University of Ghana Legon grading system ranks the students studying in the institution making them be able to know how they performed at the end of every study period. A grading system must exist in each educational institution for it will help it give a first class honor to that deserving student; a second class honors with upper or lower division, and finally pass. Legon grading is a bit unique from most of the educational systems in Ghana for it uses Cumulative Grade Point Average while most of the other institutions uses Grade point average system. We therefore share with you the UG Legon grading system to assist the current students as well as the prospective students to calculate their grades.
University of Ghana Legon grading system
What you should note is that every letter grade is assigned to a grade point that is equivalent to it. What are the grade points for each of your completed registered courses? Well, those grade points are computed to earn you the credit numbers for that course. Once you know the grade points and the total credits for all the courses that you have completed, you will definitely be able to calculate the Cumulative Grade Point Average.
What you do is to divide your obtained total grade points by the total number of all of your completed registered courses to get the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). What about the FGPA? The Final Grade Point Average is the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of all the courses that you will complete at the very end of the academic program. Below is the University of Ghana new grading system with their letter grade, marks, grade point, as well as the interpretation.
There are also other letter grading system in University of Ghana Legon such as X, Z, I, Y, as well as AUDI. Here is the outline of the other letter grades.
Grade X - If you get letter grade X, then your comment is ‘fail’ with zero (0) grade point.
Grade Z - A letter grade Z is for students who got grade point zero (0) and the interpretation is ‘Disqualification’.
Grade I - If you get a letter grade I, the interpretation is ‘Incomplete’ and the grade point zero (0).
Grade Y - A student with letter grade Y, has ‘Continuing’ is the interpretation to the grade and the zero (0) is the grade point.
Grade AUDI - The comment on letter grade AUDI is ‘Audit’ and the grade point (0) zero.
University of Ghana Legon new grading system definition
1. Pass and failure grades
What you need to know is the pass, the failure and the continuing grades. The pass grades are A to D and the failure grades are E, F, X, and Z. For continuing, you will be awarded letter grade Y as far as your course will continue to the next semester.
What does it mean when you are awarded Audit comment? Well, ‘Audit’ comment is for students with letter grade AUDI. The university awards it to students who took lectures where no marks are awarded whether an examination is taken or not taken for a good reason. You should not that you cannot include it in your Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) calculation.
3. Course non-completion
If you don’t complete your course, then you will get grade I. Keep in mind also that there must be a good reason that satisfies the Board of Examiners as to why you did not complete the course. The next time that course is available, you are supposed to complete it up. If you don’t give a satisfying reason as to why you did not complete your course, then you are given an X letter grade.
If you are disqualified from doing an examination, then expect grade Z. The disqualification might be due to a student exam malpractice. Such practices are unacceptable in the institution because it portrays a student's unpreparedness for an examination. If you are awarded a grade Z, then it can also mean that you were expelled for a specific period or maybe debarred from taking examinations in the institution. Note that the Board of Examiners in the school are the ones responsible for awarding such a grade to a student.
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Legon new grading system for first class
The Grading system in Ghana Legon University is calculated to get points that will determine each undergraduate student honors after the end of the academic program. Keep in mind that the student honors are given after the Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) is calculated. To compute the FGPA, you need level 100 that is inclusive of the University as well as the school courses required. The Grade Point Averages (GPAs) are from level 100-400 and they are weighted as 1:1:2:2. Below is the full scheme for that classification; it includes the class of degree and the range of Final Grade Point Average.
- First Class – the range of FGPA is 3.60 to 4.00
- Second Class, Upper Division - the range of FGPA is 3.00 to 3.59
- Second Class, Lower Division - the range of FGPA is 2.00 to 2.99
- Third Class - the range of FGPA is 1.50 to 1.99
- Pass – the range of FGPA is 1.00 to 1.49
- Fail – the range of FGPA is 0.00 to 0.99
Every student wishes to graduate with first class honors or maybe a second class honors, upper division. Right? What you should do is to take your exams seriously and try your very best to get a pass grade. How are the awards of degree confirmed and presented in the University of Ghana Legon? Well, that is a question that is likely to bother most of the students in the institution.
The Academic Board of the Institution approves the confirmation of the degree award, sections 30, 31, as well as 32. You cannot be awarded the degree if you have not been approved to be among the list of the deemed eligible students. This is the reason why you should ensure that you met all the conditions required to satisfy the Academic Board.
For the presentation of the degree, the institution follows section 32. The section states that the Bachelor of Degree can only be awarded to the qualified students in a congregation assembled for that reason or purpose. That Bachelor Degree awarded usually indicates the subjects that the student was offered as well as the awarded class.
Well if you were unaware of the University of Ghana Legon grading system now you know all about it.
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