|Degree Code:||C10||Degree Name:||ORDINARY DIPLOMA|
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A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi requirements.
In addition, the minimum qualifications for admission to an Ordinary Diploma programme are:
(i) KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of C (plain), or equivalent.
(ii) K.C.S.E. with a Mean grade C- or equivalent Plus a Certificate from a recognized post- secondary institution.
(iii) ‘O’ level certificate with a minimum grade of Division III plus evidence of relevant academic or professional training.
(iv) ‘A’ level qualification with a minimum of one (1) principal pass, or equivalent.
Individual departments within the Faculty of Arts may set additional requirements specific to their disciplinary mandates, and these shall be subject to Senate approval.
Subject to approval by the Faculty of Arts and the department(s) concerned, a candidate enrolled in any ordinary diploma programme, or equivalent, at the University of Nairobi or any other University recognized by the University of Nairobi may register for, attend lectures and be examined in any one or more course units in any equivalent programme of his/her choice within the Faculty of Arts.
Registration for courses by continuing students shall take place before the end of the preceding semester. Where these regulations are silent on any aspect of University admission, existing University of Nairobi, Faculty of Arts regulations shall apply.
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Each Ordinary Diploma candidate shall be required to successfully take at least eight (8) approved course units as well as a project paper where specified. Individual departments shall determine how the eight course units shall be apportioned in terms of core, specialization, and elective clusters.
Each department may identify core, theory and/or methods courses which all Ordinary Diploma candidates within the department shall take, provided that these shall not exceed two (2) course units. Each candidate shall be entitled to take at least one elective course.
The Ordinary Diploma programme shall consist of lectures, lecture-discussions, class presentations, seminars, demonstrations, fieldwork, student-teacher consultations, supervised independent study, coursework, or any combination of these, as well as written final examinations, and shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters of fifteen weeks each and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. However, some departments or programmes may, with prior Senate approval, require a minimum of three semesters, with the third semester being devoted to additional taught courses, semester-long laboratory work, field work, field placement, or project paper.
Except where a semester-long project is required, the minimum load in each semester shall be two (2) course units; while the maximum load shall be four (4) course units per semester. A semester-long project consisting of laboratory/field work or project paper shall be treated as the equivalent of two course units.
Where a semester-long project paper is not required, one (1) course unit out of the minimum of eight (8) required to graduate may be designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop skills in independent research work and project report-writing.
Candidates shall be free to satisfy the requirements for elective courses in any department within the Faculty of Arts or any other Faculty or equivalent, subject to the prior approval of the department(s) and Faculties concerned.
Students shall undergo continuous assessment in each taught course in each semester. Such assessment shall take the form of written tests, term paper, oral presentations, field assignment, or any combination of these.
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Final University of Nairobi examinations shall be given at the end of every semester in each taught course unit; and each final examination shall be in the form of a two-hour written examination paper.
Where a semester-long project paper is required, work on the project paper shall be started and completed during the final semester of the ordinary diploma programme.
To be awarded the ordinary diploma, a candidate must pass all specialized, core and elective course units taken, as well as the Project Paper where applicable.
All examinations shall be governed by the following rules:
(i) The written final examination shall account for seventy percent (70%) of all the marks in each course unit, while continuous assessment tests shall account for thirty percent (30%). The Project Paper or “Independent Research” paper shall be marked over 100, as there shall be no continuous assessment test associated with them.
(ii) A candidate who fails in any examination in any unit may sit a supplementary examination when it is scheduled provided that he/she shall pay such fees as may be prescribed by the Faculty and the University.
(iii) A candidate who fails in any examination in an elective course unit may, at his/her own discretion, after payment of the request fees register in an alternative elective course unit.
(iv) A student who, for good cause supported with authenticated documentary evidence, fails to sit or complete an end-of-course examination may be allowed to sit a special examination for the paper(s) concerned when the examination is next scheduled, without paying additional fees.
(v) Where these regulations are silent on any aspect of University examinations, existing University of Nairobi, Faculty of Arts regulations shall apply.
|Credits Transfer and Exemptions||View Details|
A person admitted to the ordinary diploma programme may, on acceptable grounds, apply for exemption from one or more course units, provided that no person shall be exempted from more than thirty percent (30%) of the total number of course units that he/she shall be required to take in order to graduate.
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FEE STRUCTURE FOR ORDINARY DIPLOMA AND DEGREE PROGRAMMES [2012-2013]
COST PER SEMESTER (KSHS.) [This Depends on the Number of Units Taken]
Note: Add Kshs 5000/= one-time refundable caution money. Non-Kenyans, add 25% to each item.
*Other charges per semester: Registration (1000/-), Medical emergency cover (5,000/= Annually), Annual ID (500/-, paid in the first semester of each academic year), Library (1000/-), Activity (2000/= Annually), Computer Lab (5,000/= Annually), SONU (1000/= Annually).