Friday, 05 March 2021 00:00

Course Adds and Course Drops are Now Open!

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Course Adds and Course Drops for Second Semester March 2021/ July 2021 is currently open. According to Academic calendar, Amoud University, September 2020/ July 2021, course adds and course drops are valid from Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 until Thursday, April 1st, 2021.

Course Adds and Course Drops

  1. A student may add (course add) or drop (course drop) a course from the existing credit load so long as there is justifiable grounds to do so, and so long as the minimum or the maximum credit loads for the programme for the semester are is exceeded.
  2. A student cannot add or drop a course to/from his/her existing credit load after the fourth (4th) week of the semester.
  3. A student cannot add a course to his/her existing credit load if his/her CGPA is less than 2.50.
  4. A student may drop a course from the semester course load if:
    1. The GPA for the semester, or the CGPA is less than 1.50; or
    2. There are justifiable reasons to do so.
  5. A student who has dropped a course or courses from the semester course load;
    1. Shall be required to add more courses to the next semester load to cover up for the courses dropped; or
    2. Shall take longer to graduate than others who did not drop course/s during the study years.
A section of students from freshman department undertaking their final examinations at Main Campus, Amoud University, January 2021 during end semester examinations for September 2020/ January 2021 final examinations.
A section of students from freshman department undertaking their final examinations at Main Campus, Amoud University, January 2021 during end semester examinations for September 2020/ January 2021 final examinations. | Photo By Abdallah Ali Yousuf and Sadam Ahmed Dahir "Gurey" | Amoud Media Team 2021
Friday, 05 March 2021 00:00

Student Transfers is Now Open!

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Student Transfers for Second Semester March 2021/ July 2021 is currently open. According to Academic calendar, Amoud University, September 2020/ July 2021, the students transfers is valid from Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 until Thursday, April 1st, 2021.

Students’ Transfers

Amoud University may, for valid reasons, allow students to transfer between universities, between faculties, and in a faculty between departments.

Inter-University Transfers

  1. Students wishing to join Amoud University from another university shall apply to the Chief Registrar, stating the reason/s for the intended transfer.
  2. Students from other universities can be admitted to Amoud University so long as the following conditions are fully met:
    1. The originating university is a member of the Somali Regional Education Network – somaliREN, or a recognized university.
    2. The year or level of study does not exceed sophomore (2nd year). No transfer to Amoud University shall be considered beyond sophomore.
    3. At least 75% of the courses are similar, or are related, or are equivalent to the courses in the programme the student is intending to join.
    4. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the student is not lower than 2.50.
    5. The applicant initially met the minimum requirements for admission into Amoud University and into the programme of interest.
    6. The prospective student has no pending financial and/or administrative obligations to the former university.
    7. The final decision on inter university transfers shall be taken by the Academic Affairs Committee.
Joint Examination Committee Meeting conducted in January 2021 for preparation of Final Examinations for various Academic Units in the first semester September 2020/ January 2021
Joint Examination Committee Meeting conducted in January 2021 for preparation of Final Examinations for various Academic Units in the first semester September 2020/ January 2021 | Photo By Abdallah A. Yousuf & Sadam Ahmed Dahir "Gurey"

Inter-Faculty Transfers

  1. Students wishing to change from one faculty to another shall apply to the Chief Registrar, stating the reasons for the intended transfer.
  2. Students may move from one faculty to another so long as the following conditions are fully met:
    1. The year or level of study does not exceed sophomore (2nd year). No transfers shall be allowed between faculties beyond sophomore.
    2. At least 50% of the courses are similar, or are related, or are equivalent to the courses in the programme the student is intending to join.
    3. The CGPA of the student is not lower than 2.50.
    4. The student initially met the minimum requirements for admission into the faculty and to the programme of interest.
    5. The student has no pending financial and/or administrative obligations to the former faculty.
    6. The Chief Registrar, in consultation with the Vice President, Academic Affairs, shall have the final decision on transfers between faculties.

Inter-Departmental Transfers

  1. Students wishing to change from one department to another shall apply to the Dean of the Faculty, stating the reasons for the
    intended transfer.
  2. Students may move from one department to another so long as the following conditions are fully met:
    1. The year or level of study does not exceed sophomore (2nd year). No transfers shall be allowed between departments beyond sophomore.
    2. At least 50% of the courses are similar, or are related, or are equivalent to the programme the student is intending to join.
    3. The CGPA of the student is not lower than 2.50.
    4. The student initially met the minimum requirement for admission into the department of interest.
    5. The student has no pending financial and/or administrative obligations to the former department.
    6. The Dean, in consultation with the Chief Registrar, shall have the final decision on transfers between departments.
Friday, 05 March 2021 00:00

Grade Appeal is Now Open!

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Grade Appeal for Second Semester March 2021/ July 2021 is currently open. According to Academic calendar, Amoud University, September 2020/ July 2021, the grade appeal is valid from Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 until Tuesday, March 16th, 2021.

Grade Appeal

  1. Results shall be released by the Dean after approval by Senate.
  2. A student who is not satisfied with his/her grade in a course may appeal to the Chief Registrar for remarking.
  3. The application must be lodged within the first two (2) weeks of official date of release of results by the faculty.
  4. The student should apply in writing through the Dean/HOD, and should specify;
    1. The course code and course title for the grade in dispute;
    2. The reasons why (s)he thinks that the grade is a not a true reflection of his/her performance.
  5. The student shall pay a remarking fee as determined by Senate.
  6. The Chief Registrar, in consultation with the respective Dean of faculty, shall appoint two (2) examiners to remark the paper. The examiners shall:
    1. Be persons who are knowledgeable in the course and are teaching the course or have taught the course before.
    2. Use the same marking guide used by the original course tutor to mark the appealed script.
    3. Mark the script and submit individual and collective report to the Chief Registrar.
  7. The New Grade shall be the final grade of the student in the course irrespective of whether it is better or not.
  8. The new grade shall be presented to Senate for approval and further direction.
Suleiman Hassan Ali, Chief Registrar, Amoud University, at a function in the recent past.
Suleiman Hassan Ali, Chief Registrar, Amoud University, at a function in the recent past.

According to Amoud University Academic Calendar for Academic Year September 2020/ July 2021, Re-Exams and Special Examinations for faculties located at Main campus Amoud University and in particular those running undergraduate degree and diploma programmes, are scheduled to start on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 and will continue for seven days ending Saturday, April 10th, 2021.

Re-Exams and Special Examinations

  • Students who fail in the End-of-Semester examinations shall be required to take Re-Exams.
  • Students who did not attempt the End-of-Semester examinations for justifiable reasons and with permission from the Dean of Faculty or School shall be required to take Special Exams.
  • Re-exams/ Special Exams shall be conducted within the first Four (4) weeks of the new semester. For avoidance of doubt, there shall be no Re-Exam/
  • Special Exam paper after the fourth week of the semester.
  • A student cannot sit for more than two (2) Re-Exams in one examination.
  • A student can sit for any number of Special Exams in one examination as long as permission is obtained from the Dean of Faculty or School.
  • Senior students in their final semester who fail shall NOT sit more than two Re-Exam (2) courses after the final End-of-Semester examinations, just before graduation.
  • Sophomore students who failed some courses in Freshman Year or did not attempt some courses shall take the Re-Exam/ Special Exam of Freshman Year when it is next offered.
  • The marking and processing of Re-Exams/ Special exams shall be concluded within one (1) week of the last date of Re-Exam examinations.
  • As long as the Re-Exams/ Special Exam results processing is not concluded, the former grades shall remain calculated in the GPA.
  • The highest grade a student can attain in a Re-Exam is grade “C”.
  • The highest grade a student can attain in a Special Exam is grade “A”.
  • There shall be NO RE-Exam for coursework.

 

A Section of Students sitting for examinations at main campus, Amoud University, in the recent past, Sep 2020/ Jan 2021 Semester
A Section of Students sitting for examinations at main campus, Amoud University, in the recent past, Sep 2020/ Jan 2021 Semester

Compensatory Questions

  • A Compensatory question is an extra question in the end of semester question paper attempted by a student who had missed Mid-Term exams. For avoidance of doubt;
    A Compensatory question is not an additional question on the examination paper.
    The Compensatory question is already included in the examination paper as an ordinary question, usually as an optional question (in Section B and Section C).
    A student who attempts more than the recommended alternative question(s) shall be answering a Compensatory question so long as the student had prior permission to do so.
    Unless a student had prior permission to answer extra question(s), answering extra question(s) shall not give the student any advantage.
    Students who, for valid reasons, were not able to sit for Mid-Term examinations shall be required to attempt a Compensatory question (s) in the End-of-Semester examinations.
    There shall be no additional time for students who attempt Compensatory question(s).

Get In Touch

Main Campus, Amoud University, Borama, Somaliland

  • Add: Amoud Valley, Borama, Awdal
  • Tel: +252 6 14144
  • Email: president@amouduniversity.org
  • Hotline: +252 63 4458618

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