Examination components

Contributions of every component of the assessment to the final mark shall be as follows:

Continuous assessment % End of Semester Examination %
Theory 20 Theory 20
Practical 25 Practical 35
Sub Total 45 Sub Total 55
     Grand Total 100

 Scores ranges

Marks will be awarded out 100. The marks so obtained from different assessment components will be clustered and be graded as follows

SN SCORE RANGE GRADE GRADE POINT DEFINITION
 1  75 -100  A  5  Excellent
 2  70 – 74  B+  4  Very Good
 3  60 – 69  B  3  Good
 4  50 – 59  C  2  Satisfactory
 5  0   49  F  0  Failure
6  - I    Incomplete
7 0 Q    Disqualified

Awarding Classification

The Grade Point Average (GPA) shall be computed from the credits and grade weights and classified as shown below

CLASS AWARD CUMMULATIVE GPA
First class 44 – 5.0
Upper second class 3.5 – 4.3
Lower Second class 2.7 – 3.4
Pass 2.0 – 2.6
  • Student shall be cleared qualified after successful completion of all modules prescribed for this level
  • Achievement of a minimum commutative grade point average (GPA) equivalent to pass
  • GPA shall be computed from grades achieved by student using NACTE guideline

Semester Examinations

  • Each module taught in a semester will be examined separately at the end of semester
  • A candidate will be eligible for the end of semester examination if she/he has successfully passed continuous assessment for each module
  • A student who fails to attain 50% of continuous assessment will not be allowed to sit for the semester examination
  • A student who does not sit for semester examination for any module shall have to do the examination for the module before progressing to the next semester
  • A student who attain GPA of 2.0 should be allowed to supplement the failed module once not later than four weeks
  • A student who fails semester examination with GPA less than 2.0 should be discontinued from the program
  • A student who fails semester examination after repeating the semester will be discontinued
  • A student who fail theory or practical examination will be allowed to supplement not later than 4 weeks after the first attempt
  • A student who fail any of the above supplementary examinations will be discontinued
  • The process of appeal should be reflected in training regulations of the MOHSW
  • Other regulations as per curriculum

Final Qualifying examinations

  • A candidate will be eligible for the final qualifying (and licensure for nurse)  examination  if she/he has successfully completed the total program of study
  • A candidate will be eligible for the final qualifying (and licensure for nurse)  examination  if she/he has successfully paid the examination fees as stipulated by the authority bodies.
  • A candidate who fails sick just before or during the examination, will be allowed to write the examination in the sick bay/ hospital under supervision, if he/she not seriously sick.
  • A candidate who fails seriously sick just before the or during the examination and is hospitalized, will be allowed to write the examination when next offered.
  • A finalist candidate who feels unable or is not yet ready to attempt a final examination for any reason, should present his/her case in writing to the Principal of the school four weeks before the date of the final examination and will be allowed to attempt the examination when is ready.

Passing Final examination and Licensure examination for Nurses

  • A candidate will be deemed to have passed the final examination and licensure examination for nurses if she/he attain a minimum of 50% of the set marks for both theory and oral and practical
  • A candidate who fails the qualifying examination or licensure examination will be allowed to re-sit or supplement the failed module during the next schedule (6 month) of the examination regardless of the number of the module failed.
  • A candidate who fails after the second attempt of the examination will be allowed to repeat a year.
  • A candidate who fails the final examination will be allowed to sit for the supplementary examination two times only.