The Education Minister Jessica Alupo has finally bowed to the pressure from the academia and asked National council for Higher Education (NCHE) to change the grading patterns in universities across the nation.
The minister has since issued an order to NCHE one month to draft a new grading system. A grading system designed by the NCHE in 2008 and running currently has suffered criticism and setbacks.
Public universities have since discarded grading system saying it does not reflect the niche, values and principles of academics in the nation.
National student leadership body Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) headed by Matanda Abubark added their voices in January 2015 to the institution’s calls asking the minister to spearhead the grading system review process with expediency.
National council for Higher Education’s current grading system settles for 4.4-5.0 CGPs for first class degree scores, 4.0-4.3 for second class upper and 3.0-3.9 for second class lower. However,lobbyists want the grading system to be lower.