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UNIABUJA Combined 5th – 20th Convocation Ceremony Schedule of Events And Notice To Graduands

This is to inform all Graduands of the University of Abuja, their parents and the general public that the Combined 15th – 20th Convocation Ceremony is scheduled to hold on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February, 2016 as follows:

UNIABUJA Combined 5th - 20th Convocation Ceremony Schedule of Events And Notice To Graduands

Friday 26th February, 2016.

  1. Convocation lecture by Professor Oyewale Tomori, FAS, NNOM (President Nigeria Academy of Science)
    Title:-“Building a New Generation University: Problems and Prospects”
    Venue: Faculty of Management Sciences Lecture Theatre,
    Main Campus, Airport Road Abuja.
    Time: 2.00pm

Saturday 27th February, 2016.

  1. Convocation
    Venue: Convocation Ground, Main Campus  Airport Road, Abuja ; Time: 8.00am prompt
    i. Procession
    ii. Investiture of the Chancellor, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris CFR Emir of Zazzau
    iii. Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree to the Chancellor
    iv. Award of Diplomas; First Degrees and Postgraduate Degrees
    v. Award of Honorary Doctorate Degrees to:
    Chief (Dr) Alex Ifeanyinchukwu Ekwueme-DSc(honoris causa);
    Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Justice Idris Kutigi-LLD(honoris causa);
    Former Chief Justice of Nigeria.
    Justice Maryam Aloma Muktar-Dlitt(honoris causa);
    Former Chief Justice of Nigeria.
    Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-DBA(honoris causa);
    Former Executive Governor of Lagos State
    vi. Award of Prizes


  1. Academic Gowns would be issued at the Senate Building, Main Campus, from Wednesday 24th February, 2016 on payment of ₦1,000 for undergraduates; ₦2,000 for PGD/Masters and ₦3, 000 for Ph.D Graduands. All payments should be made in favour of the University of Abuja at any Commercial Bank via the REMITA Platform.
    Gowns will be issued on the provision of evidence of payment of the stipulated amounts. All Ph.D Graduands who wish to own their gown can pay ₦65,000 via the same process.

2 Graduands are to assemble in front of the Senate Chamber on Saturday 27th February, 2016 at 8:30am for the procession.

3 No graduands would be allowed into the convocation square
after 9.00am.

4 All Academic Gowns must be returned latest 6.00pm on
Monday, 29th February, 2016; late submission will attract surcharge.


  1. Luggage and bags will not be allowed into the Convocation area.
  2. Car stickers provided should be pasted on vehicles for easy direction of guests to designated parking lots by the University Security Personnel.

Mrs. Rifkatu H. Swanta


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