The general public is hereby invited to the 40th Convocation Ceremonies of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, scheduled to hold from Wednesday, 10th to Friday 12th December, 2014 with the following highlights:

Wednesday, 10th December, 2014

a. Conferment of Diploma Certificates.

Time: 9.00 a.m. Venue: Local Government Studies Building

b. Conferment of Bachelor’s Degree and Award of Prizes in the Faculties of Administration, Arts, Education, Law and Social Sciences

Time: 10.00 a.m. Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre

c. Convocation Play

Time: 8.00 p.m. Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre

Thursday, 11th December, 2014

Conferment of Bachelor’s Degrees and award of Prizes in the Faculties of Agriculture, Environmental Design and Management, Pharmacy, Science, Technology and College of Health Sciences

Time: 10.00 a.m. Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre

Convocation Lecture

Topic: Entrepreneurship and the Relationship between Universities, Industry and Government

Speaker: Ms Evelyn Ndali Oputu

Time: 4.00 p.m. Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre

Friday, 12th December, 2014

Conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees and award of Prizes.

Time: 10.00 a.m. Venue: Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre


(A) All students who completed their degree programmes during the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 sessions are to collect their academic robes, Order of Proceedings, and two Guest Cards from their College / Faculty Secretaries between 8.00 a.m and 4.00 p.m a day preceding the award of degrees in their disciplines on the presentation of receipts showing payment and submission of a photocopy of same as indicated below:

(i) First Degrees and Diplomas

All graduands are required to pay convocation charges of N6,500.00 inclusive of the OAU Alumni Advancement levy of N1,500.00.

(ii) Higher Degrees

All graduands are required to pay convocation charges of N8,500.00 inclusive of the OAU Alumni/Advancement levy of N,1.500.00

(B) Graduands should assemble at the Car Park of the Sports Complex on their graduation day not later than 8.30 a.m. They must be fully robed and seated in the places allocated to them at the convocation venue by 9.15 a.m. NOBODY INCLUDING GRADUANDS AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS, WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE HALL, AFTER 9.30 A.M. EACH DAY.

(C) Academic robes must be returned the same day of the Convocation. Failure to return the gowns on the prescribed date and time shall attract a fine of N2,000.00 per day.

(D) Commercial Photographers/Video Operators will be charged N5,000.00 for the period. All those interested in functioning as Photographers/Video Operators are required to make payment to the Cash Office in the Bursary Department of the University between 9.00 a.m and 3.00 p.m from Monday, 1st December, 2014 and the receipts should be presented to the Public Relations Officer who will issue certificate of accreditation to operators.

(E) All Cars, Buses and Motorcycles coming to the campus will pay N500.00 each per day during the period of Convocation.

Graduands are not allowed to leave the Convocation venue before the end of the ceremony each day.

Graduands are strongly advised to comply with these arrangements.

Please note that whenever graduands are collecting their certificates, they will be required to show evidence of payment of the Convocation fees and also payment of a sum of N3,000.00 for OAU memorabilia at the Advancement Office.

We congratulate all graduands and wish them journey mercies to and from Ile-Ife.

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