The Senate, Bayero University Kano, BUK, has approved the adjustment of the academic calendar of 2019-2020 session for all undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
This newspaper had erroneously reported the cancelation of the 2019-2020 session, but a statement by the director, Public Affairs of the university, Ahmad Shehu, said the senate of the university had approved the completion of the session.
“The Senate of Bayero University, at a special meeting held on Monday 4th January, 2021 approved the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a major adjustment made to the 2019/2020 calendar of academic activities.
“Under the adjusted calendar, undergraduates academic activities will commence from Monday 18th January, 2021 and end on Monday 26th April. 2021. While, academic activities for the second semester are scheduled to start on Monday 3rd May, 2021 and end on Thursday 16th September, 2021.
“For Postgraduates, Senate approved that academic activities for the first semester will start from Monday 18th January, 2021 and end on Saturday, 5th June, 2021. And second semester will begin on Sunday 7th June, 2021and end on Monday 11th September, 2021.
“The University Management is working in earnest to make sure that it abides by the COVID-19 protocols.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the 2019-2020 session, which was disrupted by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, strike and COVID-19 outbreak will now be carried forward to 2021.
In a circular released on December 30, 2020, the university registrar, Fatima Binta-Mohammed, said the senate had granted amnesty for Postgraduate students who did not register within the time frame to do so before the session begins.
Recall that the ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on March 23,2020, and resumed on December 22, exhausting almost nine months into the academic calendar.
This story was updated to capture the position of the university regarding the adjustment in the academic calendar. We regret the error in our earlier version of the report and apologize to our readers for the misinformation.