For students at Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, academic planning is of utmost importance. By staying informed about key dates and events, students can better prepare for the challenges of the academic year. In this article, we delve into the official 2023/2024 academic calendar, specifically tailored for SIWES (Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme) students.
January 2024: A Fresh Start
- 29th January: The commencement of lectures for all SIWES students. It’s the beginning of a new academic journey, with students diving deep into their respective courses.
January to February 2024: Registration Period
- From 29th January to 23rd February: SIWES students have a four-week window to complete their registration. This period is crucial to ensure that all necessary documentation and fees are appropriately settled.
Late Registrations: Avoid the Rush!
- From 26th February to 8th March: Two weeks are provided for late registrations. However, students are advised to register within the primary window to avoid any last-minute hassles.
The First Semester Grind
- January to April: SIWES students will undergo a rigorous 12-week academic schedule, starting on 29th January and ending on 19th April.
- For first semester lectures: SIWES students have a 10-week long session starting from 29th January to 5th April.
- First semester examinations: These are scheduled from 8th April to 19th April, spanning two weeks. Adequate preparation is advised to excel in these assessments.
April 2024: Transitioning to the Second Semester
- 22nd April: The second semester kicks off for SIWES students, marking another phase in the academic journey.
April to August 2024: The Second Semester in Full Swing
- From 22nd April to 2nd August: SIWES students will be engaged in a 15-week intensive academic session.
April to July 2024: Lecture Duration
- From 22nd April to 5th July: 11 weeks is designated for the commencement and duration of lectures.
- From 8th July to 26th August: This four-week period will witness the second-semester examinations for all students, culminating in the part-time exams on 31st August.
August to September 2024: Wrapping Up the Academic Year
- From 5th August to 6th September: The marking of scripts and uploading of scores will take place. This five-week period is crucial as it determines the student’s academic standing.
- 9th September: The academic session for 2023/2024 concludes.