Special Notice To UNICAL Graduating/Convocating Students

THIS IS A SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL GRADUATING STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR (UNICAL) STUDENTS REGARDING THE FORTH COMING 30TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY.

The Management of University of Calabar (UNICAL) wishes to inform all the 2015/2016 session graduating students that following the announcement of the 30th Convocation ceremony which is scheduled to hold on the 8th to 11th of march 2017, they are to take note of the following;

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

INTERDENOMINATIONAL SERVICE

Date: Wednesday, 8th March, 2017
Event: Interdenominational Church Service
Venue: UNICAL International Conference Centre
Time: 10:00am


PRESS CONFERENCE

Date: Thursday, 9th March, 2017
Event: Press Conference/Briefing by the Vice Chancellor
Venue: Council Chambers
Time: 10:00am


CONVOCATION LECTURE

Date: Friday, 10th March, 2017
Venue: Unical International Conference Centre
Time: 10:00am
Guest Lecturer: High Chief Eugene Akeh Former Director General, NIMET
Topic: “ICT in the Service of Weather: The Nigerian Environment, Application and Research”
Event B: Convocation Command Performance and Cocktail
Venue: Chinue Achebe Arts Theatre
Time: 7:00pm
Title of play: “NIGERIANA” BY Arnold Udoka


CONVOCATION Date: Saturday, 11th March, 2017
Event A: Inspection/Commissioning of Projects
Time: 9:30am
Event B: Convocation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Higher Degrees, Honorary Doctorate Degrees and Presentation of Prizes
Venue: Abraham Ordia Stadium
Time: 11:00am 2:00pm Endowment Fund Launching for the completion of Engineering Faculty and Construction of a new Medical Centre
Event C: Convocation Luncheon
Venue: UNICAL Hotel Conference Centre
Time: 3:00pm

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INFORMATION TO GRADUANDS

Academic Gowns
Gowns are to be obtained from Faculty Officers on the payment of a deposit of 5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira only). A refund of 1,000.00 (one Thousand, naira only) will be made on return of the gown. Gowns not returned by March 14 2017 will attract a fine of 1,000.00 (one Thousand naira only) per day. Defaulters will have their Certificates withheld or and reported to their places of NYSC primary assignment.

For Graduate School Graduands, the following will apply:

  • Outright Purchase of Academic Gowns:
  • Ph.D New Gown = 35,000.00 each Old Gown = 30,000 each
  • Masters Outright purchase = 25,000
  • Hiring of Graduate Gowns Post Graduate Diplomas (PGD) = 10,000.00 only Masters = 15,000.00 only

Invitation Cards to Parents/Guardians

Two invitation cards per graduand will be issued by the Faculty Officer. Each Graduand is entitled to two guests.

PROCESSION

  • Graduands are to be fully robbed and seated at Abraham Ordia Sports stadium by 9.30am. Graduands who are not robbed will not be allowed into the convocation venue.
  • Nobody including graduands and their parents/guardians will be allowed into the convocation venue after 10am.
  • Only accredited photographers will be allowed into the stadium
  • All small scale business operators, including photographers, video operators, food/drink vendors, clothes/shoes retailers etc wishing to do business on campus on the said day are to pay N2,000.00 only to any Commercial bank with UNICAL CBN Remita A/C no 0050217461078 from Monday 6th March, 2017 obtain a teller and forward same to the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) for the issuance of receipts for such payments.
  • Other interested business operators will pay between N50,000 – N250,000.00 as the case maybe into the aforementioned account.
  • All vehicles entering the campus on that day will pay N500.00 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 embarrassment.
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The University of Calabar administration looks forward to welcoming all her well-wishers to the Convocation ceremonies.

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