Academic progressing of TVET students: CTVET revises grading system
The Commission of Technical, Vocational and Education Training (CTVET) has revised the grading systems of its Certificate II Core and Elective examinations beginning the 2023 Certificate II Examinations and other examinations for technical students.
The decision is to ensure that it brings certificates issued by the CTVET on par with the grading system of other examination bodies such as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Until now, a score of between 75 to 100 marks in the CTVET examination earned the candidate a distinction, while 74 down to 55 was considered a credit and 54 to 40 marks earned a candidate a pass.
The new grading system, however, gives a candidate, who scored between 75 and 100 marks A1, 70 to 74 B2 and 65 to 69 per cent B3.
A candidate earns C4 when he or she scores between 60 and 64, while C5 and C6 are earned with marks between 55 to 59 and 50 to 54 respectively.
A candidate, who scores between 45 and 49 per cent earns D7, while D8 is given to a candidate who scores between 40 and 44 per cent.
Additionally, a candidate, who scores between zero and 39 per cent will earn F9.
The Director-General of the CTVET, Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, announced this at a press conference on the 2023 Certificate II Examinations and other examinations for technical students.
The examination, which will start from July 10 to August 4, will be taken by 2023 32,402 candidates made up of 23,990 males and 8,412 females in seven programme areas.
Explaining on the grading system, Dr Asamoah said the current grading system was not in sync with those at the tertiary institutions, making it difficult for the universities to place grading of the candidates.
Dr Asamoah explained that the move was, therefore, to ensure that technical students progressed smoothly into tertiary institutions, thus reducing any challenges in that respect.
“One of the transformation agenda objectives is to ensure horizontal and vertical movement of our TVET learners so that they will not be disadvantaged and also, when it comes to remunerations, there would be fair recognition of our TVET learners.
“So, we have reviewed the grading system and this is also to improve the progressing on the national TVET qualification framework,” he further explained.