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Solve GPA confusion

Published : Thursday, 15 February, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 57

Dear Sir
There are different GPA and CGPA systems for school, college and university. We follow the 5-grade point system at SSC and HSC levels and 4-grade point at the university level. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh has approved a scheme for universities. A+ (A plus) is the highest grade, associated with 80 percent accuracy or higher, B+ with 65-69 and so on. F grade is given for a performance with 40 percent accuracy or less.

On the other hand, A (not A+) is the highest grade at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) whereas A+ is the highest grade used by Dhaka University (DU). UGC is favouring a uniform grading system for universities. Almost all private universities, however, practice a grading system different from UGC's. I know one private university that follows a system where grade point is 4 for both letter grades A and A+. Letter grade A+ is for 97-100 numerical scores, and an A is for 90-below 97.

This kind of different grading system is creating problem which needs to be solved. UGC should play more proactive role to solve this problem.

Md Amir Ali
Dhaka



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