Navigating the essential processes of graduation can be daunting. This comprehensive guide intends to streamline the process for the graduates of Federal University, Lokoja (FULOKOJA) for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic sessions.
1. Confirm Your Graduation Status
Graduates should commence by verifying their graduation status. The University has availed a list of graduates on its official website, fulokoja.edu.ng. It’s paramount to ensure that your name correctly appears on this list.
2. Understand the Convocation Fees
Regardless of your attendance at the convocation ceremony, there are obligatory fees to be settled:
For Undergraduate Students:
- Fee: N12,000.00
For Postgraduate Students:
- Hiring of Academic Gown: N5,000.00
- Order of Proceedings: N5,000.00
- Certificate: N15,000.00
- Alumni Association Fee: N5,000.00
- Total: N30,000.00
3. Collection of Convocation Gowns
Beginning on Monday, October 16th, 2023, graduates can collect their convocation gowns from their respective faculties. Ensure you present evidence of the appropriate charges’ payment upon collection. Furthermore, note that these academic gowns are available in limited quantities, adhering to a first-come, first-served policy. On the day of the convocation, certificates will be distributed at the individual faculties and the Postgraduate School, contingent upon the return of these gowns.
4. Caution for Lost Gowns
Should there be any unfortunate incident resulting in the loss of an academic gown, the ensuing charges for replacement are:
- For First-Degree Graduates: N25,000.00
- For Postgraduates: N35,000.00
This fee will need to be settled before the release of the graduation certificate.
5. Rehearsal for the Academic Procession
To ensure a seamless ceremony, graduates must partake in a rehearsal for the academic procession. This will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the Convocation Arena, Mini Stadium Felele, immediately succeeding the Research Fair.
6. Convocation Day Etiquette
It’s non-negotiable for attending graduates to partake in the academic procession and don the approved academic attire for the convocation ceremony.
7. Dress Code Protocol
Graduands should present themselves in a refined manner:
- Men: Suit, shirt, and tie.
- Women: Skirt and blouse, gown, or a dignified traditional attire.
8. Return of Hired Gowns
Ensure the timely return of borrowed academic gowns to the respective Faculty Officers. The deadline for this return is Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Any delay beyond this date incurs a penalty of N500.00 for each subsequent day.
9. Commencement of Payments
Payment procedures for the aforementioned convocation materials were initiated on Monday, October 9, 2023.
10. Payment Procedures
Graduands should efficiently navigate to their portal and generate an R for the remittance of the convocation fee.
In conclusion, this guide hopes to ease the transition for the proud graduates of Federal University, Lokoja (FULOKOJA). Remember, preparation is key to ensuring a memorable convocation ceremony.
All the best in your pursuit!