Activities for the 17th Convocation ceremony of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka will kickoff on Monday, 4th December 2023 at the Awka Campus of the institution.
The convocation will be the last that Prof Charles Esimone will attend as Vice Chancellor of the institution. Sources said arrangements have been put in place to make the event a grand one before the VC leaves next year, just as the institution plans to showcase his numerous achievements.
The programme of event made available to the media by the Public Relations Unit of the institution reveals that UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS, will have a University wide broadcast on the achievement thus far scheduled to hold from 10am on the official University’s award winning Radio Station, UNIZIK 94.1 FM Radio, this would be closely followed by an Interdenominational Service by 12noon at the University Auditorium.
There will be a Pioneer University Hall-of-Fame Honour and Award Ceremony scheduled to hold at the University Auditorium by 10am on Tuesday, 5th December 2023 closely followed by Presentation of Prizes to the Best Graduating Student of the institution by 12noon.
A convocation lecture on the topic, “Mainstreaming Uncertainty,” will hold on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 by 9am at the University Auditorium to be delivered by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, CON, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Niger, Umunya, Anambra State.
On Thursday, 7th of December 2023, the Vice-Chancellor will commission completed projects at Nnewi, Neni and Agulu from 8am while Award of First Degrees to the Graduands will commence by 11am at the Convocation Arena of the Awka Campus. The VC will commission completed projects at Awka Campus on Friday, 8th December 2023 from 8am while Awards of Higher Degree, Honorary Degree and Installation of Emeritus Professors is expected to hold at the Convocation Arena from 11am to climax events and activities of the 17th convocation ceremony.