TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER I: ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS. 4
Section 1: Admission. 4
Section 2: Registration. 4
CHAPTER II: TEACHING AND LEARNING ORGANISATION.. 7
Section 1: General Teaching-Learning organization. 7
Section 2: Regular Attendance. 9
CHAPTER III: ORGANISATION OF ASSESSMENTS. 10
Section 1: Assessment methods and procedures. 10
Section 2: Admission to Assessments. 12
Section 3: Invigilation. 12
Section 4: Academic malpractices. 14
Section 5: Awarding and Calculation of Marks. 15
Section 6: Progression requirements. 17
Section 7: Calculation of credit- weights and award. 18
CHAPTER IV: RESEARCH PROJECTS. 20
CHAPTER V: ACADEMIC AWARDS AND FINAL PROVISIONS. 22
HLIs: Higher Learning Institutions
KHI: Kigali Health Institute
NCHE: National Council for Higher Education
OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Examination.
RNQF: Rwanda National Qualifications Framework
VRAR: Vice Rector in charge of Academic affairs and Research
Academic Regulations are a set of rules adopted by the Board of Directors. Its objective is to define and determine:
§ Admission criteria and registration requirements;
§ Organisation of educational programmes;
§ Assessment modalities;
§ Rules governing final papers and dissertations;
§ Categories of students;
§ Conditions for promotion, supplementary examinations, repeating a year of study, and discontinuation/exclusion of students;
§ Academic documents to be issued by KHI.
To be a centre of excellence in training and development of health professionals.
To train and improve the capacity of health professionals.
MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS:
The mandate of Kigali Health Institute, as is outlined in the Act of Parliament No 07/2002 of 22nd February, 2002 and amended in 2008, includes the following:
- Training of sufficient number of highly qualified personnel for nursing and allied health professions;
- Providing continuous and proficiency training for in-service health personnel;
- Promoting research and use of technology in health care.
These regulations apply to all programmes leading to the various awards as stipulated in the national institutional qualifications frameworks. In order to facilitate the implementation of academic activities, the academic senate shall put in place committees and councils/boards that work hand in hand with the Vice Rector for Academic affairs and Research in accordance with the requirements of National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in Rwanda.
CHAPTER I: ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Article 1: KHI reserves the right to admit applicants who fulfil the admission requirements set in accordance with the entry profile specific to each programme, in addition to the minimum requirements for entrance criteria as set in the Rwandan National Qualifications Framework by the Ministry of Education.
Article 2: Applicants holding relevant diplomas/certificates or equivalent from outside Rwanda and approved by the National Council for Higher Education may be admitted to KHI through the KHI admission board in consultation with the relevant department.
Article 3: Applicants from other higher learning institutions can transfer to KHI if the equivalence of their education level is established by the NCHE. The request shall be submitted at least one month before the beginning of an academic year for which the transfer is sought. The determination of the amount of credit to be awarded, the point of the programme at which the student should join and/or the modules to be taken or exempted will rest with the Admission Board, based on the recommendation by concerned department.
Article 4: As a proof of admission to any programme, the Academic Registrar’s office shall issue an admission letter and thereafter a registration letter to the candidate after fulfilling all the requirements of the registration process.
Article 5: Each year’s academic calendar indicating registration periods is proposed by the Vice Rector in charge of Academic Affairs and Research, adopted by the Academic Senate and approved by the Board of Directors. The Academic Registrar monitors registration and makes sure that opening and closing dates for registration are respected.
Article 6: For new students, the following information shall be published by the institution at least three months before the beginning of the following academic year:
i. Procedures for registration
ii. Required documents,
iii. Entry requirements,
iv. Fees structure and
v. Period for registration.
Article 7: For the first registration, the student shall submit the required documents in duplicate and pay in full the registration fees and caution money in accordance with KHI fees structure. The required documents include:
1. A certified copy of the relevant educational qualifications;
2. A medical certificate not exceeding three months validation;
3. A copy of national identity card or passport;
4. Two recently taken passport size photographs.
5. Proof of financial clearance/sponsorship
Article 8: Continuing students including those repeating the academic year shall register individually at the Academic Registrar’s office two weeks before the beginning of the following academic year, and shall submit the financial clearance to complete the registration process.
Article 9: The amount of tuition fee shall be proposed by KHI Management and approved by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Ministry of Education policy. Tuition fee is paid before or during the registration period except when otherwise authorized by the KHI Management.
Article 10: Late registration will be subject to approval by the Admission Board and a mandatory penalty fee of five thousands Rwandan Francs (Rwf 5000) per week of delay except when exempted by the Admission Board. No registration will be accepted two weeks after the end of registration period.
Article 11: A student’s registration may be cancelled at any time during the academic year by the academic senate on the grounds of absence without permission for two weeks. Such cancellation shall last for a period of one academic year. The student shall re-register for the cancelled year of study in the following academic year. In a case of serious omission, false declaration at registration or a serious violation of the rules governing KHI, a student shall be indefinitely excluded, and legal action may be taken against him or her.
Article 12: A student may make a written request to the Academic Registrar to suspend his/her registration. Except documented emergencies, only a request submitted not later than two weeks after the beginning of academic year will be considered and the decision will be taken by the Academic Registrar on the strength of the evidence provided. The suspension shall be granted only once and for a period of one year. An exception on such period may be made in cases of serious or debilitating illness/ handicap, or any justifiable reasons, and this extension of the suspension period shall not be more than two years. Otherwise, a student shall re-apply for admission
Article 13: In case a student abandons studies for a period exceeding one month without permission, he/she shall be considered as indefinitely excluded.
Article 14: Upon completion of registration process, the Academic Registrar’s office shall issue a student’s identity card, indicating the name, registration number, programme and level of study. It bears among other details, the photograph of the student and the academic registrar’s signature. Replacement card can be issued as a duplicate upon presentation of a police report and payment of five thousands Rwandan francs (Rwf 5000).
Article 15: When, for whatever reasons, a student is discontinued before the end of the academic year, he/she shall hand all items belonging to KHI that would be in his/her possession, including student’s identity card, back to the Academic Registrar’s office within five working days.
Article 16: Orientation is compulsory for newly registered students at the beginning of each academic year.
Article 17: The medium of instruction and assessment shall be English.
Article 18: The Intensive English Programme is compulsory to new students as a pre-requisite to KHI teaching and learning activities.
Article 19: KHI teaching and learning activities are organized according to the semester system. Each academic year comprises of two semesters and at the end of each semester, the results are approved by the Academic Senate. Any change to the academic calendar shall be approved by the academic senate.
Article 20: At the end of each academic year, the faculty council designs the annual plan of its faculty for the following academic year and submits it to the academic quality committee for review before being finally approved by the academic senate.
Article 21: The Academic Registrar shall release the full semester teaching and learning timetable at least one week before the semester begins.
Article 22: Teaching-learning activities shall be carried out in accordance with individual module specifications which may include: (1) lectures, (2) tutorial sessions, (3) tutorial assignments, (4) laboratory including skills laboratory demonstrations, (5) clinical/field training, (6) community outreach (7) research projects, and other related educational activities which aim at consolidating student knowledge, skills, and change of attitudes.
Article 23: Each programme consists of modules with a particular number of credits required in order to obtain a relevant academic award, in accordance with the RNQF for Higher Education. Each curriculum should specify pre-requisite module(s) to the subsequent one(s).
Article 24: Each module, including clinical training, is valued in terms of credits. One credit is equated to 10 hours of notional student learning effort. One academic year of fulltime undergraduate study is equivalent to 120 credits. For clinical/field training module, the number of credits shall be in accordance with individual programme specifications as stipulated in the Clinical Training Guidelines, article 2.6.4. Each teaching-learning session is 50 minutes.
Article 25: All modules in the programme are assigned to the team that has the required competence for facilitating learning. The members of academic staff who undertake such an assignment form a module team, headed by a module team leader
Article 26: Each module has a unique title (name) and unique code made up of:
1. a three-letter providing a mnemonic for the title of the module
2. a code of the department responsible for the module,
3. number of the module level, as defined in RNQF
4. number of credit weight for the module
Article 27: Each module leader must submit to the departmental council the module guideline for approval before it is given to students.
Article 28: Each student will receive a soft copy of the module guideline at the beginning of the module. Module guideline shall include:
1. the objectives of the module
2. the expected outcomes from the module;
3. the detailed topics and subtopics to be covered
4. the detailed schedule of delivery of topics
5. the teaching-learning methods
6. the schedule for continuous assessment
7. the assessment weighting and criteria
8. the main text book and a list of references
Article 29: A module is considered complete if the number of hours for teaching learning activities that were conducted is at least 90% of the planned hours in the programme, except for clinical training modules which must be conducted at 100% in accordance with the KHI Clinical Training Guidelines, article 2.6.6.
Article 30: Students are considered to have completed their studies and obtain their awards once they have passed all of the required modules and accumulated the required number of credits.
Article 31: Attendance at lectures, seminars, practical, and Continuous Assessment tests, is compulsory. A lecture session or any other teaching-learning activity shall start according to the scheduled timetable; therefore, the lecturer has the right to deny entrance to students that come 10 minutes late.
Article 32: A student shall not miss lectures, seminars, and practical without prior permission of the head of department or his/her representative. To meet the class attendance requirements, students should have attended at least 90% of the total learning activities of each module, and 100% for clinical training. Attendance check up is the responsibility of each lecturer while the head of department ensures that this is implemented.
Article 33: Each student shall use a uniform and display his/her student card in all academic activities. Failure to do so will deny a student access to academic premises and clinical activities.
Article 34: All tests and final examinations shall be set in accordance with KHI approved structure of examination guidelines.
Article 35: For the completion of a module, two major assessments have to be conducted: continuous assessments and a final examination. The above assessments shall include, but not limited to, take home assignments, group assignments, essays, written tests, OSCE, field assignments as well as written or oral examinations. It is the responsibility of each lecturer to abide to assessment methods stated in the curriculum and module description. Assessment procedures need to be clearly informed to students at the beginning of the module through the module guideline distributed to students.
Article 36: Clinical/field training modules shall comprise of continuous assessments at the end of each rotation and the aggregation mark shall be made for the whole module. The clinical/field training shall be undertaken by a student after he/she has passed successfully the OSCE of the prerequisite module. The end of cycle clinical/field examination shall be conducted as part of final clinical/field placement module.
Article 37: Grades and feedback on continuous assessments shall be provided to students within one week.
Article 38: All continuous assessment tests shall be moderated by the module team and approved by the module leader. All final examinations shall be approved by the departmental examination council. The final examination and the marking scheme will also be subjected to moderation by the KHI examination board.
Article 39: A ten credit module shall normally be assessed by a one to two hour examination and/or one substantial piece of coursework (e.g. a 3000-word essay) or two shorter pieces of coursework (e.g. a 1000-word essay, an assessed oral presentation). A twenty-credit module shall normally be assessed by a three- hour examination and/or two substantial pieces of coursework. The assessment burden for modules of other lengths shall be in proportion to their size.
Article 40: External examiners from accredited higher learning institutions shall be appointed by the academic registrar in consultation with Deans of faculty and heads of department to evaluate professional modules, research projects, assessment methods and procedures, as well as the curriculum.
Article 41: Each final examination script shall be marked by at least two examiners. One of the examiners shall be the lecturer who will have taught the module/unit, the second examiner shall be appointed by the departmental council. If the difference in marks between the two examiners is more than five percent (5%) of their average mark,, a third examiner shall be involved; and if he/she gives a mark different from the marks of the first two examiners, the average mark of all the three examiners shall be made and considered as final.
Article 42: The module leader shall submit a hard copy of his/her typed examination and the marking scheme to the head of the department six weeks prior to its date of administration. Thereafter, the head of department shall forward only the examination papers to the examination office for its administration. No examination shall be sent via e-mail or fax. Examination papers along with module description shall be sent to external examiners by post four weeks prior to its date of administration.
Article 43: All examinations shall indicate the code and name of the module, the duration of the examination, name of the department, programme, the date and time of administration, mark allocation for each question and other relevant instructions.
Article 44: Supplementary examinations shall be conducted only once at the end of the academic year.
Article 45: Admission to examination is subject to regular attendance of at least 90 % of the module and full time attendance of clinical/field placements and practical training.
Article 46: A student who faces unanticipated circumstances that would prevent him/her from attending the examination shall notify the reason for absence in writing with supporting evidence to the Head of department with a copy to the Dean of the concerned faculty and the academic registrar not later than two (2) working days after the occurrence of the incident.
Article 47: The student is entitled to two final examination sessions for each module in one academic year - first session and supplementary. For a student who was absent during the first examination session with justified reasons, the departmental council shall provide him/her with an opportunity for first sitting before supplementary examination period.
Article 48: It is the responsibility of the academic registrar to appoint/avail trained invigilators of examinations and the venues. A minimum of two invigilators shall supervise each examination and one of them shall be designated as chief invigilator. If there are more than thirty students, they shall be supervised by more than two invigilators, in ratio of one invigilator by fifteen students’ increase.
Article 49: During the clinical assessments, every student performing a procedure shall be assessed by not less than two examiners.
Article 50: Invigilators shall be in the examination venues at least 30 minutes before the commencement of examinations and shall have the responsibility to ensure that the examination for which they are appointed runs smoothly and is conducted according to KHI assessment regulations. They are required to give their undivided attention to the surveillance of candidates and must not take into the examination room any work or reading material. The use of telephone in the examination room is forbidden.
Article 51: No examination shall be administered in the absence of the concerned module leader, and he/she shall be present for at most 15 minutes after the commencement of the examination. If there are strong reasons to be absent, the Head of department shall take the responsibility.
Article 52: No student shall be allowed to enter the examination venue without presenting valid examination pass provided by the academic registrar’s office, indicating clearance of tuition and other fees.
Article 53: Students shall sit in the examination venue at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination. Students shall be seated as directed by invigilators.
Article 54: Invigilators shall check up the candidates’ identity, ensuring that instead of names of students, registration numbers are written on the examination answer booklets.
Article 55: Except where specified, students shall not be allowed to bring into the examination room any books, papers, calculators with text facility or any other materials that may facilitate cheating. Mobile telephones are prohibited in the examination room. The violation of this article will be treated as cheating.
Article 56: The chief invigilator informs the students at half time and thirty minutes before the end of the written examination.
Article 57: Any form of academic malpractice is a serious disciplinary offence. It includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism and submitting another person’s work as your own, the fabrication of laboratory, practical or observation data, any attempt to obtain copies of unseen examinations or tests beforehand or to influence their contents, use of prohibited materials, sharing of answer sheets. Unsuccessful attempts to cheat are regarded as successful cheating.
Article 58: Cheating cases and/or complicity in cheating are punishable by repeating the academic year and do all the modules. Plagiarism is punishable by expulsion and the name of the student shall be published on the KHI notice board, and communicated to all HLIs in Rwanda.
Article 59: A student who will be proved to have cheated during assessment or to have disrupted any assessment process will be allowed to appeal in writing to the Chairperson of Academic Senate within three working days on condition that he/she brings new evidence or information, and the Chairperson of the Senate would use his/her discretion to see if the new evidence(s) was/were convincing enough to be put as item on the Academic Senate agenda or if he/she could respond to the student without involving the Academic Senate.
Article 60: The lecturer, or the invigilator(s), who has/have noticed the offence shall fill an incident form and shall write a statement on the spot, attach the evidence, and shall then submit it to the Head of department. The Head of department forwards it to the Dean of faculty with copy to the Academic Registrar, the Vice Rector in charge of Academics affairs and Research, and the student accused of cheating. The Dean of faculty shall forward the case to the KHI academic disciplinary committee that shall study the case and make recommendation to the Academic Senate.
Article 61: If any lecturer or staff member is suspected of facilitating, or of complicity of cheating or attempting to cheat, a written incidence report by the witness will be submitted to the Dean of faculty who shall submit the case to the Academic Registrar. The Academic Registrar shall report the case to the disciplinary committee; and give copies to the suspect and the Rector. If the lecturer or staff member is found guilty he/she will be subject to dismissal from KHI. However, the concerned person has the opportunity to appeal to the Rector within three working days. If the person is confirmed guilty, the Rector will write to the Minister of Education and copies to all higher learning institutions. Also, no matter the type of evaluation, the evaluation process shall be cancelled by the Academic Registrar and another examination will be set by the concerned department.
Article 62: The grade of modules shall be made up of the marks for individual assessments, weighted as approved in the programme specifications. All Continuous Assessments and examination marks shall be presented as percentage scores.
Article 63: The final marks of modules without practical component include 40% of continuous assessments and 60% of the final examination weighted according to the programme specifications.
Article 64: For modules with a practical component, the final marks of each module are awarded as follows: 20% for theoretical continuous assessment, 30% for practical continuous assessment and 50% for the final examination. The last one may be totally theoretical or comprising both theoretical and practical components, and in the second case, the weighting of marks shall be as mentioned for continuous assessment.
Article 65: A student who fails to obtain the pass mark of 50% in the theoretically examined module is eligible to a supplementary examination, and the mark obtained above 50% will be averaged down to 50%.
Article 66: At the end of the programme, the final grade shall be calculated based on grades of the last two levels. These marks shall also include clinical placement and the research project modules, which are part of the final year total credits.
Article 67: The end of cycle clinical examination must be passed before the final grade is determined. In case a student fails the end of cycle clinical examination, he/she shall register for the following academic year and shall undergo clinical clerkship of six (6) months according to the KHI clinical training guidelines.
Article 68: Each module leader hands in continuous assessment and final examination marks to the head of department not later than two weeks after each assessment or examination. No changes shall be made to the marks already handed to the departmental council either by the relevant lecturer or head of department. The changes can only occur in case of errors duly verified by the departmental council.
Article 69: Every student is entitled to access his/her continuous assessment results before copies are handed in to the department. The end of module examination scripts may be accessed by the students under supervision of module leader only after double marking. Then, the module leader shall submit the marks to the department.
Article 70: At the end of each semester, the departmental council shall consider the students’ marks and grades, and forward the decisions to the faculty council for validation. The faculty shall then forward the recommendations to the academic senate for approval.
Article 71: Students’ annual marks/grades and decisions on progression shall be published two days after the official approval by the academic senate. Examination results shall be displayed on institution’s notice-boards or may be accessed on the institution’s website. Students’ examination results shall be indicated by students’ registration numbers.
Article 72: KHI shall withhold issuing statements of results to students owing fees or property to the institute.
Article 73: The student may appeal regarding the result approved by the academic senate. Application for appeal shall be made in writing to the chairperson of KHI Appeal Committee not later than two days after the posting of results on the notice-board. The chairperson of the appeal committee shall give a reply to the student not later than five working days. A copy shall be given to the Chairperson of the academic senate, VRAR, Academic Registrar, Dean of the relevant faculty and to the relevant Head of Department. A non refundable application fee for the appeal of five thousands (Rwf 5,000) shall be paid by the student at KHI account.
Article 74: The student passes automatically if he/she has at least 50% in each module and 60% in clinical/ field placement module. A student who does not obtain 60% in clinical/field placement, even if he/she has passed other modules, automatically repeats all the modules of the year.
Article 75: A student who fails 20 credits or less out of 120 after the supplementary examinations shall be promoted to the next level with the carry forward of the failed module(s). Where the failed modules are prerequisites the student shall not be promoted to the next level. Instead, he/she shall register for the next academic year and repeat only the failed modules. After supplementary examinations, a student who fails repeated modules shall be disqualified from the programme; and may opt to register for another programme, or discontinue.
Article 76: A student who fails more than 20 credits up to 40 credits out of 120 credits after the supplementary examinations will automatically repeat the year. Such a student shall register for the following academic year and repeat only the modules he/she failed. After supplementary examinations, a student who fails repeated module(s) shall be disqualified from the programme; and may opt to register for another programme, or discontinue.
Article 77: A student who fails more than 40 credits up to 60 credits out of 120 credits in a year after the supplementary examinations may opt to register for another programme of study or discontinue.
Article 78: A student who fails more than 60 credits out of 120 credits after the supplementary examinations in a year will be discontinued.
Article 79: A student who repeats a year shall register and pay for the module(s) he/she has to repeat. No student is allowed to repeat more than twice during the whole period of study in a particular programme.
Article 80: Failure for a student to demonstrate professional requirements other than academic failure, the Faculty Council shall take necessary action, and the action will be forwarded to Academic Senate for approval.
Article 81: A student who has qualified to progress but has failed English language test may be permitted to progress to level 2. No student will be permitted to progress from level 2 to 3 until they have passed the test.
Article 82: “Module Credits” constitute the weight of a module in a programme. The weighted annual average is the sum of final marks multiplied by the credits of each module, divided by the total number of credits of the whole year.
Article 83: Advanced Diploma and Bachelor's degrees with Honours shall be calculated on the basis of credits for the last two levels, and shall be classified as follows:
First Class: awarded to a student with an overall cumulative weighted average score of 80% and above,
Second Class Upper Division: awarded to a student with an overall cumulative weighted average score of between 70% and 79%,
Second Class Lower Division: awarded to a student with an overall cumulative weighted average score of between 60% and 69%;
Third class: awarded to a student with an overall cumulative weighted average score of between 50% and 59%
Article 84: Research projects shall comprise of a research report for bachelor’s degrees, dissertations for master’s degrees and theses for doctoral studies. Research reports for bachelor’s degrees shall be assigned 30 credits, for masters degree, the number of credits will depend on the nature of the programme. Research projects may include investigations or experimentations, making some contribution of knowledge relevant to a particular discipline and pertinent to the needs of the community. Advanced diploma programme shall not have requirement for a research report.
Article 85: A research project must be an individual work for master’s student, for bachelor’s level, four students at maximum may undertake one research project. In both cases, the project must be their original work. Research projects form an integral and compulsory part of a student’s programme. They must be submitted within the time specified
Article 86: A student(s) shall submit and present his/her (their) research project in accordance with the institutional Guidelines for Research Projects as shall be amended from time to time.
Article 87: Supervisors and co-supervisor(s) of research projects shall be chosen on the basis of their qualifications and competence and shall be from KHI academic teaching/ research staff or from recognized institutions.
Article 88: In case of conflict between the student and his/her supervisor/co-supervisor; the case shall be submitted to the department council for scrutiny and solution, failure to agree, the case shall be submitted to the faculty council for a final decision.
Article 89: Failure to meet the deadline for research report submission the student shall register afresh and present the research project in the first semester of the following academic year.
Article 90: Oral presentation of the research project shall be scheduled only if all three members of the panel are available. Oral presentation is held in open session for academic community only. The research project shall be graded according to its quality and oral presentation.
Article 91: The panel is appointed by the departmental council and is made up of the chairperson, who shall be the most senior of the three members, the secretary, and another academic staff member. Members of the panel shall be full-time or part-time academic members of KHI or from recognized institutions. However, the secretary shall be a full-time academic staff member of the concerned department. The supervisor or co-supervisor shall not be a member of the panel, but may be an observer. Where there is substantial disagreement among members of the panel, the decision of the majority shall prevail.
Article 92: The project write-up represents 60% while oral presentation represents 40%.The panel members shall decide on the quality of the project before its presentation. A project shall not be presented if its score is less than 50% of the write-up component. The student who fails to score 50% of the written component shall redo the work to satisfy the examiners’ observations before its presentation and the overall mark scored above 50% will be averaged down to 50%. For bachelor’s degree, a student who fails the research report shall repeat the year in accordance with article 74, and for higher degrees, it will depend on the programme requirements.
Article 93: The student(s) shall bring 3 copies of his/her (their) final research report to the department not later than eight weeks before the end of the academic year. Oral presentation of the research reports shall take place within three weeks after submission. Within three weeks after presentation, the student(s) shall hand in two corrected hard copies and an identical electronic version of the research project to the department for approval. The head of the department shall forward the approved version to the library.
Article 94: All academic awards shall be credit-based. KHI may provide opportunities for students to obtain awards as stipulated in the RNQF.
Article 95: A student cannot obtain two or more awards following completion of one programme except at the discretion of the Academic Senate.
Article 96: No academic document will be issued to students without clearance from the dean of students, the head of department, director of library, director of finance, the faculty dean and the academic registrar. The clearance document duly signed is submitted to the academic registrar for issuance of official academic documents.
Article 97: Every official document issued by the institute shall always bear the official stamp or seal of the institute and the signature of the appointed authority.
Article 98: At the end of each academic year, an academic transcript shall be issued to the student on request and after payment of necessary fees. The academic transcripts shall be signed by the Academic Registrar.
Article 99: All institute awards shall be duly signed by the Rector and shall bear an official institute seal.
Article 100: Where a case does not have any reference in these regulations, the general academic regulations of the NCHE shall be applied.
Article 101: All previous provisions contrary to the present regulations are invalid.
Article 102: The present amended KHI Academic Regulations shall come into effect the day of its adoption by the Board of Directors and the signing of the official document by the Rector of the institute.
Annual Average Mark: The average mark obtained by a student in the two semesters of one academic year
Candidate: A student who is registered and qualifies to sit for examinations
Carry forward: A module to be repeated by a student who is promoted to the upper level
Clinical clerkship: A period of medical education in which students practice under the supervision of a health practitioner
Continuous Assessment: Involves quizzes, take-home assignments, case studies, laboratory practice including OSCE, short tests, oral presentations, and field/clinical work reports where applicable. It excludes the final examination of module
Credit: A unit that gives weighting to the value, level or time requirements of a module unit/module. For a taught module unit/module, 10 hours constitute one credit
Discontinuation: Exclusion by cancellation of registration
Exclusion: Cancellation of Registration
Final examination: An assessment done at the end of the module
First Session of Examinations: The first set of examinations held at the end of each semester as opposed to supplementary examination
Indefinite exclusion: Cancellation of registration and barring the candidate from re-registering in KHI
Module: A group of related units that may be taught in logical sequence. A module is a coherent and identifiable unit of learning and teaching with defined learning outcomes
Module Leader: The person responsible for coordinating the teaching-learning and assessment activities related to any particular module
Module Team: Members of academic staff who facilitate learning on a given module
New student: Student registered for the first time in any programme
Pre-requisite module: A module for which a student must have obtained credit before undertaking another specified module or modules
Programme: The totality of modules offered towards the award of a certificate
Programme Specification: A validated document that gives details of the learning outcomes, curriculum, mode of delivery, resources available, quality control and enhancement, qualifications framework and regulations governing the award of any programme
Registration: Admission of a student into KHI for any programme of study offered by the Institute
Registration Fees: The fees paid by a student for processing registration documents
Uniform: Professional attire that is won by all KHI students in all academic activities
Repeating: Attending and being examined in all modules or only module(s) failed in a particular year of study after failing to secure progression
Student: Any person admitted to any programme of study offered by the Institute
Supplementary Examinations: Examinations held as a second attempt for students who fail the first session of examinations