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NWU Communique to ODL Students by Management (NWU Resolution)

NWU Communique to ODL Students by Management (NWU Resolution)-Nominations and applications

We are pleased to keep you updated about NWU Communique to ODL Students by Management (NWU Resolution)-see details

We are aware of the challenges that our ODL students experienced in Semester 1, 2019 and we are working on resolving these challenges with a sense of urgency, while ensuring that no ODL student is adversely affected.

Normally, your final mark (Module Mark) comprises of the Participation Mark and the Examination Mark.  Owing to the challenges experienced, the NWU resolved that:

  • The final mark will only comprise of the exam paper mark if the mark is 50% and above.
  • When there is confirmation of a Participation Mark that may improve the final mark, it will be counted towards the final mark.
  • In instances where the Participation Mark impacts negatively on the final mark, it will not count and only the exam mark (50%+) will be used.

This resolution of the NWU applies only to the May-June Examinations of 2019. A toll-free sms line 33139, or student@odl.mynwu.info can be used for any queries or to share your UODL experience with us.

 


Nominate candidates for students’ campus councils

4 June 2019

Notice to all contact students of the North-West University (NWU): Nomination of students to serve on the respective student campus councils (SCCs)
Only enrolled full-time contact students of the NWU may nominate suitably qualified students to serve on the respective Student Campus Councils (SCCs).
Please take note of the following conditions as stipulated in the NWU Statute as well as the SRC Constitution (schedule 2, page 10), regarding the eligibility of candidates for nomination:
A person may be nominated and elected to an SCC if the candidate:

  1. qualifies to vote in the election;
  2. is a registered student of the NWU enrolled for a programme leading to a qualification;
  3. has passed 70% of the modules prescribed for the curriculum of the qualification for which the candidate was enrolled in the semester preceding the election;
  4. is registered for 60% of the modules prescribed for the curriculum of the qualification for which the candidate is enrolled in the current academic year;
  5. has not been registered, or will not seek to be registered for a period beyond the maximum duration of the study concerned;
  6. has served for a full term, or is serving in the current term, in a leadership position within the organised student community of the university, and
  7. To qualify for nomination and election to the position of chairperson of an SCC, the candidate must have served for a full term as a member of the SCC concerned.
  8. To qualify for nomination and election to the position of Distance Students Officer, the candidate must be available to participate in all the meetings and activities of the SRC.

A person is disqualified from nomination as a candidate for election to an SCC if:

  1. such person is enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate programme;
  2. such person has already served more than two full terms in an SCC;
  3. a conflict of interest may arise if elected;
  4. such person has been found guilty in terms of the student disciplinary rules of the university and given a sentence without the option of a fine, or
  5. such person has a criminal record.

Nominations and applications

Nominations and applications must be completed in the prescribed format and preferably submitted via email before/on the closing date to the office of the respective Campus Director Student Life:

  • Mafikeng Campus: Mr Jim Molautsi (jim.molautsi@nwu.ac.za)
  • Potchefstroom Campus: Dr Corrie Rheeder (corrie.rheeder@nwu.ac.za)
  • Vaal Triangle Campus: Mr Jacob Simango (jacob.simango@nwu.ac.za)

Note that completed nomination and application forms may also be submitted in hard copy before/on the closing date to the offices of the respective directors:

  • Mafikeng Campus: Mr Jim Molautsi, Building 1A, Office 205
  • Potchefstroom Campus: Dr Corrie Rheeder, Building F1, Office 135
  • Vaal Triangle Campus: Mr Jacob Simango, Building 25, Office G27

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