11th Convocation Ceremonies

This is to inform the 2015/2016 Graduands of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Parents/Guardians, Alumni of the University and the Public that activities marking the 11th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the award of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, Presentation of Prizes and Award of Honorary Degree will take place from Monday, 13th to Friday, 17th March, 2017.

Details of the activities which will commence on Monday, 13th March, 2017 are as follows:

1. Monday, 13th March, 2017
Interdenominational Service
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 11.00 a.m.

2. a) Tuesday, 14th March, 2017
The Vice-Chancellor’s Press Conference
Venue: Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Time: 11.00 a.m.

b) Presentation of Prizes to the best graduating students
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: University Auditorium

3. Wednesday, 15th March, 2017
Convocation Lecture by the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Mni
Topic: National Unity, Governance and the Right Against Corruption
Venue: University Auditorium
Time: 1.00 p.m.

4. Thursday, 16th March, 2017
Award of First Degree
Venue: Convocation Arena
Time: 11.00 a.m.

5. Friday, 17th March, 2017
a) Commissioning of newly completed projects by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor to Nnamdi Azikiwe University or his representative.

b) Award of Postgraduate and Honorary Degrees
Venue: Convocation Arena
Time:11.00 a.m.

NOTICE TO ALL GRADUANDS
Graduands are please requested to note the following:
1. It is mandatory for all Graduands to pay for the following items irrespective of attendance to the Convocation Ceremony

a) Order of Proceedings
b) Academic Outfits
c) Certificate Scrolls
d) UNIZIK Handbook
e) UNIZIK Tshirt and cap

CONVOCATION FEES

 First Degree -N10,000.00
 Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diplomas – N15,000.00
 Ph.D. – If the Graduand wants to purchase the academic gown
(Including all the above items) as listed in I (a-e) – N50, 000.00
 Ph.D. – if the Graduand wants to hire academic gown (including the above items as listed in I (a-e) above – N25,000.00

I. All Graduands are expected to dress in full appropriate wear (i.e. suit, shirt and tie for men and skirt suit/skirt and blouse or gown for ladies) or full national dress.
II. Academic outfits for all first degree Graduands will be collected at the Faculties.
III. Academic outfits/materials for Higher Degrees will be collected at the School of Postgraduate Studies.
IV. Graduands must present evidence of payment before they can collect Convocation materials.
V. Collection of Convocation materials commences on Monday, 13th March, 2017.
VI. All hired academic outfits/gowns should be returned by the Graduands to their respective collection points not later than Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Gowns returned after that date will attract penalty.
VII. All Graduands are to assemble at the School of Postgraduate Studies (Opposite the Convocation Arena) by 9.00 a.m. for the commencement of Procession each day.
VIII. It is compulsory for all Graduands to participate in the academic procession and to put on the approved academic regalia.

MODE OF PAYMENT
All payments to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka should be made through the following procedure:
• Log into Remitta.net
• Click on Pay a Federal Government Agency
• Under the name of MDA type Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
• Click on Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
• Go to name of Service purpose and click on box
• Select Convocation fees, fill out the required information
• Print out or copy the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number
• Take the RRR number to any bank of your choice nation -wide and make payments.
• Payment will begin on Monday, 20th Feb. 2017

SECURITY NOTICE:
1. Luggages and bags will not be allowed into the Convocation Arena.
2. Parking lots are designated and can only be used on presentation of parking card and invitation card
3. University Security Personnel and other Security Agencies will direct all Vehicles to the designated parking lots.
4. No form of hawking of any item will be allowed near the Convocation Arena
5. For further inquiries please send email to info@unizik.edu.ng
You are sincerely welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

DR. IKE H. ISIDIENU, FCAI
Registrar