The National Universities Commission ( NUC) has abolished the award of Pass Degree in Nigerian Universities with effect from the 2013/ 2014 academic session. According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Prof Abdullahi Zuru the Vice Chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, disclosed this on Wednesday (today) at the 2014/2015 matriculation of 4,133 students of the institution.
Prof. Zuru futher disclosed that this has far reaching implications on the grading system of students in universities.
According to him, this means that the minimum pass mark for courses in the universities will now be 45 per cent, that is, D-grade, instead of the previous 40 percent which was E-grade. It also means that the minimum class of degree to be earned by students will now be Third Class. He further stated that no university student would henceforth graduate with a Pass Degree.
He therefore implored students to work hard to earn their stay in the university.
The vice chancellor also advised them to shun extremism, bigotry, violence, ethnicity, political intolerance and religious prejudice.
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