The New Grading System approved by the National Universities Commission, NUC is no longer using a scale of 5, the new system is based on a scale of 4. First Class is 3.5 – 4. Second Class upper is 3 – 3.49. Second class lower is 2.0 – 2.99 and so on.
According to NUC Chairman,Professor Shehu Galadanchi released to all Nigerian Universities
THE NEWLY APPROVED GRADING SYSTEM FOR UNIVERSITIES
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:
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
No student whose CGPA is less than 1.0 shall be awarded a degree.
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.
Note: This new grading system should take effect from 2017/2018 academic session for only newly admitted students in various universities. Previously admitted students will still be using the 5.0 scale.
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