ABU’s 43rd Convocation Ceremony: Dates, Guests, and Ceremony Highlights

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), a beacon of knowledge and educational excellence, cordially announces its 43rd Convocation Ceremony, set to unfold from Friday, 26th to Saturday, 27th January 2024. This significant event marks the culmination of years of hard work for the graduating class and the university’s commitment to advancing the frontiers of learning.

Prelude to the Milestone: The Convocation Lecture

The ceremonies commence with the Pre-Convocation Lecture scheduled for 4 pm at Mammam Kontagora Square, Main Campus, ABU Zaria on Friday, 26th January 2024. The lecture, aptly titled “This is your Time: Set Forth in Confidence and with Haste,” will be delivered by the distinguished Donald Duke, CON, former Governor of Cross River State.

The Main Event: Conferring of Degrees and Honours

The highlight of the convocation, the award of Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Honorary Degrees, will take place at the prestigious Mammam Kontagora Square, Main Campus, ABU Zaria on Saturday, 27th January 2024 at 10:00 am.

A Gathering of Distinguished Guests

ABU is honoured to host Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, the President of Nigeria, as the Special Guest of Honour. Joining the auspicious ceremony is Senator Uba Sani, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, serving as the Chief Host. The esteemed Malam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, CFR, the Emir of Zazzau, will grace the event as the Royal Father of the Day.

A Call to the Graduating Class

Graduands are encouraged to liaise with their respective faculties for the collection of academic gowns starting from Monday, 22nd January 2024. This formality is an integral part of the preparation for the convocation, symbolising the transition from students to esteemed alumni.

Final Thoughts

Professor Kabiru Bala, the Vice-Chancellor of ABU, extends a warm invitation to all graduands, parents, guardians, and members of the public to partake in the Convocation Ceremony. This momentous occasion not only celebrates the achievers of today but also inspires the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

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