The Vice- Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun on behalf of the staff and senate hereby informs all Graduands, Parents/Guardians, University Community and the General Public to the 21st Convocation Ceremonies as follows:
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
A.) Day 1 – Thursday, 16th March, 2017
1.) Convocation Press Conference:
Venue: 3-in- I Conference Hall, Faculty of Education, Ojo, Lagos
B.) Day 2 – Friday, 17th March, 2017
2.) Special Jumat Service:
Venue: University Mosque, Ojo,
C.) Day 3 – Sunday, 19th March, 2017
3.) Special Thanksgiving Service:
Venue: University Chapel (Chapel of Light), Ojo, Lagos
Time: 10:00am prompt
D.) Day 4 – Monday, 20th March, 2017
4.) Coconut Breaking Festival:
Venue: Badagry Gate Entrance,
Time: 9:30am prompt
5.) Command Performance by the Department of Theatre Arts and Music:
Convocation Play Title: “The Spirit of Lagos” Written by Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola & directed by Dr. Sola Fosudo
E.) Day 5 – Tuesday, 21st March, 2017
6.) Convocation Lecture Topic:
Beyond Education: Bridging the Gap for Graduate Employability
Convocation Lecturer: Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, Managing Director/Chief Executive, UACN Property Development Company, PLC
Venue: University Auditorium Complex, Ojo Lagos
F.) Day 6 – Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017
7.) Award of First Degrees and Diplomas in all Faculties and Induction of Alumni:
Venue: University Auditorium Complex, Ojo, Lagos
G.) Day 7- Thursday, 23rd March, 2017
8.) Commissioning of:
- The New Senate Building
- Students’ Arcade
- Ground Breaking Ceremony of 6000 capacity LASU Ultra-Modern Hostel Facilities by His Excellency, Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi AMBODE – 9:00am
- Graduands’ Procession – 9:30am
- Academic Procession – 9:45am
- Award of Higher AND Honorary Doctorate Degrees and -Conferment of Rank of Distinguished Professor- 10:00am
- Venue: University Auditorium Complex, Ojo, Lagos
Notice to Graduands
Graduands are required to pay the sum of Ten Thousand Naira [N 10,000.00] only, into designated bank below:
- Bank: Sterling
- Account Number: 0006594081
- Account Name: LASU Third Party
Invitation cards, Notice AND Convocation Package will thereafter be issued on the presentation of receipt of payment.
Note: A refundable fee of Two Thousand Naira (N2,000:OO) only will be made to graduands on return of the Academic Gown.
Academic Gown should be returned immediately, after the Ceremony OR latest by Monday, 27th March, 2017, after which the refundable fee of Two Thousand Naira [N2,000:00] only, will be paid to graduands at the Bursary on the presentation of clearance, obtained at the Faculties;
Any graduand who holds on to the academic attire beyond “Monday, 27th March, 2017”, will be liable to a fine of Five Hundred Naira [N500:00] only, for each day of default. Also, any graduand who loses OR damages the academic attire would pay a sum of Ten Thousand, Three Hundred Naira [N I 0,300;00] only as replacement fee.
Postgraduate Graduands [Ph.D Only) are required to pay a sum of Thirty- Five Thousand(N35,000:00) Naira only, into the above account number for procuring the University Academic Gown.
First degree graduands are to move the tassels of their caps from right to left at a point during the ceremony, when the Vice Chancellor declares; “I admit you all”. This signifies their admission into the body of Graduates of Lagos State University (LASU).
Higher degree recipients should put on their caps, with the tassels placed at the left hand side, since they already have their first degrees.
ALL graduands should seek the assistance of Faculty Officers to ensure that the hood and cap are properly worn, with the tassels (cords) of the cap positioned to the right,
Female graduands are expected to show courtesy when they shake hands with the Vice-Chancellor, while male graduands bow, but should NOT remove their caps.
Parents/Guardians and Invited Guests are advised to be seated NOT later than 9.00 a.m. on each day.
(Graduands Should please read the following carefully)
Graduands are to Join the Convocation Procession by 9.30a.m.
Graduands in each Faculty are expected to be seated in the sections provided for them in the University Auditorium Complex. The Convocation package comprising:
- Convocation brochure (I copy each)
- Academic Gown; AND
- Leather Certificate Folder
Will be given to graduands by their “respective Faculty Officers OR Secretary to the Postgraduate School, for Higher Degrees as the case may be:
Unauthorized movements and taking of photographs will not be allowed during the Convocation Ceremonies. Graduands are therefore advised in their own interest to complete such activity before coming into the University Auditorium OR wait till after the ceremony. Any graduand who leaves his/her seat while the ceremony is on will NOT be allowed to return to the Auditorium. This is to ensure Orderliness during the Convocation Ceremonies.
Graduands and invited Guests under the canopy outside the Auditorium are requested to be orderly and rise to their feet as the Academic Procession enters AND leaves the Convocation venue.
Graduands should be properly robed; and are also advised to conform to the colour prescribed for their Faculties.
All graduands are required to immediately commence and complete the process of their clearance in their respective College/Schools/Faculties before the ceremony, in order to facilitate the collection of their degree certificates on the day of Convocation.
The Vice Chancellor congratulates all Honorary Doctorate Degree Awardees, Distinguished Professor, Graduands, Parents/Guardians, Stakeholders and the entire University Community on the occasion of the 21st Convocation Ceremony of the University.
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