CENTRE FOR ONLINE & DISTANCE EDUCATION IN EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (CODEESA)
An initiative of KAMPALA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA, UGANDA
SODEESA regards each student as a unique individual who brings to the learning environment certain strengths and ideals. It is the role of the SODEESA to assist students to actualize their strengths. SODEESA ensures that the educational experience of students is to produce productive graduates who can contribute positively to the overall well-being of society. Holistic development and a strong, positive intellectual development is what SODEESA strives to inculcate in each student and stimulate general awareness in this era.
CORE VALUES OF SODEESA
Excellence, academic freedom, professionalism, creativity, innovation, truth, self-reliance, equal opportunity, relevance and moral integrity are our core values.
1. To produce independent-minded, skillful and competent graduates that can contribute to the development for present and future generations;
2. To provide need-based, consumer-driven and good quality academic programmes;
3. To integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of university education and learning;
4. To develop an entrepreneurial culture in which the concept of student as client, stakeholder involvement, increased accountability, and quality assurance procedures, are all a topic.
At the end of each semester, students are expected to sit for a written examination in each of the course courses they have followed. The marks for each written exam constitute 60% of the total course mark for post-graduate students. The remaining marks are derived from set of assignments and additional tests.
Only those students who are duly registered, and have duly paid their fees shall be allowed to do examinations. Other general examination rules and regulations as outlined in the KIU Prospectus shall apply.
Each course will be graded out of a maximum of 100 marks and assigned appropriate letter grades and point average as follows:
A student gets the Normal Progress status when he/she has passed all the specified courses of the programme and has obtained a GPA of at least 2.0.
A student is automatically placed under Probationary Progress and warned when he/she has failed a course or courses and the GPA falls below 2.0.
A student can retake a course for a maximum of two trials failure to pass is an automatic dismissal from the course.
A student will not be allowed to proceed if he/she fails to score a GPA of 2.0 in two consecutive semesters.
• A student shall be discontinued from the programme if he/she obtains a GPA of less than 2.0 for two consecutive semesters.
• A student who overstays on an academic programme by more than three years shall be discontinued.
• A student found guilty of examination malpractice by the University Disciplinary Committee may be discontinued.
RESEARCH PROJECT REPORT
In fourth semester, the candidates will have to submit a Research Project report on a problem/topic (from the specialization areas) to be assigned by the department under the supervision of a core faculty member of the department. The research project report will carry 100 marks. The evaluation of the project report will be done by an external examiner.
The report will contain the objectives and scope of the study. Research Methodology, use, importance of the study, analysis of data collected, conclusions and recommendations. It will contain relevant charts, diagrams and bibliography. A certificate of the supervisor and the Head of the MBA programme certifying the authenticity of the report shall be attached therewith. The student will submit three copies of the report to the Head of MBA programme. The number of pages in the report will normally be around 50-60 pages. The report should be typed in A-4 size paper.
Where courses have an additional range of specialization options, (in the case of MBA), where four out the twelve courses are classified as ‘specializations’), students are expected to opt for their specialization courses at the outset of their studies. They are also expected to submit a research paper focusing on their chosen specialization subject. Upon completion of their programme, their degree certificate will stipulate what was their specialization.