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OAU 40th Convocation Ceremony Date & Programmes 2014


Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU), Ile-Ife 40th convocation ceremony date & schedule of events have been released. The programmes, including procedure for collection of convocation gowns (academic robes) by graduands are also included. All graduates of OAU who are going to take part in this convocation are hereby informed.

2014 Obafemi Awolowo University Convocation Ceremony Announcement

The general public is hereby invited to the 40thConvocation Ceremonies of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, scheduled to hold from Wednesday, 10thto Friday 12thDecember, 2014 with the following highlights:
OAU 40th Convocation Ceremony Programmes/Events
Wednesday, 10thDecember, 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, 11thDecember, 2014

1.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
1.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, 12thDecember, 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 N6,500.00inclusiveof the OAU Alumni Advancement levy of N1,500.00.
(ii) Higher Degrees
All graduands are required to pay convocation charges of N8,500.00inclusiveof 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, 1stDecember, 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.

We congratulate all graduands and their parents; and wish them the very best as they prepare for their service year (NYSC)and their respective careers in the nearest future.

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