CRUTECH Gets Resumption Date Today As UNICAL Fixes March 1 For Examinations

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University of Calabar, UNICAL and Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH logos

By Patrick Obia

Students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) may resume school after staying at home for over 300 days to write exams sooner than they expected.

University of Calabar, UNICAL and Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH logos
University of Calabar, UNICAL and Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH logos

Academic activities were shut down in both varsities since March 2020 first, for an industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and later for lockdowns occassions by the SARS – CoV -2 as well as the disease it causes, COVID-19.

And, following an emergency Senate meeting on Monday, the management of UNICAL announced February 5th as the resumption date to allow for renovations after parts of the school were damaged during the arson that occured between October 23rd and 24th, 2020 as well as fumigation.

For UNICAL, lectures will commence on February 8, examinations on March 1 while CRUTECH will get a resumption date after a Senate meeting today.

Below is the academic calendar for the 2019/2020 session of UNICAL.

UNICAL REVISED 2019/2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FIRST SEMESTER

FEBRUARY 2021

Friday 5th – Students Arrive Campus

Monday 8th – Lectures Resume for all students

Wednesday 17th – INAUGURAL LECTURE

Friday 26th – Lectures end for all students

MARCH 2021

Monday 1st – Exams Begin for Pre-degree and Final Year Students

Saturday 6th – Exams End for Pre-degree and Final Year Students

Monday 8th – Exams Begin for GSS Courses

Saturday 13th – Exams End for GSS Courses

Monday 15th – First Semester Exams Begin for all except CES Students

Wednesday 17th – INAUGURAL LECTURE

Saturday 20th – First Semester Exams End for all except CES Students

Monday 22nd – Exams Begin for CES Students

Friday 26th – Exams End for CES Students

Friday 26th – End of First Semester and all Students Depart

REVISED 2019/2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

SECOND SEMESTER

APRIL 2021

Friday 16th – Students Arrive Campus

Monday 19th – Payment of School Charges/Registration for all students

Monday 19th – Lectures Begin for all students

Friday 23rd – End of Registration for all students

Monday 26th – Late Registration Begins for all students

Wednesday 28th – INAUGURAL LECTURE

MAY 2021

Wednesday 26th – INAUGURAL LECTURE

Monday 31st – Students’ Week Begins

JUNE 2021

Friday 4th – Students’ Week Ends

Wednesday 23rd – INAUGURAL LECTURE

JULY 2021

Wednesday 14th – INAUGURAL LECTURE

Friday 16th – Lectures End

Monday 26th – Exams Begin for Pre-degree Students

Wednesday 28th – Exams End for Pre-degree Students

Thursday 29th – Exams Begin for all GSS Courses

AUGUST 2021

Saturday 7th – Exams End for all GSS Courses

Monday 9th – Exams Begin for Education and Final Year Students

Saturday 14th – Exams End for Education and Final Year Students

Monday 16th – Exams Begin for all except CES Students

Wednesday 18th – INAUGURAL LECTURE

Saturday 21st – Exams End for all except CES Students

Monday 23rd – Exams Begin for CES Students

Saturday 28th – Exams End for CES Students

Saturday 28th – End of Second Semester and all Students Depart

SUMMARY
Lectures – 13 weeks
Examinations – 5 weeks
Total – 18 weeks

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