What GPA Is 2nd Class Upper?


Back in school days, the following GPA applies:

4.5 and above = 1st class honors

3.5 - ... = 2nd upper

2.4 - ........= 2nd class lower

less than 2.4 = 3rd class

can't remember that of a pass because I've never seen anyone with that 

Why then did a private Uni in the south East award my younger brother a 2nd class lower with a GPA of 3.7 and above.

The young man has been inconsolable since yesterday he called from the school where he had gone to pick up the result and his NYSC call to service letter.

He is so confused on whether to reject the result and appeal to the school senate(which I concurred to)or accept it and allow the horror to hunt him all his life. ( He had never imagined himself leaving school with anything less than 2nd class upper).

Now I want to find out if the grading has changed as his H.O.D claimed that NUC ordered them to award from 3.8 with 2nd class upper to reduce the number of graduates with 2nd class upper.


There are lots of issues to be addressed.

1.what is the CGPA scale of your brother's school as some schools do thiers on a 6.0 scale.

2.Are you sure he actually graduated with a 3.7? Cos there is the possibility that he might be lying.

3.To the best of my knowledge no school will wrongly award you a result is that does not fall within your grade mark.

5.To this moment the correct CGPA for Nigerian Universities using the five-point scale remains

First Class: 4.50 and above

Second Class Upper: 3.50-4.49

Second Class Lower: 2.50-3.49

Third Class: 1.50-2.49

6.If what he said is actually correct then he should first make sure that he is not the only one having the problem. He should team up with others and make an official appeal.

BTW what is the name of the institution?

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