NOUN Academic Calendar For 2021

National Open University Academic Calendar 2021/2022

National Open University Of Nigeria Academic Calendar For 2021 Academic Session (First and Second Semester), NOUN Admission Form and Registration Closing Date, TMA Submission Schedule and Examination Date in 2021”

This is to inform the general public and most especially all the New/Returning students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that the management of the institution has released the NOUN academic calendar for the year 2021 First and Second semester.

Application form for admission into the National Open University Of Nigeria programme is opened, Course and Exam Registration are also open. Aspirants can apply and upload their credentials online for the clearance process.
According to the academic calendar, all registration will close on 30th September 2021.

1. Facilitation (Lectures) at all NOUN study centres and online at NOUN eLearning portal will commence on 16th September 2021. You should also collect your Textbooks/Course materials at your study centre within the same period.

2. All registrations in the 2021 Second Semester ends on 30th September 2021.

3. NOUN IT/SIWES defence would run for 4weeks.

4. Pen on Paper (POP [Hand written) examinations (It’s for OLDER students in 300L to 800L) begins on 9th November 2021 and ends on 30th November 2021 (Just 3 weeks – prepare for at least 2 exams daily)

5. E-Examination exercise (Computer Based – It’s for new students in 100L to 200L) begins on 6th December 2021 and ends on 21st December 2021 (Just 3 weeks – prepare for at least 2 exams daily)

The expected date for the release of results if it’s accepted by the senate is 14th January 2021.


According to the academic calendar, NOUN Tutor Mark Assessment/Assignment (TMA) submission is scheduled as follow:-

TMA 1:- STRAT October 1st 2021 – 10th October 2021

TMA 2:- STRAT 11th October 2021 – 24th October 2021

TMA 3:- START 25th October 2021 – 7th November 2021


Office of the Registrar (Academic)

                                                 2020/2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Month Activity Possible Duration Date
December, 2020 Registration of Courses/Examination Begins   1st December, 2020
January, 2021 Pen on Paper Examination begins   18th January, 2021
January Inaugural Lecture   28th January, 2021
January 9th & 10th Convocation   30th January, 2021
February, 2021 Pen on paper examination ends   6th February, 2021
February Inaugural Lecture   8th February, 2021
February E-examination begins   11th February, 2021
February E-examination ends   26th February, 2021
March, 2021 Senate   9th March, 2021
April, 2021 Registration of Courses/Examination Ends   20th April, 2021
April Orientation   23rd April, 2021
April Matriculation   24th April, 2021
April Facilitation commences   26th April, 2021
April 1st TMA  begins   30th April, 2021
May, 2021 SIWES    4 weeks 3rd  May – 29th May, 2021
May 1st TMA  ends   9th May, 2021
May 2nd TMA  begins   10th May, 2021
May 2nd TMA  ends   19th May, 2021
May 3rd TMA  begins   20th May, 2021
June, 2021 3rd TMA  ends   29th May, 2021  
June Pen on Paper Examination begins    2 Weeks 1st June, 2021
June Pen on Paper Examination ends   15th  June, 2021
June E-examination begins    2 Weeks 22nd June, 2021
July, 2021 E-examination ends   6th July, 2021
July Inaugural Lecture   July, 2021
July Senate   13th July, 2021
July Release of Results   15th July, 2021
July Registration of Courses/Examination begins   19th July, 2021
September, 2021 Facilitation commences   16th September, 2021
September Registration of Courses/Examination ends   30th September, 2021
October, 2021 1st TMA  begins   1st October, 2021
October 1st TMA  ends   10th October, 2021
October 2nd TMA  begins   11th October, 2021
October 2nd TMA  ends   24th October, 2021
October 3rd TMA  begins   25th October, 2021
November, 2021 3rd TMA  ends   7th November, 2021
November Pen on Paper Examination begins   9th November, 2021
November Pen on Paper Examination ends   30th November, 2021
December, 2021 E-examination begins   6th December, 2021
December E-examination ends   21st December, 2021
January, 2022 Senate   12th January, 2022
January Release of Results   14th January, 2022
January Convocation   28th – 29th January, 2022

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