NUC approves new grade system for universities

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By Joke Adeniyi-Jackson

The National Universities Commission, NUC has approved the Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA, of 4.0 as against the existing 5.0 and 7.0.

This was contained in a statement issued by the NUC Chairman, Professor Shehu Galadanchi and released to all Nigerian Universities.

The aim is to ensure a uniform gradient by varsities in the country.

According to the statement, under the new 4-Point Grading Scale, A (70 and above) 4; B (60-69%) 3; C (50-59%) 2; D (45-49%) 1 and E (40-44%) 0.

In his explanation, he said, CGPA ranges under the new 4- Point Grading Scale for Classification of Degrees: 3.5- 4.00 – First Class Honours, 3.0-3.49 – Second Class Honours (Upper Division), 2.0-2.99 – Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and 1.0-1.99 – Third Class Honours.

While urging deans of faculties and heads of departments to ensure compliance and commencement of the new regulations with the intakes of 2017/2018 session, he added that no student whose CGPA is less than 1.0 shall be awarded a degree.

He, however, said: “The old regulations remain applicable to students admitted before the 2017/2018 session.”

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