National universities’ body raises pass grade

The National Universities Commission has abolished the pass degree in all Nigerian universities with effect from the 2013-14 academic session. The Vice-Chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Professor Abdullahi Zuru, made this known at its 2014-15 matriculation ceremony, writes Mohammed Aminu for This Day.

According to Zuru, this has far-reaching implications on the grading system of the students in the universities. “What this means is that the minimum pass mark for courses in the universities will now be 45%, that is, D-grade instead of the previous 40% which was E-grade, while the minimum class of grade to be earned by the students will now be third class,” he said.

He stated that none of the students in the universities would graduate with a pass grade. Zuru stated that 4,133 students admitted for the 2014-15 academic session in the university were matriculated at the event.
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