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BUK Resumption Date and Academic Calendar for Continuation of 1st Semester, 2019/2020 Session

The management of Bayero University Kano (BUK) has announced the resumption date for all students. Detailsa are as follows;

The Senate of Bayero University, Kano has approved January 18th, 2021 as the resumption and commencement of lectures for the 2020/2021 academic session.

BUK Academic Calendar
BUK Entrance Gate

Director Public Affairs, BUK, Mal. Ahmad Shehu told newsmen that the decision was reached at the end of the meeting presided over by the university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Abbas.

Ahmad noted that contrary to information making round on the social media, the university did not cancelled the 2019/2020 session but rather adjusted the previous session to be concluded in April, 2021.

According to him, the postgraduate program will also commence Monday 18th January, 2021.

According to the memo, for undergraduates, new academic session 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 BUK senate has also renamed the 2019/2020 session to 2020/2021.

Before ASUU embarked on strike in March 2020, BUK 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.

The new academic calendar for the completion of the 2019/2020 session is as follows;

BUK Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Session (Revised)


  • 18th January to 20th February 2021 – Completion of First Semester Lectures
  • 22nd February to 13th March 2021 – First Semester Examinations
  • 15th March to 3rd April 2021 – Marking
  • 5th to 10th April 2021 – Departmental and Faculty Boards
  • 12th to 17th April 2021 – Senate Business Committee (SBC)
  • 26th April 2021 – Special Senate Meeting for Exams


    • 3rd May to 10th July 2021 – Second Semester Lectures
    • 12th to 14th July 2021 – GSU Exams
    • 15th July to 5th August 2021 – Second Semester Examinations
    • 5th to 26th August 2021 – Marking
    • 16th August to 2nd September 2021 – Departmental and Faculty Boards
    • 3rd to 10th September 2021 – Senate Business Committee (SBC)
    • 16th September 2021 – Senate Meeting.


    1. Please Sir how can i get a print of the schedule of activities for the 2019/2020 session of BUK

      1. Hello Rapture, Can you be specific? Because this post contains the breakdown and schedule of academic activities for the 2019/2020 session.


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