The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Akii Ibhadode, FAS, on behalf of Council, Senate and Congregation of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), cordially invites all graduands from 2011-2016 and the general public to its Maiden Convocation Ceremony for the Award of First Degrees; Installation of Chancellor, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Attahiru Mohammad, CON, Emir of Zamfara, Zamfara State and conferment of Honorary Degrees.

DATE: Monday, 13th & Tuesday, 14th March, 2017
VENUE:  University Open Arena, Effurun.
TIME: 10:00am each day.

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROGRAMME
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PRE-CONVOCATION PRESS BRIEFING
By the Vice-Chancellor
Venue:  Senate Chamber, FUPRE, Effurun
Time:  11:00am

Day 1:     Monday, March 13, 2017

A). INSTALLATION OF CHANCELLOR  
 Venue:  University Main Auditorium
 Time; 10:00am- 11:00am
 
B). CONVOCATION/FOUNDERS’ DAY LECTURE
Topic: The Prospects of the Oil Industry in the Next Decade
Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum
Venue: University Main Auditorium
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

C). ALUMNI RE-UNION/INTERACTIONS
    Venue:  Students’ Centre & Departments
    Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Daily (13/03/2017 – 14/03/2017)

D). EXHIBITION
 Venue: Library Courtyard
 Time: 10:00am- 5:00pm Daily (Mon. March 13 – Tues. March, 14, 2017)

E). TREE PLANTING
  Time: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

F). FOOTBALL MATCH
  Venue: University Stadium
  Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

G). CULTURAL DISPLAY/ VARIETY SHOW/COCKTAIL
 Venue: Library Courtyard
 Time: 5:10pm-6:30pm

Day 2:    TUESDAY, MARCH 14 – CONVOCATION CEREMONY
a)      Presentation of Prizes and Awards of Degrees / Conferment of Honorary Degrees
Venue: University Open Arena
Time: 10am (Guests are expected to be seated at 9:00am)
               
 b).    COMMISSIONING OF PROJECTS
  Venue: TETFUND Classrooms/Other Projects
  Time: 1:00pm -1:30pm      

c).    CONVOCATION LUNCHEON
   Venue: New TETFUND Classrooms Courtyard
   Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

NOTE:
All graduating students and other guests are expected to be seated at 9:00am. Nobody, including Graduands and their Parents/Guardians, will be admitted into the Convocation Arena after 9:00am. Graduands are not expected to leave the Convocation venue before the end of the ceremony.   Graduating students are to collect their academic robes, order of proceedings, Scroll for Certificate and two Guests’ cards from the University’s Academic Division between 10:00am-2:00pm from Tuesday March 7 - Monday March 13, 2017.

All graduating students are expected to pay the sum of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) Only into the University’s Remita Account for the Hiring of Academic Gown, Order of Proceedings, Scroll for Certificate and Book on a Decade of the Existence of FUPRE. The gowns are expected to be returned on or before Friday, March 17, 2017 and return of gown after March 17, 2017 attracts a penalty of N15,000 each day while failure to return gown attracts payment of N25,000 only.

We congratulate all graduands and their parents/guardians and wish them journey mercies to and from Effurun.
        
Signed:

E. M. Ichendu
Registrar