Evaluation Of Course Grading System
The course credit system is a system in which the syllabus of a subject in a degree program is divided into courses arranged in progressive order of difficulty or in levels of academic progress that is 100 to 400 levels for faculty of sciences. The course credit system is flexible enough to accommodate both strong and weak students. It minimizes duplication of courses as it encourages inter-departmental collaboration in curriculum planning, formulation and syllabus review. It is also possible for a student to defer a semester or session for a genuine reason either on medical or financial grounds. This is because a credit earned is never lost.
In the ideal system, all courses are supposed to be mounted every semester with the dual purpose of allowing the exceptional students to graduate before time and the weaker one progress at their own pace. This, however, may be difficult here as a result of the staffing situation.
Credit Units and Credit Load
In the course credit system, courses are assigned weights called credit units depending on how many contact hours are required to complete the course in a semester, for example, a one credit course requires fifteen hours of lecture per semester. A credit load is the total number of credit units registered per semester by the student. In faculty of science, the minimum credit unit per semester is twelve and maximum is twenty four.