A candidate must satisfy the prescribed University of Nairobi and Faculty of Arts admission requirements, namely:
(i) K.C.S.E. with a mean grade C+ or equivalent
(ii) K.C.S.E. with a mean grade C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution
(iii) K.C.S.E. with a mean grade C- or equivalent Plus a Certificate and a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution
(iv) K.C.E./E.A.C.E Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution
(v) K.A.C.E. or E.A.A.C.E/ Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution
(vi) K.A.C.E. or E.A.A.C.E. certificate with two principal passes or equivalent
(vii) International Baccalaureate Diploma
(viii) A degree from a recognized university or equivalent
A candidate shall be allowed to register only in those course units whose combinations are approved by the Faculty. Any modification of such combination(s) shall be allowed only after obtaining approval from the Dean.
The minimum period required for a candidate to study and qualify for the award of a B.A. degree is eight (8) semesters and a maximum of twenty-two (22) semesters from the date of registration.
(ii) The minimum semester load shall be two course units and the maximum shall be seven course units.
(iii) Each course unit in the programme has a loading of 45 hours.
(iv) A candidate for a B.A. degree shall be required to register, study, sit examinations and pass in at least forty four (44) course units taken throughout the period of study. These units shall include the Faculty-based Designated Common Courses (DCC) and prescribed three Common Undergraduate Courses (CCS).
(v) Candidates may register for courses in Korean Studies as either a Major or a Minor. There are two possible modes of study: full time and part-time.
A candidate from a recognized university or any other equivalent institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate wishing to transfer to the B.A. programme at the University of Nairobi shall be allowed to transfer credits from his or her university if those credits are deemed to be relevant and meet the required minimum contact hours. A University of Nairobi student who obtains a credit or credits from a recognized university shall be allowed to transfer those credits to the University of Nairobi. The transferred credits shall not be more than a third (1/3) of the total prescribed credits and/or course units required for the award of the B.A. degree.
(i) Those seeking exemptions shall pay an exemption fee approved by the University of Nairobi Senate.
(ii) A candidate seeking exemption shall be required to follow the Faculty approved procedure.
(i) The common University of Nairobi Faculty of Arts regulations shall apply.
(ii) Candidates shall sit for examinations at the end of each semester. All course units shall be examined and written examinations processed at the end of the semester in which they are taken.
(iii) A candidate shall NOT be permitted to sit an examination unless he/she has attended prescribed courses of study in accordance with the university regulations and to the satisfaction of the departments or programmes concerned, as well as the Faculty.
(iii) Unless otherwise specified, end of semester examinations shall consist of a two-hour paper for each course unit taken in the semester and a fifteen-minute oral examination where applicable.
(iv) An assessment of each candidate’s performance in the course unit taken shall be through the Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) and end of semester examinations based on percentage grades. CAT assessments shall constitute 30% of the total marks in a given unit and shall consist of an average of at least two (2) assignments while the end of semester examinations shall constitute 70% of the unit examined.
(v) For the courses CKR 101: Basic Korean Language Skills, CKR 104: Listening and Speaking Skills in Korean, CKR 201: Reading Skills in Korean, CKR 204: Phonetics and Korean Phonology, and CKR 409: Interactive Korean, the written paper shall constitute 50% of the marks while the oral exam will account for 20%, thus making a total of 70%.
(vi) Each course unit shall be graded out of 100 marks and the pass mark shall be 40% for each unit. These marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows:
A: 70% – 100%
B: 60% – 69%
C: 50% – 59%
D: 40% – 49%
E: 39 and below (fail)
(vii) A candidate shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations for a maximum of six (6) failed units in an academic year.
(viii) A candidate who, upon sitting for four (4) to six (6) supplementary examinations, fails in four or more of the units will be required to repeat the whole academic year.
(ix) A candidate who has seven (7) or more failed units in an academic year shall be discontinued.
(x) A candidate who fails any end-of-semester examination paper at the first attempt shall be allowed three more attempts to sit and pass that paper when a supplementary examination is offered.
(xi) A candidate who fails a paper may, in consultation with the department and with approval by the faculty, substitute that course unit, as long as it is not a core unit, with another of the same level from the same department. This regulation shall apply in Levels III & IV.
(xii) Subject to regulation (x) above
(a) A candidate who has failed in a course unit or units shall not be allowed to proceed to the next level unless he/she has passed the failed units. However, if the failed units happen to be prerequisites for other advanced courses in the same level, the candidate must first pass them before he/she can be allowed to register in the advanced units that require the prerequisites. A supplementary examination shall carry a maximum of 40% of the total marks and coursework marks shall not be considered. When taken as special examination, a unit shall carry a maximum of 100% of the total marks and course work shall be considered.
(b) No candidate with failed grade(s) shall be allowed to proceed to the next level unless he/she has successfully taken and passed the supplementary examination(s) in the failed course unit(s).
(c) A candidate shall be allowed to do a maximum of three supplementary examinations in the same course unit.
(d) A candidate who fails in three consecutive supplementary examinations in the same course unit shall be discontinued.
(e) A candidate who fails a special examination can be allowed to take a maximum of three supplementary examinations in the same course unit.
(f) Supplementary/Special Examinations shall be conducted at the end of each academic year.