PAC RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
Prof Academic center admits scholars of any race, color, sex, age, religious affiliation and national or ethnic origin.
Re-registration occurs on annually basis. All students are expected to re-register for the following Tuition year no later than the date specified on the monthly calendar.
No students will be permitted to begin the new school year unless all financial obligations of the previous Tuition year have been satisfied.
PAC has no prerequisites or requirements, but WE do expect you to have good studying and writing skills and motivation to learn. Subjects actually might be more difficult if they don't necessarily fit with your interests.
i. WRITING EXPECTATIONS
Good writing is a skill required of all educated persons (not just English majors). Carefully edit and proofread your work; a significant number of grammatical, writing, or APA-style errors will reduce your assignment grade. If you struggle with writing, consult a tutor or a good friend early in the year to get regular help.
ii. PAYMENT OF THE FIRST INSTALLMENT
In order to enroll, an advance payment of K40 000.00 registration fee PLUS Tuition fees for at least one month advance on the 1st installment must be made. This is needed as entrance requirement. If you don't have it now, please note that this Payment is compulsory by the end of One week after enrollment. In the meantime you will be enrolled with RESERVE. If you do not remit payments after then, your enrollment will be revoked.
2. CLASSROOM PROCEDURES & ETHICS:
Class begins on time and ends on time.
You will find yourself becoming excited about the new concepts and activities in classes that you will want to add your opinion to the discussions and participate actively. Communications to the entire class are expected and participation is encouraged. Inappropriate chatting during class, however, is not acceptable because it is impolite to those who have the floor and is disruptive.
Consistent disruptions of class - this includes frequent tardiness. Don't make the mistake of thinking that your tardiness goes unnoticed. You may not use cell phones, personal computers or any personal electronic device, including mp3 players, during the class period. Do not bring a cell phone or any personal electronic device into the classroom. If you accidentally have one with you it must be turned off and placed inside of your bag out of view during class. If you must have a cell phone on for an emergency purpose it is your responsibility to notify the instructor prior to class.
Violation of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as determined either by judgment or circumstance.
3. ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY POLICY
Merely reading the text or copying a classmate’s notes is unlikely to result in enough understanding for you to be successful in class. Therefore, don’t miss class.
Because of the heavy weigh placed on in class material, it is important for you to show up on time for every class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.
Regularity of attendance and punctuality are important in the academic progress of the learner and in training of character. However, absences are sometimes unavoidable; in such situations, you are responsible for obtaining and learning any material you miss.
The Prof Academic Center lists the following as permissible absences:
a) Sickness of a student with medical or believable back up
b) Sickness or death in the family
c) Impossible weather or hullabaloo which make travel unsafe
d) Required presence in court
e) Sudden change of schedule at work
f) Religious faithfulness
All other absences are classified as unlawful detention on the part of the parent/guardian/employer or malingering on part of the scholar. Teachers are not able to anticipate neither absence nor can they practically make up work with the student and all students are held accountable for all missed work to pass a grade.
In all cases, our office should be notified ahead of if a student is to be absent that day. Student absent without notifying will be considered malingerer and the proper steps will be taken.
A written excuse from the parent of an absent student must be presented to the school when the student returns to school. These become part of the attendance file.
A. LATE AND ABSENT PENALTY
i. Students arriving 10 minutes later than the normal class start time will be fined K1 000
ii. Students absent for a day otherwise as classified above will be fined K10 000. If the student continues to be conspicuously absent, the center will take fitting disciplinary action including dismissal of the student.
One of the most important aspects of education is discipline which should eventually be internalized. Discipline is the training that develops self-control, orderliness, efficiency and character.
Basic to all discipline is the principal of respect - respect for one's self, for others and for all children.
In order to form proper habits and attitudes, the following ruled for good conducts are expected to be obeyed by every student:
a) Respect for all faculty members, other students and self.
b) Respect for all Center property and school Norms.
c) Good manners and consideration for all members of the school community.
d) Silence in class and times designated for silence.
Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for failure to adhere to the above rules.
5. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT POLICIES
As soon as you or your child starts at PACS, a process of Assessment will begin. Assessments are a combination of class assignments, case studies, continuous exams and tests, projects, presentation and oral assessment.
Students are enrolled following a trial session and assessment. This route enables us to make recommendations on which group/level/type of tuition will best suit the individual student. However giving a child a ‘Test’ as soon as they enter the Classroom is inappropriate for most ages of students.
A. Assignment Policy: Late work will be penalized as determined by the instructor (with the “late clock” beginning at class time rather than the end of the workday), until the graded assignment has been handed back to the class; at that point, late work will not be accepted. Excuses such as “I overslept” or “My friend borrowed my book” will not exempt you from late penalties
B. Monthly Exam Policy: Monthly exams will cover the text and syllabi material up to the current class topic. Students are expected to take exams at the scheduled time. Failure to do so will result in a score of 0 unless prior arrangements are made with the management or directly to me (in cases of illness or family emergency, documented by Student Services). Excuses such as “I overslept,” “I have 2 or more other tests,” or “I’m going home this weekend (so can I take the exam early)” will not exempt you from the consequence of a missed exam. Any make-up exams will be scheduled at the PAC's convenience and may take a different format than the scheduled exam.
C. Final examination: Students will be expected to take final examination prepared by the Examination Council of Zambia (E.C.Z) or other examining body for them to be accredited with a School Certificate or G.C.E. or I.G.C.E
6. SPECIAL AGENDAS (Parents):
It is the duty and the responsibility of the parent/guardian to check and note on the monthly school calendar provided by the school. Children need to know that their parents and adults close to them think homework is important. If your children know that their parents care, children have a good reason to complete assignments and turn them in on time.
We know that good assignments, completed successfully, can help children develop wholesome habits and attitudes. Homework can help parents learn about their children's education and communicate both with children and the schools.
7. ACADEMIC HONESTY:
PAC expects you to fulfill your academic obligations through honest and independent effort. In a community of scholars committed to truth, honesty in our academic work supports the code of ethics by which we live and is considered the standard by which all students and faculty are held accountable. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions about what is right and what is wrong.
8. STUDY TIPS
College professors expect that students study about 2 hours outside of class for each hour spent in class; for our 10-credit class that means about 20 hours per week doing assigned readings (which should include outlining or making notes), reviewing lecture notes, and completing assignments. This kind of regular studying enhances learning and usually results in higher grades:
If you have difficulty in this class at any point, please make effort to see me. This lets me know and care about your problem and I may also be able to give some advice to help you. Don't wait to seek help!
Please check with your class representative regularly (weekday evenings may be best) for class announcements, schedule changes, etc
PACS reserve the right to revise these rules and regulations from time to time as required by either judgment or circumstance. Changes will be announced in class and students are responsible for recording changes as announced. The CLASS calendar is dynamic and will change frequently. Students are expected to refer to the calendar regularly to stay updated on class assignments and activities.