From 16th to 17th February 2021, a virtual Doctoral Committee (DC) Meeting was held at African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things for comprehensive Examination for Doctoral Candidature for PhD Students. This is in line with UR General program structure of Doctoral of Philosophy degree by research.
The main objective of the DC meeting was to monitor the second cohort PhD students’ progress.
The Doctoral Committee meets three times during a student’s PhD study period. The first DC meeting focuses on the PhD Research Proposal Presentation where every student is required to present his/her revised PhD research proposal for further guidance and suggestions to improve the proposal.
The second DC meeting known as Comprehensive Examination for Doctoral candidature where every PhD student appears to DC for the comprehensive oral examination for doctoral candidature and present his/her extensive research proposal and research progress. This examination tests the fitness of the candidate to proceed further with the PhD work.
“If the performance of the candidate in the comprehensive examination is satisfactory, his/her registration shall be confirmed with Doctoral Candidature. If the performance is unsatisfactory, he/she shall be given one more opportunity to appear for the examination within six months of the first examination”, reads part of UR programme structure of Doctor of philosophy degree by research.
In this meeting, Nine candidates appeared to DC namely Mr. Emmanuel Lule, Ms. Katushabe Calorine, Mr. Ntawuzumunsi Elias, Mr. Odongo George Yogo, Mr.Katambire Vienna, Mr Farian Severine Ishengoma, Ms.Irene NIYONAMBAZA, Mr.GIBSON KIMUTAI, Ms.Abineza Claudia
At ACEIoT, a doctoral committee is comprised of 5 members.