January 20th has been fixed by the Management Committee of the Bayero University, Kano, for the 2012/2013 first semester examinations of the institution.
According to a source close to the Vice Chancellor, “the outcome was part of the resolution adopted by the institution’s highest body yesterday during a marathon meeting at the senate chamber of the school”.
The school expects students to return to campus by January 1, 2014, while normal academic activities resume the following day.
The source who do not want his name to be in print told Vanguard that “the University management Committee had agreed for a two and half weeks comprehensive revision before the exams, adding that the grace would allow those who are yet to complete their course outline to do so before the exams.
“The management committee of the institution also agreed on a week semester break after the examination to pave way for the resumption of second semester.
“Several lecturers have not completed their course outline before they embarked on an indefinite strike action last July”, the source said, adding that “the decision of the management committee of the institution is to allow them brush up”.
Reacting to the development, the spokesman of the University, Alhaji Mustapha Zaharadeen told Vanguard that “what you have is not far from the truth”, adding” that the institution was never closed for a day while the industrial action embarked by the lecturers last”.