FUTO Emphasizes Importance of Practical Courses in Students GPA Enhancement

Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Urges Students to Prioritize Practical Courses for Improved GPA

FUTO Emphasizes Importance of Practical Courses in Students GPA Enhancement
Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

In a recent statement released by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), students have been advised to take practical courses seriously, as they significantly contribute to their overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

According to the statement, misconceptions surrounding practical courses have led to a lack of attention from students, resulting in unexpected shock during result announcements. Tinuoluwa Adebayo, a student of the university humorously shared his surprise at the impact of practical courses on his GPA.

"Practical courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and certain English courses are often underestimated in terms of their contribution to GPA. Each of these practicals carries significant weight in determining academic performance."

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For incoming freshmen, the advice is clear: prioritize practical courses. While some may assume that practicals don't add much to their GPA, the reality is quite the opposite. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology practicals, each accounting for one unit, can make a substantial difference. Even courses like Eng102 and Eng104, though not entire units, hold importance as they can prevent automatic failures if neglected.

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"1 unit courses might seem trivial, but they can be the difference between success and failure," emphasized Prof. Adeola Johnson, a lecturer in the university. "Students should understand that these practicals are not to be taken lightly. Even seemingly small points can compound and affect future academic standings."

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Moreover, Prof. Johnson highlighted the significance of practical exams, particularly in courses like Eng104, where the exam format itself is practical-oriented. "Eng104, for instance, requires hands-on skills that directly impact performance. Neglecting such practical aspects can prove detrimental," she added.

In light of this guidance, FUTO students are urged to approach practical courses with diligence and seriousness. "Take every practical seriously," echoed Prof. Johnson, "as they are integral to academic success not only in lower levels but also in higher levels."

The university administration hopes that this advisory will foster a culture of academic responsibility and proactive learning among its student body, ultimately leading to improved academic performance and success.