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NOUN 5th Convocation Ceremony, Date, Venue Guidelines For All Graduands



The National Open University of Nigeria is pleased to announce its  5th Convocation Ceremony holding on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th January, 2016 for the information of graduands, their parents/guardians,  friends of the University and the general public.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

Friday, 15th January, 2016
Convocation Lecture by : Professor Nuhu Omeiza Yaqub
Vice-Chancellor
Sokoto State University
Sokoto

Theme: “Open and Distance Education and Socio-Economic
Development”

Chairman : Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro
Executive Secretary
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)

Venue : University Village,
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN),
Plot 91, Cadastral Zone,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway,
Jabi, Abuja, FCT.

Time : 10.00 a.m.

Saturday, 16 th January, 2016
i) Investiture of the Chancellor

ii) Awards of Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor Degrees, Post-Graduate
Diplomas, Masters, Honorary Degree and Award of Prizes.

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Venue : University Village,
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN),
Plot 91, Cadastral Zone,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway,
Jabi, Abuja, FCT.

Time : 10.00 a.m.

Information to Graduands

A) All those who have completed their programmes and have been
cleared for convocation are to sign for and receive academic gowns
and guest invitation cards from their respective Study Centres with
effect from Tuesday, 5
th
January, 2016. The accompanying hoods are
to be collected from the NOUN Study Centre, Dutse-Alhaji Junction
Kubwa Expressway, Abuja from 10.00 a.m. on Monday, 11
th
January,
2016.

They are required to present the following for sighting at the points of
collection of the items:

i) the receipt of the payment of a fee of N10,000.00 for the use
of Academic gowns. This is payable at their respective Study
Centres.

ii) an evidence of payment of Alumni fees of Five Thousand
(N5,000.00) which is payable at any branch of Zenith Bank
Plc.; Account No. 1014150406

iii) a duly completed and authenticated clearance form issued at
the Study Centre.


The sum of Three Thousand (N3, 000.00) Naira will be refunded
on the return of the Academic gowns and hoods to the respective
points of collection.

Please note that both items must be returned not later than Tuesday,
19
th
January, 2016 from 9.00 a.m. Failure to return the gowns and
hoods by the prescribed date shall attract a fine of N1, 000.00 per
day.

All Graduands are required to pay the sum of, Two Thousand
Naira (N2, 000.00) only for the convocation programme at the
venue on Saturday, 16 th January, 2016.
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B) Graduands are requested to assemble at designated location(s) at the
Convocation Arena on Saturday the 16
th
of January, 2016 between
6.30a.m. and 8.00 a.m. They must be fully robed and on a queue
according to their Schools.

NO ONE, INCLUDING GRADUANDS AND THEIR PARENTS/
GUARDIANS, WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE VENUE, AFTER
9:00A.M.

C) Commercial Photographers/Video Operators will be charged, Five
Thousand Naira (N5, 000.00) only to operate at the venue during
the period.

All those interested in functioning as Photographers/Video
Operators are required to make payments to the Cash Officers in the
following Locations between 9.00a.m. and 3.00p.m., from Monday,
11 th
January, 2016.

Lagos: NOUN Headquarters
(Bursary Department)
14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way
Victoria Island, Lagos.

Abuja: NOUN Planning Office
No. 5 Dar-E-Salaam,
Off Amino Kano Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja.

D) I . All Graduating Students must wear the prescribed academic
gowns. The Security Officers will strictly enforce the
“No gown, No entry” policy

II. No form of luggage or handbags will be allowed at the arena.
Graduands are advised, without exception, to comply with
this information.

III. To access the Convocation Arena, each graduand is required to
present a tally which bears his/her School name and a number.
The tally will be distributed at the entrance on a “first-come-
first-served” basis

IV. It is a breach of Security to find a graduand seated in the
Arena without a tally assigned to him/her.

All guests of the University (properly identified with their
Invitation cards) are to be seated not later than 9.30 a.m.


V. Three (3) parking lots have been provided for use at the
Convocation Venue. Guests are to park their cars in areas
indicated in their Invitation Cards.


GRADUANDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE CONVOCATION
VENUE BEFORE THE END OF THE CEREMONY. GRADUANDS ARE
STRONGLY ADVISED TO COMPLY WITH THESE ARRANGEMENTS.

We congratulate all graduands and wish them journey mercies to and from
their destinations.
Signed:
Josephine O. Akinyemi (Mrs.) FAUA
Registrar

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