ABU Resumption Date for Continuation of 2019/2020 [UPDATED]

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria Resumption Date for the Continuation of First (1st), Second (2nd) Semester Academic Activities for 2019/2020 Academic Session.

Latest Update: All Students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria are hereby informed that the Institution has now reopened following approval by Kaduna State Government that tertiary institutions across the State could resume after a long break arising from COVID-19 pandemic.

Students should also note that all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 guidelines and protocols put in place by the University must be strictly observed anywhere on campus.
ABU re-opens for academic activities

University Management wishes all students safe return to the Institution.


Malam Auwalu Umar, Director,

Public Affairs Directorate. Ahmadu Bello University,


Monday, 25 January, 2021

Authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) has announced the resumption date for the continuation and completion of academic activities for 2019/2020 academic session.

ABU has announced Monday, 25th January 2021 as the resumption date of the institution for the continuation of academic activities for 2019/2020 academic session.

However, this is subject to further directives that may be issued by the Federal and Kaduna State Governments.

At its 501 (Special) Meeting held today (12 January 2021), the Senate of the University has approved the institution’s reopening. The 2019/2020 academic session would be completed based on the adjusted calendar as approved by the Senate.

The decision to reponed the University followed the suspension of ASUU strike and the directive by National University Commission (NUC) based on the advisory/clearance by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 that University could reopen 18th January 2021 under strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.

The reopening of the University would be on a gradually phased basis in the following order:

First Phase

  • All graduating/Final year students
  • 100 and 200 levels students
  • All clinical medical students
  • All postgraduate students to be handled virtually using online ICT supported blended teaching and learning arrangement.

Second Phase

  • All other non-graduating classes
  • 300 Level in the case of the 4-year degree programme
  • 300 and 400 levels in the case of 5-years degree programme
  • 300, 400 and 500 levels in the case of 6-years degree programme

It should be noted that all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 protocols would be strictly observed anywhere on campus, and every student must submit online an undertaking to abide by all the COVID-19 protocols both within and outside the Campus. Students who failed to complete and submit this form online will not be able to their exams card.

Also, the University Management would, within the limit of its resources, support the University Health Service (UHS) with the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a Holding Bay to ensure safe handling of any suspected cases.

Equally, Management would take all necessary actions to strengthen the university’s security architecture and assure the University community of adequate safety and security.

RECOMMENDED: ABU Academic Calendar Schedule 2019/2020 [APPROVED].