The academic training is guided by the general outline of KKNS prospectus of 1984. In 2007 some adjustments were made in the prospectus in order to fit in class material not covered by the aforementioned prospectus. Once again in 2011 the prospectus has been viewed to meet the academic demands even to include Church History.
The prospectus demands the following subjects to be taught: Sacred Scripture, Dogmatic Theology, Moral Theology, Spiritual Theology, Liturgy, Canon Law, Church History, African Traditional Religion, Islamology, New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Latin, Communication Skills, Pastoral Studies (Pastoral Communication, Homiletics, Catechetics, Missiology) and others according to the availability of Time and professors. So far all subjects demanded by the KKNS are taught as envisioned in the Ratio Studiorum.
2. Assessing a Student
A student is required to attend every discipline taught in the seminary without missing. A student is obliged to do any quiz and test given by a professor in any subject.
A student understanding and assimilation of the material given in the class will be strengthened by tests, examinations and presentation of term papers. In every academic year 4 examinations are given that is 2 mid – term examination lasting for 1½ hours and 2 terminal examinations lasting for 3 hours. The Examinations are either written or oral.
At the end of their intellectual formation students in the fourth year will sit for global examination in the following disciplines: Sacred Scripture, Dogmatic Theology, Moral Theology, Spiritual Theology, Canon Law and Liturgy. Those who pass will be awarded Kipalapala Diploma in Theology. Global Examination contributes 20% to the final Marks of the academic life in the Seminary.
St. Paul is affiliated to the Pontifical University of Urbaniana, Rome. Each year student who qualifies to sit for Baccalaureate degree in Sacred Theology is enrolled and their names are sent to Rome. The mode of testing the B. A. students is through written and oral examination.