University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) Academic Calendar for 2021/2022, 2022/2023 & 2023/2024 Academic Sessions

University of Abuja, UNIABUJA academic calendar for the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions.

UNIABUJA Academic Calendar



The authorities of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) have released the revised academic calendar for the 2021/2022, 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions.

UNIABUJA Academic Calendar

My Dear University Community,

I am happy to announce that SBC met on December 30 to review and recommend a proposed 3-year academic Calendar, and I have therefore approved, on behalf of the University Senate, the following Academic Calendar, which comes into effect immediately, and please find a copy also attached for easy download. The 3-year calendar will be available on the University Main Website. This calendar is built on the UofA’s aspirations for a stable and sacrosanct Academic Calendar which allows enough time for lectures and for sufficient mid-session break for academic staff.

This new Academic Calendar also introduces a Long Vacation Session where academic departments can rerun courses, especially GST courses, with a significant number of failures by students, to allow students another opportunity to re-take them before the next academic year. It is called Long Vacation Session and not “semester” because it is a session on its own within the academic year for rerun of some courses and NOT a third semester, since no new courses are offered and is not intended to shorten the number of years for regular students who generally pass their courses. Therefore, a student who has not offered and failed a course before would NOT be able to register for that course. The Long Vacation Session (LVS) would offer opportunities for students who have carried over some courses to try to pass them.

I look forward to seeing you all in the new academic year! Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me if there is any way I can be helpful to you in your academic endeavors.

Happy New Year! Now, read below.

Abdul-Rasheed

Academic Calendar 2021/2022 SESSION

The academic year consists of the First and the Second Semesters and One eight-week Summer or Long Vacation Session. Each Semester includes 15 weeks of instruction and two weeks of final examinations with minor adjustments where needed. The long vacation session includes a one-eight – one-six week- and two four week periods of instruction. Because of the prolonged 2020 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the University continues to make efforts to recover into a more regular academic calendar.

First Semester 2021-2022

  • Monday January 10th, 2022 – Student Course Registration online begins
  • Monday January 17, 2022: Academic Staff exploring virtual classroom start teaching
  • Monday January 24th, 2022: Physical Classes Begin, Arrangements to observe COVID 19 Regulations
  • Monday February 14th, 2022 – STUDENT Course REGISTRATION ENDS
  • Tuesday March 1, 2022: Add and Drop Opens to registered students
  • Tuesday March 8th, 2022 – UNDERGRADUATE MATRICULATION DAY/CEREMONY
  • Thursday – Friday March 3-4, 2022 – Mid-Semester Break
  • Monday March 7th 2022: Classes resume from Mid-Semester Break
  • Friday April 8th, 2022 – Add and Drop Ends
  • Friday April 22, 2022: Classes End
  • Monday April 25th to Saturday May 7th, 2022: First Semester Final Examinations
  • Sunday May 8th 2022: First Semester 2021/22 Break Begins
  • Friday May 20th 2022: Final Grades Upload and Submission to HOD by 12 noon
  • Monday May 23rd, 2022: Faculty Boards’ Meeting to Approve Grades by 4.00pm
  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2022: SBC Meeting on Grades by 10am
  • Friday, May 27th, 2022: Senate meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Friday, May 27th, 2022: Electronic Release of Final GRADES to students by 5pm

Second Semester, 2021-2022

  • Monday May 16th, 2022: Add and Drop Begins
  • Monday June 6th, 2021: Classes Begin, Electronic and Physical
  • Saturday June 11th, 2022: Add and Drop Ends
  • Thursday – Friday July 28st to 29nd 2022: Mid-Semester Break
  • Monday August 1st, 2022: Classes Resume from Mid-Semester Break
  • Friday August 19th, 2022: Classes End
  • Monday August 22nd to Saturday September 3rd, 2022: Second Semester Final Examinations
  • Sunday September 4th, 2022: Second Semester 2021/22 Break Begins
  • Friday September 16th, 2022: Final Grades Upload and Submission to HOD by 12noon
  • Monday September 19th, 2022: Faculty Boards’ Meeting to Approve Grades by 4.00pm
  • Wednesday September 21st, 2022: SBC Meeting on Grades by 10am
  • Friday September 23rd, 2022: Senate meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Friday, September 23rd, 2022: Electronic Release of Final GRADES to students by 5pm
  • Saturday February 11th, 2023: 2021/22 Convocation Ceremony

Long Vacation (Summer) Session, 2022[1]

  • Monday October 3rd, 2022 – Classes Begin
  • Monday October 10th, 2022 – 8-Week and 1st 4 Week Sessions Begin
  • Monday October 17th, 2022: 6-Week Session Begins
  • Saturday October 29th, 2022 – 1st 4-Week Session Ends
  • Monday October 31st, 2022 – 2nd 4-Week Session Begins
  • Friday November 25th, 2022 – All Session End
  • Monday November 28th, 2022 – Senate Meeting to approve of Results by 1pm
  • Monday November 28th, 2022 – Electronic Release of Grades to Students, 4.00pm

[1] During Summer or Long Vacation Session, academic departments may offer a rerun of courses in which many students have recorded a fail grade, and where students have indicated a significant interest in retaking during the Long Vacation Session. Lecturers who teach such courses are paid separately from their regular salaries as students are charged a fair cost per credit hour in order to register. Only classes that make a University determined a viable number of registered students are offered otherwise a class that does not make such a number is cancelled, except where a lecturer offers in writing to teach it as a tutored study, which attracts less remuneration to the lecturer.

Academic Calendar 2022/2023 SESSION

The academic year consists of the First and the Second Semesters and One eight-week summer or long vacation session. Each Semester includes 15 weeks of instruction and two weeks of final examinations with minor adjustments where needed. The long vacation session includes a one-eight – one-six week- and two four week periods of instruction. Because of the prolonged 2020 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the University continues to make efforts to recover into a more regular academic calendar.

First Semester 2022-2023

  • Monday October 31st, 2022 – Student Course Registration online begins
  • Monday November 14, 2022: Academic Staff exploring virtual classroom start teaching
  • Monday November 21st, 2022: Physical Classes Begin, Arrangements to observe COVID 19 Regulations
  • Friday November 25th, 2022 – STUDENT Course REGISTRATION ENDS
  • Tuesday December 6th, 2022 – UNDERGRADUATE MATRICULATION DAY/CEREMONY
  • Thursday – Friday December 29th – 30th, 2022 – Mid-Semester Break
  • Monday January 3rd 2023: Classes resume from Mid-Semester Break
  • Wednesday – Wednesday February 1st – 8th, 2023 – Add and Drop
  • Friday February 24th, 2023: Classes End
  • Monday February 27th to Saturday March 11th, 2023: First Semester Final Examinations
  • Sunday March 12th, 2023: First Semester 2022/23 Break Begins
  • Friday March 17th, 2023: Final Grades Upload and Submission to HOD by 12noon
  • Tuesday March 21st, 2023: Faculty Boards’ Meeting to Approve Grades by 4.00pm
  • Thursday March 23rd, 2023: SBC Meeting on Grades by 10am
  • Friday March 24th, 2023: Senate meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Saturday March 25th, 2023: Electronic Release of Final GRADES to students by 12noon

Second Semester, 2022-2023

  • Monday April 3rd, 2023: Add and Drop Begins
  • Friday April 14th, 2022: Add and Drop Ends
  • Monday April 17th, 2021: Classes Begin, Electronic and Physical
  • Thursday – Friday June 15th to 16th 2023: Mid-Semester Break
  • Monday June 19th, 2023: Classes Resume from Mid-Semester Break
  • Friday July 28th, 2022: Classes End
  • Monday July 31st to Saturday August 12th, 2023: Second Semester Final Examinations
  • Sunday August 13th, 2023: Second Semester 2022/23 Break Begins
  • Saturday August 26th, 2023: Final Grades Upload and Submission to HOD by 12noon
  • Monday August 28th, 2023: Faculty Boards’ Meeting to Approve Grades by 2.00pm
  • Wednesday August 30th, 2023: SBC Meeting on Grades by 10am
  • Friday September st1, 2023: Senate meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Friday, September 1st, 2023: Electronic Release of Final GRADES to students by 5pm
  • Saturday February 17th, 2024: 2022/23 Convocation Ceremony

Long Vacation (Summer) Session, 2023*

  • Monday September 4th, 2023 – Classes Begin for 1st 4 Week Session
  • Monday September 11th, 2023 – 8-Week Session Begin
  • Monday September 18th, 2023: 6-Week Session Begins
  • Friday September 29th, 2023 – 1st 4-Week Session Ends
  • Monday October 2nd, 2023 – 2nd 4-Week Session Begins
  • Friday October 27th, 2023 – All Session End
  • Monday October 30th, 2023 – Senate Meeting to approve of Results by 1pm
  • Tuesday October 31st, 2023 – Electronic Release of Grades to Students, 4.00pm

* During Summer or Long Vacation Session, academic departments may offer a rerun of courses in which many students have recorded a fail grade, and where students have indicated a significant interest in retaking during the Long Vacation Session. Lecturers who teach such courses are paid separately from their regular salaries as students are charged a fair cost per credit hour in order to register. Only classes that make a University determined a viable number of registered students are offered otherwise a class that does not make such a number is cancelled, except where a lecturer offers in writing to teach it as a tutored study, which attracts less remuneration to the lecturer.

Academic Calendar 2023/2024 SESSION

The academic year consists of the First and the Second Semesters and One eight-week summer or long vacation session. Each Semester includes 15 weeks of instruction and two weeks of final examinations. The long vacation session includes a one-eight – one-six week- and two four week periods of instruction.

First Semester 2023-2024

  • Monday October 23rd, 2023 – Student Course Registration online begins
  • Monday October 30th, 2023: Virtual classroom and Physical classes start, Arrangements to observe COVID 19 Regulations in physical classes
  • Monday November 20th, 2023 – STUDENT Course REGISTRATION ENDS
  • Tuesday December 5th, 2023 – UNDERGRADUATE MATRICULATION DAY/CEREMONY
  • Friday – Friday December 8th -15th, 2023 – Add and Drop
  • Thursday – Friday, January 18th – 19th, 2024: Mid-Semester Break
  • Monday January 22nd, 2024: Classes Resume from Mid-Semester break
  • Friday February 9th, 2024: Classes End
  • Monday February 12th to Saturday February 24, 2024: First Semester Final Examinations
  • Sunday February 25th, 2024: First Semester 2023/24 Break Begins
  • Saturday March 9th, 2024: Final Grades Upload and Submission to HOD by 12 noon
  • Monday March 11th, 2024: Faculty Boards’ Meeting to Approve Grades by 2.00pm
  • Wednesday March 13th, 2024: SBC Meeting on Grades by 10am
  • Friday March 15th, 2024: Senate meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Friday March 15th, 2024: Electronic Release of Final GRADES to students by 5pm

Second Semester, 2023-2024

  • Thursday March 28th, 2024: Add and Drop Begins
  • Friday April 5th, 2024: Add and Drop Ends
  • Monday April 15th, 2024: Classes Begin, Electronic and Physical
  • Thursday – Friday June 6th to 7th, 2024: Mid-Semester Break
  • Monday June 10, 2024: Classes Resume from Mid-Semester Break
  • Friday July 26th, 2024: Classes End
  • Monday July 29 to Saturday August 10th, 2024: Second Semester Final Examinations
  • Sunday August 11th, 2024: Second Semester 2023/24 Break Begins
  • Friday August 23rd, 2024: Final Grades Upload and Submission to HOD by 12noon
  • Saturday August 24th, 2024: Faculty Boards’ Meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Monday August 26th, 2024: SBC Meeting on Grades by 10am
  • Wednesday August 28th, 2024: Senate meeting to Approve Grades by 10.00am
  • Wednesday August 28th, 2024: Electronic Release of Final GRADES to students by 5pm
  • Saturday February 15th, 2024: 2023/24 Convocation Ceremony

Long Vacation (Summer) Session, 2024*

  • Monday August 5th, 2024 – Classes Begin, 1st 4-week session
  • Monday August 12th, 2024 – 8-Week Sessions Begin
  • Monday August 19th, 2024: 6-Week Session Begins
  • Saturday August 31st, 2022 – 1 st 4-Week Session Ends
  • Monday September 2nd, 2024 – 2nd 4-Week Session Begins
  • Friday September 27th, 2024 – All Sessions End
  • Monday September 30th, 2024 – Senate Meeting to approve of Results by 1pm
  • Monday September 30, 2022 – Electronic Release of Grades to Students, 8.00pm

* During Summer or Long Vacation Session, academic departments may offer a rerun of courses in which many students have recorded a fail grade, and where students have indicated a significant interest in retaking during the Long Vacation Session. Lecturers who teach such courses are paid separately from their regular salaries as students are charged a fair cost per credit hour in order to register. Only classes that make a University determined a viable number of registered students are offered otherwise a class that does not make such a number is cancelled, except where a lecturer offers in writing to teach it as a tutored study, which attracts less remuneration to the lecturer.


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