Following the announcement of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN 9th convocation ceremony programme of events, the authorities of the university released some important information to all graduands.
Information To Graduands.
A. All those who have completed their programmes and have been cleared for Convocation are to sign for and receive academic gowns and guest invitation cards from their respective Study Centres with effect from 17th March, 2020.
1. Undergraduates are to collect the accompanying hoods at the Abuja Model Study Centre, Dutsen Alhaji Junction, Kubwa Expressway, while Postgraduate students are to collect theirs at the Wuse II Study Centre, 5 Dar Es Salaam Street, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II,Abuja , from 10:00 a.m. on 13th March, 2020.
2. They are required to present the following for sighting at the points of collection of the items:
i. Evidence of payment of a fee of Fifteen Thousand (N15,000.00) for the use of academic gowns and Convocation Register.
ii. A duly completed and authenticated clearance form issued at the Study Centre. The sum of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000.00) will be refunded upon the return of the academic gowns and hoods to the respective Study Centres.
Please note that both items must be returned not later than 23rd March, 2020 from 9.00 a.m. Failure to return the gowns and hoods by the prescribed date shall attract a fine of N1,000.00 per day.
B. Graduands are requested to assemble at designated location(s) at the Convocation Arena on Saturday, 21st March, 2020 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. They must be
fully robed and on a queue according to their Faculties.
NO ONE, INCLUDING GRADUANDS AND THEIR PARENTS/ GUARDIANS, WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE VENUE AFTER 9:00 A.M.
C. Commercial photographers/video operators are requested to register to obtain clearance for operation. They are to register at the under-listed location between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m from Thursday 19th March, 2020:
All Graduating Students must wear the prescribed academic gowns. Security officers will strictly enforce the “No gown, No entry” policy.
i. No form of luggage or handbags will be allowed at the arena. Graduands are advised, without exception, to comply with this directive.
ii. To access the Convocation Arena, each graduand is required to present a tally which bears his/her Faculty name and a number. The tally will be distributed at the entrance on
a “first-come-first-served” basis.
iii. It is a breach of security to find a graduand seated in the Arena without a tally assigned to him/her. All guests of the University (properly identified with their invitation cards) are to be seated not later than 9.30 a.m.
iv. Parking lots have been provided for use at the Convocation venue. Guests are to park their cars in areas indicated in their invitation cards.
Graduands are hereby informed that Certificates will be ready for collection in June, 2020 in the following order:
i. Faculty of Management Sciences
ii. Faculty of Social Sciences & Faculty of Sciences
iii. Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, CEMBA/CEMPA, ASCON GRADUANDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE CONVOCATION VENUE BEFORE THE END OF THE CEREMONY. GRADUANDS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO COMPLY WITH THESE ARRANGEMENTS.
Generating Remita for Payment.
Graduating Students will pay CONVOCATION Register and Gowns FEE of N15,000.
Upon return of the Convocation gown in good condition, within the stipulated time, a refund of N5,000 will be made into the Student’s bank account.
The payment of the N 15,000 should be strictly for the gowns/hoods and CONVOCATION Register and made thus:
a) Logon to remita
b) Pay a Federal Government Agency
c) Type in National Open University of Nigeria
d) Select Miscellaneous.
e) Description: Type reason for payment e.g CONVOCATION and REGISTRATION FEE, Project balance, Result Verification, JAMB regularization, e.t.c.
f) Name of Student and Matric Number e.g ( John Doe NOU1000000000)
g) Phone number
h) E mail address
i) Select bank branch
j) Take the RRR to any Commercial bank for payment.
k) Ensure to collect the RRR receipt from the bank which will be presented at the respective Study Centres.