UNILAG Convocation Programme of Events 2020 Postponed


The Management of the University of Lagos regrets to inform the general public that the 51st (2019) Convocation Ceremonies earlier scheduled to hold from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th March 2020, has been postponed.

Any inconvenience occasioned by this postponement is highly regretted.

See why the UNILAG 51st Convocation was postponed.

Information below will be updated when the new dates are fixed.

UNILAG Convocation 2020: The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Convocation Programme of Events 2020.

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The University Community, the general public, parents, guardians and in particular the 2018/2019 graduating students are hereby informed of the Convocation Ceremonies which have been scheduled as follows:

SEE ALSO: UNILAG Payment Procedure for the Collection of Convocation Academic Out (Gown, Hood & Cap), Certificate Folder and Convocation Brochure.

UNILAG Convocation Programme of Events 2020.

Monday, 2nd March 2020
Event Pre-Convocation Press Conference and Launching of the UNILAG Anthem
Time: – 10.00 a.m.
Venue: – Senate Chamber, 2nd Floor, Senate House, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

Friday, 6th March 2020 – Special Jumat Service
Time: – 1.00 p.m.
Venue: – University of Lagos Central Mosque.

Sunday, 8th March 2020 – Thanksgiving Service
Time: – 10.00 a.m.
Venue: – Chapel Of Christ Our Light, University Of Lagos

Monday, 9th March 2020
Event A: Opening of Exhibition and Commissioning of Projects
Venue: – Senate Car Park, Opposite J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Time: – 10.00 a.m.

Event B: Convocation Lecture
Guest Lecturer: – Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM. (Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Federal Republic of Nigeria).
Lecture Title: – The Role Of Disruptive Technologies In Sustainable Economic Transformation.
Chairman: – Professor Nimi Briggs OON, FWACS, FAS, FIPS. (Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Federal University, Lokoja Nigeria.)
Venue: – J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Time: – 12.00 noon.

Event C: Chancellor’s Reception
Time: – 7.00 p.m.
Venue: – Chancellor’s Lodge, University of Lagos, Main Campus, Akoka, Lagos


Date:  Tuesday, 10th March 2020

Event A:
( Morning Session )
Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Prizes to Graduating students of the Faculties of: Education and Social sciences
Time: 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Venue: J.F. Ade.Ajayi Auditorium
(Afternoon Session)
Arts, Environmental Sciences and Science
Time: 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Venue: J.F. Ade.Ajayi Auditorium


Date: Wednesday, 11th March 2020

Event A:
(Morning Session)
Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Prizes to Graduating students of the Faculties & Institute of: Engineering, Law and Management Sciences
Time: 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Venue: J.F. Ade.Ajayi Auditorium
(Afternoon Session)
Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, and Distance Learning Institute (DLI)
Venue: J.F. Ade.Ajayi Auditorium

Event B:
Alumni Reception
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Tolu Odugbemi Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka.


Date: Thursday, 12th March 2020

Event A: Congregation for the Award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master Degrees, Ph.D. Degrees and Best Ph.D. Award of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Conferment of Distinguished Professorship, Emeritus Professorship and Honorary Doctorate Degrees.
Time: 9.00 a.m.
Venue: J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium

Event B: Convocation Play
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Title: “The WIVES”, written by Ahmed Yerima, Directed by Saheed Bello


Date: – Friday, 13th March, 2020
Time: – 10.00 a.m.
Venue: – Jelili Adebisi Omotola Hall, University of Lagos.
Chairman: – Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, OFR, FAS, FAEng


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.

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