In an official communication dated February 16, 2024, the Office of the Deputy Registrar at Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone, has released the revised academic calendar for the 2023/2024 academic year. Addressed to Deans, Heads of Departments, and Directors of Institutes, the communication highlights key dates for various academic events.

The revised calendar is as follows:

27 February, 2024: Matriculation ceremony, marking the formal admission of new students into the college community.
15 March – 6 April, 2024: First Semester Examinations will be conducted during this period, assessing students’ understanding and knowledge of the semester’s coursework.
9 April, 2024: Students’ Union Elections, providing an opportunity for students to participate in the democratic process and elect their representatives.
18th and 20th April, 2024: College Sports Meet, promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and camaraderie among students through various sporting activities.
26th April, 2024: Commencement of Second Semester, marking the beginning of the next phase of academic instruction and activities.
15th July, 2024: End of Lectures for Second Semester, signaling the conclusion of instructional sessions for the semester.
22nd July – 19th August, 2024: Second Semester Examinations will take place during this period, assessing students’ comprehension of the semester’s content.
5th October, 2024: Transition to the 2024/2025 Academic Year, symbolizing the completion of the current academic cycle and the beginning of a new one.

The Deputy Registrar emphasizes the importance of adhering to the revised schedule and urges swift response from academic stakeholders. This revised calendar aims to ensure the smooth execution of academic activities and provide clarity to all stakeholders within the FBC community.