The University of Education, Winneba grading system has been set to rank the students graduating from the University in this academic year. The system sets students into the different classes of degree ranging from First Class, Second Class (Upper and Lower) or Pass.
UEW operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and End Of Semester Examination system with the following weightings:
UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT = 40%
END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATION = 60%
The Continuous Assessment component consists of take- home assignment, class quizzes and tests, term papers and project works. The Component gives students the chance to demonstrate their abilities on a wider variety of learning tasks and a broader variety of work environments than is possible under formal examination conditions. For example: through Continuous Assessment students can learn the values and processes of teamwork, plan and solve real-life problems.
End of Semester Examination
The duration of End of Semester Examination is determined by the credit weighting of the course; the pattern is as follows:
|CREDIT WEIGHTING||DURATION OF EXAMINATION|
|One Credit Course||1 – 1.5 Hours|
|Two Credit Course||1.5 – 2 Hours|
|Three Credit Course||2 – 3 Hours|
UEW GRADING SYSTEM
The University uses letter grades and numerical weightings corresponding to the letter grades. The
numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total raw scores ( combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination) are converted according to the following scheme:
|RAW SCORE||GRADE||CREDIT VALUE||INTERPRETATION|
HOW TO CALCULATE GPA FOR UEW
To calculate your GPA, divide the sum of total CREDIT
VALUE by the sum of total CREDIT HOURS for that
GPAs are semester specific
GPA= Total GPT/Total Credit
HOW TO CALCULATE CGPA FOR UEW
This is for the total semesters a student has taken examinations at the university.
- All levels carry equal weight
- CGPA= Total GPTs of all courses taken/ Total Number of Credits of all courses taken
- Assuming you’ve taken an examination in Level 400 second semester, the GPTs and Credits will be calculated from L100 first and second semesters, L200 first and second semesters, L300 first and second semesters and L400 first and second semesters.
UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION WINNEBA, UEW DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degrees are classified according to the candidate’s Cumulative Grade Average (C.G.P.A). The Degree Classification are as follows:
|FIRST CLASS||3.6 – 4.0|
|SECOND CLASS (UPPER DIVISION)||3.0 – 3.5|
|SECOND CLASS (LOWER DIVISION)||2.5 – 2.9|
|THIRD CLASS||2.0 – 2.4|
|PASS||1.0 – 1.9|
UEW Requirements for Graduation
Candidates for a degree must satisfy the following requirements:
- Pass all compulsory core courses – general, faculty, or departmental compulsory core courses;
- Meet Inter-faculty course requirements;
- Accumulate a minimum of 120 credits (Including Advanced Credits);
- Attain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) of 1.0;
- Settle all financial and other obligation to the University;
- The student should be in good standing, not barred for disciplinary reasons.
Time Limits for the Completion of Programmes
The time limits for the completion of programmes areas follows:
- Four-year programme: Minimum of 4 years, maximum 5 years;
- Three-year programme: Minimum of 3 years, maximum 4 years;
- Two-year programme: Minimum of 2 years,maximum of 3 years.
A student who is unable to complete a degree programme within time limit would be withdrawn by the University. The University reserves the right to make curricular changes (add and/or delete courses)and require the student to meet the new course requirements but as a rule, the student will be required to follow the curriculum in force at the time he/she was admitted to the University.