Unam’s Business Admin students to rewrite exams next month

WINDHOEK: The University of Namibia (Unam) has announced the dates for the rewriting of Business Administration examinations following the leakage of question papers at the tertiary institution earlier this month.

A statement released by Unam’s examination department on the university’s student portal indicated that the examinations will start on 25 July 2014.

The university declared the examinations of third and final year BBA students null and void on 12 June 2014 after finding out that the papers were leaked.

The statement indicated that the third-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students’ classes for the second semester will start on 29 July 2014, while the final year students’ classes for the second semester start on 05 August 2014.

“This is done in order to allow students reasonable time to prepare for this examination,” it said.

The statement stressed that no tests or assignment deadlines will be scheduled during the supplementary examination period (from 11 to 15 August) for third and fourth-year BBA students. It also said no tests or assignment deadlines will be scheduled during the period 28 July 2014 to 11 August 2014.

The statement further noted that individual students who qualify for the supplementary examination on 15 August 2014 should get extension for any deadlines or tests during the supplementary week, and where needed, make-up classes will be conducted to ensure that the second semester curriculum is covered.

The final examination results will be released on 29 August 2014, and final year students are expected to submit their final year research project reports on 30 September 2014.

The timetable was drawn up after consultations with the Student Representative Council (SRC), including members representing the BBA students.

The university’s SRC member for information and publicity, Ernst Groenewald confirmed to Nampa upon enquiry on Tuesday that he was consulted when the timetable was being drawn up, but could not reveal any further information.

Unam’s public relations officer, John Haufiku could not confirm the information on the student portal, saying he did not receive any information regarding the examination dates. He however promised to send out a media statement as soon as he receives the information.