Acting Department Chairperson - Mr. Magumise
Mr. Magumise Johnson
M Ed. Psychology, UZ
B Ed., UZ
Dip. Ed, UZ
These regulations (i.e. Faculty Regulations) should be read in conjunction with General Academic Regulations (GAR) for undergraduate Degree and Diploma programmes for the Women's University in Africa (WUA). The General Academic Regulations normally have precedence over these Faculty Regulations though in exceptional cases, the Faculty Regulations may exercise specific restrictions to entry to specific programmes in the Faculty. These Faculty Regulations shall be subject to approval by the University Academic Board and Senate and shall basically include objectives of the programme, provision to admission, subjects and/or courses within the faculty as well as schemes of examinations for the same. These regulations apply only to students registered for the programmes aforementioned.
The Faculty of Social Sciences, Gender and Development Studies offers the following undergraduate degree programmes of study:
1. BSc (Honours) in Psychology.
2. BSc (Honours) in Sociology and Gender Development Studies.
3. Bachelor of Education (Primary).
4. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development)
To impart and equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Social Sciences research and application in the broard context of improving human life.
Course of Study
The Faculty currently offers four degree programmes mentioned in the introduction, and all approved courses are outlined in the course brochures. Each of these programmes has different courses of study to be pursued by students, though all first year courses are general coursesconsidered core for all programmes hence are pursued by all students registered for all programmes.
Not all courses listed in these regulations are necessarily offered each year; hence only those courses pursued and passed by specific students shall be inscribed on the specific transcript.
To qualify for admission to any one of the undergraduate programmes in the Faculty, an applicant must satisfy both University General and Faculty Entry Requirements as specified in the Regulations.
The basic entry requirements for either of the programmes outlined above shall be
* 5 O' Level passes including a pass in English Language or its equivalent.
* 2 A' Level passes in Social Science related subjects.
* Â Possession of a Certificate/Diploma in Social Science related programmes e.g. Education, Nursing Personnel Management, Human Resources Training, Social Work, Theology etc will be regarded as added advantages.
In addition, in order to qualify, applicants must have a minimum of
* 3 years relevant working experience.
* This additional entry qualification may however, be in special instances determined by the Faculty Academic Board in consultation with the Deputy Registrar (Academic).
Eligibility of applicants for admission will be established by satisfying the said regulations and requirements of both the University in general and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Gender Development Studies.
* However, eligibility will not necessarily guarantee admission, particularly for those with minimum entry qualifications.
All admitted students shall be registered with the Registry Department of the University and individual registration numbers shall be allocated.
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Gender Development Studies offers a dual mode of tuition, namely face to face and distance education. It currently offers face-to-face tuition to three groups of students. The first group receives its tuition during the day and is referred to as the Regular Day Group (RDG). The second group receives its tuition outside working hours during evenings and sometimes weekends and is referred to as the Regular Evening Group (REG). The third group receives its tuition during school holidays as it is normally composed of full time employees and is referred to as the Holiday or Parallel Group.
Student Field Attachment
These regulations (i.e. field attachment) should be read in conjunction with General Regulations for the Women's University in Africa for attachment. Normally, for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Gender Development Studies, students are expected to go on related field attachment after the second year to give them hands on experience in areas related to social knowledge and skills development. However, because the nature of the Faculty's students is such that most of them are already in formal employment, it therefore doesn't become mandatory for them to go on attachment. Also, because such considerations would have formed the basis for their selection in the first place, most students therefore find themselves well placed to relate their theory to their day to day work-experience. Such students therefore will be assessed while in their formal employment for a period of one year.
For a student to satisfy coursework requirements for the Faculty, he or she must submit and pass two-coursework assignments for each course component. The four courses which are semesterised two assignments are normally administered differently, as one is often through students writing an in-class test under the strict supervision of the course lecturer. For double courses students should submit 3 or 4 assignments. The second mode is through students researching and writing on a given essay question, seminar presentations, showing reasonable number of authorities consulted on the essay question at stake. Both assignments are normally marked out of 100 (percentage) and averaged to give a single average mark, which will contribute 30% of the entire examination of a specific course.
For a student to satisfy terminal examination requirements for the Faculty, he or she must sit and pass a 3 hour examination paper for each course component. The examinations are normally in essay form and are all written under the strict supervision of an examinations officer and invigilators. The course lecturer professionally marks both terminal examinations and coursework assignments. Both external examiners for specific courses and the Faculty Examinations Board ratify the performance of candidates to determine their ultimate grading. The examinations are normally averaged to give a single mark, which will constitute 70% of the entire final examination of a specific course.
Admission to Examinations
For admission to the examinations for the programmes offered by the Faculty, a candidate must:
* Have registered as a student of WUA in accordance with the General and Faculty Academic Regulations, and
* have successfully completed the approved courses of study to the satisfaction of the Faculty, including submission and attaining a pass in coursework for individual courses.
Unless otherwise determined by the University Academic Board and approved by Senate, coursework shall constitute 30% while examinations will constitute 70% of the overall assessment as determined at the beginning of the course by the examiners concerned. Such procedures shall apply to every course component without any deviation by course lecturers. Such evaluation of students learning shall be regarded as adequate Coursework represents continuous assessment while sit-in-written examinations represents standard formal public examinations.
Mode of Delivery
The following are some of the main methodological strategies that shall generally be used in the delivery of the programmes:
* Group work assignments
* Role play Simulation Class and focus group discussions
* Written exercises
* Data search and research
* Field trips
Ratification & Notification of Results and Award of Degree
All examination results will be ratified by the University Academic Board and published by the Registry Department in accordance with the provisions of the University General Academic Regulations. Results of each student shall be published in accordance with the provisions in the General Academic Regulations.
In accordance with the general provisions in the General Academic Regulations, detailed syllabi for courses do not form part of the General Academic/Faculty Regulations, but shall be submitted through the appropriate Department Board for approval. Detailed copies of the course outline shall be kept in the Department Office for reference.