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UNILORIN 35th Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events 2019

University of Ilorin, UNILORIN convocation programmes of events for 2018 has been released. This is the University of Ilorin 35th Convocation ceremony. The schedule of events can be found in this post.

The management of UNILORIN wishes to inform all students that graduated in the and the entire public that it has released the convocation programme of events.

UNILORIN Convocation Ceremony

UNILORIN Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events

This is to inform the 2018/2019 Graduands of the University that the 35th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the award of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Presentation of Prizes will take place on the Main Campus of the University.

Details of the activities, which will commence on Friday, 18th October, 2019 are as follows:

Friday, 18th October, 2019
Event: Jumat Service for Success Venue: Unilorin Central Mosque Time: 1.30 p.m.

Sunday, 20th October, 2019
Event: Interdenominational Service for Success
Venue: Chapel of the Light
Time: 9.00 a.m.

Monday, 21st October, 2019
Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10.00 a.m.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
(a) Event: Convocation Lecture by Professor Abiodun Alao, African Leadership Centre, School of Global Affairs, King’s College, London
Topic: Issues and Thoughts on Securing Nigeria
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10.00 a.m. prompt
Graduands are expected to attend the Convocation Lecture and be seated by 9.30 a.m. prompt

(b) Event: Chancellor’s Cocktail in honour of Convocation Lecturer
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 1.00 p.m.

(c) Event: Convocation Play
Title: Wanted (An Opera) Written and Directed by Dr. Taiye Adeola
Venue: Performing Arts Theatre, University of Ilorin
Time: Two shows at 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019
(a) Event: Convocation Ceremony
Award of Prizes, First Degrees and Diplomas for Faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Communication & Information Sciences, Education, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Life Sciences, Management Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas.
Venue: University Stadium
Time: 10.00 a.m. prompt

(b) Event: Commissioning of Projects by the Visitor
Venue: Various Sites
Time: 2.30 p.m.

(c) Event: Convocation Luncheon and Merit Awards Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, University of Ilorin Time: 3.00 p.m.

Friday, 25th October, 2019
Event: Jumat Service for Appreciation Venue: Unilorin Central Mosque Time: 1.30 p.m.

Sunday, 27th October, 2019 Event: Thanksgiving Service
Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy
Time: 9.00 a.m.

Graduands are kindly requested to note the following important information:

i) The 2018/2019 academic session commenced on 26th September, 2018 and ended on 10th September, 2019. All convoking graduands who fall within the above dates are advised to check their names on the list of graduands displayed on the University Website – www.unilorin.edu.ng to confirm their graduation status.

ii) It is mandatory for all graduands to pay for the following items irrespective of whether or not they attend the Convocation Ceremonies, except otherwise indicated:
a) * Purchase of Ph.D. Academic Outfits (Mandatory
for Ph.D. graduands) – (prevailing cost)
b) *Purchase of Academic Outfits (First or Master
Degree) (optional) – (prevailing cost)
c) Hire of Academic Outfits (First and Master Degrees) – N2,000.00
d) Order of Proceedings – N2,000.00
e) Certificate Folder – N2,500.00
f) Convocation Muffler – N1,400.00
g) Student Copy of Transcript (Undergraduate,
Masters and other Postgraduate programmes) – N5,500.00

Key *See Procurement of Academic Gowns

Pursuant to (iii) above, the following categories of compulsory charges are applicable to:

(a)      Undergraduate Degrees:

1.       Hire of Academic Gown 2,000.00
2.       Order of Proceedings 2,000.00
3.       Student Copy of Transcript 5,500.00
4.       Muffler 1,400.00
5.       Certificate Folder 2,500.00
6.       Convocation VCD 400.00
7.       Certificate 5,000.00


8.       Administrative Charges


Master and other Postgraduate Degrees:




1.       Hire of Academic Gown 2,000.00
2.       Order of Proceedings 2,000.00
3.       Student Copy of Transcript 5,500.00
4.       Certificate Folder 2,500.00
5.       Convocation VCD 400.00
6.       Muffler 1,400.00
7.       Certificate 5,000.00
8.       Administrative Charges         2,500.00
TOTAL N21,300.00


(c)      Ph.D. Degrees:

1.       Certificate Folder 2,500.00
2.       Convocation VCD 400.00
3.       Muffler 1,400.00
4.       Certificate 5,000.00
5.       Order of Proceedings 2,000.00
6.       Administrative Charges         3,500.00
TOTAL N14,800.00

iv) Order of Proceedings, Certificate Scrolls, Certificate Folders and Convocation gowns will be available for collection immediately after the Convocation Lecture on Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 in the respective Faculties, on presentation of evidence of payment of appropriate charges, while Certificates shall be distributed on the Convocation day at the various Faculties and the Postgraduate School. It is beneficial for graduands to note that academic gowns are limited and will be on first come, first served basis, please.

v) Graduands are expected to attend a rehearsal of the Academic Procession which will hold at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday, 20th October, 2019 at the University Stadium.

vi) It is compulsory for all graduands who will attend the Convocation Ceremony to participate in the Academic Procession and wear the approved academic outfits. Please note once again that Academic Gowns are limited and will be distributed on first come, first served basis.

vii) 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.

viii) Graduands hiring Academic Gowns are expected to pay a refundable deposit of N2,500.00 (Two thousand, five hundred Naira) only in cash to their Faculty Accountants 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 (ii) (c) above, please.

ix) All hired gowns should be returned by the graduands to their respective Faculty Officers not later than Thursday, 24th October, 2019. Gowns returned after that date will attract a fine of Fifty Naira (N50.00) per day, which will be deducted from the refundable fee of N2,500.00.


i) Graduands should make their payments with Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Cards. The ATM cards acceptable for use are Master and Visa cards. Each graduand should ensure that the amount in their account is up to the value of the required convocation charges and prevailing bank charges before login into the “Unilorin Convocation Portal” for payment.

a) Based on (iii) a – c above, first degree graduands are to pay a total sum of Twenty thousand, eight hundred Naira only (N20,800.00), Higher Degree graduands (excluding Ph.D.) Twenty-one thousand, three hundred Naira only (N21,300.00), while Ph.D. graduands are to pay Fourteen thousand, eight hundred Naira (N14,800.00) only. Candidates would be expected to pay the prevailing bank charges in addition to their charges.

Payment for the Convocation materials in (ii) a – g and iii (a – c) above shall commence from Thursday, 10th October, 2019. 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., No. 33, Oke-Bola Road, Ibadan, on GSM No.
+2348028990229/+2348059202500, and Technical Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC), University of Ilorin – 07038848812.


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.

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