Rules and regulations

The university adopts the credit hour system in teaching. An academic year consists of two regular semesters each of 16 weeks.

Learning is by attendance.

1-   Admissions Regulations

-       Students must apply to our university after approximately one week of issuing central lists instead the admission will be canceled.

-      After they have been registered the student take university number which contain six decimal     - - - - - - the last two number from the left refer to the year that student registered to our university other numbers refer to student rank in central list.

2-   Academic Load

-       The maximum academic load is 18 credit hours per semester.

-       The load may be increased to 21 credit hours with faculty scientific committee approval on the condition they were convinced with.  

3-   Academic Plan

-       Student should be exceeding 180 credit hours in order to achieve bachelor degree in pharmacy.

-       The study period should not be less than nine academic terms.

4-   Academic Disciplinary Regulations

-       The Administrative Assistant to the Dean sends a warning to every student with an accumulative GPA less than 60%.   

-       The student has to clear the notice in no more than two normal academic terms following the term, in which he received the notice. The student can clear this warning by raising his/her accumulative GPA to 60% at least.

-       Students dismissed from regular study due to a lower-than-accepted accumulative GPA (i.e. less than 60%) can be accepted in the special complementary study, but s/he has to meet the following conditions:

  • If his accumulative GPA is not less than 55%, he is allowed to take four academic terms to improve his GPA to the minimum accepted which is 60%, and if he fails to do so, he can’t continue the special complementary study unless he had finished a total of 99 credit hours from his study course and his accumulative GPA was not less than 57%. In this case, he is allowed to take up to a maximum of two academic terms; after that, if he can’t improve his GPA, he will be dismissed.
  • If the student’s accumulative GPA is less than 55 %, he is allowed to take only one academic term to improve this average to 55%. If he achieves this, he is allowed to take three additional terms to improve his accumulative GPA to the minimum accepted level which is 60%; but if failed, he cannot continue his special complementary study.

5-   Academic Attendance 

-       Students should attend all courses, discussions, and practicals, according to credit hour requirements for each course in the study plan.

-       Should not be absent for more than 15% of the required credit hours for the course they are taking.

-       Instructors should give students who come close to the 15% absence policy, and who do not have an excuse for their repeated absence, a written notice. 

-       A student whose absence exceeds 15% of the allowed absence for a specific course for medical reasons or an urgent situation which satisfies the dean, will be considered as withdrawn from the course and the withdrawal rules will apply. The faculty dean will let the Registrar know of his/her decision in this matter. ‘Withdrawn’ ‘W’ will appear next to the course in the student’s academic record

-       A medical certificate should be issued by the physician of the university’s health unit or approved by him/her; it can also be issued by one of the hospitals approved by the university. Only in exceptional circumstances can it be issued by any another health centre. The university physician should approve the certificate in any case.

6-   Grading System

-       The university adopts the credit hour system in teaching. An academic year consists of two regular semesters each of 16 weeks, learning is by attendance. 

-       The course grades are recorded in letters according to the scheme of evaluation as shown below: 

Evaluation

Marks

Excellent

90-100

Very good

80-89

Good

70-79

Fair

60-69

Weak

50-59

Fail 

Less than 50

-       The student rank is calculated by marks.

-       The lowest grade one can get to pass a course is a “50%”

-       The cumulative grade point average is evaluated as follows: 

The cumulative average is the average of all the grades of the courses taken by the student

In the study plan of  the first year.

5 %

In the study plan of  the second year.

10%

In the study plan of the third year.

15%

In the study plan of the forth year.

20%

In the study plan of the last year.

50 %

-       When the transcript carries an ‘Incomplete’ ‘I’ in some of the courses, the incomplete courses are not calculated in the average.

-       When the student has completed the incomplete courses, the average is recalculated. Averages are retroactive from the date the student has received the incomplete grade.

7-   Disciplinary Punishments

The following are disciplinary offences that expose the student to disciplinary punishment:

1. Violating the University Regulations and Instructions.
2. Intended abstention, or instigating others to practice abstention, from attending lectures and other activities required by the University.
3. Cheating and/or attempting to cheat or transgress examination regulations.
4. Any action against the University Code of Honor, Code of Ethics, human dignity, or misbehavior that may insult or abuse the University or any of its workers. This paragraph is applicable to any of the student’s acts committed outside the University in any situation, where the University takes part in a given activity.
5. Forming or organizing any political party inside the University or taking part in any of such activities without permission from the parties concerned at University, or participating in any collective activity that may abuse University regulations.

6. Practicing any kind of violence, verbally, physically or symbolically.
7. Distributing pamphlets or issuing wall newspapers in any academic department, or gathering signatures or donations without prior permission.
8. Using the University buildings for any purposes other than the ones legally intended.
9. Disturbing the peace or discipline required by the University lectures.
10. Insulting or abusing an academic member of Staff, an employee or other students at University.
11. Abusing moveable and immoveable University property.
12. Forging and/or using any of the University’s forged documents for any purpose.

The disciplinary punishments that can be imposed on the student are limited to:
1. Warning.
2. Depriving the student of using one of the University’s departments or utilities for a limited period of time, depending on where the offence takes place.
3. Depriving the student of practicing one of the University’s activities, in which the offence was made.
4. Notices of three levels: initial warning, double, and ultimatum.
5. Fining the student in no less than double the value of what the student ravaged or destroyed.
6. Canceling registration of one subject or more in the semester of offence.
7. Temporary dismissal for a semester or more from the University.
8. Final and irrevocable dismissal from the University.
9. Abolishing the procedures of granting a degree if an act of fraudulence or forgery is included in those procedures.
Two or more of the above punishments can be adopted together.

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