Correlation Between Entry Requirements and Academic Performance in the University of Buea, Cameroun.
In this study, the investigator examines the correlation between entry requirements and academic performance of undergraduate students at the University of Buea. The quality of performance on the Cameroon General Certificate Examination at the Advanced Level is the predictor while the criterion is the cumulative grade point average at the end of the undergraduate degree programme for graduates with degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. Admission and graduation data were obtained from the Admissions and Records Service of the University and subjected to a correlation analysis using SPSS version 11.0 for windows. Data analysis revealed positive correlations of r = 0.63 for Biochemistry (N = 207) and r = 0.37 for Microbiology (N = 178). Based on the results, implications for counseling were suggested.
Keywords: Entry requirements; Correlation; Academic performance; University of Buea.
The Nigerian Journal Of Guidance And Counselling Vol. 12 (1) 2007 pp. 88-98