Ministry Announces College Admission GPA

Ministry Announces College Admission GPA


ADDIS ABABA, August 10 (ENA) The Ministry of Education announced yesterday that the minimum required grade point average (GPA) in the Ethiopian School Leaving Examination( ELSE) for admission to degree programmes in higher learning institutions would be 3.2 and 2.8 GPA for regular male and female students respectively.


In a statement it sent to ENA, the ministry also reported that that requirement for admission to diploma programmes for male regular students is from 2.8 3.0 GPA with at least a 'B' in Mathematics and Englishwhereas female students are required to attain2.6 GPA to enroll in the same programmes.


In addition, male students from the relatively lessdeveloped states will be admitted to degree programmes with a minimum of 2.8GPA whereas female students from these regions with a 2.6 GPA will be eligible to join the same colleges. The requiredGPA for admission into diploma programmes for students from these regions is2.6 and 2.4 for male and female students respectively.


Male blind students will be admitted to degree programmes with a minimum GPA of 2.8, while female blind students are required to report a GPA of 2.6, the ministry added.


Male private applicants need to have straight A's or a GPAof 4.00 to be admitted in a degree programme, while female private applicants are required a 3.8 GPA. The admission GPA for diploma programmes is 3.8 for private male applicants and 3.6 for females.


The ministry also announced that qualified privateapplicants in Addis Ababa should submit their applications and the necessarydocuments from August 24 25, 2000 at the Addis Ababa Commercial College.


Private applicants in states should submit their applications before and on August 24, 2000 to state education bureaux and zonaleducation departments, it added.