comparative analysis OF EDUCATION/economic AND ECONOMICS STUDENTS CARRYOVER IN COURSES FROM 2007 TO 2010 AT THE university OF BENIN
Education is the most valuable legacy a nation can leave to its citizens, particularly its youth. This is because the development of any nation or community is heavily reliant on the quality of that nation's education. It is widely assumed that the foundation for any true development must begin with the development of human resources.
In any society, formal education remains the vehicle for social-economic development and social mobilization. In recent years, the standard of education has declined even at the university level, resulting in disparities in academic performance among students in Nigerian universities.
Academic performance has been defined as a student's current scholastic standing. This scholastic standing could be explained in terms of grades obtained in a course or groups of courses after examinations have been completed.
This study compares the carryover patterns of Education/Economics and Economics students at the University of Benin between 2007 and 2010.
Students receive course carryover when they fail a specific course of study, which is when they receive a â€oeFâ€ grade. The grade F is a carryover grade. Nigerian universities now have a standardized grading system thanks to the National University Commission. This is illustrated in the table below, Table 1. GP based on guidelines established by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
A = 70% and higher = 5 points
B = 60% – 69.9% = 4 points
C = 50% – 60% = 3 points
D = 45 – 49 % = 2 points
E = 40; 44 percent = 1 point
F = 0 â€” 39 percent equals 0 points
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comparative ANALYSIS OF EDUCATION/ECONOMIC AND ECONOMICS STUDENTS CARRYOVER IN COURSES FROM 2007 TO 2010 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN