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Student Attendance

1. Attendance is a key factor in student progression and achievement. Regular attendance and academic achievement are closely linked. Students who actively participate in their learning by attending classes regularly are more likely to enjoy a rewarding experience in which their knowledge, skills and abilities are developed .

2. Students are expected and required to attend all scheduled classes. Students should arrive on time for classes and remain for the duration of the class. Late arrival at, and early departure from, classes is disruptive, discourteous, unprofessional and unfair to other students and lecturers.

3. Please take note of the following:

  • (a) With effect from Academic Year 2013/2014, a student will be marked absent if he/she is late by more than 15 minutes (e.g. for a 9 – 11 am lecture, a student who enters the class and submits the attendance code after 9:15 am will be marked absent).
  • (b) A warning email/letter will be issued to students whose attendance level falls below 85% for each module.
  • (c) A student is required to attain at least 75% of the aggregated attendance for lectures, tutorials and practical sessions of a module. Students who are unable to attend classes (include lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, etc.) or assessments may apply for Leave of Absence (LOA) via the Student Portal, followed by submission of relevant documentary evidence/proof to the school office – within 2 working days and tagged with the LOA reference number.
  • (d) A student whose attendance for a module falls below 75% will:
    • be allowed to take the semestral examination and be given either a Pass (P) or Fail (F) grade in that module; or
    • be given either a Pass (P) or Fail (F) grade in a continuous assessment module.
  • (e) Students who anticipate missing one or more classes should alert the module lecturer ahead of time, just as they should contact their lecturer as soon as possible after an absence. Regardless of the reason for the absence, it is the responsibility of the students to catch up with the lessons they have missed earlier.