ATBU Academic Calendar 2023 | Undergraduate

The rhythm of university life is dictated by its academic calendar, but what nuances lie within ATBU’s calendar for the 2022/2023 undergraduate programmes? Why do certain events span multiple days, while others are concise and brief? Is there a method to this academic orchestration? Embark on a journey of discovery as we dissect the academic calendar of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, offering insights and understanding into its structured cadence. Scroll down to read in details.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) has long been a cornerstone of academic excellence in Nigeria. To further foster transparency and ensure students are well-informed, the university’s Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance has released the official academic calendar for the undergraduate programmes for the 2022/2023 session.

📚 Resumption Returning students: 26th Oct 2023. All students: 21st March 2024
✍️ Registration For 100L & 200L: 30th Oct – 3rd Nov 2023. All students: 21st – 23rd March 2024
📝 Exams First semester: 25th Jan – 9th Feb 2024. Second semester: 21st June – 20th July 2024
🔄 Revision First semester: 20th – 24th Jan 2024. Second semester: 16th – 20th June 2024
🎓 Matriculation 17th November 2023
🛑 Break 22nd Feb – 20th March 2024
📋 Meetings SBC Meeting: 15th March 2024. Senate Examinations Meeting: 14th August 2024
🏖 Vacation 21st July – 17th November 2022

A Brief Overview

In this post, we dive deep into the Senate-approved academic calendar, highlighting essential dates and activities. By being well-acquainted with these dates, students can seamlessly plan their academic and non-academic activities, ensuring a balanced university experience.

First Semester: Key Dates and Activities

The first semester is always bustling with energy as students return and new faces join the ATBU family. Here are the significant milestones for the session:

Resumption Dates:

  • Returning Students (300L – 500L): 26th October, 2023
  • Fresh Students (100L & 200L) and Returning 200L: 30th October, 2023

Registration Periods:

  • For Returning Students (300L – 500L): 26th – 30th October, 2023
  • Late Registration (with a fine) for returning students: 31st October – 2nd November, 2023
  • Fresh Students and 200L: 30th October – 3rd November, 2023
  • Late Registration (with a fine) for 100L & 200L: 4th – 6th November, 2023

Academic Kick-starters:

  • Orientation for Fresh Students: 17th November, 2023
  • Matriculation: 17th – 19th November, 2023

Lecture Periods:

Lectures, undoubtedly the backbone of academic sessions, span for:

  • 300L-500L Students: 27th November, 2023 – 19th January, 2024
  • 100L-200L Students: 27th October, 2023 – 19th January, 2024

Revision and Examinations:

  • Revision/Display of C.A. Results: 20th – 24th January, 2024
  • First Semester Examinations: 25th January – 9th February, 2024
READ:  ATBU 2016/2017 Registration & Fee Payment Procedures [Fresh & Returning Students]

Other Noteworthy Activities:

  • Board of Studies Meeting (Departmental & Faculty): 11th – 14th March, 2024
  • Senate Committee on Examinations Meeting: 15th – 18th March, 2024
  • Inter-semester Break for All Students: 20th February – 20th March, 2024

Second Semester: Mapping Out The Journey

As students settle into the rhythm of university life, the second semester provides a fresh start. Here’s a breakdown of the pivotal activities for the forthcoming term:

Commencement Dates:

  • Resumption for All Students: 21st March, 2024

Registration Periods:

  • General Registration for Students: 21st – 23rd March, 2024
  • Late Registration (with an associated fine) for All Students: 24th – 26th March, 2024

Lecture Durations:

Lectures, the core of the semester, are scheduled as follows:

  • All Students: 22nd March – 15th June, 2024

Course Adjustments:

  • Add/Drop Period for All Students: 15th – 19th April, 2024

Revisions and Assessments:

  • Revision/Display of C.A. Results: 16th – 20th June, 2024
  • Second Semester Examinations: 21st June – 20th July, 2024

Final Meetings and Assessments:

  • Board of Studies Meeting (Departmental & Faculty): 5th – 8th August, 2024
  • Senate Committee on Examinations Meeting: 9th – 12th August, 2024

End of Academic Session Activities:

  • Vacation for All Students: 21st July – 17th November, 2022
  • Academic Staff Annual Leave: 15th August – 26th September, 2024
READ:  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) School Fees Schedule for 2021/2022

Wrapping Up The Academic Year

As the 2022/2023 session winds down, it’s important to note that the subsequent 2023/2024 academic session commences on 30th September, 2024.


Understanding the academic calendar is crucial for students at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University. It not only aids in academic planning but also in balancing social and personal commitments. By being proactive and marking out these essential dates, students can ensure they are well-prepared for the academic rigours and joys that lie ahead.

We wish all ATBU students a successful academic year ahead!

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