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.
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
Friday 5th – Students Arrive Campus
Monday 8th – Lectures Resume for all students
Wednesday 17th – INAUGURAL LECTURE
Friday 26th – Lectures end for all students
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
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
Wednesday 26th – INAUGURAL LECTURE
Monday 31st – Students’ Week Begins
Friday 4th – Students’ Week Ends
Wednesday 23rd – INAUGURAL LECTURE
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
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
Lectures – 13 weeks
Examinations – 5 weeks
Total – 18 weeks
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