ABUAD 9th Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events 2021

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti [ABUAD] 9th Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events for the Award of Degrees and Honorary Degrees and 12th Founder’s Day Celebration for 2021 Session.

This is to inform all Parents, Guardians, Staff, Students and the General Public that the 12th Founder’s Day Celebration and 9th Convocation Ceremonies of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) has been scheduled to hold as follows:

ABUAD 9th Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021
  • Special Thanksgiving Service
  • Venue: Alfa Belgore Hall
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Ministering: Bishop Timothy Yahaya, Bishop of Kaduna Anglican Dioceses.

Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Pre- Convocation Press Conference.
  • Venue: Talent Discovery Centre
  • Time: 10.00am
  • Speaker: The Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • CPN Induction/Oath-taking Ceremony for ABUAD Computer Science Students.
  • Venue: Owolabi Hall.
  • Time: 12noon
  • Sporting Activities 
  • Venue: Sports pavilion
  • Time: 4:30- 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • NSE Induction/Oath-taking Ceremony for ABUAD Engineering Graduating Students.
  • Venue: Owolabi Hall
  • Time: 11:00am

Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Induction of Graduating Students into the Alumni Association of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti. Venue: Owolabi Hall
  • Time: 10:00am

Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Investiture of ABUAD Law Graduating Students as Associate Members of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
  • Venue: Owolabi Hall
  • Time: 10:00am.
  • Jumat Service
  • Venue: Owolabi Hall
  • Time: 1:00pm

Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Convocation Lecture by Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Professor of Animal Science and Executive Secretary of TETfund
  • Topic: University as Catalyst for Regional Economic Development
  • Venue: Alfa Belgore Hall
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Commissioning of:
Suleiman Elias Bogoro Centre
The Clinical Laboratory
Pharmacy Complex
ICT Complex, and
Founder’s Dinner
Venue: Alfa Belgore Hall
Time: 7:00pm

Sunday, 21 November, 2021

  • Convocation Ceremony
  • Award of Degrees and Honorary Degrees to deserving members of the society who have impacted humanity through their different callings:
  • His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja ll, Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)
  • His Royal Majesty, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Aladesanmi lll, JP, CON. Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)
  • His Royal Highness, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa)
  • His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, FNSE, FNIAE. Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)



Subsequent to the above, there is a need to get your Convocation gown across to you.

Kindly select your most preferred center amongst the listed as your collection point.

Take note of the following instructions:

a. Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students who have graduated and are not indebted to the University are eligible for the 2020/2021 Convocation and shall be allowed to fill this form.

b. You shall have access to collect your gown from the center you select.

c. This form shall filled and submitted.

d. Date and time for the collection of Convocation Gowns shall be communicated.

e. Kindly log on to your portal and complete the form.

NB: The return of Academic gowns and collection of Certificates, Student's Project Copy, Alumni Souvenir shall commence immediately after the Convocation after clearance from the relevant Departments/units.

ABUAD Certificates Collection Requirements and Guidelines

All 2020/2021 Graduands, please note that the following MUST BE PRESENTED at the various collection Centres before the issuance of Degree Certificates.

  • A copy of your CLEARANCE FORM.
  • O'LEVEL CERTIFICATE (Original for sighting and Photocopy for submission). Note: this must be the Certificate and not Result Slip.
  • CONVOCATION GOWN (if collected): Convocation gowns shall only be received if returned in good condition. Any damage done to the gown shall attract financial penalty of Fifty Thousand Naira (#50,000) .


  • MBBS Graduands who collected University’s Laboratory Coats during induction, must pay the sum of Twenty-five thousand Naira (#25,000).
  • Collection of Certificates by Proxy shall only be allowed if the Authorized Person presents a letter of Authority (duly signed by the Student), Convocation gown (if collected) and other required documents as stated above.


Students coming for the 12th Founder’s Day and 9th Convocation Ceremonies should note the following guidelines regulating participation in the events:

  • Approval has been given that all graduating students should return to school on Saturday, November 13,, 2021
  • Thanksgiving service is on Sunday, November 14, 2021
  • All graduating students must reside on campus while the ceremonies last, there shall be no going in and out for whatever reason during their stay on campus
  • All graduating students, their parents, and their visitors will be required to undergo COVID19 antibody test at their own expenses on entry into the campus
  • While coming for clearance, graduating students are expected to fulfil the following conditions
  • Come with original O’Level certificates and photocopy (ies).
  • Evidence of full payment of all school-fees, PTCF fees etc.
  • Graduating students should be modest in their dressing and abide by rules guiding physical appearance on campus.
  • Punctuality to all programmes is mandatory.
  • All graduated students shall leave the campus unfailingly on Monday, November 22, 2021.
  • Absolute compliance is hereby solicited.