Photographs and newspaper coverage from the Convocations in London, 2012

The 2012 Convocation, held jointly with OXCEL, took place on 6 February at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. The President Professor John Kersey and the Vice-President represented the Board while OXCEL was represented by Dr Saiful Bahri, OXCEL President, and Advisors Dr Charles Lau (PR China: Hong Kong) and Dato Hisham Ahmad (Malaysia). The guests of honour also included Professor Bryan Holden, Executive Director of the European Council for Business Education, of which OXCEL is a member. Speeches were given at the ceremony followed by the presentation of OXCEL awards and degrees to graduates who had travelled from Malaysia, PR China and the Ukraine, which concluded with a photoshoot in the snow-covered garden. The award recipients then reconvened for a special dinner in their honour at the Thistle Hotel Bayswater. A further event had taken place in Oxford earlier in the year. These events were covered by several Malaysian newspapers (see below).

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Photographs from the Convocations in Ghana and Togo, 2011

Following the success of the 2010 Convocation in Ghana, 2011 saw the University expand this event with two All-Africa Convocations.

On 20 August, the first Convocation took place at the University of Ghana, City Campus Bediaku Teachers’ Hall in Accra. The second Convocation took place at the Confederation Nationale des Travailleurs De Togo Lome in Togo on 12 November.

Before capacity audiences, graduates received their degrees and celebrated their achievements. Recipients of honorary degrees included members of Royal and chiefly houses, leading figures in government and senior businesspeople. Chair of proceedings at both Convocations was Professor Williams A.O. Egbuta, Head of All-Africa Operations. Addresses by the President were presented reviewing the achievements of 2011.

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Photographs from the Convocation in Ghana, 2010

Following the success of the 2009 Convocation in Lagos, Nigeria, the 2010 Convocation was held at the campus of the University of Ghana by kind permission of the University authorities.

Before a capacity audience, graduates received their degrees and celebrated their achievements. Recipients of honorary degrees included members of Royal and chiefly houses, leading figures in government and senior businesspeople. Presenting degrees on behalf of the University was Pro-Vice-President Dr Mike Kearsley. Chair of proceedings was Professor Williams A.O. Egbuta, Head of All-Africa Operations.

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Photographs and newspaper coverage from the Convocation in Nigeria, 2009

The 2009 Convocation was held at the campus of the University of Lagos, Nigeria,  on Saturday 11 July at 10am,by kind permission of the University authorities.

The purpose of this convocation was to focus specifically on recipients of honorary degrees in Nigeria. The convocation was co-ordinated and led by Professor Williams A.O. Egbuta, Hon. Co-ordinator for West Africa and his staff. Leaders from all sections of Nigeria’s community were present to celebrate achievement and united under a common bond of humanitarian endeavour.

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