Mrs Judith Nyathi-Senior Assistant Registrar

This is a section in the Registrar’s Department. The Section has a staff complement of 6 comprising a Senior Assistant Registrar, a Senior Administrative Assistant and four Secretaries. The section came into being in 1991 when NUST had its first intake of students. If you contact or visit the Examinations Section will at all times be treated politely,courteously and with consideration. We undertake to:
    Be responsive to your requests or queries in the shortest possible time
    Deal with your complaints quickly in an honest and professional manner

Our Vision
The Section strives to create a conducive and user friendly examination environment.

Our Mission
To serve the University and its departments professionally through administering of University examinations and other activities related there to.

The General Academic Regulations of the University provide for the appointment of External Examiners to “moderate all formal examinations” (Regulation 6.4: 2004/2005 Year Book).  The function of External Examiners can be applied as follows:-
To show externally that academic standards of the National University of Science and Technology are comparable with those of the international university community and to ensure that the assessment system is fair and  fairly operated in the marking and classification of candidates;
To act as an independent source of assessment in specialist subjects not only confirming or amending the internal marks but commenting and giving advice on course content, balance and structure, degree programmes on assessment procedures and other matters relative to the programmes; to moderate borderline cases between ‘pass’ and ‘fail’ and between different classes within the marking scheme and to help adjudicate in cases of conflicting marking;
To confer with the appropriate panels of Internal Examiners and assist the panel in preparing recommendations for the appropriate Boards of Examiners.  The External Examiner may, with the concurrence of the Chief Examiner (normally the Chairperson of Department), call any candidate for viva voice examination; to attend, wherever possible, and advise the appropriate Board(s) of Examiners;
The above functions must be carried out with due regard to the University’s General Academic Regulations and Faculty.
Regulations for specific programmes.

Terms of Reference for External Examiners
A complete set of terms of reference is available for download of both Local External Examiners and Foreign External Examiners. These downloads are in pdf format, so you will need acrobat reader which is available as a free download.

(The use of the masculine gender in these instructions applies equally to men and  women) Invigilation of University examinations is an important responsibility which, with the authority of the Senate, may be assigned to any member of the University staff by the Deputy Registrar through that member's Chairman of Department.The co-operation of all staff in this task is essential to the proper and efficient conduct of the examinations.

These instructions should be read in conjunction with the Regulations for Candidates 
There shall be at least two persons appointed as invigilators for each examination.The numbers should be proportionate to the number of the candidates for any given examination, e.g. for 120 candidates, at least four invigilators should be appointed.The appointments of academic staff members as invigilators will be made by the Faculty Administrator, on behalf of the Deputy Registrar, after consultation with Chairmen of Departments. A schedule showing the appointed invigilators for each examination will be submitted to the Assistant/Senior Assistant Registrar Examinations and copied to each Chairman of Department and it will be the Chairman's responsibility to ensure that any member of his department so appointed is aware of this duty and attends as required.

A Chief Invigilator will be appointed for each examination by the Deputy Registrar. The Chief Invigilator will be responsible to the Deputy Registrar for co-ordinating the duties of the other invigilators and ensuring that the examination is conducted in accordance with these regulations.  The Chief Invigilator may be selected from the members of the  Academic staff appointed as invigilators or may be another suitably qualified  and responsible person appointed by the
Registrar.Persons in this latter category shall be paid at a prescribed rate on satisfactory completion of their duties,which shall include making the preliminary arrangements for, and starting of the examination.A complete reference of invigilator regulations is available as a pdf download.

Candidate Regulations
(Throughout these regulations use of the masculine gender with regard to candidates applies equally to men and women) A complete reference is available for download, the following touch on a few issues about the regulations. This download is in pdf format, so you will need acrobat reader which is available as a free download.
Exam Timetable 

It is the candidates' responsibility to check the timetable themselves and to ensure that they know the correct date, time and venue of each examination. They should not depend on information given by fellow students or on information communicatedby telephone.
Consolidated official examination timetables are posted on Departmental and Students' notice boards Candidates must note carefully the dates, times and venues for their examinations as given in the Final copy of the timetable.  (Special care should be taken to ensure that it is the Final timetable and not a previous draft.)
Misreading a timetable is not an acceptable excuse for missing an examination
Any queries on the timetable should be directed in the first instance to the appropriate Chairman of Department.
Examination Rooms

In the Examination Venues, each candidate will be assigned a desk on which will be placed an attendance slip giving his individual name, registration number and degree programme and the paper title. Candidates will be seated in alphabetical order for each  examination paper.Entry to Examination Rooms

Each candidate must bring with him and show to the invigilator when requested to do so, his student's identification/registration card.  Any person who is unable to identify himself and his purpose to the satisfaction of  the invigilator may be barred from the examination.
On entering the examination hall, candidates must find their desks and be seated as quickly as possible and await further instructions from the person responsible for starting the examination.A candidate will not normally be admitted into the examination room later than half an hour after the start of an examination and such lateness may disqualify him altogether.
Any candidate who arrives late must explain the reasons for his lateness to the invigilator and may start the examination only with the approval of the Chief  Invigilator
Answer books, graph paper, mathematical tables and essential reference material will be provided.
Candidates must bring their own pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers, etc.  Candidates must not use red ink
Candidates may not bring into the examination room any unauthorized material.  Bags, briefcases, cellphones, parcels etc must not be brought into the examination room or left in the vicinity of the room.
Authorized special materials
standard slide rules , unprogrammable electronic calculators - provided these have been checked and cleared by a member of staff in attendance, before the start of the examination.
All such special materials will be allowed subject to scrutiny by the invigilators.
In practical examinations, on entering the laboratory, candidates must hand to the invigilator their laboratory notebooks that will be retained for inspection by the University examiners.

Departmental Staff

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