Electrical Protection IV
Mr LA Nickola
University of South Africa
Chair of Department
Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering
Re: Petition for the revision of the examination results of Electrical Protection 4.
We, the student of B-Tech Electrical Engineering wrote the Electrical Protection 4 (PRT470-1) exam on the 23rd of October 2019.
We feel that the examination results do not reflect the true effort that was put in by us as students.
The consensus is that the marks are extremely low and for some students, repeating the subject a second time, the marks are even lower than the previous year.
Some of the reasons identified by us as students that contributed to the low marks are as below:
The memorandum of the assignment had many errors which causes confusion of what is the correct method to solve problems in the exam.
Reviewing previous memorandums of assignments also revealed that the same questions were marked differently by the same lecturer.
All previous examination papers indicated that the use of programmable pocket calculators was allowed. Students purchased very expensive programmable pocket calculators as a tool to work faster and excel in the exam.
On the day of the exam these where not allowed to be used which put students at a huge disadvantage.
Unisa being an online distance learning institution, were you study at your own pace, we rely on the guidelines of the assignments, memorandums, past examination papers and other materials to assist us in the preparation for the exam.
We humbly request that you investigate the issue and grant those that didn’t make it a second chance in a form of supplementary, rewrite or any other means the UNISA recommends.
We hope this will get your favourable consideration.
Below are some the names and signatures of the students that were affected by this as reference to the matter at hand.