At the end of each semester students are required to sit for examinations in accordance with the College regulations. In fulfilling these requirements, Ordinary Diploma (NTAs 4-6) students are required to observe the College examination regulations provided from time to time as approved CollegeCouncil and NACTE.
Statutory Examinations Power
The Mpwapwa Teachers College is empowered to make regulations governing the conduct of examinations and granted to inforce them for smooth and fair conduct of examination.
Primacy of College Examination Regulations
The College examination Regulations take precedence over any other regulations, including those of external or professional bodies, unless variation is specifically permitted by the College Council and the decision made by College Council or board shall be final and conclusive.
Examination Regulations and its applications
1 The examination regulations detail courses of action to be taken by Mpwapwa Teachers’ College on all matters related to examinations and awards.
2 These examinations regulations apply to programmes leading to the qualifications National Technical Awards Levels 4 – 6, Certificates and Diploma certified by any authorized boby or council in Tanzania or outside Tanzania but conducted at Mpwapwa Teachers’ College.
Cognisance of Examination Regulations
By registering as Mpwapwa Teachers’ Collegestudent every student is deemed to be cognisant of, and to have agreed to abide by, the examination rules set out in these regulations.
1. Examinations include continuous assessment (tests, assignments, seminars presentations, practicals or any other form of assessment specified in the study guide issued at the beginning of Semester) and end of Semester Examinations including practical where appropriate.
2 There shall be a written and, where the course demands, a practical examination during each end of semester for a course taught.
3 Timing of examinations shall be between 07.00 am and 06.00 pm any day of the week including weekends. Approved public holidays and other days when the College is closed are excluded.
Registration for modules
1 In the First Semester of any programme of study candidates shall register for studies and modules/course in their respective Departments during the orientation week and submit the dull signed registration form to the office responsible for academic.
2 Elective modules shall be registered at the Department offering the course and endorsed by the programme administering Department.
3 A candidate may be allowed to add or drop a module within the first two weeks of the semester subject to the approval of the programme administering Head of Department.
4 A candidate shall be examined in all modules registered for.
5 For an elective module to be offered, the minimum number of students shall be ten (25).
6 A candidate shall be registered in the first two weeks of a Semester.
Eligibility for Examinations
1 Candidates eligible for examinations shall be those fulfilling Mpwapwa Teachers’ Collegeregistration and course eligibility requirements, and full payment of fees.
2 No candidate shall be eligible for any examination in any module unless the Head of Department has been satisfied that the candidate has undertaken and completed the course by attendance of at least 75% of the lectures and practicals.
a) A candidate with compelling reasons may be granted Permission to absent her/himself from class by the Head of Department after consultation with the Registrar, Dean of student and Academic Dean.
b) Notwithstanding the provision of sub-section 2 (a), such a candidate shall be required to complete the course by attendance before being allowed to sit for the examination.
3 Permission for postponement of end of Semester Examinations for compelling reasons shall be granted by the Academic Dean in consultation with the Deputy Principal Academics, Research and Consultancy; while postponement of continuous assessment component for compelling reasons shall be granted by the respective Head of Department in consultation with the lecturer of the modules.
1 Examinations components
Examinations shall have two components that are assessed separately namely continuous assessment and end of Semester examinations. The candidates shall be required to pass both of them by not less than 50%.
2 Weighting of Assessment components
The overall score shall be 100% and shall be composed of Continuous Assessment and end of Semester Examination components. Weighting of assessment components unless specified otherwise at the beginning of the semester shall be:
a) Continuous Assessment 50%
b) End of Semester Examination 50%
The passing score for each assessment component out of 100% at the respective NTAs levels shall be:
a) 50% for continuous assessment, end of semester examination and for semester overall assessment for NTA levels 4 – 5
b) 45% for continuous assessment, end of semester examination and for semester overall assessment for NTA level 6