EDUCATIONAL/ ACADEMIC BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

I came across this great video that talked about how to get into graduate school with a low CGPA and it was insightful. Your academic background can be tweaked to be stronger. Traditionally most people include the tertiary institution, Secondary School and primary school to the academic background and some companies even ask for that but in most cases your tertiary institution and any other institution after that will do just fine. in other words the world can do without knowing which primary or secondary school you attended.Your academic or educational information should be written in reverse chronological order that is from the latest to the earliest for example talk about your tertiary institution before your secondary school.Your educational qualification is also sometimes needed as a separate column and it follows the same principle as the educational background in that it follows reverse chronological order.

To make your information stronger if you graduated with a first class, distinction, magnum cum laude, merit list you can throw that in as a small not but if not don’t put any additional information.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MB;BS University of Life and Wisdom

First class (C.G.P.A 4.76)

2016

Example of where the educational background could be modified to confer an added advantage.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MB;BS University of Life and Wisdom 2016

Example of voluntary withdrawal of information especially when it will be a disadvantage

 

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

 

University of Life and Wisdom, Ibadan, Nigeria. 2006-2012
Life and Wisdom Memorial College, Ikeja, Lagos State. 2000-2006
Life and Wisdom Primary School, Garki, Abuja. 19974-2000

An example of a detailed Educational background written in reverse chronological order.

 

HOW TO CALCULATE GRADE POINTS AVERAGE (GPA)

I must confess, this part was a last minute inclusion into this project, not because I wanted to buff up the size of this book but because a close relative of mine in her penultimate year in college had no idea of how to calculate her grade point average. I get it, why bother with that simple arithmetic if there are applications to do that for you. The truth is, knowing how to calculate your grade point average allows you to be able to work towards achieving your desired grade point average. It offers you the chance to know the necessary manipulations and which subjects to dedicate more time to.If you are presently a polytechnic student, this is how to go about calculating your gpa.

Polytechnics Grading System:

 

Score (%)      Grade Grade Point Final GPA

100-80          A         4.00   3.50 – 4.00   Distinction

79-70 AB       3.50   3.00 – 3.49   Upper Credit

60-69 B          3.00   2.50 – 2.99   Lower Credit

59-50 BC       2.50   2.00 – 2.49   Pass

49-40 C          2.00   0.00 – 1.99   Fail

 

An Example

T.J just concluded the first year of his OND programme. He wanted to know his grade point Average but he had no idea on how to calculate it. He sought the help of a Senior Colleague who told him to write his courses, their credit unit, grades and points in the format below.

#KEY C.U = CREDI T UNIT,  G.P = GRADE POINT , Q.P =QUALITY POINT

 

 

Course Code            C.U     Grade            G.P                 Q.P (CU X GP)                      T .P

Gsp 101                    2          C                      2.00                           2 x 2.00                     4.00

Gsp 105                    2          C                      2.00                           2 x 2.00                     4.00

Gsp 111                    2          A                     4.00                           2 x 4.00                     8.00

Cos 101                     2          BC                   2.50                           2 x 2.50                     5.00

Sta 131                      2          B                      3.00                           2 x 3.00                     6.00

 

Total Credit Units   10                                                                               27.00

 

 

T.J’s First Semester OND1:

Grade Point Average = Total points/Total Credit Units = 27.00/10 = 2.7.

Therefore for T.J’s first semester ND1 Grade Point Average is 2.7.

 

T.J’s Second Semester OND1 Grade Point Average Calculation

 

Course Code            C. U                Grade            G. P                Q.P (CU X GP)          T. P

Chm 112                   2                      A                     4.00               2 x 4.00                     8.00

Gsp 106                    2                      C                      2.00               2 x 2.00                     4.00

Bio 152                      3                      E                      0.00               3 x 0.00                     0.00

Phy 196                     2                      A                     4.00               2 x 4.00                     8.00

Glg 142                     3                      C                      2.00               3 x 2.00                     6.00

Total Credit Units   12                                                                                                       26.00

Second Semester GPA = Total points/Total Credit Units = 26.00/12 = 2.1666= 2.17

T.J’s second semester ND1 GPA = 2.17.

 

The senior colleague then calculated T.J’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for ND1 (first year) by adding his ND1 first semester and second semester GPA and dividing the result obtained by two.

T.J’s OND1 CGPA = (First Semester ND1 GPA + Second semester ND1 GPA) / 2 = (2.7 + 2.17) / 2.

 

T.J’s Cumulative Grade Point Average = 2.435 = 2.44

If you are presently a university student, this is how to go about calculating your gpa.

Universities Grading System Table:

Score (%)      Grade Grade Point Final GPA

70-100           A         5.00     Excellent

60-69             B          4.00   Very Good

50-59             C          3.00   Good

45-49             D         2.00   Fair

49-40             E          1.00   Pass

0-39               F          0.00   Fail

An Example

T.J just concluded the first year of his B.Sc  programme. He wanted to know his grade point Average but he had no idea on how to calculate it. He sought the help of a Senior Colleague who told him to write his courses, their credit unit, grades and points in the format below.

 

Course Code            C.U     Grade            G. P    Q.P(CU X GP)                       T.P

Mth 101                    4                      A         5.00               4 x 5.00                     20.00

Phy 101                     1                      B          4.00               1 x 4.00                     4.00

Csc 101                     2                      D         2.00               2 x 2.00                     4.00

Phy 119                     3                      A         5.00               3 x 5.00                     15.00

Zoo 113                     3                      A         5.00               3 x 5.00                     15.00

 

Total Credit Units   13                                                                               58.00

T.J’s First Semester:

Grade Point Average = Total points/Total Credit Units = 58.00/13 = 4.46

Therefore for T.J’s first semester ND1 Grade Point Average is 4.46

 

T.J’s Second Semester OND1 Grade Point Average Calculation

 

Course Code            Credit Unit    Grade Grade Points            Quality Points (CU X GP)  Total Points

Mth 104                    2                      A         5.00                           2 x 5.00                     10.00

Chm 104                   2                      C          3.00                           2 x 3.00                     6.00

Zoo 104                     3                      B          4.00                           3 x 4.00                     12.00

Phy 118                     2                      A         5.00                           2 x 5.00                     10.00

Csc 102                      3                      A         5.00                           3 x 5.00                     15.00

Total Credit Units   12                                                                                           59.00

Second Semester GPA = Total points/Total Credit Units =59.00/12 = 4.91666=4 .92

T.J’s second semester ND1 GPA = 4.92.

 

The senior colleague then calculated T.J’s Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for ND1 (first year) by adding his ND1 first semester and second semester GPA and dividing the result obtained by two.

Total Quality Point = Quality Point in 1st semester+ Quality Point in 2nd semester= 58+59= 99

Total Credit Unit= Credit Unit in 1st semester +Credit Unit in 2nd semester= 13+12= 25

CGPA= TQP/TCU

=117/25

=4.68

 

T.J’s Cumulative Grade Point Average = 4.68