UDUSOK Postgraduate Academic Calendar 2023/2024: Key Dates & Holidays

The UDUSOK postgraduate academic calendar for the 2023/2024 session is officially out, and it's time to mark your diaries! What key dates should you look out for? From registration kick-off to examination periods, this calendar is your roadmap to the year. As a postgraduate student, understanding these dates could be the linchpin for your academic success. Dive into the details and plan your year with precision.

UDUSOK Postgraduate Academic Calendar

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK), has set in motion an organized schedule for the upcoming academic year, specifically tailored for postgraduate students. The comprehensive academic calendar for 2023/2024 is designed to provide clarity and ensure that you, the students and faculty, are well-informed of the university’s timetable.

Registration Start 18th December 2023
Semester Commences First: 27th January, Second: 24th June 2024
Mid-Semester Breaks ☕ April & September 2024
Examinations First: 18th May, Second: 12th October 2024
Semester End First: 3rd June, Second: 28th October 2024
Public Holidays Various dates throughout 2024
Next Session Begins 25th November 2024

The First Semester: A Detailed Breakdown

  • Registration: 6 weeks, Monday 18th December, 2023 to Saturday 27th January, 2024
  • First Semester Lectures: 10 weeks, Monday 29th January, 2024 to Saturday 6th April, 2024
  • Mid Semester Break: 1 week, Monday 8th April, 2024 to Sunday 14th April, 2024
  • First Semester Lectures Continue: 5 weeks, Monday 15th April, 2024 to Saturday 18th May, 2024
  • Examinations: 3 weeks, Monday 20th May, 2024 to Saturday 8th June, 2024
  • End of semester, marking of examination, moderation and submission of results for approval by University Senate: 3 weeks, Monday 10th June, 2024 to Sunday 23rd June, 2024

Second Semester: Continuing the Educational Momentum

  • Second Semester Lectures: 10 weeks, Monday 24th June, 2024 to Saturday 31st August, 2024
  • Mid Semester Break: 1 week, Monday 2nd September, 2024 to Saturday 7th September, 2024
  • Second Semester Lectures Continue: 5 weeks, Monday 9th September, 2024 to Saturday 12th October, 2024
  • Examinations: 2 weeks, Monday 14th October, 2024 to Saturday 26th October, 2024
  • End of semester, marking of examination, moderation and submission of results for approval by University Senate: 4 weeks, Monday 28th October, 2024 to Sunday 24th November, 2024

The Inception of the 2024/2025 Academic Session

The new academic session is set to begin promptly on Monday, 25th November 2024, ensuring a seamless transition for continuing and incoming postgraduate students.

Public Holidays and Observances

Throughout the academic year, you will observe several public holidays, including Good Friday on Friday, 29th March 2024, Eid el Fitr, Eid el Kabir, Eid el Maulud, Democracy Day, and the National Day. These breaks provide an opportunity for rest and cultural engagement.

  • Good Friday: Friday 29th March, 2024
  • Easter Monday: Monday 1st April, 2024
  • Eid el Fitr: Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April, 2024
  • Workers Day: Wednesday 1st May, 2024
  • Democracy Day: Monday 12th June, 2024
  • Eid el Adha: Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June, 2024
  • Eid el Kabir: Monday 16th September, 2024
  • National Day: Tuesday 1st October, 2024


This structured UDUSOK postgraduate academic calendar serves as your roadmap through the forthcoming academic year, laying out a clear path from the start of registration to the anticipation of the next session. It’s imperative to keep these dates in mind as they will shape your postgraduate experience, helping you plan effectively for a successful academic journey at Usmanu Danfodiyo University.

Stay ahead of your academic planning and mark these dates in your calendar to make the most of your postgraduate studies at UDUSOK.

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