Part One/Year I

Two levels of failure are recognized at this level: outright failure or referral which are defined in relation to the particular programme as set out at (iv)-(vi) below.

(i) An outright failure must repeat the examination as a whole and will have two chances in three years to do so. He/she may apply for credit for those courses passed at a grade of B or above. Students who are unsuccessful in both resits will not be allowed to re-enter any teacher education programme approved by the JBTE for at least five years.

(ii) Students who are referred will be permanently credited with the courses passed.

(iii) No student may progress to Part II having failed courses totaling more than 12 credits.

(iv) Early Childhood, Primary and Special Education Programmes: In the Early Childhood, Literacy Studies, Primary and Special Education Programmes, a candidate who has failed courses totaling more than twelve credits across the entire year will be deemed to have failed the examination as a whole. Notwithstanding, if a student has failed courses totaling 12 credits within either (a) English and Education or (b) his/her area of specialization and either English or Education, he/she shall be deemed to have failed the examination as a whole.

(v) Candidates who have failed courses up to a maximum of twelve credits will be deemed to be referred as long as those twelve credits are not concentrated only within either English and Education, or his/her area of specialization and either English or Education.

(vi) Secondary Programme: In the Secondary Programme, a candidate who has failed courses totaling more than twelve credits across the entire year will be deemed an outright failure, that is, to have failed the examination as a whole. Notwithstanding, a student who has failed courses totaling 12 credits within his/her teaching subjects will be deemed to have failed the examination as a whole. 



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