BUK Announces Special Re-sit Exams for 2023: Eligibility & Fees

Bayero University Kano (BUK) Announces Special Re-sit Examinations: Guidelines and Schedule for Eligible Students

In a pivotal move aimed at providing a second chance to eligible students, Bayero University Kano (BUK) has officially announced the commencement of Special Re-sit Examinations. This decision, ratified by the BUK Senate during its 406th meeting on 9th August 2023, is set to benefit final year and spill-over students who have faced academic challenges. With the primary objective of facilitating academic progress and ensuring the successful completion of their degrees, this initiative underscores BUK’s commitment to its students’ educational journey.

Special Re-sit Examinations: A Second Opportunity for Academic Success

The Special Re-sit Examinations are tailored to cater to the needs of final year, spill-over I, and spill-over II students who have encountered setbacks in their academic progress. This compassionate gesture by BUK aims to provide students with the chance to re-sit a maximum of three failed courses from the 2020/2021 academic session. Through these re-sit examinations, the university endeavors to create a supportive environment that promotes academic excellence and ensures that students have a fair opportunity to overcome their academic challenges.

Eligibility and Registration Process

Eligibility for the Special Re-sit Examinations extends to final year and spill-over students who have experienced difficulties in passing specific courses during the 2020/2021 academic session. These students are now presented with the chance to re-sit a maximum of three of these failed courses. This endeavor aims to alleviate the burden of academic setbacks and provide students with a pathway to successful course completion.

The registration process for the Special Re-sit Examinations is slated to commence on 28th August. During this period, eligible students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and register for the re-sit examinations. By engaging in this process, students pave the way for a renewed academic journey and a chance to conquer their academic obstacles.

Fees and Examination Schedule

Understanding the financial implications for students, BUK has thoughtfully structured the fees for the Special Re-sit Examinations. Depending on the specific courses, the fees range from N25,000 to N45,000. This approach showcases the university’s commitment to providing accessible educational opportunities while balancing the financial considerations of its students.

The scheduled dates for the Special Re-sit Examinations are from 11th to 16th September 2023. During this period, eligible students will have the chance to showcase their determination, dedication, and academic prowess as they re-sit the identified courses. This time frame reflects BUK’s dedication to facilitating a seamless and focused examination process that aligns with the students’ academic pursuits.


🏛 University Decision Bayero University Kano (BUK) Senate approved Special Re-sit Examinations.
📅 Senate Meeting Held on 9th August, 2023 at 406th session.
🎓 Eligible Students Final year, spill-over I & II who failed max of 3 courses in 2020/2021.
💸 Fees for Re-sit N25,000 (1 course), N35,000 (2 courses), N45,000 (3 courses).
🔄 Refunds Students registering for 2022/2023 and passing Re-sits will be refunded balances.
🔍 Incomplete Grading Max 3 courses considered after N15,000 service fee.
📝 Registration Period 28th August – 9th September, 2023.
🌐 Registration Website www.mybuk2.buk.edu.ng/ugresit from 28 August, 2023.
⚠️ Eligibility Confirmation Must confirm from department before payment.
📆 Examination Dates 11th to 16th September, 2023.

Eligibility and Specifics:

  • Targeted Audience: The university aims this special provision for students in their final year, spill-over I, and spill-over II levels who missed out on graduating in the 2020/2021 session due to failing a maximum of three courses.
  • Withdrawal Status: For spill-over II students under this umbrella, their continued association with the institution hinges on their performance in the Special Re-sit Examinations.

Financial Details:

  1. Fee Structure:
    • One Course: N25,000
    • Two Courses: N35,000
    • Three Courses: N45,000
  2. Refund Policy: Students who have enrolled for the 2022/2023 session and simultaneously satisfy the eligibility requirements (and pass the Special Re-sit Examinations) will be entitled to a refund, determined by the number of re-sit courses they had.
  3. Course Failure Policy: Students from point 2 who, unfortunately, don’t clear any course in the re-sit won’t incur extra costs for their spill-over, given they’ve already covered the charges.
  4. Those yet to pay the 2022/2023 registration fees and failing any course during the re-sit must settle the balance of the registration fees aligned with their specific study courses.
  5. A special provision exists for students with no more than three courses having an approved ‘incomplete’ grade. These students can be considered after a service fee payment of N15,000.
  6. If a student failed to enrol for only one core course but appeared for its examination, they’ll be eligible for the Special Re-sit once they properly register for said course.

Registration & Examination Schedule:

  • Registration Window: Students can register for the Special Re-sit from Monday, 28th August to Saturday, 9th September 2023.
  • Online Portal: For payment and registration guidelines, students are directed to visit BUK’s official site https://www.mybuk2.buk.edu.ng/ugresit starting from 28th August 2023.
  • Examination Timeline: The examinations are scheduled from Monday, 11th to Saturday, 16th September 2023.

Important Notices:

  • Before paying for the Special Re-sit, students should confirm their eligibility with their respective departments. Those bypassing this advice and proceeding with the payment bear the associated risks.
  • For additional clarifications and in-depth information, students should reach out to their particular departments.

A Path to Redemption: BUK’s Dedication to Student Success

Bayero University Kano’s decision to implement Special Re-sit Examinations underscores its unwavering commitment to fostering a nurturing and supportive academic environment. By providing eligible students with a second chance to tackle academic challenges, BUK takes a proactive stance in ensuring that students are equipped to overcome obstacles and achieve academic success.

As the registration window opens on 28th August, eligible students are urged to seize this opportunity to rekindle their academic journey. Through their participation in the Special Re-sit Examinations, they embrace the prospect of redemption, growth, and the realization of their educational aspirations.

The university’s resolute commitment to its students’ well-being and academic progress is evident through initiatives like the Special Re-sit Examinations. This initiative not only reinforces BUK’s position as an educational leader but also stands as a testament to its dedication to providing students with the resources and support needed to excel in their academic endeavors.