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NUC Approved New Grade System For Universities In Nigeria

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Approved New Grade System
For Universities

“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 is 3 – 3.49.

Second class lower is 2.0 – 2.99.
According to NUC Chairman, Professor Shehu Galadanchi, in a 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



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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.”

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