UR students and Lecturers complain towards retakes and remedial system


Both Lecturers and students at University of Rwanda have raised complains towards  new assessment of examinations that requires students to repeat all programme courses if they fail one course unit.

However, concerns about retakes and remedial courses and programmes by university students have left them in a difficult situation.

However, when a student fails more than 20 credits, they will repeat the whole year irrespective of how many modules are covered,” said a student at the College of Agriculture at the University of Rwanda, The Eastafrican has learnt

Simon Rukeratabaro, a lecturer at the department of Agriculture at Busogo campus, University of Rwanda, told this website the new evaluation system should be phased out or be restructured to avoid further loss of time and resources.

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“If we are talking about quality of education, then students should either pass or sit for a second exam at no extra charge,” said Mr Rukeratabaro.

Laetitia Nyinawamwiza, the Principal of the College said she was aware of the complaints and that they have raised it with the management of the university although they were yet to receive an answer.

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“Management has taken the complaint seriously and has formed a team to analyse the issue and is expected to deliver the findings soon,” said Dr Nyinawamwiza.

Meanwhile,  the new modular system introduced last year, students are have to repeat an entire programme in case they fail one of the courses with extra extra fee of Rwf7,500 ($9) .

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Fred Masengesho Rugira/Bwiza.com


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