National University commission, NUC has approved grading system for Nigeria Universities which has started taken effect since 2017/2018 newly admitted students. The new approved grading system is a Four (4)-Point Grading Scale.
This Grading System are used for students who have satisfactorily completed their course of study and are as follows:
Grading System for Nigerian Universities
|Grade| —-| Marks| —— |Grade Point|
A.——- (70 & Above) —— 4.0
B.——- (60-69%) ———- 3
C. —— (50-59%) ———– 2
D. —— (45-49%) ———– 1
E. ——- (40-44%) ———- 0
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CGPA Ranges under the new Four (4) – Point Grading Scale for Classification of Degrees is as follows:
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.
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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.