BUK announces resumption date, cancels 2019/2020 session

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

It could be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) went on indefinite strike between March 23, 2020, and December 22, exhausting almost nine months of the academic calendar.

This was part of the reasons for the decision arrived at the senate meeting which was presided by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sagir Abbas on Monday.

Following this step, the meeting directed that new academic session will now begin on January 18, 2021, as the first semester, while the second semester will begin May 3, 2021.

Aside from that the postgraduate, the senate approved January 18 as first semester, while the second semester will begin on June 1.

It 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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