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Administrative and Academic Boards

1. Trustees

Trustees of the ICIS consist of three elected members according to the trust deed, their responsibilities include:

  • Securing the necessary budget.
  • Co-ordination of programmes with other universities and research centres in order to raise awareness about ICIS and participation in their activities.
  • Administering the overall activities of the ICIS such as expansion policies and joint ventures with other institutions.
  • Supervising the activities of the Principle


2. Academic Board (A.B.)

The job of this board is to supervise the overall educational performance of the ICIS activities. Members of this board are directly appointed by trustees from distinguished scholars of traditional Islamic circles, eminent teachers from Islamic universities, higher religious institutes, and the Faculties of Humanities.

Academic Board functions are to:

  • Appoint the Board of Examiners.
  • Appoint the External Examiners for the programmes of study.
  • Set out the External Examiners role, authority, duties and rights.
  • Review and amend the decisions of the Board of Examiners in respect of a student’s assessment and/or award.
  • Academic Board may require from the board of examiners to reconsider any or all of its decisions in respect of it’s assessment of students.
  • Academic Board may publish any or all associated decisions of the Board of


3. Board of Examiners (B.O.E.)

The BOE’s job is to set the policies for setting up exam questions, examination dates, marking procedures, supervision of exams, and quality control of the examination results.


The Board of Examiners comprises of:

  • Head of Department / Dean (Chairperson)
  • Ex-officio:
  • Vice Principle
  • Deputy Vice Principle
  • Registrar
  • Dean of faculty
  • Programme leader/ Director
  • Tutor (where appointed)
  • Internal Examiners (IE)
  • External Examiners (EE)


3.1 Constitution

The Board of Examiners is constituted under the authority of the Academic Board.


3.2 Functions

The Board of Examiners’ functions include:

  • Recommending students who have fulfilled the programme of study to the required standard for the award.
  • Determining the grade, “Excellent, Very Good, Good, Pass, Promoted and Fail”.
  • Assessment of the written examinations.
  • Assessment of final year dissertations.
  • Making sure that the learning outcomes achieve the required standard.
  • Assess and approve the examination papers.
  • Approving the titles of thesis for both undergraduate & postgraduate levels.


3.3 Duties:

  • Chairperson duties
  • Arrange meetings.
  • Corresponding and communicating with External Examiners.
  • Recording of decisions and recommendations of the Board of Examiners.
  • Internal Examiners duties
  • Preparation of draft examination papers.
  • Preparation of assessment schemes.
  • Marking scripts.
  • Assessing thesis.


4. External Examiner

ICIS considers that the appointment of an External Examiner is one of the most important ways of ensuring high quality standard and that the programs of study it runs are academically sound and in the same level of other similar higher education institutions.

The main duties of the External Examiner are to:

  • Act as moderator between the internal examiners where there is disagreement on marking.
  • Review the fail and top marks.
  • Involve in decisions that will result in expelling a student.
  • If the External Examiner considers that a student has engaged in cheating or plagiarism, he should report him to the chairman of the Board of Examiners.
  • The External Examiner should produce a report at the end of the academic year on the program(s) for which he is an examiner.