Education is the best legacy a nation can give to her citizens especially the youth. This is because the development of any nation or community depends largely on the quality of education of such a nation. It is generally believed that the basis for any true development must commence with the development of human resources. Formal education remains the vehicles for social-economic development and social mobilization in any society. In recent times there has been a decline in the standard of education even at the University level, this has caused differential academic performance of student in the Universities across Nigeria. Academic performance has been described as the scholastic standing of a student at a given moment. This scholastic standing could be explained in terms of the grades obtained in a course or groups of courses, this is done after examination has been conducted.
This study looks at comparative analysis of Education/Economics and Economics studentsâ€™ pattern of carryover in courses between 2007-2010 in University of Benin. Students get carryover in course when they fail the particular course of study that is when they get grade â€œFâ€. Grade â€œFâ€ is a carryover grade. The national University commission has generalized grading system for Nigerian Universities. The table below show this,
Table 1. GP as based on criteria established by the national Universities Commission (NUC) guidelines.