ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 6TH CONVOCATION CEREMONIES AND CHANGE OF NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

Announcement of the 6th Convocation Ceremonies and Change of Name of The Institution

Announcement of the 6th Convocation Ceremonies and Change of Name of The Institution

The Vice-Chancellor of Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, (formerly Kogi State University, Anyigba), Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche, on behalf of the Governing Council, Senate and Congregation, wishes to inform members of the academia, graduands, parents, guardians and the general public, that the 6th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the Award of First Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Higher Degrees and Conferment of Honorary Degrees will hold as follows:

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, 27TH JANUARY, 2022.

A. Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing

TIME:     10.00am

VENUE:  University Auditorium

B. Convocation Lecture

Convocation Lecturer: Professor Yakubu Aboki Ochefu, FHSN, MNAL, Secretary General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU)

TOPIC:              Education and Security Challenges in Nigeria

TIME:                4:00pm

VENUE:            University Auditorium

FRIDAY, 28TH JANUARY, 2022.

Convocation Ceremonies for the Award of First Degrees in the faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences

TIME:             10: 00am (Graduands and Invited Guests are to be seated by 9:30am)

VENUE:         University Stadium.

SATURDAY, 29 JANUARY, 2022.

A. Commissioning of Projects by:

1. His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi State and Visitor to the University;

2.  Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trustfund (TETFUND), Abuja; and

3. Professor Ibrahim Hussaini Doko, Director General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Abuja.

TIME: 10:00am

B. Convocation Ceremonies for the Award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Higher Degrees in the faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and conferment of Honorary Degrees.

TIME:           11.00 am (Graduands and Invited Guests are to be seated by 10.30am)

VENUE:        University Auditorium.

NOTICE TO GRADUANDS

Each graduand is allowed a maximum of 2 guests at the venues of the Convocation. Payment for Academic Gowns commences immediately. Graduands should start collecting academic gowns and invitation cards from their Faculty Officers as from Monday, 24th January, 2022.

PAYMENTS

All payments should be made to Kogi State University Convocation Account Number 0084932652 at Union Bank, PLC. Appropriate University receipts should be obtained from Bursary Department prior to the collection of Convocation materials, including:

  1. Academic Gowns for First Degree Graduands – N5,000.00
  2. Academic Gowns for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degrees Graduands  – N10, 000.00
  • Hiring of Academic Gowns by PhD Graduands   – N15,000.00
  • Purchase of Academic Gowns by PhD Gradunds before the Convocation – N50,000.00
  • Purchase of Academic Gowns by PhD Graduands after the Convocation   – N60,000.00
  • Purchase of Order of Proceedings – N5, 000.00
  • Sale of Order of Proceedings to Persons other than Graduands – N10,000.00

GENERAL NOTICE

ONLY duly accredited journalists (reporters, photographers and video cameramen) will be allowed to operate within and around the Convocation Arenas. Such persons MUST have registered with the Public Relations Unit, Room 002, Senate Building, latest by the close of work on Wednesday, 26th January, 2022.

CHANGE OF UNIVERSITY NAME

The Vice-Chancellor wishes to formally inform the general public that Kogi State University, Anyigba, is now known and called Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba. The change followed the successful passage into Law of the Bill “to Repeal and Re-enact the Law to Establish Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba” by the Kogi State House of Assembly and assented to by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello.

The University is renamed in honour of her founding father, the first democratically elected Executive Governor of Kogi State, late Prince Abubakar Audu.

Regulatory bodies and development partners such as National Universities Commission (NUC), Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), the Tertiary Education Trustfund (TETFUND), National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), other agencies of government, international development agencies, non-governmental organisations and the general public are to, please, note.

Signed:

Alhaji Nuhu Ahmodu Ahmed

Registrar & Secretary to Council

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