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UNILAG Announces Dates for 51st Convocation Ceremony

By Abdulafeez Olaitan, UNILAG

Management of the  University of Lagos has scheduled its 51st Convocation Ceremony to take place between June 30 to July 9, 2021.

The ceremony is for the graduating set of 2019. Recall that the ceremony was called off in 2019 as a result of an internal crisis in the institution’s then Governing Council.

June 30th, 2021 has been set aside for a pre-convocation news conference that will herald activities lined up for the 51st Convocation Ceremony.

Rehearsals for the ceremony would take place on July 1st across various faculties and at the School of Post Graduate Studies and the Distance Learning Institute (DLI).

A special Jumat Service would hold on Friday, July 2nd while a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, July 4th.

This would be followed by a Convocation Lecture on Monday July 5th, together with an Opening of Exhibition and Commissioning of Projects.

On Tuesday July 6th, there would be a congregation for the award of first degree, diploma certificates and prizes to graduating students of the Faculties of Education, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Sciences and Sciences.

The same would apply to the Faculties of Law, Engineering, Management Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences Dental Science, Pharmacy and DLI on Wednesday, July 7th. That for the Post-Graduate Degrees and Masters would also hold on the same day.

On Friday, July 9th, University of Lagos 51st Convocation Ceremony would be brought to an end by a Special Recognition and Service Award Ceremony.


Abdulafeez Olaitan is the Campus Ambassador for Unilag. He is a writer who served as a delegate of Austria in ECOSOC committee at the 2020 IBMUN conference. Olaitan enjoys collecting quotations and astrophotos.

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