BUK ‘cancels’ 2019/2020 academic session


The Senate of Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Monday approved the cancellation of 2019/2020 academic session for all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the institution.

The university senate has now renamed the 2019/2020 session to 2020/2021. It is not immediately clear if this renaming is a mere nomenclature or a skip of the uncompleted academic year.

For most of 2020, schools across Nigeria were shut due to the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was until two weeks ago that ASUU called off its strike.

Details of the BUK senate decision was contained in a memo signed by the university registrar, Fatima Binta-Mohammed.

According to the university, new academic session for undergraduates will now begin on January 18, 2021 as first semester, while the second semester will begin May 3, 2021.

For the Postgraduates, the senate slated January 18 as first semester, while the second semester will begin on June 1.

The senate had also granted amnesty for Postgraduate students who did not register within the time frame to do so before the session begins.

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EduCeleb.com gathered that the university had already completed its mid-semester break for first semester of 2019/2020 academic session for undergraduates, while the postgraduate students had just resumed for the session before the ASUU strike last March.

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