Examination Irregularities and Penalties.

Please note the following vital information with regard to examination irregularities and penalties. This is the updated version captured in Schedule I of the MKU Statutes and Schedules.

A. Examination Irregularities

  • A candidate found guilty of any examination irregularity shall be subjected to appropriate penalties as will be determined by Senate.

In every school, there shall be a student disciplinary committee, which will be responsible for investigation of alleged examination malpractices and make recommendation to Senate through the respective Departmental and School Academic Boards.

  • The academic malpractices listed below shall constitute examination irregularities:

a) Advance access to examination papers.
b) Copying or reading from another candidate’s script or from any other unauthorized sources e.g. body parts.
c) Possessing any written materials relevant to the examination in the examination room.
d) Passing or receiving relevant verbal, written or electronic communication to or from other candidates or any other source during the examination.
e) Returning examination booklets with written answers after the examination.
f) Possession of unauthorized electronic gadgets in the examination room (including phones).
g) Plagiarism i.e. using words or ideas of another person as if they were one’s own without due acknowledgement in a report or thesis.
h) Contravention of acceptable order in an examination room such as unauthorized noise and conversations.
i) Abetting/aiding or covering up an examination malpractice.
j) Lobbying for undeserved examination grades.
k) Forging or using medical reports in order to obtain a deferment of examinations.
l) Impersonation

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Yusuf Usman Peace Abstract

Peace is the major teaching of every religion. Peace and security are basic principles upon which religion is formed. No religion embraces violence. Looking at the concept of peace and security from the perspective of various religions, they had been emphasized as core values for followers. Although there are many religions advocating for peace and security, the study shall focus on one major religion, Islam. The word Islam is derived from the Arabic word silm, meaning peace. It also means total submission to the will of Allah (God), and a total way of life. In this paper, Islam has been chosen because it has been wrongly associated with violence, extremism, and terrorism.

This paper therefore is an attempt to address the issues of peace and security according to the teaching of Islam, to de-link Islam from violence, extremism and terrorism as well as to highlight some Islamic measures on peace and security in the society. The author shall use a library theoretical based research method. At the end of this paper, the reader should be able to identify the teachings of Islam with regards to peace and security. He/she should be able to totally de-link Islam from violence, extremism, terrorism and all other misconceptions. He/she should be able to describe some of the Islamic measures on peace and security. Islam is a religion of peace. The author recommends further research on the importance of peace and security in attaining and sustaining development. Furthermore, Governments should engage researchers to come up with a new curriculum on peace and security at all levels of education. Likewise, an inter-faith approach should be used in the teaching of peace and security in our institutions. Key words: Peace, Security, Islam, Violence, terrorism, and de-link.

YUSUF USMAN
(President, MKU International Students Chapter)

MKU students awarded “best diplomat of the year “ by AFROMUN 2017

majook-makur---academic-affairsMajok Makur Malak former Academic Affairs Minister MKUSA 2016/2017 has been awarded as the BEST DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR due to his passion about Africa and his leadership ability to negotiate with other diplomats from other countries.

He was among students delegates who represented Mount Kenya University at the AFROMUN took place on March 6th-10th at the United Nation office in Nairobi Kenya which hosted over 500 delegates across Africa where he represented The Republic of Rwanda at the Africa Union (AU) summit.

Majok, who was the chairperson of PAN AFRICANIST GROUP in the conference has also been nominated to join Mandela worship by Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional leadership center in Nairobi- Kenya.
Mount Kenya University is not only an academic excellent but a mentor for future leaders, the varsity has one of the strongest students association in the region.

Congratulations to Majok Makur Malak, Well done!!!