UNILORIN 36th Convocation Ceremonies Programme of Events

The University of Ilorin, UNILORIN 36th Convocation Ceremony programmes of events for the award of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Presentation of Prizes.

UNILORIN Convocation Ceremony

This is to inform the the general public and most especially the 2019/2020 Graduands of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) that the 36th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the awards of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates, and Presentation of Prizes, will take place from Friday, 15th October to Friday, 29th October, 2021 on the Main Campus of the University.

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As it is the tradition of the university, the 36 Convocation Ceremonies have been scheduled to hold from Friday 15th to Friday 29th October 2021, with the grand finale holding on Saturday 23 October 2021 (Founders’ Day) when degrees, diplomas and prizes will be awarded to deserving graduates. The ceremony will be hybrid (.e. virtual and physical).

The University opted for the hybrid programme due to the prevalence of the Delta Variance of the COVID-19, which has been declared to be more virulent. Indeed, statistics of death emanating from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is quite alarming and the University, as a responsible institution should not be seen to violate the “no large gathering directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria. For those allowed to process and enter the Auditorium, strict non-pharmaceutical protocols will be adhered to, including social distancing.

To ensure that the majority of Graduands and their guardians are not disadvantaged, the convocation can be watched virtually through UNILORIN YOUTUBE Channel@ The UNILORIN and UNILORIN Official Facebook page @ UniversityOfilorin.

UNILORIN Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events

Details of the activities, which will commence on Friday, 15th October, 2021 are as follows:

1) Friday, 15th October, 2021
a. Jumat Service for Success
Venue: Unilorin Central Mosque
Time: 1:30 p.m. prompt

2) Sunday, 17th October, 2021
a. Interdenominational Service for Success
Venue: Chapel of the Light
Time: 9:00 a.m. prompt

3) Monday, 18th October, 2021
a. Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing
Venue: University Auditorium 
Time: 10:00 a.m. prompt

4) Thursday, 21st October, 2021
a. Convocation Play
Title: Aadoye (No secret anywhere – A South-African Dance Interpretation) by Steve James, Choreographed by Felix Akinsipe
Venue: Performing Arts Theatre
Time: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. prompt

5) Friday, 22nd October, 2021
a. Convocation Lecture
Lecturer: Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN
Topic: Tertiary Education and the Future of Nigeria
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10:00 a.m. prompt

b. Chancellor’s Cocktail in Honour of the Convocation Lecturer 
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 1:00 p.m. prompt

 6) Saturday, 23rd October, 2021

a. Convocation Ceremony
Award of Prizes, First Degrees and Diplomas for Faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Communication and 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.

Physical attendance will be for 1st Class Degree Honours, Prize winners and Doctorate Awardees only. Hence, entry will be strictly by invitation cards.
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 10:00 a.m. prompt

b. Commissioning of Projects by the Visitor
Venue: Various Sites
Time: 2:30 p.m. prompt

c. Convocation Luncheon and Merit Awards
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, University of Ilorin
Time: 3:00 p.m. prompt

7) Sunday, 24th October, 2021
Thanksgiving Service
Venue: St. Thomas Chaplaincy
Time: 9:00 a.m. prompt

8) Friday, 29th October, 2021
Jumat Service for Appreciation
Venue: Unilorin Central Mosque 
Time: 1:30 p.m. prompt

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