To all Students
The Office of the Academic Registrar wishes to bring to your attention the following notices in accordance with the BSU Academic Policy.
Article.20.0; DEAD YEAR/RESUMPTION OF STUDY
- A student shall be allowed to take a dead year if he/she has applied for it. The student shall again write through the Academic Registrar, Faculty Dean and Head of department for resumption.
- A student must be registered in order to be granted a dead year. This means that he/she
must have paid 50% of the total University dues of that Semester and should have registered
within 75 calendar days.
- In case a student fails to report after the end of a dead year, he/she has to request for an extension with reasons. An extension may be granted only once.
- A student is exempted from the first year of the study after he/she has completed a Diploma and wants to upgrade to a Degree in the same field. Such a student may join the programme in the 2nd year.
- A student with a pass Diploma does not qualify for an exemption. If a student gets a pass Diploma, he/she is allowed to proceed to a Degree program, however, the student shall begin in year one.
- A student who has completed a Diploma from another recognized Institution may be
exempted from same Courses offered in the first year and be allowed to join a degree
programme in the Second Year. Exemptions will not be allowed for courses offered at
BSU and not offered to other institutions of higher learning.
- A student shall have to pay for the core and BSU fundamental courses not yet done as determined by BSU Council. These shall be reflected on their academic transcript as audited courses. Amount to pay is 100,000 per course unit and is liable to change.
- A candidate must pass the first and the Second Semester examination before he/she can be allowed to proceed to the next year/semester of studies.
- A student with active retakes can proceed to another year but must notify the Head of Department.
- A candidate who fails more than half of the courses registered for in a particular semester shall not proceed to the semester that follows.
Article.29.16 RETAKE, REPEAT OR MISSED COURSE UNIT
- A candidate who fails three courses and less in an exam in a semester shall be permitted to retake the examination in the failed course and re-write the coursework at a time when the courses are next offered. A student who fails any paper/ course shall retake it in the semester when it is next offered.
- A candidate who fails more than half of the courses shall repeat a semester.
- To pass a retake examination, a candidate must obtain at least 50% or 2.0 grade point of the marks in each subject for undergraduate programmes and for Graduate programmes one must obtain 60% in any retake exam including course works.
- Retake courses shall be assessed like any other courses.
- A failed course can only be retaken twice after the first attempt of the exam; after the third attempt, a student within the conceded pass range can apply to AR for consideration.
- Repeated courses shall be indicated on the Transcript as “RP”
- Retaken courses shall be indicated on the Academic Transcript as “RT”
- A retake fee for continuing students is Ugx. 25,000 per course. The retake fee is subjected to change.
- Students who fail to graduate in their due time shall be required to pay 250,000/= per course they are doing. The retake fee is subjected to change.
Article.29.28 PROGRESSION AND PASS MARK
A student must pass the first and Second Semester examinations before he/she can be allowed to proceed to the next academic year. An exception for this is if a student fails above 50% in one semester. In this case, the student is made to repeat, which is termed as problem case (PC). A student who fails more than half of the courses registered for shall not be allowed to progress to the next stage.
Our God Reigns.