Diploma in Records Management and Information Science
Degree awarded: DRMIS
Duration: 2 years
This programme is designed because Records Management and Information Science (RMIS) is a discipline that aims at training information professionals to serve different stakeholders for development. RMIS is considered a cross-cutting discipline in humanities, sciences and technology.
The programme is run on a semester basis and targets students who have completed a Certificate, A’level, or its equivalent.
In order to qualify for the award of Diploma in Records Management and Information Science of Bishop Stuart University, a student must have satisfied the University Senate in the following:
Must have been a registered student for the prescribed four semesters of this programme.
Must have successfully completed the prescribed number of credit units for this programme which includes internship/field attachment (126 credit units)
A candidate who fails the examination, having failed not more than three courses shall be permitted to retake the examination in the failed course(s) and re-write the coursework.
A candidate who fails the examination in more than three courses may be permitted to retake examinations in the failed courses provided that he/she does not proceed to the courses of the following semester.
The candidate will retake the programme and rewrite the coursework in a corresponding semester when he/she failed.
To pass a retake examination a candidate must obtain at least 50% or 2.0 grade point of the marks in each subject. Retake courses will be assessed out of 100%.
A failed course can only be retaken twice.
Retaken courses shall be indicated on the Transcript as “RT”
Grading and Classification of Awards
|Marks||Letter Grade||Grade Point||GPA||Explanation||Classification|
|80-100||A||5.0||4.4 – 5.0||Excellent||First Class (1)|
|70 – 79||B+||4.0||4.0 – 4.3||Very good||Second Class Upper division (2:1)|
|60 – 69||B||3.0||3.0 – 3.9||Good||Second Class Lower division (2:1)|
|50 – 59||C||2.0||2.0 – 2.9||Satisfactory||Pass (3)|
|0 – 49||D||1.0||0 – 1.9||Failure|