Students are required to be punctual and present for each class and should not leave earlier than required. Being late or leaving earlier for three times is treated as one absence from the class, the penalty for which is 1 mark deducted from your monthly score. Absence for illness may be exempt from penalty if a doctor’s certificate is submitted. Without a doctor’s certificate, absence for illness will be treated in the same way as absence for business reasons, for which 0.5 marks will be deducted from the monthly score for every two hours.