UNILAG Programme of Events for the 2018 (50th) Convocation Ceremonies

The University community, general public, parents, guardians and, in particular, the 2017/2018 graduating students are hereby informed that the 2017/2018 Academic Session Convocation Ceremonies have been scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, 27th March 2019     
 Event A:                                                               –               Pre-Convocation Press Conference
                                                                                                  Addressed by the Vice-Chancellor,
Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS
Time:                        –               10.00 a.m.
Venue:                      –               Senate Chamber, 2nd Floor, Senate
                                                                                                  House, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
Monday, 1st April 2019
Event A:                                                                                    Opening of Exhibition
Venue:                                         Senate Car Park, Opposite J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Time:                          –                 10.00 a.m.
Event B:                                                                                 Convocation Lecture
Guest Lecturer:        –              His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON.
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
                                           Lecture Title:                          “Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity”
Chairman:                                 Prince Arthur Eze
Venue:                                         J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Time:                            –              11.00 a.m.            
 Event C:                                                                   –              Luncheon with the Doyen
                                          Venue:                                         Senate Lounge, 1st Floor Senate House
                                           Time:                              –             2.00 p.m.
Event D:                                                                  –           Chancellor’s Reception          
                                          Time:                                           7.00 p.m.
                                          Venue:                                        Chancellor’s Lodge, University of Lagos, Main Campus,                                                                                                                 Akoka, Lagos.
                                        Date:                                –          Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
                                        Event A:                          –          Congregation for the Award of First Degrees,                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Diplomas, Certificates and the Announcement of Prize winners for  graduating students of Faculties of:
 Morning Session                      Education and Social Sciences.
                                       (9.00 a.m.)   
Afternoon Session                   Arts, Environmental Sciences and Science.
                                        (1.00 p.m.) 
                                      Venue:                                 –          J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos,
Main Campus, Akoka, Lagos.
                                     Event B:                              –          Unilag Alumni Association Edutainment
                                     Time:                                                6.00 p.m.
                                     Venue:                                            Open Field Sports Centre, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.
                                    Date:                                     –     Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
                                    Event A:                               –     Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and the                                                                                                                                                                    announcement of Prize winners for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            graduating students of Faculties & Institute:
                                  Morning Session                       Engineering, Law, Management Sciences
 (9.00 a.m.)
Afternoon Session                   Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical                                                                                                                          
                                  (1.00 p.m)                                 Sciences, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, Distance                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learning Institute (DLI)
                                  Venue:                                           J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos
                                   Event B:                                –       Alumni Reception
                                   Time:                                     –       6.00 p.m.
                                   Venue:                                         Tolu Odugbemi Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka
                                Date:                                  –     Thursday, 4th April 2019
                                Event A:                            –     Congregation for the Award of Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degrees of the
School of Postgraduate Studies.
                               Venue:                                       J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos
                               Morning Session            –     9.00 a.m.
Event A:                                   Congregation for the Award of PhD Degrees as well as Best Researcher Award of the School of Postgraduate                                                                                                      Studies and  Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees, Emeritus Professorship & Distinguished Professorship
                               Afternoon Session         –     1.00 p.m.
                               Venue:                                  –      J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
                               Event B:                          –       Convocation Play                                   
                               Time:                                –        6.00 p.m.
                               Venue:                              –       J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos
                               Title:                               –       THE WARRIOR-KING
based on Sophocles’ Oedipus and Ola Rotimi’s Odewale.
Directed by Dr. Lekan Balogun                                         
                                Date:                           –          Friday, 5th April 2019
                                Time:                           –          10.00 a.m.
                                Venue:                         –          Jelili Omotola Hall, University of Lagos
                                 Chairman:               –          Hon. Ousainou Darboe, Vice President
                                                                                 of the Republic of Gambia.              
Payment procedure for ALL graduating students for the collection of Complete Academic Outfit (Gown, Hood & Cap),
Certificate Folder and Convocation Brochure.
Academic Outfit First Degree Masters Degree, PGD, M.Phil Doctorate Degree
Convocation fees payable either in attendance or not N 10,000.00 N 15,000.00 N/A
Hiring of Academic Outfit N 5,000.00 N 5,000.00 N/A
Refundable fees on Hired  Academic Outfit N 2,500.00 N 2,500.00 N/A
Outright Purchase of Academic Outfit N 15,000.00 N 20,000.00 N 40,000.00
Academic outfits should be returned on or before Friday, 15th, June, 2018. All graduants are expected to collect their certificates within three months after convocation. Failure to, collect will attract a demurrage of N50 per day.
Academic outfits will be available at the College, School of Postgraduate Studies, Faculties, and the Distance Learning
Procedure for payment
Bank Account Name Platform
Graduating Students are to pay for academic outfit, brochures and certificates by accessing the University website (www.unilag.edu.ng), complete the form under Unilag payment portal (student category).

Thereafter, students are to proceed to any bank of their choice with the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) generated, for payment as appropriate.  Copies of bank teller and payment advice bearing bank confirmation should be taken to the Faculty for gown collection.
University of Lagos

Through Remita
Alumni Registration Fee to be paid into UNILAG Alumni Association:
United Bank for Africa (UBA) A/C:                                                                                  1000034082
WEMA Bank Plc A/C:                                                                                                          0121188199
ECOBANK Plc A/C:                                                                                                             1962000847
ACCESS Bank Plc A/C:                                                                                                      0043655942
GTBANK Plc A/C:                                                                                                                0019787148
First Degree (N2,000.00); Postgraduate (N2,500.00) 
Each graduating student is entitled to two invitation cards.  The invitation cards and a complete set of the academic outfit made up of gown, hood, cap and scroll, would be available for collection on presentation of receipt/teller for payment at the College/School/Faculty/Institute as appropriate. Convocation Brochure and Academic outfit are to be collected at the various locations earlier mentioned. Graduants should attend the convocation at the time allotted to them.
N.B: Graduating Students are expected to complete their registration seven (7) days to the convocation ceremonies, indicate their interest to attend and comply with car park instructions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS on behalf of the entire University community congratulates all graduating students. Please be assured that certificates would be ready for collection immediately after each ceremony upon the presentation of ALL necessary clearance.
Wishing you all blissful ceremonies.
  Oladejo Azeez, Esq.
  Registrar & Secretary to Council

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