Sokoto State University GPA (Gross Point Average) calculation has become a norm amongst students in the university. Securing a good grade and ensuring you are on course with your desired grade require you always calculate your GP. Gaining admission into Sokoto State University is a big deal and you can consider yourself worthy of the admission knowing you have crossed a big hurdle but this is when the real fight for a good GPA starts.

At this point, you begin to attend classes, write assignments and prepare for your exam. Students who are focused, already begin to learn how to calculate their GPA to try and be on upper credit. Most students at SSU want to calculate their GPA based on their results but don’t know how to do so.

In this post, I will be guiding you on how to calculate your GP at Sokoto State University because this is as important as anything you are doing in other to ensure that you come out with good grades. Being able to calculate your GP helps you determine your position each semester and how close you are to achieving your set objective for being in an academic institution of learning. So, in this article, we are going to give a breakdown of how you can calculate your GPA at SSU.

__How to Calculate Your GPA In SSU__

__How to Calculate Your GPA In SSU__

So here is the range/value of each letter grade at Nigerian universities, prior to the benchmark.

**The Old Grading System Table**

Percentage Score | Letter Grade | Points | Rating/Remark |

70 – 100 | A | 5 | Excellent |

60 – 69 | B | 4 | Very Good |

50 – 59 | C | 3 | Good |

45 – 49 | D | 2 | Fair |

*40 – 44 | E | 1 | Pass |

0 – 30 | F | Fail |

The pass score/mark has been extended in accordance with the new NUC standard “E.” The letter “E” is considered to be “Fail”.

Here’s the new system: a student’s work at the university is currently rated in the letters below, with each letter carrying an equal number of points, as follows:

**Table of the New Scoring System**

Percentage Scores | Letter Grades | Points | Rating/Remark |

70 – 100 | A | 5 | Excellent |

60 – 69 | B | 4 | Very Good |

50 – 59 | C | 3 | Good |

*45 – 49 | D | 2 | Pass |

0 – 44 | F | Fail |

The minimum acceptable pass score is 45 percent. As a result, a ‘D’ will be the minimum passing mark for all courses, including electives and General Studies. All examples below, however, will be based on the most recent update (benchmark).

**Grade Point Average (GPA)**

The above grading method is used to calculate a student’s grade point average at the conclusion of each semester. Assume that in his or her first semester, the student offers the following courses:

Course code | Title of Course | Credit Unit |

GSP 100 | The Use of English I | 2 |

GSP 111 | Use of Library | 2 |

GSP 105 | Natural Science I | 2 |

GSP 201 | Social Sciences I | 2 |

COS 101 | Introduction to Computer Science | 2 |

STA 131 | Inference I | 2 |

MTH 221 | Real Analysis I | 3 |

Total Credit Units | 15 |

Assume that the student receives grades of C, A, D, A, D, B, and C in each of the courses, equal to 3, 5, 2, 5, 2, 4, and accordingly. Using the new grading scale, each course’s total point will be calculated as follows:

Total Point of a Course = credit unit of the course multiplied by the grade point matching to the letter grade of the course in question, i.e. Total Point of a Course = credit unit of the course multiplied by the grade point relating to the letter grade of the course in question Grade point for the course, then repeat for all subsequent courses in the same manner:

**Table for Calculating GPA for First Semester at SSU**

Course Code | Credit Unit | Letter Grade | Points Grade | Credit x Points | Total Points |

GSP 100 | 2 | C | 3 | 2 x 3 | 6 |

GSP 111 | 2 | A | 5 | 2 x 5 | 10 |

GSP 105 | 2 | D | 2 | 2 x 2 | 4 |

GSP 201 | 2 | A | 5 | 2 x 5 | 10 |

COS 101 | 2 | D | 2 | 2 x 2 | 4 |

STA 131 | 2 | B | 4 | 2 x 4 | 8 |

MTH 221 | 3 | C | 3 | 3 x 3 | 9 |

Total Points | 51 |

The entire point, 51, is then divided by the total number of credit units (15) to produce the grade point average. Noting that there is no space for approximation in the computation of GPA, the following formula is used: First Semester GPA = Total points/Total Credit Units = 51/15 = 3.4.

**Table for Calculating GPA for Second Semester at SSU**

Assume that in the second semester, the student takes the following courses:

Course code | Title of Course | Credit Unit |

CHH 112 | Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry | 2 |

GSP 208 | Humanities II | 2 |

GSP 106 | Natural Science II | 2 |

GSP 202 | Social Sciences II | 2 |

BIO 152 | General Biology II | 3 |

PHY 196 | Practical Physical III | 2 |

GLG 142 | Earth’s History | 3 |

Total Credit Units | 16 |

And the student receives the following grades in the courses: A, A, C, F, D, D, and B. The second semester GPA of the student will then be displayed in the table below.

Course Code | Credit Unit | Letter Grade | Points Grade | Credit x Points | Total Points |

CHH 112 | 2 | A | 5 | 2 x 5 | 10 |

GSP 208 | 2 | A | 5 | 2 x 5 | 10 |

GSP 106 | 2 | C | 3 | 2 x 3 | 6 |

GSP 202 | 2 | F | 2 x 0 | ||

BIO 152 | 3 | D | 2 | 3 x 2 | 6 |

PHY 196 | 2 | D | 2 | 2 x 2 | 4 |

GLG 142 | 3 | B | 4 | 3 x 4 | 12 |

Total Points | 48 |

GPA for the second semester = The Total points/Total Credit Courses = 48/16 = 3.0 = 3.0

The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is calculated by dividing the sum of the first and second semester GPAs by two (2), or the total number of semesters in a given year of study. As a result, the first-year GPA of a student is determined as follows:

First Year: CGPA = First Semester GPA + Second Semester GPA; Second Year: CGPA = First Semester GPA + Second Semester GPA; Third 6.4 / 2 = 3.2 GPA / 2 = (3.4 + 3.0)/2 = (3.4 + 3.0)/2 = (3.4 + 3.0)/2 = (3.4 + 3.0)/2 = (3.4 + 3.0)/2

CGPA in the first year: 3.2 (2nd Class Honours Lower (2/2)).

A student who is enrolled in a four-year program will have his or her last year’s result computed as follows:

FCGPA = Total of all CGPAs multiplied by the number of years in the program. If this was the case, the student earned the corresponding CGPA during her studies:

The first year’s CGPA is 3.2, the second year is 2.95, the third year is 4.40, and the fourth year is 3.84.

FCGPA = (4 Years) First Year CGPA + second Year CGPA + 3rd Year CGPA + 4th Year CGPA) as a result

FCGPA = 14.39 / 4 = 3.5975 = 3.59 (2nd Class Honours Upper (2/1) FCGPA = (3.2 + 2.95 + 4.40 + 3.84) FCGPA = (3.2 + 2.95 + 4.40 + 3.84) FCGPA = (3.2 + 2.95 + 4.40 + 3.84) FCGPA = (3.2 + 2.95 + 4.40 + 3.84) FCGPA

Remember that we don’t use an approximation when calculating GPA.

SSU GP calculation is not different from methods used by other Universities so this method of GP calculation is applicable in other schools.

I hope this is well understood? Please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I will be happy to assist.