Grading in terms of academics refers to the process of applying standardized measurements for varying levels of achievements in a course. Grades can be assigned as letters (usually A through F), as a range (for example, 1 to 6), as a percentage, or as a number out of a possible total (often out of 100).
In many tertiary institutions, grades are averaged to create a grade point average (GPA). GPA is calculated by using the number of grade points a student earns in a given period of time. GPAs are often calculated for high school undergraduate, and graduate students, and can be used by potential employers or educational institutions to assess and compare applicants.
A cumulative grade point average (CGPA), sometimes referred to as just GPA, is a measure of performance for all of a student’s courses.
For a student to calculate his or her GPA, is important that He or She takes note of the following :
Step 1: You should know the grade points assigned to every grade you achieved.
Step 2: You should know the credits hours for every specific course you took.
THE CALCULATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA GPA
To calculate the GPA of the student with a given result, You should follow the formula below:
- Grade Point Average (GPA) formula= Total Credit Hours * Total Grade Points
University Of Ghana First Class Grade Point
CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREE
All end-of-semester examination results from Level 100, including University and School required courses, shall be taken into account in the computation of the Final Grade Point Averages (FGPA) for the classification of the Bachelor’s degree.
The GPAs from Levels 100 to 400 shall be weighted as follows: 1:1:2:2
In the determination of the FGPA, a weighted average of all repeat courses shall be used.
The full scheme of classification shall read as follows:
- Class of Degree
Range of Final Grade Point Average (FGPA)
First Class 3.60-4.00
Second Class (Upper Division) 3.00-3.59
Second Class (Lower Division) 2.00-2.99
Third Class 1.50-1.99
CONFIRMATION OF AWARD OF DEGREE
A list of candidates who are deemed eligible as in Sections 30, 31 and 32 shall be laid before the Academic Board for approval. No award shall be confirmed unless the Academic Board is satisfied that the candidate has met all the conditions for the award of a degree.
PRESENTATION OF AWARD
Following confirmation of an award of a degree as in Section 32, the candidate shall be entitled to be awarded the appropriate Bachelor’s degree under the seal of the University at a Congregation of the University assembled for that purpose. The degree shall indicate the principal subject or subjects offered and the class awarded.
How to Calculate GPA — University of Ghana GPA
To show you how to calculate your GPA lets make this assumptions. These are the grades you had in a fictitious university.
- Basic Math (3 credit hours) A
- Basic Science(4 credit hours) B2
- Basic English (2 Credit hours) B2
- Intro to Agric(3 credit hours) C5
- with A= 4.0
- C5= 2.75
- Calculate GPA= (Sum of each (Credit hour * its Numerical value of Grade))/ Total credit hours
- GPA= [(3*4.0)+(4*3.5)+(2*3.5)+(3*2.75)] / (3+4+2+3)
- =[(12.0)+(14.0)+(7.0)+(8.25)] / (12)
- =(41.25) / (12)
- Therefore the GPA is 3.43