Allow me space in your newspaper to respond to a letter by mwiza Mutanganika.
It is sad that she sat for a paper and was awarded a “zero”. It is so sad, indeed.
But, the question is, had she attended class as required (not less than 70 percent of all lectures)? If she had not and knew the rules, then what was she doing in the examination room in the first place?
I once was a student like her in another public institution and this rule was also there and implemented in the same manner. Alternative programmes have been given to people who are busy doing other things; they attend classes in the evening. she should think about such an option.
Otherwise, if she does not attend class why should she be there for a paper? Why should lecturers attend classes if nobody is there to hear what they have to say? Who did she delegate to attend class for her?
What does she think when she is out of class during class hours? She had better think twice before complaining.