7.7 Reconsideration of Grades
No appeal against grades is possible in that there is no provision for scrutiny by higher authority, but a student can always make comments on the grading or ask the examiner to reconsider his decision.
A decision concerning a grading containing some clear incorrectness caused by a slip of the pen, arithmetical error or other oversight may be corrected, in accordance with section 26 Administration Procedure Act (1986:223), whether to the benefit or detriment of the student. Decisions to make such corrections must be made by an examiner in accordance with chapter 6 section 18 Higher Education Ordinance. Unless it is unnecessary, the student concerned must be given an opportunity to express his opinion.
It follows from section 27 Administration Procedure Act that if an examiner finds that a grading decision is manifestly unfair because of new circumstances or some other cause, the examiner should change the decision if it can be done quickly and simply. Such a change must not be such as will entail a lowering of the grade (chapter 6 section 24 Higher Education Ordinance). Reassessment must be carried out at the request of the student or if the examiner for some other reason notices the obvious incorrectness.
In order to avoid suspicions of cheating, a student who wishes to file a complaint or request a reconsideration should not collect the original of his or her test or examination.
By way of information it should be mentioned that changing answers given afterwards, changing the assessment of the examiner etc. may lead to criminal liability for forgery of documents, for example, in accordance with the Penal Code.