The STAR programme, which stands for “Students At-Risk,” is a moniker created to protect the privacy of at-risk students. The programme supports the four categories of undergraduate students:
- Students at “Risk”- The at-risk students are students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory.
- Transfer students- Transfer students are those transferring from other faculties with poor performance from their previous faculties.
- Funza Lushaka recipients – Funza Lushaka recipients who are at risk of losing their bursary because of unsatisfactory performance are also included in the STAR program.
- First year students- who experiences academic difficulties
S.T.A.R programme offers a peer-to-peer mentoring program, workshops held every Thursday during forum period, consultation with AMS coordinator and lecturers.
In the other campuses are:
- One-on-one sessions (consultations)
- Group sessions (consultations)
- Saturday tutorial classes
- Social and developmental programmes.
- Modules are offered on the PMB campus
However, these mechanisms take into consideration that we are dealing with returning students and all the challenges that they are confronted with at their first level.