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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’ College student 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’ College registration 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.

Performance Threshold
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%

Passing score
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


Examination Administrative Organs

Teachers Colleges shall use the following boards and systems to ensure that academic standards and examinations administration are maintained.

1.1     College Examiners Board

The following members shall constitute Departmental Examiners Board:

  • Head of Department – Chairperson
  • Internal Examiners – Member
  • External Examiners – Member

Responsibilities of the College Examiners Board are:

  • To review the setting of examinations in relationship with the curriculum;
  • To review the marking and the performance of students ;
  • To report findings and recommendation for improvements to the Examinations Board;
  • To compile results of all students in the college; and
  • To meet at least once per academic year to deliberate items (a) to (d) above.

1.2       College Examinations Board

The following members shall compose autonomous technical College’s board:

  • Principal – Chairperson
  • Academic Dean – Secretary
  • Registrar – Member
  • Vice Principal – Member
  • Heads of Departments – Member
  • Two Student representatives, a certificate and diploma/degree student (where such students exist) appointed by Students Organisation
  • An appointee of Academic Dean

Responsibilities of the College Examinations Board are:

  • To review external examiners reports at all departments
  • To review performance of all students
  • To recommend performance of student to NACTE
  • To discuss and recommend academic policies to NACTE for approval.

1.3         College Appeals Committee

The following members shall compose autonomous technical College’s appeals committee:

  • Principal – Chairperson
  • Academic Dean                       – Secretary
  • Vice Principal                          – Member
  • Registrar                                  – Member
  • Heads of Departments – Member
  • Two Student representatives, a certificate and diploma/degree student (where such students exists) appointed by Students Organization
  • Appointee of the Principal from outside of the college.

Responsibilities of the college appeals committee are:

  • To receive appeals, investigate, discuss and make recommendations.
  • To report to NACTE


Responsibilities of the College Academic Dean are:

  • In collaboration with the Registrar, and Vice Principal, has to prepare the college’s prospectus
  • To prepare the college’s Academic calendar
  • To prepare examination timetable
  • To collaborate with Vice Principal to appoint internal examiners, invigilators and supervisors, and recommend external examiners to NACTE
  • To prepare and organise examinations at the college
  • To compile examination results of the college
  • To answer any other examination related matter as directed by the Principal

1.5 Irregularities Committee of the Academic Board
There shall be Irregularities Committee of the Academic Board hereinafter called Irregularities Committee.
(a) Responsibilities:
i) The Irregularities Committee shall receive irregularities reports, deliberate, investigate and recommend action to be taken by the Academic Dean subject to approval of the Academic Board.
ii) The Academic Board and/or Irregularities Committee shall have powers to summon any academic staff, invigilator or students for questioning if deemed necessary.
(b) Composition:
Composition of the Irregularities Committee shall be decided by the Academic Dean in consultation with Deputy Principal Academic Research and Consultancy and Principal.

  • Programs offered:

Our college offers the following programs:

  1. Ordinary Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (NTA4- 6);
  2. Ordinary Diploma in Primary Education (NTA 4- 6);
  3. Ordinary Diploma in Science, Mathematics and ICT (NTA 4- 6)


1.6 Other Important Information Related to Admission

1.6.1 Registration
All selected candidates are required to register after they have paid registration fee within the first two weeks after arrival at the College. Specifically, the deadline for registration of first year students is two weeks from the first day of the orientation week, while for continuing students it is the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the First Semester session.
1.6.2 College Regulations
Upon admission, all freshers must obtain and read thoroughly the following regulations:
(i) Conditions for Government sponsorship (in case of government sponsored students)
(ii) Students General Welfare, Conduct and Disciplinary Regulations
(iii) Examination Regulations
(iv) The Constitution of the Mpwapwa Teachers’ College Students Organization (MpwTSO).
(v) Library Regulations
(vi) All admitted students are expected to comply entirely with the College regulations.
(viii) Any other regulations issued by the college and the Government of Tanzania from time to time.

1.6.3 During registration every student must produce the following documents:
(i) Joining Instructions sent to him/her
(ii) A duly filled acceptance form to abide by the College Rules and Regulations
(iii) A duly filled medical examination form
(iv) All the original receipts / pay in slips of the money paid to the college through the Bank
(v) Original certificates, academic transcripts, statement of results etc for  entry course entrants
(vi) A birth certificate/affidavit
(vii) 2 passport size and 4 stamp size photographs recently taken when required
(viii) All foreign students are required to apply for residence permit from their nearest Tanzania Embassy before they depart for Tanzania.

1.6.4 Every student shall report at the college at the beginning of the semester and on a prescribed date by the college. Any student who fails to report at the College on the prescribed date but reports not later than seven days from the date of reporting and without showing any reasonable cause for the failure to do so, shall be liable to receive a written warning from the Registrar.

1.6.5 Students who have been selected but cannot register at the college for any reason cannot defer the admission to the next academic year. Such students need to apply afresh.
3.6.6 Students who have postponed studies will be required to report at the college at the corresponding time/date and semester similar to that one she/he left.

1.6.7 No change of names by students is entertained during the course of study at the college. Names appearing on the original academic certificates shall be used.
3.6.8 No student is allowed to change course, except in very exceptional circumstances. In the latter case, no student is allowed to change course/programme later than the Friday of the second week after the beginning of the first  and second semester session.
1.6.9 No student is allowed to postpone studies after commencement of an academic year except under special circumstances. Permission to postpone studies is considered after producing satisfactory evidence for the reasons of postponement and written approval from the sponsor where applicable or from medical officer on medical grounds.
1.6.10 Students shall be allowed to be away from studies for a maximum of two academic years if they are to be allowed for re-admission to the same year of studies where they left.
1.6.11 Students discontinued from studies on academic grounds may be readmitted to a different programme in the immediate next academic year or in the same programme after lapse of two years.
1.6.12 Students discontinued from studies on disciplinary grounds are barred from re-admission to any programme at the college.