Nigeria approves new grade system for Universities
Abuja, August 4, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Nigeria National Universities Commission, NUC will no longer use a scale of 5, the new system is now based on a scale of 4.
In the new system according to NUC Chairman, Professor Shehu Galadanchi in a statement to all Nigerian Universities, First Class is now 3.5 – 4; Second Class is now 3 – 3.49, while Second class lower is now 2.0 – 2.99.
In the Statemen under the new Four (4)-Point Grading Scale, grades to be used for students who have satisfactorily completed the course of study are as follows:
Letter Grade: Marks Grade Point
A (70 and above) 4
B (60-69%) 3
C (50-59%) 2
D (45-49%) 1
E (40-44%) 0
CGPA ranges under the new Four (4)- Point Grading Scale for Classification of Degrees are:
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); 1.0-1.99 – Third Class Honours.
Prof. Galadanchi stated further that, no student whose CGPA is less than 1.0 shall be awarded a degree.
The Deans of Faculties and Heads of Departments are enjoined to ensure compliance and commencement of the new regulations with the intakes of 2017/2018 Session, while the old regulations remain applicable to students admitted before the 2017/2018 Session.