UNICAL 34th Convocation Ceremony Schedule, March 2021

The University of Calabar, UNICAL has announced the date for 34th Convocation Ceremony of her graduands in the previous academic sessions. According to the memo released by the Authorities of the University, UNICAL 34th Convocation will commence from Tuesday 23rd March to Saturday 27th March 2021.

The 34th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Calabar is hereby announced for the benefit of the general public and for graduands of this University.  The ceremony which is for graduates up to and including the 2019/2020 session is as follows:


DAY 1: TUESDAY, 23RD   MARCH, 2021

Event:  Press Conference by the Vice Chancellor

Venue:  Council Chamber

Time:     10.00 a.m.


Event:  Inter-Denominational Service

Venue:  Unical International Conference Centre

Time:    10.00 a.m.

DAY 3:  THURSDAY, 25TH   MARCH, 2021

Event:  Research Fair and Exhibitions 

Venue: Tennis Court  

Time:   10.00 a.m.

DAY 4: FRIDAY, 26TH MARCH, 2021 

Event:  Convocation Lecture 

Topic:   “The National Question and the Challenges of Nationhood in Nigeria”. 

Convocation Lecturer:

     HE Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,

     Minister of Transport

     Venue:  Unical International Conference Centre

     Time:     12.00 noon


1st  Event :  Ground-Breaking Ceremony of

                    KAM-Wire ODL Building

      Time:  9.00 a.m.

 2nd Event: Convocation for the award of    

 Diplomas/First Degrees/Higher          Degrees/Conferment of Honorary Degree

 and Induction into Unical Alumni.

    Venue:  Abraham Ordia Stadium

    Time:     10.00 a.m.


(a)   Academic Gowns

Gowns to be obtained from the Faculty Officers of relevant Faculties on the payment of a deposit of N4,000.00.  A refund of N1,000.00 will be made on return of the gowns.  Gowns not returned by March 31, 2021 will attract a fine of N1,000,00 per day.

For Post Graduate School Graduands, the following will apply:

(1)    Outright Purchase of Academic Gowns

(i)  Ph.D gowns = N59,500.00  each 

(i)     Masters gowns = N30,000.00 each

(2) Hiring of Academic Gowns

                 Masters/PGDs gowns = N12,500.00 each

Please note that all academic gowns hired from the Graduate School must be returned within seven (7) days from the date of the convocation.  Defaulters will be sanctioned as appropriate.

(a)        Invitation Cards for Parents/Guardians

Two invitations cards per graduand will be issued by the Faculty Officers.  Each graduand is entitled to two guests.

(b)       Procession

The Convocation Procession will adhere strictly to the Keffi Protocol for the conduct of Convocation.

Graduands should robe and join the procession in their various Faculties.  Graduands who do not robe will not be allowed into the convocation grounds.  Photographers will not be allowed at the procession.  All photographs will be taken after the convocation.

(c)        Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards will be announced during the convocation.  Recipients will collect their awards/prize value on presentation of a letter of award at the University Bursary.

(d)       Alumni Membership Registration

Graduands will be expected to complete registration forms for alumni membership from their Faculty Officers and pay membership registration fee.

The University of Calabar administration looks forward to welcoming all her graduands/well-wishers to the 34th Convocation Ceremony.

For more information, please visit our website: http:www.unical.edu.ng.


             Gabriel O. Egbe, fcai


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