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Universities in Ghana have over the years been at variance with each other on the grading systems to use in assessing students. Whiles some follow the American’s Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system, others use the British’s Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) system. This work presents the versions of the two systems as used by most universities in Ghana and compares them under different factors. The study puts the WA system above the GPA system in terms of flexibility in computation, fairness in grading, and it is comparatively easier for students to obtain better grades and certificates. We have also proposed possible means of closing the gab between the two systems particularly in terms fairness and rewards to hardwork by students. This is particularly important if the universities in Ghana will continue to use different grading systems so as to give a fair comparison of their products at the job market.

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Ankamah, J. D., Appiah, A. O., & Appiah-Kubi, B. (2018). Comparing the Weighted Average and Grade Point Average Grading Systems, a Case of Universities in Ghana. Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Management (JENRM), 4(3). https://doi.org/10.26796/jenrm.v4i3.112