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(Under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs)

Fully Registered by NACTE, Recognized by NBAA

ZANZIBAR INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

PROSPECTUS FOR 2009-2010

TEL: + 255(024) FAX: + 255(024) E-Mail: 2240286/7 2240286/7 [email protected] P.O. BOX 1208 ZANZIBAR Website: http//www.zifa.ac.tz

Under National Technical Awards - System

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. PERSPECTIVE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION ............................................ 3 2. MISSION VISION AND ORGANIZATION VALUES ................................................................ 4 2.1 ZIFA VISION STATEMENT ........................................................................................... 4 2.2 ZIFA MISSION STATEMENT ......................................................................................... 4 2.3 ZIFA ORGANIZATION VALUES ..................................................................................... 4 DEPARTMENTS OF THE INSTITUTE .......................................................................... 9 DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE ......................................................... 9 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS AND........................................ 10 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ................................................................................. 10 DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES, RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY ..... 11 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS ........................................................................................ 26 LIBRARY FACILITIES ............................................................................................................ 27 MONITORING AND ASSESSING PERFORMANCE....................................................... 30 PRACTICAL TRAINING .................................................................................................. 30 GENERAL EXAMINATION REGULATIONS................................................................... 34 1.0 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STAFF AND STUDENTS ........ 50 2.0 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STAFF AND SUPPORTING STAFF................................................................................................................................ 51 3.0 RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF........................................... 52 4.0 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STAFF AND THEIR INSTITUTE ....................................................................................................................... 53 7.0 8.0 ACADEMIC STAFF AND THE NON-INSTITUTE COMMUNITY ............. 54 HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT ............................................. 54

ADMISSION PROCEDURES ................................................................................................... 56

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1. PERSPECTIVE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION

ZIFA is located in Chwaka village, scenic fishing village in Central District 30 kilometers from Zanzibar town. The decision to locate ZIFA at Chwaka was made on the following bases: 1) To spur development in the South Region and especially the old Town of Chwaka by the location of a high profile institution. 2) To utilise otherwise idle buildings, which were initially a Branch of the People's Bank of Zanzibar In the context of the institution's functions, there are many advantages associated in location. One major advantage is its tranquil setting of immense natural beauty. Chwaka has very little traffic other than commuter buses plying the route between Zanzibar Town and Chwaka. It is, therefore an ideal setting for an academic institution. The alarming scarcity of accountants in middle level class forced the Government of Zanzibar to establish an Institute which will teach as many middle cadre accountants as possible. Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration (ZIFA) as it currently exists was established by Presidential Order of 2nd July 1998. This was mandated by the official Act No.1 of 2002. ZIFA's syllabus is in line with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) and it is fully registered by the National Council of Technical Education (NACTE), which clearly details the scope of services and functions to be: 1.1.3 Identify training needs of the personnel working in the financial sector and related assignment at different levels; and to organize suitable training programmes for improving their skills and performance; 1.1.4 Organize seminars on matters of topical interest in public administration in general and development administration in particular with a view to inculcate right perspectives and proper orientation in senior public service;

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1.1.5 Conduct professional courses on regular basis with a view to develop skills of accounting, auditing, budgeting, costing and other related fields; 1.1.6 Conduct any commercial activities for the purpose of generating income for the Institute sustainability; 1.1.7 Perform such other functions as the Minister may determine.

2. Mission Vision and organization values

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ZIFA Vision Statement Our vision is to become a model for excellence in the application of information and communication technology to the study of management and finance disciplines, consultancy and research. We aim to develop students intellectually, professionally, and personally through a rigorous program that will distinguish our graduates as innovative thinkers, articulate communicators and business leaders

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ZIFA Mission Statement To Provide Higher Education and Training in Finance and Management, to offer Consultancy Services and Research facilities to its Trainees and Clients with particular Emphasis on Information and Communication Technology

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ZIFA Organization Values · Honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic: Provision of training in line with the highest levels of professional integrity and the upholding of the highest standards of ethical behavior in accordance with ZIFA's code of conduct · High Quality Learning: A learning-centered approach to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and understanding, by both departments and students, through continued learning and development. · Aspire to excellence: The willingness to shoulder responsibility to achieve success and to learn from failure. · Social Responsibility: A strong relationship with the business community which recognizes the mutual interest uniting us.

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Team spirit: the management and staff will work together as a team imbued with selflessness and a dedication to duty. Every employee must be considered as an individual. The Institute will respect the dignity of the individual employees and recognize their merit.

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Disciplined inquiry, reflective thought, reasoned judgment, and responsible citizenship

AWARD OF THE INSTITUTE

Nearly 10 years since the institute's inception, it is for the first time poised to undergo a dramatic transformation. Early 2008 the institute has been given a go ahead by NACTE to offer different NTA qualifications up to degree level. The shift from conventional awards to NTA awards has encouraged the enrollment. Currently the Institute offers courses leading to its own awards in two categories.

Competent Based Learning

Bachelor degree in Financial Administration (NTA Level 8)

Bachelor degree in Finance and Banking (NTA Level 8)

Higher Diploma in Financial Administration (NTA Level 7) *Higher Diploma in Finance and Banking (NTA Level 7) Ordinary Diploma in Financial Administration (NTA Level 6) *Ordinary Diploma in Information Technology with Accounting (NTA Level 6) Technical Certificate in Financial Administration (NTA Level 5) *Technical Certificate in Information Technology with Accounting (NTA Level 5) Basic Certificate in Financial Administration (NTA Level 4)

Knowledge Based Learning

Advanced Diploma in Financial Administration (3 years full time) Advanced Diploma in Finance and Banking (3 years full time) The institute is involved in training, research and consultancy. Our graduates are absorbed in both public and private sectors within and outside the country. The institute currently has strong links with the government in consultancy matters.

Subject to be approved by NACTE 5

MEMBERS OF THE ZIFA GOVERNING COUNCIL

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Prof. Ali Seif Mshimba Dk. Abdullah Ismail Kanduru Mr. Kamal Kombo Bakari

Vice Chancellor - State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Chairman Registrar - State University of Zanzibar, (SUZA), Member Principal - Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration (ZIFA), Secretary.

Mr. Ameir Suleman Haji Director - Department of Higher Learning, Njeketu Science and Technology, Member Mr. Ali Vuai Ali Mr. Salum Taufik Ali Director - Department of Civil Service, Member. Representative from The Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, Member Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic - Zanzibar University, Member. President - The Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration Student Organisation, Member.

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Dr..Miraji Issa Saleh Mr. Yussuf Mwadini

Hon.Mrs. Thuwaiba Edington Member of House of Representatives ­ Kissasi Member Accountant General - (MoFEA), Member. Executive Director ­ Peoples Bank of Zanzibar Ltd., Member Acting Executive Director, NBAA, Member. Appointed by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs - Member

10. Mr. Omar Hassan Omar 11. Mr. Juma Amour Mohammed 12. Mr. Pius Maneno 13. Mr. Abdalla Suleiman Abdalla

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ZIFA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 1. Mr. Kamal K. Bakari 2. Mr.Iddi H. Makame 3. Mr. Juma A. Hafidh 4. Mr. Hassan K. Hassan 5. Mr. Mohammed S. Ahmed Principal Chief Academic Officer Chief Administrative Officer Registrar Head of Department (Accounting & Finance) 6. Mr. Zaidu J. Ussi Head of Department (Department of General studies, Consultancy and Short courses) 7. Mr. Khamis H. Salum Acting Head of Department (Department Economics, Mathematics and Information Technology) 8. Mr. Ngozani A. Ngozani 9. Mrs. Rukia A. Salmin 10. Mrs. Fatma M. Hassan 11. Mrs. Asma H. Jidawy Head of Library Service Accountant. Dean of students Examination officer

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SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE ZIFA

CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL Prof. Ali Seif Mshimba Chairman ­ Vice Chancellor, State University of Zanzibar PRINCIPAL Mr. Kamal K. Bakari, MSc (Finance), University of Strathclyde 1994 (U.K.) B.Com (Hons) Accounting, University of Dar-es-Salaam (1987), CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER Iddi H. Makame, MSc (Finance), University of Strathclyde (2005), BSC Statistics & Math's ­ University of Dar-es-Salaam, (1992). CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Mr. Juma A. Hafidh, MSc (Finance) University of Strathclyde 2003. Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Administration 2001, IFM, Advance Diploma in Accounting ADA 1999 - IFM REGISTRAR Mr. Hassan K. Hassan, M.A in Journalism, Varonezh State University RUSSIA ­ 1994. Diploma in Journalism. Tanzania School of Journalism ­ (TSJ) DSM ­ 1987,

HEAD DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE Mr. Mohammed S. Ahmed M.A. Marketing (1999) University of Newcastle U.K. PostGraduate Diploma Marketing 1998 (New Caste U.K.) ADCA (IDM Mzumbe) 1994, ACTING HEAD DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Mr. Khamis H. Salum, Post Graduate Diploma in Scientific Computimg - University of Dar es Salaam (2006), ADCS ­ Institute of Finance Management DSM (2003). HEAD DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES, RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY Mr. Zaidu J. Ussi M.A. Marketing (1999) Newcastle University, U.K. Post Graduate Diploma (1999) Newcastle University, UK. Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (1978) IDM Mzumbe

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DEPARTMENTS OF THE INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE Senior Lecturer Mr. Kamal K. Bakar Msc (Finance), University of Strathclyde (1994) U.K B. Com (Accounting) University of Dar-es-Salaam (1987) Tanzania M.A. Marketing (1999) University of Newcastle U.K. Post Graduate Diploma Marketing 1998 (New Caste U.K.) ADCA (IDM Mzumbe) 1994, MBA (Finance and Banking) Mzumbe University - 2002

Lecturer Grade I Mr. Mohammed S. Ahmed

Mr. Said S. Mzee Lecturer Grade II Mr. Seif S. Issa

MSc in Auditing and Consultancy (U.K) - 2007 Nyegezi, (1988), CPA (T) 1991 Advanced Diploma Accounting MSc Finance Strathclyde 2005. Diploma in Information Technology ­ 1997 ADCA IDM ­ Mzumbe (1995) MSc Finance, Strathclyde 2005. BBA Accounting & Finance (2000) Zanzibar University.

Mr. Ahmed R. Abeid

Mr. Iddi S. Haji

Assistant Lecturers Mr. Maulid K. Shaaban Habiba H. Omar ADCA (Mzumbe) 1984 MSc Finance, Strathclyde 2007. Advanced Diploma in Financial Administration (2003), Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration. Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation Administration, (2008) IFM. Advanced Diploma in Financial Administration (2006), Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration Advanced Diploma in Financial Administration (2007), Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration MSc Finance, Strathclyde 2005, CPA (T) 2000, Advanced Diploma in Accounting 1997, IFM MBA (Finance and Banking), Mzumbe University ­ 2008, CPA(T) 2005, B.Com (Accounting) ­ 2000 UDSM

Tutor Mrs. Sharifa Omar Salim

Mr. Khatib M. Mkuu Part Time Lecturer Mr. Hamad Bakari Hamad Mr. Faki M. Faki

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Senior Lecturer Mr. Mwita M. Mwita Lecturer Grade I Mr. Iddi H. Makame Lecturer Grade II Mr. Khalfan S. Suleiman

M.A. Economics, Michigan State University U.S.A MSC Finance, Strathclyde (2005), BSC Statistics & Math's ­ University of Dar-es-Salaam, (1993). MBA ­ New Port University India (2000) B.Com. Delhi University (1997)

Assistants Lecturers Mr. Suleiman S. Msaraka MSc in Development Policy - Mzumbe University, (2007) Advanced Diploma in Economic Planning ­ IDM, (2000) M.A. Economic, Donetsk State University, Ukraine (1994) BSC Finance & Banking, Donetsk State University, Ukraine (1991)

Mrs. Estella Ngoma Hassan

Tutors Mr. Khamis H. Salum1

Post Graduate Diploma in Scientific Computing UDSM ­ 2006, Advanced Diploma in Computer Science IFM 2003 Advanced Diploma in Computer Science, Institute of Finance Management (2003) Advanced Diploma in Computer Science, Institute of Finance Management (2006) BSc Computer Science 2006- Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Advanced Diploma in Financial Administration (2007), Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration

Mr. Mohamed A. Hamad

Mr. Khamis Abdul-Latif Part Time Lecturer Mohammed A. Muhidin

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On studies MSc - IT and Management 10

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES, RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY Senior Lecturer Mr. Zaidu J. Ussi M.A. Marketing (1999) Newcastle University, U.K. Post Graduate Diploma (1999) Newcastle University, UK. Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (1978) IDM Mzumbe Masters of Business Administration (Marketing), University of Dar-es-Salaam (2002) Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Geography), Islamic University in Uganda (1999),)

Lecturer Grade II Mr. Abdalla A. Sendaro

Assistant Lecturers Mrs. Asma H. Jidawy Mrs. Fatma M. Hassan

L.L.B. International Islamic University of Malaysia (2001) Master of Business Administration Madison University2007, B.A. Education University of DSM (1984), MBA (Finance and Banking), Mzumbe University ­ 2009, CPSP ­ 2007, Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Logistic Management , SAUT - 2005

Part Time Lecturer Mr. Othman J. Othman

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NTA's LEVEL AND STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NTA LEVEL 4 Admission to the programme will be open to candidates, who have successfully completed a Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum of "4 Ds" excluding Kiswahili, Arabic and Islamic Knowledge or National Vocational Training Award Level 3 or equivalent.

BASIC CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION (NTA LEVEL 4) FRAME WORK

QUALIFICATION PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION Basic Certificate In Financial

Administration This qualification is intended for persons who undertake a basic concept to prepare books of account and simple financial statements under close supervision. NTA LEVEL COMPETENCY DESCRIPTOR Four (4) Competence involving applications of skills and knowledge at routine level. CUMULATIVE CREDITS AT THIS LEVEL NUMBER OF CREDITS HOURS 120 120

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COURSE STRUCTURE SEMESTER I S/NO. CODE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CS 411 BM 411 BE 411 IT 411 AC 411 Name of Module Basic Communication Skills Basic Mathematics and Elements of Statistics Commerce and Office Practice Basic Computer Skills Introduction to Accounting I Total credits in Semester I SEMESTER II S/NO. CODE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. AC 412 EC 412 SK 412 CA 412 IT412 GA 412 Name of Module Introduction to Accounting II Business Economics Basic Procurement Supplies Introduction to Cost Accounting Computerized Accounting with Tally Introduction to Public Sector Accounting Total credits in Semester II CREDITS 12 12 08 12 10 10 62 CREDITS 08 15 12 08 15 58

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NTA LEVEL 5 Admission to the programme will be open to candidates, who have successfully completed a NTA level 4 with 2nd class level or Form IV with five credits; OR He/she must be Form VI (A Level) leaver and must have passed OR Have professional One (PI) or related subjects recognized by professional bodies such as NBAA, NBMM.

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN FINANICAL ADMINISTRATION ­ (NTA LEVEL 5)

FRAMEWORK QUALIFICATION Technician Administration PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION This qualification is intended for persons who undertake to prepare books of account, financial administration and simple financial statements with a minimum supervision and/or start and manage his/her own business. NTA LEVEL LEVEL OF DESCRIPTOR Five (5) The holders of the qualification will be able to apply skills and knowledge in a range of activities, some of which are non- routine level NACTE NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS Standard and related enabling outcomes. 120 Certificate In Financial

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COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER I S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 BM 511 AC 511 BE 511 CS 511 IT 511 EC 511 Name of Module Business Mathematics Accounting I Commerce and Office Practice Communication Skills Information and Communication Technology Skills Business Economics Total credits in Semester I SEMESTER II S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 EA 512 GA 512 IT 512 CA512 PF 512 AC 512 FP 512 Name of Module Introduction to Auditing Public Sector Accounting Information and Communication Technology Application Cost Accounting Public Finance Accounting II Field Practice Total credits in Semester II 55 CREDITS 08 08 08 08 08 15 CREDITS 12 15 08 08 10 12 65

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NTA LEVEL 6 (Ordinary Diploma) Admission to the programme will be open to candidates, who have successfully completed a NTA level 5.

ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN FINANICAL ADMINISTRATION ­ (NTA LEVEL 6)

FRAMEWORK 1. QUALIFICATION Ordinary Diploma In Financial

Administration 2. PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION This qualification is intended for persons who will manage institutions finance, determine requirements sources of finance as well as undertake to prepare books of accounts and financial statements and apply accounting principles to record, analyze and report financial information under minimum supervision and/or start and manage his/her own business. 3. 4. NTA LEVEL LEVEL OF DISCRIPTOR Six (6) The holders of the qualification will be able to apply skills and knowledge in a broad range of work activities most of which are non-routine. 5. NACTE Standard and related enabling outcomes.

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NUMBER OF CREDITS

120

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COURSE STRUCTURE SEMESTER I S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 AC 611 Name of Module Principles of Accounting CREDITS 12 10 08 06 10 08 54

QM 611 Quantitative Techniques BA 611 Business Administration

CS 611 Business Communication Skills FM 611 CL 611 Corporate Finance Commercial Law Total credits in Semester I SEMESTER II

S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 EA 612 CA 612 TA 612 Auditing Cost Accounting

Name of Module

CREDITS 10 10 10 08 08 10 10 66

Taxation Theory and Practice

ET 612 Entrepreneurship IT 612 AC 612 PF 612 Accounting Package and Application Intermediate Accounting Field Work Total credits in Semester II

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NTA LEVEL 7 (Higher Diploma) Admission to the programme will be open to candidates, who have at least three O level credits (3Cs) and diploma or equivalents qualification (Technical or Intermediate Professional Qualifications) at second class Level or higher, obtained from an institution recognized or accredited by the councils which is relevant to the anticipated degree studies; OR At least three O level credits (3C's) and two principal level passes (2E's) in A level subjects appropriate for anticipated degree.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FINANICAL ADMINISTRATION (NTA LEVEL 7) FRAMEWORK

QUALIFICATION

Higher

National

Diploma

In

Financial

Administration PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION This qualification is intended for persons who undertake to prepare books of accounts, financial administration, financial statements and apply International Accounting Standards to record, analyze and report financial information under minimum supervision and/or start and manage his/her own business. NTA LEVEL LEVEL OF DESCRIPTOR Seven (7) The holders of the qualification will be able to apply skills and knowledge in broad range of work activities most of which are non routine level

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NACTE NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS COURSE STRUCTURE

Standard and related enabling outcomes. 240

SEMESTER I S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 CS 711 BM 711 EC 711 BA 711 AC 711 IT 711 Name of Module Communication Skills Business Mathematics and Statistics Principles of Economics Principles of Management Principles of Accounting I ICT Theory CREDITS 08 12 08 10 12 08 58

Total credits in Semester I SEMESTER II S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 GA 712 RM 712 MK 712 AC 712

IT 712

Name of Module Public Sectors Accounting Research Methods Marketing Management Principles of Accounting II ICT Application Commerce

CREDITS 10 08 08 08 08 08

BA 712

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RM 712

Field Attachment

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Total credits in Semester II SEMESTER III S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 FM 721 CA 721 TA 721 EA 721 CL 721 AC 721 Name of Module Financial Management II Cost Accounting I Taxation I Principles of Auditing I Business Law Intermediate Financial Accounting

CREDITS 10 10 8 10 8 10 56

Total credits in Semester III SEMESTER IV S/NO. CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 QM 722 MK 722 FM 722 CA 722 TA 722 EA 722 RM 722 Name of Module Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Entrepreneurship Skills Financial Management Cost Accounting II Taxation II Principle of Auditing II Financial Accounting

CREDITS 08 08 10 10 8 10 10 64

Total credits in Semester IV

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NTA LEVEL 8 (Bachelor's Degree) Admission to the programme will be open to candidates, who have successfully completed a NTA level 7. BACHELOR DEGREE IN FINANICAL ADMINISTRATION (NTA LEVEL 8) FRAMEWORK QUALIFICATION PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION Bachelor Degree in Financial Administration This qualification is intended for persons who will analyse, interpret and make decisions on financial administration, business finance and accounting NTA LEVEL LEVEL OF DESCRIPTOR Eight (8) The holders of the qualification will be able to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide and unpredictable variety of context which substantial responsibility provide for the personal work of responsibility, others and

responsibility for the allocation of resources, policies, planning, executive and evaluation NACTE NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS Standard and related enabling outcomes. 150

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COURSE STRUCTURE SEMESTER I S/NO. CODE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. AC 811 MA 811 ME 811 RM 811 FM 811 ET 811 Name of Module Financial Accounting and Reporting Management Accounting and Control Managerial Economics Research and Consultancy Methodology International Finance I Entrepreneurship Total credits in Semester I SEMESTER II S/NO. CODE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. EA 812 BA 812 IT 812 FM 812 RM 813 Name of Module Auditing and Assurance Policy Development and Corporate Governance Computerized Accounting Application International Finance II Research Work Total credits in Semester II Note: *means excluding on credit counting. CREDITS 15 15 20 15 20* 65 CREDITS 15 15 15 15 10 15 85

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MARKING, GRADING AND CLASSIFICATION OF AWARDS The following grading system shall apply in marking examinations for NTA Level 4

Score Range 80% 65% 50% 40% 0% ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ Definition 79% 64% 49% 39% Grade A B C D F

100% - Excellent - Good - Average Marginal Fail - Absolute Fail

For purposes of classifying the Institute awards, letter grades will be converted into quality points as follows: Letter Grade A B C D F Quality Point 4 3 2 1 0

The quality point for each candidate shall be multiplied by the weight of subjects and averaged into cumulative average. Then candidates will be grouped into one of the following classes: Cumulative Average 3.5 3.0 2.0 0.0 Class 4.0 First 3.4 Second 2.9 Pass 1.9 Fail

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MARKING, GRADING AND CLASSIFICATION OF AWARDS The following grading system shall apply in marking examinations for NTA Level 5 & 6 75% 70% 60% 50 40 0 100% 74% 69% 59% 49% 39% Excellent Very good Good Average Marginal Fail Absolute Fail A B+ B C

- D - F

For purposes of classifying the Institute awards, letter grades will be converted into quality points as follows: Letter Grade A B+ B C D F Quality Point 5 4 3 2 1 0

The quality point for each candidate shall be multiplied by the weight of subjects and averaged into cumulative average. Candidates will be grouped into one of the following classes: Cumulative Average 4.4 3.5 2.6 1.0 0.0 Class 5.0 First 4.3 Upper Second 3.4 Lower Second 2.6 Pass 1.9 Fail

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MARKING, GRADING AND CLASSIFICATION OF AWARDS

The following grading system shall apply in marking examinations for NTA Level 7 - 8 70% 60% 50% 40 35 0 100% 69% 59% 49% 39% 34% Excellent Very good Good Average A B+ B C D F

Marginal Fail Absolute Fail -

For purposes of classifying the Institute awards, letter grades will be converted into quality points as follows: Letter Grade A B+ B C D F Quality Point 5 4 3 2 1 0

The quality point for each candidate shall be multiplied by the weight of subjects and averaged into cumulative average. Candidates will be grouped into one of the following classes: Cumulative Average 4.4 3.5 2.7 2.0 0.0 Class 5.0 First 4.3 Upper Second 3.4 Lower Second 2.6 Pass 1.9 Fail

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INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS Medium of Instruction English is the medium of instruction for all course programmes at this Institute. All students in all programmes are required to take a special course in communication skills to improve their Communication Skills. Teaching Method Study programmes at ZIFA require student to carry out a great deal of work. Since the courses lead to professional qualifications, the training is joboriented. The methods include: classroom lectures, seminars, group discussions, presentation, research projects, case studies, tutorials, assignments, study trips and private reading both widely and in-depth. FACILITIES Computer Labs and Internet facilities There are two computer labs having 60 stand alone Personnel computer that have been connected to Local area network with three Computer servers for more than 494 students. Out of these two labs, one lab is having Dell PIV based desktop PCs. Another one lab is having Fujitsu Siemens Computer Desktop. The platform environment working with these PC's are windows XP. All the labs are fully furnished and equipped with air condition. All computers in the labs work on legal Microsoft software like, Ms Office, Tally 9, and QuickBooks for accounting application and other applications s/w tools. This will increase student's access to the computer facilities. The institute is planning to construct new building with one computer lab with capacity of 40 students and add more Personnel computers.

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The Institute has also installed a new Vsat satellite dish based on 512kbps/64kbps that has greatly improved Internet connectivity amongst its users. All PCs are terminated to a hardware firewall for protection; also Institute has modern video conferencing equipment and a smart board for conducting seminar, group discussion from other site and lecturing too. In the next few days the Institute has planned to have a computer network facility to link key user areas of student's admission and records, programme, Administration, Library and teaching laboratories.

Library facilities The Institute has modern library facilities situated in the new building. The library can accommodate up to 60 students at a time and is served by two librarians. The library has over three thousands books on finance, business, information technology, banking, management and business law. Zifa library officially started to operate in 1999. Her clients are mainly Students, Lecturers and Supporting staffs. Zifa Library is an Academic library of about 3000 volumes and 300 periodical titles covering all courses conducted at ZIFA. The Books are classified and arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. There are however separate sequences for periodicals, pamphlets and research papers. Most of the stock are reserved on open shelves and are freely available for consultation Vision: Zifa library intends to provide a conducive reading environment to learners as well as lecturers and other cadres of staff. Mission: To support teaching staff and learners to reach the expected goals of quality education and build up the reading culture among the students and other users by providing them with good services and facilities.

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To encourage users to utilize the library facilities for conducting research studying and other requirements. Registration and Membership To be a member, the client must be registered and given two borrowing cards to allow him /her to borrow two books at a time, Lecturer and non academic staffs are given three borrowing cards. Registration No person may exercise the privilege of borrowing the library materials unless she/he has filled and signed a registration card at the issue desk, which signifies that the borrower has agreed to abide by the Library Regulations. The reader borrowing cards when not in use must be returned. The loss of a card should be reported to the library immediately. Readers or Borrowers will be held responsible for any damage done to books while in their possession, and will be required to pay the full current value of such books in case of damage. Any library materials borrowed by a reader and reported as lost or missing will be replaced on the borrower's expenses, according to the price of the book as purchased by ZIFA Management Library rules The library is a place for study, providing books, periodicals and other reading materials to students, Lecturers and other users. All members of the Institutes are allowed to use the library as readers and borrowers. Opening hours The library is located at the main campus at 2nd floor of new ZIFA building. Service days Monday to Saturday, The Library remain closed during all public holidays

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Monday to Friday

8:30 am -6:00pm and 7:30 pm -10:00pm

Saturday

8:30am - 2:00 pm

Vacation period

8:30 am -2:00 pm Discipline

i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi.

Silence must be observed in the library. Mobile phones must be switched off while in the Library. One should not enter the library with any kind of bags, coats, cases etc. Smoking is not permitted in the Library. Food/drinks are highly restricted in the Library Placing of feet on furniture or sitting on tables are not allowed.

Services 1. Reference services : Users are allowed to use references inside the library only during the working hours . 2. Newspapers Tanzanian Daily and weekly News paper and journals are available in Zifa Library 3. Issue Services Books which have been borrowed are reserved by the librarian ,by filling in a reader's issued card obtained at issued desk 4. User training : New students are given training to be familiar with the use of library resources affectively during the orientation week in each new Academic year 5. Examination papers: The library attempts to build up a collection of examination papers of the Institute, NBAA and from other Higher learning institutions of its kind. These will be available at the Issue Desk on request and are treated like Special Reserve books.

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MONITORING AND ASSESSING PERFORMANCE Monitoring Performance In order to make a genuine assessment of a student's performance, the following conditions have to be met: (i) (ii) A student must have attended all or at least 75% of the lecturers; All students have to sit for all assignments, monthly tests, terminal and end of the year examinations and must take part in any fieldwork assignments. These assignments are part and Parcel of the various study programmes to be offered by the Institute and affect the students overall grade at the end of each course. The Academic Committee makes an evaluation of the student's performance every semester. Sponsors and/or employers are kept informed by sending them copies of Progress Reports. PRACTICAL TRAINING All ZIFA students will have to take practical training and research work. Allowances for the practical training / field research are paid by students' sponsors.

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ZIFA FEE STRUCTURE: Tuition fee NTA Level 4 (Basic Certificate) NTA Level 5&6 (Technician Certificate and Ordinary Diploma) NTA Level 7 & 8 (Bachelor Degree) Other fee Registration fee Caution money Fee that paid directly to students Meal allowance (per day) Stationary Transport/Accommodation per semester 3000 ­ 6000/= 100,000-150,000/= 150,000-200,000/= 35,000/= 25,000/= 1,000,000/= Annual Cost 600,000/= 800,000/=

Tuition fees for private sponsored students are supposed to be paid at the beginning of the academic year . However, the payment can also be made within the first semester either at a go or on installments as per the agreement between the Institute and the sponsor. The agreement will cover only the tuition fees. Students under sponsorship of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs will be studying under the cost sharing agreement between MOFEA and Applicant at the beginning of each academic year the current agreement is as follows:NTA Level 4 -100,000/= NTA Level 5 & 6 - 200,000/= NTA Level 7 & 8 - 300,000/=. STUDENT UNION (ZIFASO) There is a student organization called Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration Student Organization (ZIFASO). All students are required to be

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members of the organization. The membership fee is 5,000/= that is required to be paid directly to the Student Organization upon registration.

REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION: There will be an orientation week. All enrolled trainees have to be registered officially by the Institute during the orientation week. FIELD AND RESEARCH WORKS: Basic Certificate Students are supposed to undertake fieldwork for a period of one month at the end of the second semester. Ordinary Diploma Students are expected to undertake fieldwork for a period of one month during the second semester of the second year. Bachelor Degree Students are expected to undertake fieldwork for a period of one month during the second semester of the second year They will also undertake research work for the period of four months at maximum from the end of the second semester of the last year. The student's sponsor will be responsible for provision of allowances for the field and research works at the rate determined by the sponsor. The student is required to apply for the money well in advance to avoid inconveniences. STUDENTS HOSTEL: The Institute has got limited number of rooms for students residing within the campus. About 120 students can be accommodated. However there are private houses to rent in the village surrounding the Institute. Meanwhile the institute is on the way to build a new building as hostel for both male and female.

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All students who want to reside in hostels are required to apply for accommodation during the orientation week. The chances will be given on the basis of first come first served. The decision to offer Institute accommodation will also base on payment of tuition fee and other fees

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GENERAL EXAMINATION REGULATIONS (Made under Section 42 (b) of Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration Act. No. 1 of 2002) 1. Areas of application These regulations apply to all candidates who have intended to sit for an examination at ZIFA. 2. Definitions 2.1 Board of Examiners means member of the internal examiners' meeting. 2.2 Candidates, for the purpose of these regulations means both students admitted in ZIFA at the time and those who are intended to be admitted and are subjected to ZIFA admission interview. 2.3 Cheating means 'Using unfair means' includes, for example, using unauthorised aids, copying from and communicating with other candidates. 2.4 Certificate means an official document, which is awarded to student as evidence that, a student has passed all examinations or attended a specified course. 2.5 Disqualified means to be nullified as ZIFA student in other words being stopped from continuing with course of study at ZIFA. 2.6 Examination

2.6.1 Examination covers all forms of formal evaluation that have to be included or be part of the certificate of completion or grade report. 2.6.2 Final exams are the end of semester exams.

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2.6.3 Partial or midterm exam is evaluations which take place during the middle of the semester and, calculated into the final grade in the course. 2.6.4 Mark-up test is an examination for those students who were, sick or had other valid documents for being absence and they did not receive midterm grades. 2.6.5 Special exam is an examination for those students who were, sick or had other valid documents for being absence and they did not receive a final grade in that semester. 2.6.6 Supplementary exam is an examination that is arranged for students who have received a failing grade in the course. 2.7 Formal evaluation is the mode, manner or means of assessing the status and ability of a candidate in the daily academic progress, includes test, quiz, exercise, exams, research, project etc, either be made oral or in writing 2.8 Plagiarism means an act of engaging in unauthorized copying or republication of the work of others. 2.9 2.10 Semester is either of the two divisions of the academic year. Student is a person who has been admitted to the institute to study certificate course, advance or any certified course. 2.11 ZIFA means Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration

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3 Conduct of examination 3.1 All examinations shall take place at the Institute. By no

circumstances should examination be authorised to be held outside the campus. 3.2 All examinations shall take place at the time and venue published by the management committee. 3.3 The Institute academic calendar has to be provided at the beginning of each semester, this calendar will show all the institutes' academic activities including dates for midterm test and final examination. 3.4 Invigilators shall ensure that examinations are conducted in accordance with these regulations. 3.5 Students in attendance at the Institute in any academic semester are automatically registered for the first attempt at any examination in that academic semester provided they have satisfied the Head of the Department offering the course that the requirements as to attendance and performance have been fulfilled. 3.6 No student will be eligible to sit for end of Semester Examination unless he/she hold at least carrying marks of sixteen (16) out of forty (40) marks of the coursework. 3.7 Every student must attend at least 75% of the entire period of each semester allocated for the course of study. 3.8 Students who fail to present themselves for an examination will be deemed to have forfeited that opportunity to sit for the examination; except that in the cases of absence through illness or other sufficient cause the Board of examiners will take into consideration documentary evidence in assessing a candidate's position.

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3.9

Candidates

who

deliberately

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present

themselves

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examination as provided in regulation 3.6 without valid reason shall be discontinued from studies/ courses or examinations. 3.10 In the assessment of an examination result the Board of Examiners will not normally consider research, project or other work which is part of an examination but which has not been submitted by the required date. 3.11 Candidates must act in accordance with any instruction issued by an invigilator. 3.12 Cheating or attempt to cheat, copying or attempt to copy is an offence. No unauthorised materials are allowed to be brought in the examination room. Candidates are allowed to bring with them, pen(s), pencil, ruler and rubber only. A legal action will be taken against any candidate who will be found guilty of the offence. 3.13 If the offence mentioned under regulation 3.12 will be committed, case will be heard by Disciplinary organ. 3.14 Candidate who will be proven guilty of the offence (under regulation 3.12 will be dismissed from the institute. Re admission for such candidate will not be entertained until after the lapse of one year from the semester of dismissal. 3.15 Any candidate, who will be found guilt under regulation 3.12 and not satisfied with decision of disciplinary organ, will have the right to appeal to the Appellate Committee of the institute.

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3.16

The Disciplinary organ may at any of its sitting co-opt any other person who, in it's discretion thinks that will assist the proceedings at such a sitting, and the disciplinary organ shall have power to summon any candidate alleged to have been involved in an Examination offences.

3.17

Communication between candidates, or between a candidate and anyone other than an examiner or invigilator, is forbidden during an examination, (to be read with regulation 3.12).

3.18

The use of calculator is permissible in all courses except Communication skills, Commercial laws, and Information Technology, after the inspection by invigilator.

3.19

Students are strictly forbidden to use correction fluid (liquid paper, corrector and weep out) in the final examinations.

3.20

Coats, briefcases, notes, magic diaries (electronic diaries), mobile telephones, glass cases, compass boxes, wallets, dictionaries and similar items shall be deposited outside the examination room.

3.21

The introduction into the examination room and the use of calculators, and computers are permissible only if they are used in a way compatible with regulations 3.11 and 3.12. Candidates are not permitted to share the use of such items.

3.22

Candidates are required to place their student cards on their examination desks in such a manner that the invigilators may verify each candidate's identity, at the same time all candidates must sign the attendance sheet provided by the invigilators.

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Any candidates failing to present their student cards may be required by an invigilator to complete and sign an examination attendance form and be identified by the heads of departments of the course offered. 3.23 Candidates are not admitted to the examination room after the examination has been in progress for thirty minutes from the actual time the exam started. 3.24 Candidates may not begin writing until authorised by the invigilators; they shall stop writing on the instructions of the invigilators. 3.25 Candidates are required to write their answers in the answer-books provided unless directed otherwise. On completion of an examination candidates must put on the table all answer-books and other papers in the manner specified by the invigilators; unless otherwise indicated the question paper will be excluded from this requirement. 3.26 Candidates may leave an examination after it has been in progress for thirty minutes from the time the examination have started, but are not normally permitted to leave during the last thirty minutes of the examination period. 3.27 Should it be necessary for a candidate to leave the examination room temporarily, the invigilator has to direct the said candidate to fill a special form and shall require that the candidate normally be escorted throughout the absence by an authorised person. The said candidate must return in to the examination room within the specified shot period

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3.28

In the examination room candidates are required to remain in their places whilst in attendance except in the circumstances provided for in regulation 3.26. Additional answer-books and other materials will be given to candidates by the invigilators when requested and should not be collected by candidates.

3.29

At the end of an examination candidates shall remain sited in their places until they receive instructions from the invigilators. When they receive permission to leave the examination room candidates shall do so quietly and as expeditiously as possible.

3.30

A candidate found using unfair means during an examination might be required by an invigilator to withdraw from the examination. In that event the invigilator shall send the candidate's answer-book directly to the Chief Academic officer or Principal under separate cover giving details of the circumstances. This regulation has to be read with regulation 3.12 and 3.13.

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Whilst in the examination room all candidates are required to act with discipline. A candidate whose conduct is in the view of an invigilator disturbing to other candidates and who persists in this conduct after receiving a warning from an invigilator shall be required to withdraw from the examination room. In that event the invigilator shall send the candidate's answer-book directly to the Chief Academic officer or Principal under separate cover giving full details of the circumstances.

4. General assessment of marks 4.1 In the beginning of the semester the examiners shall indicate clearly to candidates, what candidates are required to do and on what basis they will be assessed.

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4.2

Assessment in all subjects shall be by final semester examination and coursework. The final or end of semester Examination shall have a weight of 60% in the total assessment and coursework shall have a weight of 40%. There shall be no compensation/transfer of marks from one examination paper to another for any purpose.

4.3

The Pass Mark shall be 50% provided in the Final Examination the candidate has obtained 30%, that is to say 18 out of the 60 weight of Final Examination.

4.4

For the avoidance of doubt, it shall be proper for examiners to submit the standing marks (carrying marks) to students before they sit for the final exams.

4.5

Candidates shall not commit plagiarism; any candidate who goes against this regulation will be subject to regulation 3.12. and 3.13

4.6

Candidates must act in accordance with any instruction issued by an examiner.

4.7

The total pass mark shall be 40% for Degree students who are assessed in semester bases provided that in the final examination the candidate has obtained 35%, which is equivalent to 24.5 out of the 70 weight of the Final Examination.

4.8

The total pass mark shall be 50% for NTA Level 4,5 & 6 students who are assessed in semester bases provided that in the final examination the candidate has obtained 30%, which is equivalent to 18 out of the 60 weight of the Final Examination.

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Assessment of marks for practical project work

4.9 4.10 The grading system of the Project work shall be the same as in other courses. A candidate who fails in the Project work will be allowed to take a supplementary Project. 4.9 A candidate failing in Supplementary Project shall repeat the Project in the subsequent year by fulfilling all the necessary requirements for the Project work. A candidate failing the Project after repeating shall be discontinued.

5. Non ­eligibility for Assessment

5.1 Where a student is discontinued from a course of study on any disciplinary grounds as prescribed in regulation 3.11 and 3.13 in accordance with the ZIFA (General Conduct and Disciplinary matters By - Laws as empowered by ZIFA Act. No. 1 of 2002 Section) and the execution of such discontinuation is not stayed, he/she shall not be eligible for any form of assessment under the forgiven students By ­ Laws. 6. Moderation of Examination 6.1 The National Board of Accountant and Auditors (NBAA) and/or any other recognized Academic Institutions of Tanzania or independent professional person shall externally moderate Examination questions and marked answer scripts. 7. Examinations irregularities 7.1 Where there is lacuna, the Principal may with the advise of the Chief Academic Officer, do amendments and prescribe the rules governing the conduct of Examinations in order to suit the better carrying of examination.

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7.2

The Disciplinary organ shall consider and decide on any Examination Irregularities reported and recommended or impose action against a candidate found responsible for or guilty of such offence.

7.3

The members of the Management Committee shall be: 7.3.1 The Principal of the ZIFA ­ Chairperson. 7.3.2 The Chief Academic Officer- Secretary. 7.3.3 The Chief Administrative Officer. 7.3.4 The Heads of departments. 7.3.5 The Institute registrar. 7.3.6 The chair person of student organization and, 7.3.7 A representative of women from the student organization

7.4

The Committee may at any of its sitting co-opt any other person who, in the committee's discretion will assist the proceedings at such a sitting and the committee shall have power to summon any candidate allegedly to have been involved in an Examination Irregularity.

7.5

The Chief academic officer of the Institute shall report to the Academic Planning Committee all serious cases of Examination Irregularities.

8 Passing of Final Examinations 8.1 A student will be considered to pass the subject if she/he student scores grade C and above in all subjects including coursework and Final Examination. 8.2 A student who manage to score grade C in all the subjects held in the Examination will be considered as a pass student in the examination. As far as the above regulation is concerned, a student will be eligible to proceed with the next academic year after successfully passed all the subject of the examination. 8.3 Failure to meet the above conditions the student will be considered as failure or otherwise.

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9 Failing of Examinations 9.1 A student can be considered as failure in a subject, if he/she fails to score minimum passing grade of C or below in both coursework and Final Examination. 9.2 Student who fails to meet the minimum passing grade (which is regarded to be C will be considered as a failure student in the particular examination. 9.3 A candidate who fails in more than a half of the subjects examined during first semester of academic year shall be considered as a failure student and shall be discontinued. 10 Supplementary Examinations. 10.1 NTA 4, 5 and 6 candidate(s) who does not fail in more than half of the subjects examined during the first and second semesters shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examination at the end of the academic year provided that the candidate has an average of at least 45%. 10.2 Degree candidate(s) who does not fail in more than half of the subjects examined during the first and second semesters shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examination at the end of the academic year provided that the candidate has an average of at least 35%. 10.3 A Pass in Supplementary examination shall be recorded as Pass mark i.e. C.

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10.4

Failure to pass the supplementary examination(s) for NTA Levels student(s) in next Examination Session will require a student to repeat the whole academic year on which that course is taught, provided that the candidate has an overall average of 45%.

10.5

Failure to pass the supplementary examination(s) for Degree student(s) in next Examination Session will require a student to repeat the whole academic year on which that course is taught, provided that the candidate has an overall average of 35%.

10.6 10.7

There will be no repetition for NTA Level 4. No student shall be allowed to repeat one year of study for more than once.

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Special Examination. Where a candidate pursuing any programme of study of the Institute fails to attend the whole or part of an examination under circumstances which are beyond the control of the student such as illness, death of close relative or become insane such a student may, subject to production of documentary evidence from a specified Doctor and on the approval by the Board of Examiners be allowed to sit for special Examinations for the course which he/she failed to attend previously.

11.2

A candidate who appears for special Examination under the ZIFA assessment of student performance, attendance and general conduct shall be treated as if he/she had sat for the examinations for the first time. This special examination shall be conducted at the same time with Supplementary Examinations.

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12 Conditions for Discontinuations 12.1 A Candidate who fails in more than a half of the subjects examined during that particular semester shall be considered as a failure student and shall be discontinued. 12.2 Any candidate who absents himself/herself from a final/end of year/Supplementary Examination without the permission by the Principal and Chief academic officer shall be discontinued from the course. 12.3 Any candidate who has committed an offence under regulation 3.11 shall be dismissed from the institute. 12.4 A candidate proved to have violated examination regulations or to have committed any act of dishonesty or gross indiscipline even if unrelated to academic matters shall be discontinued from the institute. 12.5 A candidate discontinued from any course on academic performance shall not be re-admitted for the same course until after the lapse of one year. 13 Publication of Results of Examinations 13.1 The Registrar/Chief Examination Officer/or any other Academic staff authorised on this work soon after the Academic Planning Committee Meeting shall publish the provisional results of candidates in every examination.

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13.2 Examinations' result shall become final when they are confirmed and approved by the ZIFA Governing Council. 13.3 Subject to provisions of section 15 (1) the examinations result approved in the said Section, shall be forwarded to NACTE. 14. 14.1 Appeals against Examination Results Candidates may be allowed to appeal against examination results under the following conditions:14.1.1 Any appeal shall be lodged to Chief Academic Officer within 7 days from the date on which the results are released. Chief Academic Officer shall then cause the appeal to be put into the register of the Institute, so as to certify that an appeal has been lodged. 14.1.2 Any appeal should be accompanied by an appeal fee, which is non refundable. 14.1.3 The Chief Academic Officer after receiving an appeal, have to notify the Management Committee that an appeal has been lodged. The Management Committee will therefore forward the matter to the Academic Planning Committee which will appoint an institution or an independent person who have to remark the paper appealed against, after having seen that appellant has a reasonable ground to appeal. 14.1.4 The Academic Planning Committee will take the result from the institution or an independent person and pass in the Academic Planning Committee. The said result will be considered as the last and right result.

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14.1.5 The Academic Planning Committee will therefore announce the new result to the appellant a. Postponement of studies 15.1 A student may be allowed to postpone her/his studies due to health problems supported by a doctor's medical certificate, or for any other reasonable cause, which on the eyes of the Academic Planning Committee seem to be strong enough to prevent one from pursuing studies effectively. 15.2 The postponement shall be for a semester or an academic year as the case may be. The maximum period for a student to postpone his/her studies will be two academic years, however on the expiry of the first academic year a student must seek for a second postponement afresh.

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CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS CONTENTS: 1. Relationship Between Academic Staff & Students 2. Relationship Between Academic Staff & Support Staff 3. Relationships Among Academic Staff 4. Relationship Between Academic Staff & Their Institute 5. Academic Staff & The Non-Institute Community 6. Harassment & Sexual Harassment Preamble: The purpose of this Code of Professional Ethics for Academic Staff is to provide guidance in exercising the ethical responsibilities inherent in an academic staff position at ZIFA. This Code applies to all academic staff, including those who carry out administrative responsibilities. Ethics is here defined as that set of principles, rights and obligations that ought to govern human relationships. It is recognized that the relationships among scholarly, teaching, and service activities of academic staff are complex. Nonetheless, given that there are unwritten minimum standards expected of academic staff, this Code seeks to identify areas of responsibility of academic staff and the expectations associated with those responsibilities. In some cases the Institute has established formal policies and procedures; these are referenced in the document. In other cases no formal Institute policy exists apart from general Institute processes. This Code of Professional Ethics for Academic Staff does not in any way diminish the principle of academic freedom, which includes a duty of scholarly integrity to use such freedom in a manner consistent with the responsibility to base both research and teaching on an intellectually honest search for knowledge. This Code does underscore the principle of respect for students, support staff and academic colleagues. It also requires that academic staff be sensitive to the potential for

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abuse inherent in any authority relationships academic staff have with students, with support staff and which they may have with some colleagues even in those situations where an individual has given consent. As responsible scholars and members of the Institute community, academic staff should assist in upholding this Code of Ethics. 1.0 1.1 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STAFF AND STUDENTS Academic staff should treat students with fairness and respect in classroom interactions, in faculty discussions, in providing some method of out of classroom contact with the academic staff member related to course concerns. 1.2 Academic staff should encourage the free exchange of ideas between themselves and students. They should ensure that issues are raised and dealt with in a balanced objective manner while recognizing that effective learning often requires challenging and/or questioning previously held beliefs and assumptions. 1.3 Academic staff should conscientiously strive to be fair and balanced in their evaluation of student work. 1.4 Academic staff, in their scholarship, teaching, service, public

performance and other work, should acknowledge academic or intellectual debts to students. 1.5 Academic staff should not exploit their students for personal gain or represent jointly prepared work as their own without acknowledging in full the contributions of their students. 1.6 Academic staff should be fair and objective when providing references for students. 1.7 Academic staff should hold in confidence all personal information gained about students (concerning, for instance, academic progress,

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personal lives or political and religious views) unless one or more of the following apply: (a) There is a legitimate academic purpose (e.g. consideration of academic or nonacademic misconduct) in sharing the information, (b) The student has agreed to having this information shared, (c) The academic staff member believes, on reasonable grounds, that sharing such information will be beneficial to the student or minimize harm to others. 1.8 Academic staff-student personal relationships are ethical insofar as they do not hinder the student's academic progress or create a situation in which a student is favoured on grounds other than academic performance. However, in order to foster objective and professional relationships between academic staff and their students, a member of academic staff should not enter into a sexual relationship with his/her student (married couples are excluded). 1.9 Where an academic staff member is involved in a relationship as described in 1.8 above, the potential for conflict of interest should be independently evaluated. The academic staff member should inform his or her immediate supervisor of the relationship in order that alternative arrangements can be made for supervision and/or evaluation of the student's work.

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2.1 2.2

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STAFF AND SUPPORTING STAFF

Academic staff should treat support staff with fairness and respect. Academic staff should respect the contribution of support staff to the work of the Institute.

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2.3

Academic staff should not put support staff in a position which creates an ethical or legal dilemma for them (e.g. requests to copy materials in violation of copyright, to complete fraudulent expense claims.

2.4

Academic staff should not make requests that create a personal or administrative problem for support staff (e.g., expecting staff to stay late to suit an academic staff member's schedule or requests which violate the accepted priorities established by the Department or other administrative unit).

2.5

Academic staff, in their scholarship, teaching, service, public performance and other work, should acknowledge academic or intellectual debts to support staff.

2.6

Academic staff should not exploit support staff for personal gain or represent jointly prepared work as their own without acknowledging in full the contributions of support staff.

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3.1

RELATIONSHIPS AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF

Academic staff, whether acting in academic or administrative capacity, should treat each other with fairness and respect.

3.2

Academic staff should defend the right of their colleagues to academic freedom. It is unethical for them either to act so as deliberately to infringe that freedom or to allow such infringement by others to pass without opposition.

3.3

While critical evaluation is an essential part of academic activity, academic staff should be fair and objective when presenting a professional judgement on their colleagues' work and should refrain from private and public denigration of their colleagues' professional competence.

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3.4

Academic staff should respect the confidentiality of information about colleagues gained during participation in the work of Institute committees.

3.5

Academic staff, in their scholarship, teaching, service, public performance, and other work, should acknowledge academic or intellectual debts to their colleagues.

3.6

Academic staff should not exploit the work of colleagues for personal gain or represent jointly prepared work as their own without acknowledging in full the contributions of their colleagues.

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4.1

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STAFF AND THEIR INSTITUTE

In accepting an Institute appointment', academic staff assume obligations to contribute to the Institute community in addition to their duties as teacher, scholar, librarian, counselor, etc. They should act so as to secure the good of the Institute. Such activities include, though are not limited to, participation in the governance and administration of the Institute through membership on committees and organizations at various organizational levels.

5.0

Academic staff should seek to inform themselves about, and abide by the policies established for the orderly conduct of the affairs of the Institute as they are expressed in various Institute documents. Academic staff should, however, attempt to balance these policies with due attention to the academic freedom of others and the principles of ethical conduct set forth in these guidelines.

8.2

Academic staff should avoid potential conflicts of interest unless, after full consultation, they have the approval of the appropriate Institute authority to whom they are responsible.

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6.1

Academic staff should avoid engaging in outside professional activity that conflicts with their responsibilities and duties to their Institute appointment.

7.0

7.1

ACADEMIC STAFF AND THE NON-INSTITUTE COMMUNITY

In their research, teaching, service, and professional roles academic staff should avoid making statements which blur the distinction between their function as employees of the Institute and their private capacity. When there is a possibility of such confusion, academic staff should clarify whether they are acting as representatives for the Institute, or in their own name.

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8.2

HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Academic staff and non academic staff must not engage in behaviour that constitutes harassment. Harassment means oral, written or physical behaviour or visual display that is abusive or is intended to persistently annoy others and which the instigator knows, or ought to know, creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, learning or living environment.

8.2

Academic staff and non academic staff must not engage in behaviour that constitutes sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment means oral, written or physical behaviour. physical or visual display that emphasizes gender sexuality or sexual orientation in a manner which the instigator knows, or ought to know, creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, learning or living environment.

8.3

A reprisal or threat made to the individual who has reported harassment, or sexual harassment, or who has rejected a sexual advance, is also a form of harassment/sexual harassment.

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Additionally, making a false or mischievous allegation of harassment or sexual harassment also constitutes harassment. 8.4 Academic staff and non academic staff who are informed of an incident of alleged harassment or sexual harassment have an ethical responsibility to offer to the recipient of the alleged action both appropriate support and advice regarding correct avenues of possible redress.

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Admission Procedures 1. All enquiries about admission should be addressed to: The Principal Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration, Chwaka P.O. Box 1208 Zanzibar - Tanzania. 2. Application forms are available from 1st January to June 30th every year. 3. Courses start in September of every year. 4. The deadline for registration of first year students will be two weeks from the first day of the orientation week.

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CHUO CHA UONGOZI WA FEDHA ­ ZANZIBAR ZANZIBAR INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION P.O.Box 1208 Tel: +255 24 2240286/7; Fax: +255 24 2240286 E-mail: [email protected] Zanzibar, Tanzania Website: http://www.zifa.ac.tz

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