The Federal College of Education (FCE), Zaria, has released its comprehensive academic calendar for the 2023/2024 session of the National Certificate in Education (NCE) part-time program. This guide is tailored to help both new and returning students navigate the academic year with ease, ensuring they are well-prepared for each phase of their educational journey.
First Semester Highlights
First Semester Dates: 1st December 2023 – 15th June 2024
Starting: Registration and Lectures
- Initial Registration: Commencing on the 1st of December, the two-week period is critical for you to officially enroll in the program.
- Late Registration Window: Should you miss the initial dates, a late registration phase is available from the 16th to 23rd December, with a nominal fee.
Academic Rhythms: Lecture Schedules and Breaks
- First Segment Lectures: A focused two-week lecture period starts on the 8th of December.
- Festive Season Break: A two-week recess from 23rd December to 4th January allows for holiday celebrations and rest.
Mid-Semester and Examinations
- Continued Lectures: Post-break, a six-week lecture series resumes on the 5th of January.
- First Segment Examinations: Assessments are conducted over four weeks, beginning on the 16th of February.
Easter and Beyond: Concluding the First Semester
- Easter Break: A brief respite during Easter from 29th March to 4th April.
- Final Stretch of Lectures: Following the break, lectures continue for five weeks up to 18th May.
- Second Segment Examinations: The semester concludes with a four-week examination period starting on 24th May.
Second Semester Insights
Second Semester Dates: 21st June – 30th November 2024
Continuous Learning: Lecture and Examination Periods
- Initial Lectures: An eight-week uninterrupted lecture span starts on 21st June.
- First Segment Examinations: These are slated to run from 16th August for four weeks.
Breaks and the Final Lap
- Sallah Break: A short break on the 13th and 14th of September marks the Sallah celebration.
- Final Lectures: The last lecture segment runs for six weeks from 27th September.
Wrapping Up the Year
- End-of-Year Examinations: The final examinations occur over four weeks, starting on 8th November.
- Next Session Announcement: The 2024/2025 session is set to commence on 6th December 2024.
- Key Academic Dates: Mark your calendars with the start and end dates of each important academic period.
- Prepare for Breaks: Plan for the festive, Easter, and Sallah breaks to recharge.
- Stay Exam-Ready: Note the examination periods for both semesters to ensure optimal preparation.
This academic calendar serves as a vital tool in your educational arsenal. By keeping track of these dates and planning accordingly, you are setting yourself up for success in FCE Zaria’s NCE part-time program.
All the best in your pursuit!