Ho Technical University HTU Grading System

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Ho Technical University HTU Grading System

MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
This shall account for 20% of the overall marks for the course. It will be
conducted by the course instructor about mid-way through the semester but
mainly at his/her convenience using the regular period(s) on the teaching time
table.

END-OF-SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
The last three weeks of the semester will be devoted to the End-of-Semester
Examinations and the Vice Rector and Academic Affairs Unit or Oce
of the Registrar shall coordinate the preparation of a composite examinations time
table. There shall be an examination of not more than 3 hours duration for
each course and this shall account for the remaining 60% of the marks for the
course.

QUALIFICATION FOR TAKING END-OF-SEMESTER
EXAMINATIONS

A student shall qualify to take the End-of-Semester Examinations in a course
only when he/she has satised
the following conditions:
(i) Obtained not less that 75% attendance of the contact period assigned to
the course.
(ii) Completed the two other assessment components.
A student who does not write the End-of-Semester Examinations in a course
shall be deemed to have failed that course and shall be made to take a re-sit.

Ho Technical University GRADING SYSTEM 
At the end of each semester, a student will be graded separately in each
course on the basis of his/her performance in the three main components of
assessment.In the Semester Course Unit System, a student is expected to pass in every
registered course and to obtain an acceptable achievement before
progressing in the programme. In order to describe the achievement of the
students, various indicators and indices are used. The most important indices
are credit hours, the numerical equivalent grade, the grade point and the grade
point average.

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NUMERICAL EQUIVALENT GRADE
Percentage marks will normally be used in the initial stages to grade students
in the course. However, to facilitate the description of students’ achievement
the following Numerical Equivalent Grades (NEG) shall be used;
0-49 F 0
Marks % Letter Grade NEG
85-100 A+ 5.0
80-84 A 4.5
75-79 B+ 4.0
70-74 B 3.5
65-69 C+ 3.0
60-64 C 2.5
55-59 D+ 2.0
50-54 D 1.5

GRADE POINT AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE
To determine the academic standing of a student in a course and the
performance in the programme as a whole, an index called Grade Point
Average (GPA) shall be used.
The GPA is dened
as the Total Grade Point (TGP) achieved divided by the
Total Credit (TCR) earned by the student. The table below shows an example
of the method used to calculate the GPA for a student.
TCR= 10 TGP=31
COURSE
TAKEN
COURSE
CREDITS
NEG
OBTAINED
GRADE POINTS
(COURSE CREDIT *
NEG OBTAINED)
ENG 101 2 2 4
MAT 103 3 5 15
AFS 100 2 3 6
CLS 111 3 2 6
A student shall be deemed to have passed a course if he/she obtains a
numerical grade 1.0 or better (50% and above).
A student who obtains pass grades in all his/her courses in a semester
and also obtains a GPA of  not below 1.50 is deemed to have passed the
semester and shall progress to the next semester when his/her CGPA is
not below 1.50.

FAILING, REFERRAL AND WITHDRAWAL

A student shall be deemed to have failed a course if he/she obtains
numerical equivalent grade 0 (zero) or below the 50% mark.
A student referred in a course or courses shall take Re-sit Examinations
in the course(s) before or at the beginning of the subsequent academic
year. A student shall have only two chances at re-sit examinations in any
course failed.
Where a student takes re-sit examinations, his/her total credits earned for the
determination of GPA shall be increased by the credits assigned to the
course(s).
A student who fails in three or more courses (equivalent of 9 credits
minimum) in any semester shall be deemed to have failed the semester
and the entire programme and he/she may be withdrawn from the
programme as a full-time student.
A student who obtains pass grades in his/herS entire course in a
semester but does not obtain a CGPA of at least 1.50 shall be deemed to
have failed the programme. However, he/she shall be allowed to proceed
to take the course in the subsequent semester on probation.

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