How To Calculate Your CGPA In Any Nigerian University.

In National University Commission (NUC) standard, Our universities make use of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to measure ones academic excellence.
I the writer of this Great blog, will open your eyes on how you can calculate your CGPA.
It is very vital to that all university students, especially the freshers, to know how to calculate their CGPA upon release of each semester’s result and to also know their Cumulative Grade Point Average at the end of the every session. It can help you improve your academic performance from time to time.

CGPA Scale in Nigerian Universities

Performance in semester examinations and assessments for courses/subjects/modules are classified into letter Grades (from A, B, C, D, E, to F) which represent a range of score or marks a student can obtain. A particular grade point is assigned to these grades, see below.

Marks/Score

Letter Grade

Grade Point (GP)

70% and Above

A

5.00

60 – 69

B

4.00

50 – 59

C

3.00

45 – 49

D

2.00

40 – 44

E

1.00

0 – 39

F

0.00

Calculating Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

Every course has its own Credit Unit (CU). Quality points (QP) are derived from multiplying the Credit Units (CU) for a course by the Grade Point (GP) earned by the student in that course.

Eg. If in a 2 Credit Unit course, a student scores 75% which is A with a Grade Point of 5, the Quality points for the student in that course is 2 x 5 = 10.

Grade Point Average (GPA) is derived by dividing the Total Quality point (TQP) for the semester by the Total Credit Unit (TCU) for that semester.

Eg. If in a semester, a student earned 56 quality points for 18 Credit Units, the students GPA is 56/18 = 3.11

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is derived by adding the Total Quality Points (TQP) for all semesters to date and dividing by the Total Credit Units (TCU) for all semesters to date.

Eg. If a student earns a Quality Points (QP)  of 56 for 18 Credit Units (CU) in the first semester and earns Quality Points (QP) of 67 for 20 Credit Units (CU) in the second semester, His CGPA is TQP/TCU = (56 + 67) / (18 + 20) = 123/38 =3.24

Below is a detailed example of how to calculate GPA and CGPA

First Year, First Semester

Course Code

Credit Unit (CU)

Letter Grade

Grade Point (GP)

Quality Point (QP) = CU x GP

AGR

101

2

B

4

8

BIO

101

4

C

3

12

CHM 101

4

A

5

20

CSC 101

4

B

4

16

MTH 103

3

A

5

15

PHY

107

2

D

2

4

Total

19

 

75

QP = 75, CU = 19, TQP = 75, TCU = 79

GPA = QP/CU = 75/19 = 3.94

CGPA = TQP/TCU = 75/19 = 3.94

First Year, Second Semester

Course Code

Credit Unit (CU)

Letter Grade

Grade Point (GP)

Quality Point (QP) = CU x GP

MTH

106

5

E

1

5

BIO

102

4

D

2

8

PHY 108

5

B

4

20

CSC 109

3

F

0

0

CHM 110

3

A

5

15

Total

20

 

48

QP = 48, CU = 20, TQP = 66 + 48 = 114, TCU = 17 + 20 = 37

GPA = QP/CU = 48/20 = 2.40

CGPA = TQP/TCU = 114/37 = 3.08
Note: This same procedure you follow calculate your CGPA throughout your stay in any University in Nigeria.


Feel free to ask question regarding CGPA Calculations.

Author: Mhizta_Murtala

Am Murtala bin Zakari Muhammad also known as Mhizta_murtala, Am the author of this Great blog.
We are hoping to make this blog one of the most successful blog in the field of Educational updates in Nigeria, Would Please socialize our posts? Thanks.

Mhizta_Murtala

Am Murtala bin Zakari Muhammad also known as Mhizta_murtala, Am the author of this Great blog. We are hoping to make this blog one of the most successful blog in the field of Educational updates in Nigeria, Would Please socialize our posts? Thanks.

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