Livingstone International University Grading System has been released. This is to help students calculate their class grading, grade point average (GPA), cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
Every course at LIU is assigned a number code that indicates both the level and the content of the course. This numbering system is explained in detail in a separate document.
Class Attendance and Homework
The University maintains a mandatory attendance policy for all classes. The final grade will be reduced for each unexcused absence beyond three (3). Excessive absences will result in failure of the class.
The contact hours spent in class are not the sum total of the workload for a given course. We assume that for every 1 hour of class-time, a student should spend 2 hours in study and preparation for that class. A 3-credit-hour class would assume that a student spends 6 hours outside the classroom each week.
Assessment and Grading
Assessment will be ongoing throughout the programme. Students must demonstrate critical thinking abilities through participation in class discussion. Periodic quizzes and exams will test knowledge retention. In addition, projects and papers will be assigned to determine research abilities and practical application of knowledge. The timing and weighting of these assessments will be as prescribed in the university examination regulations.
Livingstone International University Grading System
The grading scale will follow NCHE Statutory Instrument No. 35:
Livingstone International University Class of Degree Grading
|4.4 – 5.0||First Class||Excellent|
|3.6 – 4.39||Second Class Upper||Very Good|
|2.8 – 3.59||Second Class Lower||Good|
|2.0 – 2.79||Satisfactory Pass||Pass|
Students will receive course credit for any passing grade. However, in some cases, a higher grade may be required for acceptance into upper level classes.