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Notice to Postgraduate Graduands on Submission of Gowns Deadline

Latest: UNILAG Notice to Postgraduate Graduands on Submission of Gowns Deadline

This is to inform Convocants who collected Convocation Gown from the School of Postgraduate Studies should note that submission ends on FRIDAY, 13TH AUGUST, 2021.

Please note that failure to submit on the DEADLINE attracts a fine of N20,000.00.

Earlier: UNILAG 51st Convocation Ceremony Postponed

The University of Lagos, UNILAG convocation ceremony for the 2018/2019 graduating students has been postponed. See details below.

The Management of the University of Lagos regrets to inform the general public that the 51st (2019) Convocation Ceremonies earlier scheduled to hold from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th March, 2020 have been postponed.

Any inconvenience occasioned by this postponement is highly regretted.


Oladejo Azeez, Esq.

Registrar and Secretary to Council,

University of Lagos.

PS: This post will be updated immediately new dates are announced.

Earlier: UNILAG 50th Convocation Ceremony: 271 Students to Bag First Class Degrees As 12,811 Students Graduate

The University of Lagos, UNILAG has disclosed that 12,811 students will graduate from the school during its 50th convocation ceremonies which is scheduled to hold from April 1st – April 5th, 2019. A total of 12,811 students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation. Seven thousand four hundred six will receive first degrees or diplomas, while 5,405 will receive postgraduate degrees.

271 students would be awarded first-class degrees, with 56 are from the Faculty of Engineering. 2,277 students would receive  second class upper degrees while  3,116  would get  second class lower degrees. 1,197 will receive  third-class degrees and 131 graduating with  pass degrees.

3 students emerge as best graduating students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.96. There names are Ogechi Ekeh from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Oluwaseyi Adeyeye from the Department of Insurance and Daniel Ogbechi from the Department of Business Administration.

Honorary doctorate degrees would be conferred on the founder of Zenith Bank, Mr Jim Ovia; former Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Lateef Okunnu; and  General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo  is expected to deliver the convocation lecture titled, ‘Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.

Earlier: UNILAG Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events: 

The University Community, the general public, parents, guardians and in particular the 2017/2018 graduating students are hereby informed of the Convocation Ceremonies which have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Event A: – Pre-Convocation Press Conference 
Addressed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS
Time: – 10.00 a.m.
Venue: – Senate Chamber, 2nd Floor, Senate House, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

Monday, 1st April 2019

Event A: Opening of Exhibition
Venue:  Senate Car Park, Opposite J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Time:  10.00 a.m.

Event B: Convocation Lecture
Guest Lecturer– His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON. Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Lecture Title “Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity”
Chairman:  Prince Arthur Eze
Venue:  J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Time: – 11.00 a.m.

Event C: – Luncheon with the Doyen
Venue:  Senate Lounge, 1st Floor Senate House
Time: – 2.00 p.m.

Event D: – Chancellor’s Reception 
Time:  7.00 p.m.
Venue:  Chancellor’s Lodge, University of Lagos, Main Campus, Akoka, Lagos.


Date: – Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

Event A: – Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and the Announcement of Prize winners for graduating students of Faculties of:
Morning Session Education and Social Sciences. (9.00 a.m.) 
Afternoon Session Arts, Environmental Sciences and Science. (1.00 p.m.) 
Venue: – J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Main Campus, Akoka, Lagos.

Event B: – Unilag Alumni Association Edutainment
Time:  6.00 p.m.
Venue:  Open Field Sports Centre, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.


Date: – Wednesday, 3rd April 2019


Event A: – Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and the announcement of Prize winners for graduating students of Faculties & Institute:

Morning Session Engineering, Law, Management Sciences (9.00 a.m.)
Afternoon Session Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical  Sciences, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, Distance Learning Institute (DLI) (1.00 p.m)
Venue:  J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos

Event B: – Alumni Reception
Time: – 6.00 p.m.
Venue:  Tolu Odugbemi Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka


Date: – Thursday, 4th April 2019

Event A: – Congregation for the Award of Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degrees of the School of Postgraduate Studies.
Venue:  J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos
Morning Session – 9.00 a.m.

Event A:  Congregation for the Award of PhD Degrees as well as Best Researcher Award of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees, Emeritus Professorship & Distinguished Professorship
Afternoon Session – 1.00 p.m.
Venue: – J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium

Event B: – Convocation Play
Time: – 6.00 p.m.
Venue: – J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos
based on Sophocles’ Oedipus and Ola Rotimi’s Odewale.
Directed by Dr. Lekan Balogun


Date: – Friday, 5th April 2019
Time: – 10.00 a.m.
Venue: – Jelili Omotola Hall, University of Lagos
Chairman: – Hon. Ousainou Darboe, Vice President of the Republic of Gambia.


Each graduating student is entitled to two invitation cards. The invitation cards and a complete set of the academic outfit made up of gown, hood, cap and scroll, would be available for collection on presentation of receipt/teller for payment at the College/School/Faculty/Institute as appropriate. Convocation Brochure and Academic outfit are to be collected at the various locations earlier mentioned. Graduants should attend the convocation at the time allotted to them.

N.B: Graduating Students are expected to complete their registration seven (7) days to the convocation ceremonies, indicate their interest to attend and comply with car park instructions.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS on behalf of the entire University community congratulates all graduating students. Please be assured that certificates would be ready for collection immediately after each ceremony upon the presentation of ALL necessary clearance.

Wishing you all blissful ceremonies.

UNILAG Convocation Academic Outfit, Brochures and Certificate Folder Collection Procedure

Payment procedure for ALL graduating students for the collection of Complete Academic Outfit (Gown, Hood & Cap), Certificate Folder and Convocation Brochure.

Academic Outfit First Degree Masters Degree, PGD, M.Phil Doctorate Degree
Convocation fees payable either in attendance or not N 10,000.00 N 15,000.00 N/A
Hiring of Academic Outfit N 5,000.00 N 5,000.00 N/A
Refundable fees on Hired Academic Outfit N 2,500.00 N 2,500.00 N/A
Outright Purchase of Academic Outfit N 15,000.00 N 20,000.00 N 40,000.00

Academic outfits should be returned on or before Friday, 15th, June, 2018. All graduants are expected to collect their certificates within three months after convocation. Failure to, collect will attract a demurrage of N50 per day.

Academic outfits will be available at the College, School of Postgraduate Studies, Faculties, and the Distance Learning institute.

Procedure for payment

Bank Account Name Platform
Graduating Students are to pay for academic outfit, brochures and certificates by accessing the University website (, complete the form under Unilag payment portal (student category).

Thereafter, students are to proceed to any bank of their choice with the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) generated, for payment as appropriate. Copies of bank teller and payment advice bearing bank confirmation should be taken to the Faculty for gown collection.

University of Lagos


Through Remita

Alumni Registration Fee to be paid into UNILAG Alumni Association:

United Bank for Africa (UBA) A/C: 1000034082

WEMA Bank Plc A/C: 0121188199

ECOBANK Plc A/C: 1962000847

ACCESS Bank Plc A/C: 0043655942

GTBANK Plc A/C: 0019787148

First Degree (N2,000.00); Postgraduate (N2,500.00)

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