IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary
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            ISTVS 2019-2020 Academic Year – Academic Calendar

Calendar Date Intake Veterinary DryLand Agriculture and Natural Resources Management
  Foundation Course Diploma BSc Degree
1-Sep-19 FC class starts Academic year starts  for Year 2 and Year 3 Academic year starts  for Year  2, 3 and 4
 Nov 8 – 9, 2019* Mawlid      PUBLIC HOLIDAY
14-Nov-19 FC ends Research Proposal defence for year 4 DEAM
17-Nov-19 Evaluation of Results and choices of programmes Year 1 semester 1 starts Year 1 Semester 1 starts
30/11/2019-12/12/2019 Final Exam for DEAM Year 2, 3 and 4
13-18/12/2019 Submission of DEAM exam results
19-Dec-19 Semester 1 of Y 2 and Y 3 ends Semester 1 of Y 2, 3 and 4 ends
19/12/2019-10/01/2020 Mid term break for all classes Mid term break for all classes Mid term break for all classes
11-Jan-20 First semester Year 1 continues First semester Year 1 continues
11-Jan-20 Semester 2 Year 2 and 3 starts Semester 2 year 2, 3 and 4 starts
10/03 – 19/03/2020 Semerster exam VET 1 and DEAM 1 Year 4 project status report
10-25/03/2020 Semerster exam DEAM 1
20-Mar-20 Semester one of Year one VET and DEAM ends
Likely Mar 21 – 22, 2020* Prophet’s Ascension     PUBLIC HOLIDAY
28-Mar-20 Semester 1 of Year 1 DEAM ends
3/23/2020 Year 1 semester 2 VET starts
 20-26/04/2020 Year 3 VET semester 2 exams Year 4 Research project defence
28-03-2019 Year 1 Semester 2 DEAM starts
18/04/2020 to 3/05/2020 Years 2, 3 and 4 DEAMSsemester 2 exams
27/04 – 28/05/2020 Field attachment year 3 VET  for Mini thesis
27/04 – 07/05/2020 Year 2 VET and Year 2 DEAM final exams year 3, an 4 DEAM
 May 1, 2020 Labour day     PUBLIC HOLIDAY
08/05 – 08/07//2020 Field attachment Year 3 DEAM
11/05-11/6/2020 Year 2 VET Recess term (Biostatistics and Project)
18-19 May 2020 Somaliland re assertion of independence      PUBLIC HOLIDAY
23 – 24 May, 2020* Eid al-Fitr     PUBLIC HOLIDAY
12/06-26/06/2020 Field attachment Year 2 VET
22/06 – 29/06//2020 Year 1 sem 2 VET Final exam
25/6-6/07/2020 Year 1 Semeters 2 DEAM Final exams
25/05-20/06/2020 Year 3 VET Thesis writing
26/6/2020 Independence Day     PUBLIC HOLIDAY
27/06 – 8/07/2020 Year 2 vet Field report writing and Project proposal writning submission and defense
30/06 – 05/07/2020 Year 1 VET field to Burao
06/07 – 09/07/2020 Year 1 VET field report writing and submission
29/06-30/06/2020 Year 3 VET thesis report submission
02/07 – 09/2020 Preparation for defense and defense
11/7/2020 Graduation Ceremony and school closes
12/7 -30/08/2020 Holidays (school closes)
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