The administration of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, on the eve of the final exams, held a meeting with all faculty members in the conference room of the Faculty of Education on Sunday, 24th of December 2017.
In his opening speech, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, thanked the administration of the College of Education for providing technical support and allowing the use of their facilities. The honorable Dean, on an optimistic note, informed the audience that our College had recently received approval for the renovation of our Conference Room [Room A/3/60], and stated that it would hopefully be available for use before the end of the current academic year.
In the course of his speech, the Dean emphasized the need for all faculty members to play an active role in the successful conduction of the exams in various capacities including invigilation, supervision of the exams, and setting the exam papers. He expressed his confidence in the overall professional performance of faculty members; however, he wished that everyone would try their level best to avoid a repetition of the shortcomings encountered in the past.
Following after, Dr. Yahya Asiri, the Vice-Dean and head of all the exam committees at the Faculty, confirmed that even though most faculty members were familiar with the exam regulations, there was nevertheless a need to refamiliarize faculty members with the rules and regulations to ensure their effective and consistent implementation.
First, he dealt with those regulations related to faculty members’ responsibilities before the commencement of the exam, focusing on those issues related to the downloading of updated invigilation timetables, printing of the latest attendance sheets, and setting of exam papers using new sets of questions.
Next, he highlighted the role of the exam committee members and invigilators during the exams. He proceeded to explain in detail the procedures for starting the exams, and for handling issues related to the identification of students before their entry into the exam halls. He apprised faculty members on operational matters such as dealing with late students, using unfair means (i.e., cheating cases) during the exams, as well as collecting and managing the exam papers.
In conclusion, Dr. Asiri announced the formation of a newly established Exam Control Committee charged with authenticating the integrity of the results and answer scripts submitted by the course instructors.
The meeting concluded after a Q&A session.
Source: Salahud Din Abdul Rab
Multimedia Contribution: Mohammad Sherajul Islam