, using the University's Sakai Learning Management System (LMS), University Examinations will run from 8th June to 3rd July, 2020.

A notice to members of the University community issued by the Acting Director of Academic Affairs, Mrs. Christy Badu, provides the following modalities for the End of Second Semester 2020 Examinations:

1. Examiners are to administer the Final Examination to make up 30% to 50% of the total course grading for the semester.

2. Examiners are to note that for the Final Examinations, take home tests should be largely administered.

3. Departmental Examination Officers are to extract their respective timetables for the attention of their students for any feedback on clashes.

4. The Provisional Timetable for the Examinations will be made available to Departmental Examination Officers and Heads of Department for the notice of their Examiners, to be brought to the attention of students.

5. The Schedule comprises eight 3-day sessions with two free days at the end of the examination period for any contingencies.

6. Any clashes should be brought to the attention of the Academic Affairs Directorate (AAD) by 27th of May, 2020.

7. Examiners may give the prescribed take-home or other mode of examinations at the start of each session per the Schedule. Submission deadlines should be determined by respective Examiners but limited to the stated period.

8. Should there be a need for any Examiner to re-schedule an examination to suit a course/class, the Departmental Examinations Officer must be informed to handle it at the Unit level. The Academic Affairs Directorate (AAD) and the respective College Academic Officers should however be notified of any such arrangements.

9. Schedules for any courses not covered by the Draft Timetable, such as practicals, orals, etc., should be organized by the Examiner with the consensus of the students, and brought to the notice of the AAD.

10. Examiners will be required to submit information on the Final Examinations undertaken in the Second Semester 2020, including the examination mode, records of examination participation (attendance) by students etc. to the AAD per an online platform.

11. Examination overlaps for students of up to three courses within the same session is permissible. Students should notify Examiners promptly about any clashes of more than three courses. Such other courses will be rescheduled. Concessions should also be made by Examiners for missed examinations if students submit justifiable reasons.

12. Reports of Examination Malpractices should be submitted to the AAD via an on line Examinations Malpractice Form to be circulated prior to the start of the examinations. Any evidence should be scanned/photographed and attached whilst the originals must be kept safe for later reference.

13. Examiners with issues with the Provisional Timetable may contact Examinations Unit of the AAD through their Departmental Examinations Officers for assistance.


Please click here to access the Provisional Time-Table