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UNILORIN 2016/2017 32nd Convocation Ceremony Schedule Of Events & Notice To Graduands

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This is to inform the 2015/2016 Graduands of the University that the 32nd Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the awards of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates, and Presentation of Prizes, will commence with a Jumat Service on Friday, 14th October 2016 and end on Sunday, 23rd October, 2016 with a Special Thanksgiving Service on the Main Campus of the University.

Details of the activities are as follows:

1. Friday, 14th October, 2016

a. Event: Jumat Service ( Special Jumat Service for the commencement of the Convocation Ceremonies)

Venue: Unilorin Central Mosque
Time: 1:00pm

2. Sunday, 16th October, 2016

Event: Special Church Service (Thanksgiving Service for the commencement of the Convocation Ceremonies)

Venue: Chapel of Light, Unilorin
Time: 10:00am

3. Monday, 17th October, 2016

Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing

Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10.00 a.m.

4. Tuesday, 18th October, 2016

Event: Convocation Play

Title: The Palm wine Drunkard. By Kola Ogunmola. Directed by A. A. Adeoye
Venue: Performing Arts Theatre
Time: Two shows at 4p.m. and 6p.m

5. Thursday 20th October 2016

a) Convocation Lecture

Lecturer: Professor John Wood
Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
Topic: The Impact of Commonwealth Scholarship Programme on Education and Economic
Development in Commonwealth Countries
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10a.m. Prompt
b) Chancellor’s Cocktail in honour of the Convocation Lecturer
Venue: Multipurpose Hall
Time: 2p.m.

6. Friday 21st October 2016

a) Convocation Day 1

Award of Prizes, First Degrees and Diplomas for Faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Management Sciences and Social Sciences
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10a.m. Prompt
b) Jumat Prayers
Time: 1p.m.
c) Glo Campus Storm
Venue: Unilorin Multipurpose Hall
Time: 4. – 7p.m.

7. Saturday 22nd October 2016

a) Convocation Day 2

Convocation Address by Wale Adenuga. Chairman and CEO, Globacom. Plc.
Award of Prizes, First Degrees for Faculties of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, Basic
Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Communication and Information Sciences, Life Sciences,
Physical Sciences and Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas.
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10a.m. Prompt
b) Commissioning of Projects
Venue: Project Sites
Time: 1p.m
c) Convocation Luncheon and Merit Awards
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 3p.m.

8. Sunday, 23rd October, 2016

Special Church Service (Thanksgiving Service for the successful Convocation Ceremonies)

Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Unilorin
Time: 10:00am

9. Friday, 27th October,2016

Jumat Service (To thank God for the successful convocation ceremonies)


Graduands are please requested to note the following information:
i) The 2015/2016 academic session statutorily commenced August 17th and ended 6th September, 2016 .
All convoking graduands are advised to check their names on the list of graduands displayed on the University Website –
ii) Each graduand shall be allowed a maximum of two (2) guests. Invitation cards to such guests
will be issued to graduands when they arrive to collect their academic outfits. Children will not be
allowed into the University Auditorium.
iii) It is mandatory for all graduands to pay for the following items, except otherwise indicated,
irrespective of whether or not they attend the convocation ceremony:
a) *Purchase of Ph.D. Academic Gown (Mandatory for Ph.D. graduands) - (Prevailing cost)
b) *Purchase of Academic Outfits (First or Master’s Degree) (optional) - (Prevailing cost)
c) Hire of Academic Outfits (First or Master’s Degrees) N2,000.00
d) Order of Proceedings N2,000:00
e.) Certificate Folder for PG N2,500.00
f.) Convocation Muffler N1,100.00
g.) Student copy of transcript (undergraduate) N5,500.00
iv) Pursuant to
(iii) above, the following categories of compulsory charges are available:

(a). Undergraduate: N

i. Hire of Academic Gown 2,000:00
ii. Order of Proceedings 2,000:00
iii. Student copy of transcript 5,500.00
iv. Muffler 1,100.00
v. Administrative Charges 1000:00

Total 11,600:00

(b). Masters: N

i. Hire of Academic Gown 2,000:00
ii. Order of Proceedings 2,000:00
iii. Certificate Folder 2,500:00
iv. Administrative Charges 2,500:00

Total 9,000:00

(c). Ph.D.: N

i. Order of Proceedings 2,000:00
ii. Certificate Folder 2,500:00
iii. Administrative Charges 3,500:00

Total 8,000:00


*See Procurement of Academic Gowns

v) Order of Proceedings, and certificate scrolls will be available for collection immediately after
the Convocation Lecture on Thursday, 20th October, 2016 in the respective faculties on presentation
of evidence of payment of appropriate charges while the certificates shall be distributed on the
convocation days at the Faculty and Postgraduate School.
vi) Graduands are expected to attend a rehearsal of the Academic Procession which will hold at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday, 16th October, 2016 in the premises of the University Auditorium.
vii) It is compulsory for all graduands who will attend the convocation ceremonies to participate
in the Academic Procession and wear the approved academic outfits on the days of convocation.
viii) All graduands are expected to be formally dressed in full English wear (i.e. suit, shirt and tie
for men and skirt suit/skirt and blouse or gown for ladies) OR full national dress.
ix) Graduands hiring academic gowns are expected to pay a refundable deposit of two thousand,
five hundred Naira (N2,500.00) in cash to their Faculty Officers OR submit to their respective
Faculty Officers a Guarantor Form duly completed by a staff member of the University. This
payment is outside the non- refundable fee of N2,000.00 in (iiic) above, please.
x) All hired gowns should be returned by the graduands to their respective Faculty Officers not later than Monday 31st October, 2016. Gowns returned after that date will attract a fine of Fifty Naira (N50.00) per day.


i) Graduands should make their payment with Automated Teller Machine. The (ATM) cards
acceptable for use are master and verve cards. Each graduand should ensure that the amount in their
account is up to the value of the required convocation charges before login into the Unilorin portal for
a) Based on (iv) (a – c) above, first degree graduands are to pay a total sum of eleven thousand, six hundred Naira only (N11,600.00), Higher Degree graduands (excluding Ph.D.)
nine thousand Naira (N9, 000.00) while Ph.D. graduands, are to pay the sum of eight thousand
Naira (N8,000.00) only. Candidates would be expected to pay the prevailing bank charges in
addition to these charges.
Payment for the Convocation materials in iii (a – h) above shall commence from
Monday 10th October, 2016.
Graduands are advised to pay early so as to avoid last minute rush.


Interested graduands are to note that while the purchase of the University’s academic gown is
mandatory for Ph.D. graduands, it is optional for Master and first degree graduands. However, the
latter groups are encouraged to acquire the gowns for personal use as a mark of permanent
identification with the University of Ilorin.
Graduands wishing to procure academic gowns, are advised to contact Messrs Ola Dandy Tailors &
Co., 33, Oke-Bola Road, Ibadan the gown on +2348028990229/ +2348059202500 and Olu Whales
Garments, No. 7 Erinle Street, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin. GSM +2348038954927


On arrival on the campus, all graduands are required to register as members with the University of
Ilorin Alumni Association at the National Alumni Secretariat, University of Ilorin. The University
encourages its Alumni to be committed to their alma mater. To this end, release of certificate is
dependent on evidence of registration.


E. D. Obafemi



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