KIC held final exams of spring semester 2020-21 remotely for all college programs except for practical courses for students of health sciences, which were carried out face to face taking into consideration special cases that are subject to the college’s policy.
The VP for Academic Affairs, Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, stated that the exams for scientific subjects that include applied or clinical aspects were held within the college campus, considering the implementation of all precautionary measures and procedures. These included a valid PCR test (presented via Al Hosn app) with a duration that does not exceed 48 hours and a 7 day negative PCR test result for the remaining exams. Reduced room capacities and systematic sterilization of spaces and machines that students used during the examination period, were imperative in securing a safe environment.
Prof. El Kadhi pointed out that an attendance register was allocated for everyone who participated in the exams, including students, teachers, in addition to administrative and technical staff. Students submitted exams on computers to avoid using papers. For students with special cases, practical examinations were held remotely.
He also noted that remote examinations were held for theoretical and practical subjects that do not require the student to physically attend the college. Such an approach to examinations was implemented to safeguard its community, taking into consideration all the academic standards, using the latest technologies, educational digital programs, and tools, such as Blackboard Open LMS and lockdown browsers. These ensured smooth examination experience and reduced cases of cheating and fraud.
Reportedly, final examination sessions were conducted smoothly with 99% success rate.