Why ABU introduced special resit programme, by Vice-Chancellor

Why ABU introduced special resit programme, by Vice-Chancellor

The special resit examination for graduating classes was introduced by Ahmadu Bello University to address the age-long menace of students’ inability to graduate on time, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, has said.

This, Prof. Bala explained, resulted in remarkable and unprecedented proportion of final year students that graduated in the immediate past academic session, thereby saving time and resources to the students, parents, and the nation.

The Vice-Chancellor, who spoke at the 43rd Convocation of the University held on 27th January, 2024, stressed that the gesture was part of the welfare package for students of the institution.

Bala further stated that the University had continued to provide new hostel accommodation whilst renovating and modernizing existing ones to ensure its students enjoy secured and memorable experience in the University.

He disclosed that two new blocks of hostels in Danfodio Hall, assisted by the TETFUND, were commissioned in November last year and that two additional hostel blocks are under construction at ABUTH, Shika.

Prof. Bala further explained that ICSA/Ramat, Akenzua, and Danfodio hostels recently witnessed facelifts through capital appropriations, saying that renovation of hostels would continue this year and would extend to ABUTH, Shika and Kongo Campus.

“We are also well poised to key into the emerging opportunities using the Public Private Partnership model to further increase our on-campus accommodation stock”, he said.

The Vice-Chancellor equally spoke on the new policy documents for the University, disclosing that the institution’s Senate had at its 518th (Regular) Meeting held on 19th January, 2023, approved the implementation plan for the teaching and learning policy (TLP).

He said that the policy aimed at guiding the individual units of the University towards the delivery of high quality teaching and learning and that it promotes use of latest modern information and communication technologies and is based on Online and Blended Teaching and Learning (OBTL) approach.

The Vice-Chancellor further disclosed that the University Senate approved the Special Admission and Credit Units Transfer Policy, which provides a framework to admit students through routes other than the traditional Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) modes of entry into the University.

He said that the Revised Examinations Management/Regulations Policy is another document approved by the Senate of the University given the significance of examination as an important activity in the University that requires well-coordinated and dynamic management protocols and effective regulations in tune with current realities.

Public Affairs Directorate,
Office of the Vice-Chancellor,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Thursday, 8th February, 2024

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