The National Open University of Nigeria is pleased to announce its 5th Convocation Ceremony holding on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th January, 2016 for the information of graduands, their parents/guardians, friends of the University and the general public.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:
Friday, 15th January, 2016
Convocation Lecture by: Professor Nuhu Omeiza Yaqub, Vice-Chancellor
Sokoto State University,Sokoto.
Theme: “Open and Distance Education and Socio-Economic Development”
Chairman : Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)
Venue : University Village, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Jabi, Abuja, FCT.
Time : 10.00 a.m.
Saturday, 16th January, 2016
i) Investiture of the Chancellor
ii) Awards of Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor Degrees, Post-Graduate Diplomas, Masters, Honorary Degree and Award of Prizes.
Venue : University Village, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN),
Plot 91, Cadastral Zone,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway,
Jabi, Abuja, FCT.
Time : 10.00 a.m.
Information to Graduands
A) All those who have completed their programmes and have been cleared for convocation are to sign for and receive academic gowns and guest invitation cards from their respective Study Centres with effect from Tuesday, 5th January, 2016. The accompanying hoods are to be collected from the NOUN Study Centre, Dutse-Alhaji Junction
Kubwa Expressway, Abuja from 10.00 a.m. on Monday, 11th January, 2016.
They are required to present the following for sighting at the points of collection of the items:
i) the receipt of the payment of a fee of N10,000.00 for the use of Academic gowns. This is payable at their respective Study Centres.
ii) an evidence of payment of Alumni fees of Five Thousand (N5,000.00) which is payable at any branch of Zenith Bank Plc.; Account No. 1014150406
iii) a duly completed and authenticated clearance form issued at the Study Centre.
The sum of Three Thousand (N3, 000.00) Naira will be refunded on the return of the Academic gowns and hoods to the respective points of collection.
Please note that both items must be returned not later than Tuesday, 19th January, 2016 from 9.00 a.m. Failure to return the gowns and hoods by the prescribed date shall attract a fine of N1, 000.00 per day.
All Graduands are required to pay the sum of, Two Thousand Naira (N2, 000.00) only for the convocation programme at the venue on Saturday, 16th January, 2016.
B) Graduands are requested to assemble at designated location(s) at the Convocation Arena on Saturday the 16th of January, 2016 between 6.30a.m. and 8.00 a.m. They must be fully robed and on a queue according to their Schools.
NO ONE, INCLUDING GRADUANDS AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS, WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE VENUE, AFTER 9:00A.M.
C) Commercial Photographers/Video Operators will be charged, Five Thousand Naira (N5, 000.00) only to operate at the venue during the period.
All those interested in functioning as Photographers/Video Operators are required to make payments to the Cash Officers in the following Locations between 9.00a.m. and 3.00p.m., from Monday, 11th January, 2016.
Lagos: NOUN Headquarters
14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Abuja: NOUN Planning Office
No. 5 Dar-E-Salaam,
Off Amino Kano Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja.
D) I. All Graduating Students must wear the prescribed academic gowns. The Security Officers will strictly enforce the “No gown, No entry” policy
II. No form of luggage or handbags will be allowed at the arena. Graduands are advised, without exception, to comply with this information.
III. To access the Convocation Arena, each graduand is required to present a tally which bears his/her School name and a number.
The tally will be distributed at the entrance on a “first-comefirst-served” basis
IV. It is a breach of Security to find a graduand seated in the Arena without a tally assigned to him/her.
All guests of the University (properly identified with their Invitation cards) are to be seated not later than 9.30 a.m.
V. Three (3) parking lots have been provided for use at the Convocation Venue. Guests are to park their cars in areas
indicated in their Invitation Cards.
GRADUANDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE CONVOCATION VENUE BEFORE THE END OF THE CEREMONY. GRADUANDS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO COMPLY WITH THESE ARRANGEMENTS.
We congratulate all graduands and wish them journey mercies to and from their destinations.