The College strives in providing quality training and will cause to ensure that high standards of responsible communal life are established and maintained.  Therefore the College expects high level of personal integrity and sense of responsibility from its students while on the campus, field training and other places where it will have stakes.

Student’s rules and regulations outlined in this document are intended to guide students’ conducts and behaviors.  They are intended to guard against actions and conducts that may be injurious to the learning environment, College community and future citizenry of the graduates. These rules shall be cited as the “College of African Wildlife Management Students’ Conduct Disciplinary Proceedings and Penalties”.

Performance Standards

The Academic Board of the College requires every student to achieve a set standard of performance in both academic and fieldwork in order to obtain College certificates, diplomas and or degrees.  Should any student be unable or unwilling to meet these standards, it will be necessary to terminate his/her studies in accordance with the Assessment and Examination Regulations of the College.

Assessment and Examinations Regulations shall be applied to enforce the set academic performance standards.

The hours of formal classroom work

The College maintains the following hours for classroom work:

  1. Monday to Friday:
  2. 0800 hrs to 1000 hrs
  3. 1030 hrs to 1230 hrs
  4. 1400 hrs to 1600 hrs

These time frames can change at any moment as shall be determined by the College management.  Evening tutorial classes may be held as necessary.

In the field, working hours are dependent upon the circumstances of each particular safari in accordance with the module requirements.  In most cases field work will start in early morning and end in late evening. For instance, some field training such as animal behaviors may start very early and may end late depending on round-the-clock activity patterns of certain animal species.  It is not unusual therefore to return at the camp site during field training past midnight when animal behavior studies are involved.


For the purpose of this document, offences shall include but not limited to:

  • Conduct that does or is likely to cause damage, defacement or violence to property or persons within the College;
  • Drunkenness, cause of disorder and use of illicit drugs (see section on drugs);
  • Conduct, which is likely to obstruct or frustrate the holding of lecture, field practical training or any lawful function, authorized to take place within the College such as meetings or social functions;
  • Interference with any mechanical or electrical or other installations;
  • Theft committed within or outside the College;
  • Being in unauthorized possession of any College property;
  • Use of abusive language against other students, or any employee or any member of the College community;
  • Forging a document or offering false documents; and
  • Failure to pay outstanding debts of any kind.

There shall be Student’s Rules and Regulations to guide students’ behavior and conduct in the campus to avoid such offences. 

Limitation of College responsibility

Matters concerning salary, allowances, privileges and entitlement under the terms and conditions of service of any student must be dealt with by that student himself/herself and his/her sponsor. 

The College takes every precaution to ensure the security of students’ property by providing lockable dormitories and general security guards. The College cannot accept responsibility for the loss of personal belongings.

Uniforms for field training safaris

The College uniform will be worn at all times during field practical training and at times and places that will be determined by the College authorities. Students shall not be allowed to participate in the field training without standard uniforms.

Students are personally responsible for the purchase of standard wildlife / tourism management profession uniform. In order to ensure that students have standard uniforms, the College shall maintain a sample of materials, colour and style for students to copy from.


Cleanliness and tidiness

All students are expected to support cleanliness and ground maintenance of the College in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness of the College.  Rubbish should be deposited in receptacles provided and not left lying about or thrown down the lavatories. Littering is strictly prohibited in the College campus.


Dormitories and bathrooms/toilets must be kept clean and tidy. Students must not conduct themselves in the dormitory blocks in a way likely to cause offence or annoyance to other students.

At all the times noise of any kind, including music, shall be kept to acceptable (by the majority of students) levels in the hostels.

The College does not provide beddings in its dormitories. Students who choose to occupy the College’s rooms shall be responsible for beddings.     

Laundry services

Students are responsible for washing their personal clothing at the places provided in the hostels.  Nonetheless, students can utilize the College’s laundry facilities and services at reasonable price.

Being away from the College

No permission is necessary for students who wish to be away from the College campus. However students are encouraged to register their destinations and period of absence with the student leadership so that they may be contacted in case of emergency.

Students will be required to apply for permission to be away on normal days through their module lecturers and Dean of Students depending on the nature of the absenteeism. Lecturers shall keep student registry attendance records. Unacceptable absenteeism during lectures shall be treated as per Assessment and Examination Regulations.

Students suspending course programs for any reason must follow normal procedures including completion of clearance forms.

Care of College property

Students must take special care of the College furniture, fittings, stores, equipment and other properties kept at their disposals.  Any shortages, breakages, damage or loss shall be reported immediately to College authorities.  

Museum specimens, models and exhibits

The specimens and exhibits are valuable and fragile. Great care is required when handling them. They will not be removed without the permission of a storekeeper or laboratory technician.


The Library will operate in accordance with the current Library Rules and Regulations agreed by the College authorities. These rules are issued to students upon arrival at the College.

Fire precautions

Students must ensure that they are conversant with fire drill procedures as laid down in the Fire Drill Orders.  Fire drill will be carried out from time to time in accordance with those orders. Fire fighting skills are imparted to students in order for them to participate in the fire fighting exercises in unexpected and highly unlikely fire events.

Students must also take every precaution against starting fires and must exercise care when dealing using electrical gadgets, using matches and disposing of cigarette ends.


Smoking is not permitted in public places particularly in hostel rooms, the classrooms, dining hall, library, workshop, offices, tents, toilets and other closed or semi closed public places within the campus or on campsites during the field training trips.

Students should be conscious and aware that smoking cigarettes is harmful to their health.

Private social activities, including sports

Organised sports are recognised as part of the College extra curriculum.  A Students Sports Committee will be appointed for the running of sports and sporting activities in co-operation with the College authorities. The Dean of Students shall act as the liaison official between the Management and students on sports and entertainments.

Communication and photocopy facilities

College’s telephone, internet, photocopy and fax services will be accessed at a cost to be determined by the College Management. The College shall strive to maintain these services on campus, operated by the private sector.


No private firearms may be brought to the College.  All College firearms are to be returned to the Armoury immediately after use and under no circumstances shall firearms be kept in dormitories.

Private motor vehicles and other valuables 

The College is not liable for the custody of private motor vehicles or any other valuables on the College campus. Students who bring their vehicles and other valuables are doing so at their own risk. Any Student who brings his/her car on campus must park the vehicle at designated parking sites for private vehicles. 

Liquor and drugs

The use of alcoholic beverages is confined to designated sites or to any other sites where arrangements have been made between the College authorities and the Students’ Council.

No drugs other than those prescribed by a qualified doctor for medical purposes may be in the possession of any student.

Possession, consumption, supply or sale of drugs, narcotics, barbiturates, hallucinogens, marijuana and amphetamines is prohibited. 

The possession or use of controlled dangerous drugs like marijuana, or  narcotics, including, but not limited to, opium (morphine, codeine, heroin) and every other substance not chemically distinguishable from them on campus or in any College related premises is prohibited. The College Management shall cooperate with the Law Enforcement Officers to combat use of illegal drugs. Students who shall test positive for banned substances / illegal drugs shall be expelled from the College. The College will regularly demand students to be tested against use of illicit drugs. Students who will refuse to undertake random or systematic drug test shall be expelled from the College.

Student’s Visitors

Students may have personal guests between 0600 hrs and 2200 hrs.  The student will be responsible for his/her guests, who must leave the campus by 2200 hrs.  Guests shall not be allowed to stay at the College campus between 2200 hrs and 0600 hrs. A student recipient of a guest shall be charged USD 50 a night if these conditions are breached.  College security guards are empowered to check regularly and physically students who might breach these regulations.

All visitors must register at the Main Gate and obtain Visitor’s Pass upon their arrival. A Visitor’s Pass must be countersigned by the recipient of visitor and returned to the Security Officers at the main gate at the time of departure of a visitor.


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