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Unilorin bars graduates without first class from attending Convocation

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) says it will hold its 36th Convocation from October 15, this year, with plans to bar graduates without first-class degrees from attending the ceremony.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Kunle Akogun, the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, on Sunday in Ilorin.

Akogun explained that it would be the institution’s 36th Convocation ceremony to be held at the Main Auditorium.

According to him, the convocation programme will commence on Oct. 15, with a special Juma’at service at the University Central Mosque by 1.30 p.m.

He said that this would be followed on Oct. 17, with an Interdenominational Church Service at St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy at the Main Campus by 9.00 a.m.

Akogun stated that the main events of the ceremony would formally commence on Oct. 18, with the Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing at the University’s Auditorium by 10 a.m.

He stated that attendance at the main convocation event on Oct. 23, would be restricted to only graduands with 1st Class Degree Honours, Prize winners and Doctoral Awardees.

Akokun stressed that “hence, entry into the Main Auditorium will be strictly by invitation cards”.

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