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Class Attendance Regulations

  Effective from 2007/2008 academic year
1.
Students’ attendance at the MPI programme is obligatory.
2.
For each enrolled subject in the degree programmes, a minimum attendance of 70% is required for the student to be eligible to attend the final examination (90% for all placement/practicum subjects in the School of Health Science; 100% for placement subjects of the Social Work programmes; in other words, all instances of absenteeism need to be made up). For subjects for which there is no final examination, the minimum attendance is required to pass the subject.
3.
Other non-degree programmes may designate their own minimum attendance requirements. Students who fail to comply with the requirements will not be eligible for any certificate or other proof of having completed the programme.
4.
The class attendance rate is calculated according to the lecturer’s record.
5.
For class attendance purposes,
a.
For day-time programmes, the lecturer will start recording class attendance as soon as the class starts;
b.
For evening programmes, if the first class starts at or before 19:00, the lecturer will start recording class attendance after the first 30 minutes. When the first class starts after 19:00, the lecturer will start recording class attendance after the first 15 minutes. For all second or later classes of evening programmes, the lecturer will start recording class attendance as soon as the class starts;
6.
The following are not regarded as instances of being absent:
a.
Representing the Macao Special Administrative Region in sporting events or activities or carrying out official duties. Valid proof in writing is required.
b.
Representing Sports Associations of Macao in participating sports competition. Valid proof in writing issued by the Sports Associations is required.
c.
Representing the Macao Polytechnic Institute in sporting events or activities. Valid proof in writing issued by the Macao Polytechnic Institute Student Union is required.
d.
Not being able to attend class for medical reasons. Written proof issued by one of the health centers of the Macao Health Bureau, the Hospital Center of C.S.J., the Kiang Wu Hospital or University Hospital is required.
e.
Situations or events caused by major forces. Valid proof in writing is required.
Students not being able to attend classes due to any of the above reasons should report to the Registry with valid proof within 5 working days after they resume classes. For other circumstances, approvals from authorized entity are required.
7.
In case of timetable clashes, students may apply to the Registry for permission not to attend classes for re-enrolled subjects. However, students should have fulfilled the minimum attendance requirements during the previous enrollment of the same subjects to be eligible for this waiver. Students whose class attendance records are waived are required to comply with assignment and test requirements. Students are responsible for contacting the teaching staff for assignment and test arrangement details.
8.
Students wishing to appeal in regards to their class attendance record must provide valid proof to the Division of Student Affairs at least 10 working days before the final examination of the subject. For subjects for which there is no final examination, such an appeal should be reported to the Registry at least 10 working days before the end of the examination period.

 

Medical Written Prove  
Only medical written proof issued by one of the health centers of the Macao Health Bureau, the Hospital Centre of C.S.J., the Kiang Wu Hospital or University Hospital will be accepted as valid medical written proof of absence justification for all MPI students (except those candidates for ACS, and CFCPE). Therefore, all other medical written proof issued by other health centers will not be accepted by MPI and thus not valid for absence justification.

Should students encounter any queries please do not hesitate to contact DAMIA or call to 8599 6111 or 8599 6149.
* Guidelines for Class Attendance Regulations Item no.6 (d) and (e)