National University commission, NUC has approved a new grading system for Universities in Nigeria. The new approved grading system is a Four (4)-Point Grading Scale.
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:
Grade | Marks| Grade Point
A. (70 & 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.