A student is deemed to have withdrawn when he/she absents from lectures for a continuum period for 14 continuous calendar days. The University may permit a student to withdraw only on the following grounds and taking into consideration the merits of each particular case and the maximum duration of the programme.
Any student of the University who becomes pregnant in the course of her studies shall report the pregnancy to the Dean of Students' Affairs or Warden who may advise about medical checkups and counselling if necessary.
Every pregnant student who opts to use medical services for her check-ups other than those provided by the University shall inform the Dean of Students' Affairs or Warden of that fact.
A student who becomes pregnant in the course of her programme shall be allowed to continue with her studies provided she is certified by a registered medical practitioner to be fit for the activities required by her academic programme.
A student should plan her withdrawal from the University in line with recommendations she receives from the Health Centre based on the medical check-ups but shall in any case withdraw from the college halls of residence at least four weeks before the expected date of delivery.
Where there is a miscarriage or the baby is still born, a student will be allowed to return to her studies as soon as her health is certified as satisfactory in a medical report issued by a certified medical practitioner.
No student of the University shall terminate her pregnancy in contravention of the law.
Any student of the University may withdraw on medical grounds only if the head of the college Health Centre or medical doctor has certified that they are unfit to continue with their studies for the time being.
Any student of the University may withdraw on not more than one occasion during the course of the programme for which he/she is registered on financial grounds if such withdrawal is approved by the Vice Chancellor.
30.4. Voluntary Withdrawal:
Any student of the University who withdraws for no valid reasons or contrary to the provisions of these Regulations shall be deemed to have withdrawn voluntarily and shall be de-registered as a student of the University.
Re-Admission of Students
Every student who is permitted to withdraw from the University shall apply for re-admission before resuming the programme for which he/she was registered prior to the withdrawal and shall not resume such programme without the approval of the Vice Chancellor.
A student who withdraws from the University on the grounds of pregnancy shall be re-admitted only if she submits a satisfactory medical report from a registered medical practitioner and evidence that satisfies the Vice Chancellor that she has made necessary arrangements concerning the welfare of the new baby.
Any student who withdraws from the University on the grounds of her pregnancy shall bear all financial costs associated with the pregnancy and resultant maternity.
Any student who withdrew from the University on medical grounds and would like to be readmitted shall apply to the Registrar and shall be required to submit a medical report from a registered medical practitioner in support of their application which shall satisfy the Vice Chancellor.
Every student who withdrew on financial grounds and would like to be readmitted shall apply to the Registrar and satisfy the Vice Chancellor that the financial constraint is no longer.
Any student of the University who voluntarily withdraws from the University shall not be re-admitted.