UNIZIK 13th Convocation Events and Notice To Graduands

UNIZIK 13th Convocation Events Notice. This is to inform the 2017/2018 Graduands of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Parents/Guardians, Alumni of the University and the Public that activities marking the 13th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the award of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, and Award of Honorary Degree will take place from Monday, 6th to Friday, 10th May, 2019.


Details of the activities which will commence on Monday, 6th May, 2019 are as follows:


1. Monday, 6th May, 2019

a) The Vice-Chancellor’s Press Conference

Venue: Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Time: 9.30a.m – 10.30 a.m.


b) Interdenominational Service

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 11.00 a.m.


2. Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

a) Research Fair

Special Guest of Honour

Professor Julius Okojie, OON

Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC)

Venue: Chike Okoli Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies

Time: 9.00 a.m.


b) Presentation of Prizes to the best graduating students

Time: 2.00 pm

Venue: University Auditorium


3. Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

Convocation Lecture by the former Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Senator (DR) Ken Nnamani, GCON


Chairman, Convocation Lecture.

Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)


Topic: National Integration, Peace and Development

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 1.00 p.m.


4. Thursday, 9th May 2019


Award of First Degree

Venue: Convocation Arena

Time: 11.00 a.m.


5. Friday, 10th May 2019

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 Higher Degrees, Honorary Degrees, and Installation of Emeriti Professors

Venue: Convocation Arena

Time: 11.00 a.m.



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 T-shirt and cap




First Degree – N11,000

Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diplomas – N16,000

Ph.D. – If the Graduand wants to purchase the academic gown (including all the above items) as listed in a-e) – N51,000

Ph.D. – if the Graduand wants to hire academic gown (including the above items as listed in a-e) above – N26,000

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 and Departments.


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 6th May 2019.


VI. All hired academic outfits/gowns should be returned by the Graduands to their respective collection points not later than Wednesday 15th May 2019. Gowns returned after that date will attract a penalty.


VII. All Graduands are to assemble at the School of Postgraduate Studies (Opposite the Convocation Arena) by 9.30 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.



All payments to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka should be made through the following procedure:

• Log into Remrita.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 the 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 and make payments.

• Payment will begin on Monday 15th April 2019



1. Luggage 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.

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