UNICAL 30th Convocation Ceremony Event Schedule And Notice To Graduands

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, on behalf of the Senate, Staff and Students of the University of Calabar cordially invites the general public to the 30th Convocation Ceremony for the Conferment of First Degrees, Higher Degrees and award of Honorary Degrees as well as the award of Diplomas and Prizes to its graduands up to and including the 2015/2016 sessions as follows:

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES INTERDENOMINATIONAL SERVICE Date: Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 Event: Interdenominational Church Service Venue: UNICAL International Conference Centre Time: 10:00am PRESS CONFERENCE Date: Thursday, 9th March, 2017 Event: Press Conference/Briefing by the Vice Chancellor Venue: Council Chambers Time: 10:00am CONVOCATION LECTURE Date: Friday, 10th March, 2017 Venue: Unical International Conference Centre Time: 10:00am Guest Lecturer: High Chief Eugene Akeh Former Director General, NIMET Topic: “ICT in the Service of Weather: The Nigerian Environment, Application and Research” Event B: Convocation Command Performance and Cocktail Venue: Chinue Achebe Arts Theatre Time: 7:00pm Title of play: “NIGERIANA” BY Arnold Udoka CONVOCATION Date: Saturday, 11th March, 2017 Event A: Inspection/Commissioning of Projects Time: 9:30am Event B: Convocation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Higher Degrees, Honorary Doctorate Degrees and Presentation of Prizes Venue: Abraham Ordia Stadium Time: 11:00am 2:00pm Endowment Fund Launching for the completion of Engineering Faculty and Construction of a new Medical Centre Event C: Convocation Luncheon Venue: UNICAL Hotel Conference Centre Time: 3:00pm INFORMATION TO GRADUANDS Academic Gowns Gowns are to be obtained from Faculty Officers on the payment of a deposit of 5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira only). A refund of 1,000.00 (one Thousand, naira only) will be made on return of the gown. Gowns not returned by March 14 2017 will attract a fine of 1,000.00 (one Thousand naira only) per day. Defaulters will have their Certificates withheld or and reported to their places of NYSC primary assignment. For Graduate School graduands, the following will apply: Outright Purchase of Academic Gowns: Ph.D New Gown = 35,000.00each Old Gown = 30,000 each Masters Outright purchase = 25,000 Hiring of Graduate Gowns Post Graduate Diplomas (PGD) = 10,000.00 only Masters = 15,000.00 only Invitation Cards to Parents/Guardians Two invitation cards per graduand will be issued by the Faculty Officer. Each Graduand is entitled to two guests. PROCESSION Graduands are to be fully robbed and seated at Abraham Ordia Sports stadium by 9.30am. Graduands who are not robbed will not be allowed into the convocation venue. Nobody including graduands and their parents/guardians will be allowed into the convocation venue after 10am. Only accredited photographers will be allowed into the stadium All small scale business operators, including photographers, video operators, food/drink vendors, clothes/shoes retailers etc wishing to do business on campus on the said day are to pay N2,000.00 only to any Commercial bank with UNICAL CBN Remita A/C no 0050217461078 from Monday 6th March, 2017 obtain a teller and forward same to the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) for the issuance of receipts for such payments. Other interested business operators will pay between N50,000 – N250,000.00 as the case maybe into the aforementioned account. All vehicles entering the campus on that day will pay N500.00 only as permit/parking fee. Members of the University of Calabar Community will only be allowed entry on presentation of a valid UNICAL ID card. All are please advised to comply to avoid embarrassment. The University of Calabar administration looks forward to welcoming all her well-wishers to the Convocation ceremonies. Live Broadcast on Channels Television Time: 12 noon

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