NOUN Academic Calendar 2024/2025 Academic Session Announced


We wish to notify all new and returning students of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that the university’s administration has made adjustments to the academic calendar for the 2024/2025 academic session.


The revised NOUN academic calendar is designed to span approximately one year. All academic and non-academic activities have been meticulously scheduled within the approved timeframe, as directed by the university’s management.

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NOUN Academic Calendar 2024/2025 Academic Session

The academic calendar for NOUN is as follows:

January 2024: The Commencement of the Academic Year

Kickstarting the Year with Key Activities:


  • Closure of the PAS for New Submissions:
    • Duration: 2 Weeks
    • Dates: Starting from Friday, 5th January 2024
  • First Batch of 2023_2 Moderation/Defence:
    • Duration: 2 Weeks
    • Dates: 8th January – 19th January 2024
  • 2024_1 Orientation for PhD Students:
    • Duration: 2 Weeks
    • Dates: 15th January – 29th January 2024
  • Opening of the PG PAS:
    • Duration: Ongoing
    • Start Date: 9th January 2024

February 2024: Academic Progression and Evaluations

Focusing on Lectures and Evaluations:

  • Lectures/Facilitation for PhD and MPhil/PhD Students:
    • Duration: 12 Weeks
    • Dates: 30th January – 30th April 2024
  • Second Batch of 2023_2 PG Moderation/Defence:
    • Duration: 2 Weeks
    • Dates: 5th February – 23rd February 2024
  • First Batch of 2024_1 PhD Seminar Presentations/External Examination:
    • Duration: 4 Weeks
    • Dates: 18th February – 29th February 2024

March 2024: Submission and Screening Processes

Key Academic Milestones:

  • Effecting Correction and Submission of Corrected Dissertations/Projects:
    • Deadline: 1st March 2024
  • Interview/Screening of PhD Candidates:
    • Duration: 8 Weeks
    • Dates: 1st March – 30th April 2024
  • Harvesting of Eligible PG Graduands:
    • Duration: 2 Weeks
    • Dates: 4th March – 5th March 2024
  • Regular Meeting of the PG Board:
    • Date: 7th March 2024
  • Opening of the PAS:
    • Duration: Ongoing
    • Dates: 24th March – 15th April 2024

April 2024: Critical Evaluations and Defence Sessions

Intensive Academic Activities:


  • Second Batch of 2024_1 PhD Seminar Presentations/External Examination:
    • Duration: 4 Weeks
    • Dates: 17th April – 30th April 2024

April/May 2024: Finalising the Semester with Defence and Moderation

Concluding the Academic Semester:

  • First Batch of PG 2024_1 Defence/Moderation:
    • Duration: 2 Weeks
    • Dates: 22nd April – 3rd May 2024

We provide this information for your awareness and future planning. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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