Well, many, including the policymakers will say, it gives the opportunity to students to retake or rewrite failed courses either during the main examination or during the stipulated supplementary re-sit period for each semester.
Yes, that’s true, students have the opportunity to continue with their mates in the coming semesters than to repeat a whole year as seen in the basic or secondary level of education.
The tertiary education curriculum is designed per semester basics, and two semesters make up an academic year, the student has to register courses for each semester and be examined at the end of the semester on those courses.
The progress of the student is detained by his or her Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
For progression, the student is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 1.50, the CGPA of less than 1.50 at the end of a semester shall attract probation. If a student has to be put on probation a second consecutive time after re-sit, he/she shall be withdrawn from the programme.
A student who obtains a CGPA of a less than 1.0 at the end of the first year after re-sit shall be withdrawn from the programme. In subsequent years, a student who obtains a CGPA of less than 1.0 after re-sit shall be withdrawn from the programme. The CGPA of more than 1.0 but less than 1.50 at the end of the year after re-sit shall attract a repetition.
There shall be only one re-sit examination at the end of every academic year. For a student to qualify for a re-sit examination, he/she should have taken the main semester examination during the academic year.
A student who trails more than four (4) courses after taking the re-sit examination at the end of the academic year shall repeat the whole academic year. However, if in addition, the CGPA obtained is less than 1.50 he/she shall be withdrawn from the programme.
A student who fails four or more courses at the end of any semester (except in the first semester, first-year) shall be put on probation provided the CGPA obtained is not less than 1.50. However, if the CGPA is less than 1.50 he/she shall be withdrawn from the programme.
Courses designated as prerequisites to more advanced courses must be passed before the latter course are offered.
Transcripts shall reflect all grades and marks a candidate obtains for all courses. App grades for courses taken shall be used in the computation of a student’s CGPA.
NOTE: The about information was taken from the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX), Student Guide for HND/DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE Examination in Ghana
What You Might Not Know About the Re-sit Examination?
For a student to qualify for a re-sit examination, he/she should have taken the main semester examination during the academic year.
Your GPA at every semester is based on Class Assignment (10%), Class Test (10%), Mid-Semester Exams (20%) And Main Semester Exams (60%) giving you a total score of 100%
In the event of a re-sit examination, you have 100% score on any failed course to be retaken or rewritten and not only that, if the course is a 3 or 2 credit hour, you will have it x2, so meaning 3 credit hour course will be 6 credits. How can you pass this?
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