Laikipia University Grading System
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2.1 ORDINARY EXAMINATIONS
The assessment of students’ academic achievement shall on the basis of percentage marks and each assessment shall consist of 30 percent as continuous assessment and 70 percent as final examination at the end of each semester. Continuous assessment shall be compulsory for the award of the semester score.
2.2 The duration of the final examination shall be as follows:
A course having credit factor (CF) equal to or less than (3.0) shall be examined by a paper of two (2) hours only.
A course having CF greater than three (3.0) shall be examined by a paper of three (3) hours only. Where a course is mainly practical in nature it may be examination wholly or substantially by continuous assessment and/or practical assessment.
2.3 The total marks scored for each course shall be translated into letter grades as follows:
70 per cent and above A (Excellent)
60 per cent to 69 per cent B (Good)
50 per cent to 59 per cent C (Average)
40 per cent to 49 per cent D (Below average)
Below 40 per cent F (Fail)
2.4 The pass mark shall be 40 percent
Other designations related to examinations shall be as follows:
P: PassI: Incomplete K: Course in Progress
CT: Credit Transfer AU: Audit
A candidate who fails up to two courses in regular examinations of an academic year will be allowed to pass on compensation grounds by School Board of Examiners under the following conditions:
Candidates will be compensated if he/she obtains between 36 and 39 marks in one related course.
Marks for compensation for a particular course shall be obtained from a related course passed during regular examination in the same academic year.
A grade of compensating course shall not be changed due to the borrowing of marks.
Marks taken for compensation shall be subtracted from the compensating course. For every one mark compensation, two marks will be required from the compensating course.
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