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Saturday, 3 March 2018

UNICAL 31st Convocation Ceremony Announced - See Full Schedule


The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff and Students of the University of Calabar cordially invites the General public to the 31st Convocation Ceremony for the conferment of Diplomas, First Degrees, Higher Degrees and award of Honorary Degrees and prizes to deserving graduands of the University for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions as follows:

31st Convocation Ceremonies Programme Announcement

Programme of Activities

Day 1 - Press Conference

Date: Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

Event: Press briefing by the Vice Chancellor of the University

Venue: Council Chambers of the University

Time: 10:00am

Day 2 - Inter-denominational Church Service

Date: Thursday 8th March, 2018

Event: Inter-denominational Church Service

Venue: UNICAL international Conference Centre

Time: 10:00am

Day 3 - Convocation Lecture (Date: Friday, 9th March, 2018) 

Event A: Convocation Lecture:

Venue: UNICAL International Conference Centre

Time: 9:00am


Convocation Lecturer: Dr. Donald Duke - Former Governor, Cross River State, Nigeria

Event B: Alumni Recognition's:

Venue: UNICAL Hotel and Conference Centre

Time: 3pm

Event C: Convocation Command Performance and Cocktail:

Venue: UNICAL Hotel Conference Centre

Time: 8:00pm

Day 4 - Convocation Day (Date: Saturday, 10th March, 2018)

Event A: Inspection/ Commissioning of Ongoing Projects on Campus:

Time: 9:00am

Event B: Convocation for the Award of Diplomas, First Degrees, Post Graduate Diplomas, Higher Degrees, Honorary Degrees and presentation of prizes:

Venue: Abraham Ordia Stadium

Time: 10:00am

Event C: Convocation Luncheon

Venue: UNICAL Hotel Conference Centre

Time: 4:00pm

Information to Graduands

A.) Academic Gowns
Gowns are to be obtained from Faculty Officers on the payment of a deposit of N5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira only. A refund of N2,000.00 (Two Thousand Naira) will be made on the return of the Gown. Gowns not returned by March 24th, 2018 will attract a fine of N2,000,00 (Two Thousand Naira only) per day.

For Graduate School Graduands, the following will apply:

1.) Outright purchase of Academic Gowns:


New Gown = 35,000.00 each

Old Gown 30,000.00 each


New Gown = N20,000.00 each

2.) Hiring of Graduate Gowns:

PGD = N10,000.00

Masters = 15,000.00

Ph.D = N15.000.00 only

B.) Invitation Cards to Parents/Guardians

Two invitation cards will be issued to every Graduand by the Faculty Officers. Each Graduand is therefore entitled to two guests only.

C.) Procession

Graduands are to be fully robed and seated at Abraham Ordia Sport Staduim by 8:00am. Graduands who are not robed will not be allowed into the Convocation venue.

Nobody, including graduands and their parents/guardians will be allowed into the convocation venue after 915am.

Only accredited photographers will be allowed into the Stadium. Accreditation must be obtained until 12 noon on Friday, March 9, 201.8.

All small scale business operators, including photographers, video operators, food/drinks vendors, cloth/shoes retailers etc wishing to do business on campus on the convocation day are to pay N3,000.00 only to any Commercial Bank with UNICAL CBN Remita A/C No. 0050217461078 from Monday 5th March, 2018. Obtain a teller and forward same to the office of the Deputy Vice-chancellor (Academic) for the issuance of receipts for such payments. Receipt admits.

Other medium-large scale business operators will pay between N50,000.00 - N100,000.00, as the case maybe into the aforementioned account.

All vehicles entering the campus on the Convocation day will pay N1,000.00 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 any embarrassments.

The University of Calabar Administration looks forward to welcoming all her graduands and well-wishers to the convocation ceremonies.

Note: All enquiries on the 31st Convocation Ceremonies should be directed to the office of Deputy Vice Chancellor - (0803 5458641) / Chairman, PC or the Registrar of the University

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