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UNICAL Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events [33rd Ceremony]

UNICAL Convocation 2020: The Programme of Events for the University of Calabar (UNICAL) 33rd Convocation Ceremony have been released. We will also share some information exclusively for UNICAL graduands. See details below.

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Allschool is pleased to inform the public that the University of Calabar (UNICAL) convocation ceremony have been scheduled to hold from 10th – 14th March 2020.

Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff, and Students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) cordially invites the General public to the 33rd Convocation Ceremony for the conferment of Diplomas, First Degrees, Higher Degrees and award of Honorary Degrees and prizes to deserving graduands of the University for 2018/2019 academic year.

UNICAL Convocation Ceremony Schedule of Events.


Event: Press Conference by the Vice Chancellor
Venue: Council Chamber
Time: 9.00 a.m.


Event: Inter-Denominational Service
Venue: Unical International Conference Centre
Time: 10.00 a.m.


1st Event: Research Fair and Exhibitions
Venue: Tennis Court
Time: 10.00 a.m.

2nd Event: Convocation Lecture
Convocation Lecturer: Prof. Anthony Nyong
Director, Climate Change & Green Growth Development African Dev. Bank, Abidjan, Cote D’voire

Theme: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Implications for Climate Change & Africa’s Sustainable Development.

Venue: Unical International Conference Centre
Time: 2.00 p.m.

3rd Event: Cocktail/ Command Performance
Venue: Chinua Achebe Arts Theatre
Time: 6.00 p.m.


1st Event: Convocation for Diplomas, First Degrees/Induction into Unical Alumni
Venue: Abraham Ordia Stadium
Time: 10.00 a.m.

2nd Event: Luncheon
Venue: Unical Hotel
Time: 4.00 p.m.

3rd Event: Alumni Activities
Venue: Unical Hotel
Time: 7.00 p.m.


1st Event: Commissioning of Projects
Time: 9 a.m.

2nd Event: Convocation for the Award of Higher Degrees/Conferment of Honorary Degrees/Induction into Unical Alumni/Endowment fund launching.
Time: 10.00 a.m.
Venue: Abraham Ordia Stadium

Still on the UNICAL Convocation 2020, let’s show you the important information exclusively for 2018/2019 graduands of the University.

Information to UNICAL Graduands

Academic Gowns: Gowns are to be obtained from Faculty Officers on the payment of a deposit of N4,000.00 (Four Thousand Naira only). A refund of N1,000.00(One Thousand Naira) will be made on the return of the Gown.

Gowns not returned by March 18, 2020 will attract a fine of N1,000,00 per day.

For Graduate School graduands, the following will apply:

  1. Outright purchase of Academic Gowns:
    • Ph.D = 59,500.00 each
    • Masters = N30,000.00 each
  2. Hiring of Graduate Gowns
    • PGD = N12,500.00

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. 

Invitation Cards to Parents/Guardians: Two invitation cards will be issued to every Graduand by the Faculty Officers. Each Graduand is therefore entitled to two guests only.

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.

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.

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 33rd Convocation Ceremony.

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