Prof. Wole Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka

The stage is now set for the hosting of the University’s 26th Convocation Ceremony to Award Academic and Honorary Degrees. Two eminent personalities Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and a renowned Historian, Professor Toyin Falola will be conferred with honorary Degrees.

According to the programme of activities lined up for the ceremony and signed by the Registrar, Dr. ‘Bola Adekola, the Seven (7) days event will start on Friday, November 16, 2018 with a Jumat Service at the University Mosque by 1.00pm.

The ceremony continues on Sunday, November 18, 2018 with an Interdenominational Church Service at the University Chapel by 9.30a.m. while a Press Conference is slated for 10.00am at Senate Chamber.

Commissioning of projects will follow the Press Conference on the same day by 12 Noon at different sites.

Come Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20 and 21, 2018, Research and Agricultural Fair will hold at FUNAAB Ceremonial Building at 10.00a.m.

Intellectual discourse will take the centre stage on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 when the Convocation Lecture will hold by 2.00pm at the Ceremonial Building.

Renowned Historian, Professor Toyin Falola of the Department of History, University of Texas, USA will deliver the Convocation Lecture titled, “Food and Us, Poverty, Policies and Politics” under the Chairmanship of Professor Anthony Ijaola Asiwaju, Emeritus Professor, University of Lagos.

Prof. Toyin Falola

Prof. Toyin Falola

Chancellor’s Cocktail in honour of the Convocation Lecturer follows immediately by 3.00pm at FUNAAB Ceremonial Building Auditorium.

Convocation Ceremony will climax the week long event on Thursday, November 22, 2018 with Conferment of first Degrees by 10.00am at FUNAAB Ceremonial Building Auditorium.

The conferment of Postgraduate and Honorary Degrees at 9.00am on Friday 23rd November 2018 at FUNAAB Ceremonial Building Auditorium will end the week-long activities commemorating the ceremony.

The Convocation Ceremony is the first to be presided over by Professor Felix Kolawole Salako in his capacity as the Sixth Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University.

It is also the first that some Principal Officers, Professor Morenike Dipeolu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Lateef Sanni, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) and the University Librarian, Dr. Fehintola Onifade are attending in their official capacity.

The University held the last 23rd, 24th and 25th Combined Convocation Ceremonies on October 20 and 21, 2017 under the then Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin.