Kogi State Polytechnic in Lokoja heralds its 4th Combined Convocation ceremonies, a beacon event showcasing the culmination of academic dedication for the 2013-2023 sets. Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, the esteemed Rector, extends an open invitation on behalf of the Governing Council, Academic Board, and Management to the academia, graduands, parents, guardians, and the general public to partake in the festivities and formalities of this notable event.
|31st Dec: Convocation Service at Chapel
|4th Jan: Rector’s Press Briefing & Exhibition
|5th Jan: Convocation Juma’at Prayer
|5th Jan: Convocation Lecture by Prof. Omada
|5th Jan: Convocation Dinner at Rector’s Lodge
|6th Jan: Award of Diploma & Fellowship
|From 2nd Jan: Collection of Academic Gowns
|18th Dec – 4th Jan: Payments for Gowns
Kogi State Polytechnic Convocation Schedule Highlights
Spiritual Commencement of Convocation Week
The convocation week begins with a Convocation Service on Sunday, 31st December 2023, at 9:00 am, hosted at the Chapel of Peace and Catholic Chaplaincy on campus.
Rector’s Press Briefing and Exhibition
The Rector will host a press briefing on Thursday, 4th January 2024, at 3:00 pm in the 200 Seat Lecture Theatre. This will be followed by an exhibition from the Entrepreneurship Development Centre at 5:00 pm in the Exhibition Gallery, School of Arts, Design and Printing.
Convocation Juma’at Prayer and Lecture
On Friday, 5th January 2024, the Convocation Juma’at Prayer will take place at the Kogi State Polytechnic Mosque at 2:00 pm. This will be succeeded by the Convocation Lecture delivered by Prof. Joseph Ittah Omada on “Providing Food Security: The Role of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria” at 4:00 pm in the 500 Seat Lecture Theatres. The day concludes with the Convocation Dinner at 6:00 pm at the Rector’s Lodge.
The Pinnacle Event: Convocation Ceremony
The Convocation Ceremonies for the award of Diplomas and Fellowships are scheduled for Saturday, 6th January 2024, at 10:00 am at the Convocation Arena, with attendees expected to be seated by 9:30 am.
Important Notices for Graduands
Academic Attire and Payments
Graduates must make arrangements to secure their academic gowns and invitation cards from the office of the Dean, Directorate of Student Services (DSS), starting Tuesday, 2nd January 2024. Evidence of payment is required for collection between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.
Payments for the academic gowns should be directed to the KOGI POLY CONSULT NIG LTD account at First Bank PLC, with the process commencing on Monday, 18th December 2023.
Media coverage is limited to accredited journalists who must register with the Public Relations and Protocol Unit by Thursday, 4th January 2024.
Embracing the Future
As Kogi State Polytechnic prepares to host its convocation, the campus is abuzz with anticipation. This convocation not only recognizes the academic achievements of its students but also reinforces the institution’s role in fostering the next generation of skilled professionals. Join us in celebrating the academic milestones of our graduates as they step forward into a future filled with promise and potential.