Grading is important in every educational institution as it helps to rank the students and determine how each performs at the end of the study period. KNUST grading system 2020 has been set to rank the students graduating from the university in this academic year. It is this set system that gives a first class to one student, a second class upper, lower or pass to another.
KNUST Ghana grading system had been different from the other institutions in Ghana until sometime in 2010 when it was reviewed. While the rest were using the Grade Point Average system, KNUST stuck to Cumulative Weighed Average. Since the adoption of the GPA system, KNUST grading scale is usually reviewed once in a while to match the current academic situation of the country. Read on to find out more about the grading system for KNUST 2020.
KNUST GPA grading system
KNUST grading scale for the academic year 2020 using the grade point average system (GPA) is as outlined below:
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KNUST grading system for first class
After the KNUST grading scale is set, the calculated points are what is used to give the student an honors; that is the final performance grade for an undergraduate degree student. Here is the list of how these points measure up to an honors’ award in order of the highest to the lowest grade.
KNUST GPA grading system is still applied to distance learning students .They cover the same syllabus and are subjected to the same examination content as regular students, only that they get to study away from the University. KNUST IDL grading system is therefore calculated using GPA.
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KNUST grading system for WASSCE
The West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is necessary for all Ghana students after senior high school, to determine their entry into the university. Previously a student only needed to do the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
The introduction of WASSCE created a lot of confusion at first, with KNUST refusing to convert the SSSCE grades to WASSCE for applicants who had gone through the old system. The former was a national examination for Ghanaians only while the latter is wider, covering students from the whole of West Africa. It’s more advantageous.
Eventually well adopted, the KNUST grading system for WASSCE is as follows;
There has been complains however, that the WASSCE system is too tough for students but it still remains to be used.
KNUST Grading System 2020 is already out and students can start calculating to see where they shall range, come the end of the academic year.
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