NUC Approved New Grade System
"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
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
2.0-2.99 – Second Class Honours (Lower
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."