THE UNIVERSITY OF BAMENDA
HIGHER TEACHERS’ TRAINING COLLEGE BAMBILI
HTTC STUDENTS GUIDE TO EXAMINATIONS
Nsamenang Augustine Bame, Professor,
Margaret Tita Awah, Associate Professor,
Director of Studies
Fautso Kuiate Gaétan, Lecturer,
Yamb Emmanuel, Associate Professor,
Head of Division for Training and Internship
Njwe Eyovi Ntongieh, Lecturer
Head of Division for Finance
Esene Gordon Awaicha
EXAMINATIONS IN HTTC BAMBILI
Examinations are organized in HTTC at the end of the semester i.e. first and second semesters, each academic year. A re-sit session examination is usually organized in September.
EXAMINATION TIME TABE
- A tentative examination timetable is put up before the start of the examination.
- The timetable indicates the course to be written, the room/hall in which the course will take place, the time at which the examination shall begin and its duration.
- Students should always examine the time table carefully and signal to their Head of Departments any clash or omissions.
Students are advised to ALWAYS consult notice boards for any modification throughout the academic year.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATTIONS
A student is eligible for the examination only when:
- He/she has paid the prescribed school fees.
- He/she must have completed the administrative and academic registration formalities by filing and submitting form A and B to the Admission Office of HTTC.
- He/she must have attended at least 80% of lectures.
- He/she must have continuous assessments (CA) mark for the course.
- A student is authorized to sit for a course at the resit examinations session only if he/she took it in the normal semester examination.
WHAT TO BRING DURING EXAMS
Each student must bring along the following to the examination room.
- The student’s identity card or National ID card
- A blue ball pen, a sharpened pencil, a ruler
- Other document like non-programmable scientific calculator or graph paper shall be accepted only if specified on the question paper.
DO NOT BRING IN AN EXAMINATION HALL
- Bags, please keep your bags at home for your own security.
- Telephones, red ball pens and extra sheets
- Any prepared material that is connected to the exam, i.e. note books, text books, summary notes, etc are banned.
Documents like FORM B and school fee receipt are strictly forbidden in the Examination Hall.
BEHAVIOUR IN THE EXAM ROOM
- Be punctual to examination rooms. Arrive at least 30 min before the beginning of the examination. (no student will be admitted into the examination room 30min after the examination has started)
- Kindly take the seat assigned to you by your invigilator
- Do not move around in the examination room/hall
- Stay focused and do not converse with other students while waiting for the examination to begin or is ongoing
- Listen carefully to the instructions of the invigilators
- A student may only leave the examination room at least 30min after commencement of the examination.
- Do not write on the question paper and do not exchange paper(s) with other students
- The examination booklet is the property of The University of Bamenda. You are therefore not allowed to take it out of the examination room/hall.
- Do not destroy examination booklets
- Before you begin to answer the questions, carefully complete the information required on the header of the examination booklet. In case of any doubt, consult the invigilator.
- Write your answer legible in the booklet and avoid unnecessary cancellations.
- At the end of the examination give back all the examination booklets in your keeping to the invigilator before leaving the examination hall.
Examination malpractices include:
- Possession of unauthorized material in the examination room.
- Verbal or physical interaction with other students during the examination.
- Exchange of examination material (including question paper) between students during the examination
- Copying from the work of other students during the examination.
- Indiscipline, including rebelling against invigilators directives, disturbance or disruption of the examination.
Once a fraud case is detected in an examination hall, the concerned student will be immediately expelled from the examination room. He/She must write a report of the case against him/her, sign and submit to the Chief Invigilator before leaving the examination hall. He/she shall be invited to appear before the HTTC Disciplinary board to defend himself/herself of the accusation against him/her.
Depending on the gravity of the act, the following sanctions may be pronounced for exam fraud or malpractice:
- a) A written warning to the student.
- b) A reprimand which may be coupled with a partial or total withdrawal of any form of University Assistance,
- c) Prohibition from sitting for the current academic year examinations coupled with the withdrawal of any form of University Assistance,
- d) Suspension of one (01) or two (02) academic years,
- e) Dismissal from national universities and institutions.
Some acts/crimes committed during exams (e.g. physical or psychological aggression) are simultaneously referred to university authorities for academic sanctions and to judiciary instances for penal criminal sanctions/procedure.
Note that a sanction becomes executable only after it is backed by a decision signed by the Competent Authorities (Vice-Chancellor or Minister of Higher Education).
PUBLICATION OF RESULTS
Results are usually published about two or three weeks after the end of the examinations. It is recommended that each student personally checks his/her results at the departmental board and copy them down for his/her personal records.
COMPLAINTS CONCERNING RESULTS
- After publication of end-of-semester results, students are given three days (72 hours) to table their complaints to the HOD
- Complaints should be addressed to the Head of Department and should clearly state the student’s problem.
- Attach a copy of your school fee receipts and form B to the complaint.
- Regularly consult the departmental notice board for information and in case of a log delay, remind your HOD.