The University attaches great importance to adequate exposure of students to course content and the benefits of lecture hall/classroom interaction among lecturers and students. Accordingly, students are required to attend all lectures and laboratory/field practical sessions.
Students should note that lectures and examinations would normally be held during the working week (i.e. Monday - Friday). However, being a secular institution, it may become necessary for the University to hold lectures and have examinations over the weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) and on public holidays.
To obtain a grade for a course, the student shall not absent himself/herself for more than the equivalent of three weeks contact hours for the course. This should be cumulative and not necessarily consecutive.
This implies that:
- For a one-credit course, the number of classes missed by the student shall not exceed three (3) hours.
- For a two-credit course, the number of classes missed by the student shall not exceed six (6) hours
- For a three-credit course, the number of classes missed by the student shall not exceed nine (9) hours
If for medical or other justifiable reason, a student cannot meet the class attendance requirement, he/she is advised to defer the programme through the due process as outlined in Deferment of Programme. To get approval for deferment on medical grounds, the student must submit a medical report certified by UCC Director of Health Services.