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UNIBEN Mid-Semester Break and Resumption Notice for 1st Semester, 2019/2020

Latest: UNIBEN Mid-Semester Break and Resumption Notice for 1st Semester, 2019/2020 Session

Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has announced a mid-semester break for the 2019/2020 session. The entire University Community is by this notice informed that the First Semester 2019/2020 Academic Session Mid-Semester Break commences from Thursday 20th February, 2020 – Sunday 12th April, 2020.

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It has become imperative to explain the rationale for the mid-semester break of 2019/02/20 to 04/04/2020 as contained in the 2019/2020 first semester academic calendar of the University of Benin.

The Break is to Provide Room for Extensive Renovation of the Hostels by the State Government Ahead of 2020 National Sports Festival, as the Hostels Are to Serve as Accommodation for the Athletes.

The Vice-Chancellor is Urging Students in School to Show Understanding, as the State Government Gesture’s is for the Benefits of All.

NB: All Hostels except the under-listed are to be vacated.

  1. CERHI Hostel will not be closed
  2. Medical, Clinical and Nursing Students are to remain in the NDDC Hostel for two weeks to conclude their exams and to vacate the hostel afterwards for maintenance work to commence.

Management wishes all students a fruitful break.

Earlier: UNIBEN Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Session (Proposed)

UNIBEN Academic Calendar: This is to inform all the students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) that the resumption and calendar of academic activities for the 2019/2020 academic session has been released.

University of Benin (UNIBEN) proposed academic calendar for 2019/2020 session has been published. The calendar shows a break down of academic activities for the 2019/2020 academic session. According to the calendar, students are expected back to campus on January, 12th, 2020. See full details below:

UNIBEN Academic Calendar

First Semester

  • 12/01/2020 – New students come into residence for 2019/2020 Academic Session
  • 13/01/2020 – Clearance begins for new students
  • 19/01/2020  –   Old students come into residence for 2019/2020 Academic Session
  • 20/01/2020  – Lectures begin for 1st Semester of 2019/2020 Academic Session 
  • 20/02/2020 – Students go on Compulsory holidays for the festival of sports
  • 12/04/2020 – Students return to campus to continue academic activities
  • 03/05/2020 – Deadline for registration and payment of school charges for 2019/2020 academic session
  • 04/05/2020 – Matriculation Ceremony
  • 29/05/2020 – End of First Semester Lectures for 2019/2020 academic session
  • 01/06/2020 – 05/06/2020 Revision (one week)
  • 24/06/2019 – Examinations begin in Faculties of Education/Pharmacy/Engineering/Life Sciences/Physical Sciences/Environmental Sciences
  • 10/06/2020 – CED Examinations
  • 11/06/2020 – 24/06/2020 Other Faculties Examinations (two weeks)
  • 25/06/2020 – 30/06/2020 General Studies Examinations  
  • 01/07/2020 to 14/07/2020  – Students go down for first-semester break (Two Weeks)


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