UNILAG: Programme of Events for the 2018 UNILAG (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 OutfitFirst DegreeMasters Degree, PGD, M.PhilDoctorate Degree
Convocation fees payable either in attendance or notN 10,000.00N 15,000.00N/A
Hiring of Academic OutfitN 5,000.00N 5,000.00N/A
Refundable fees on Hired  Academic OutfitN 2,500.00N 2,500.00N/A
Outright Purchase of Academic OutfitN 15,000.00N 20,000.00N 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

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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 LagosTSAThrough 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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