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Program Highlights: 8th IOU Convocation Ceremony in Nairobi

2022-03-19

GRADUATION PROGRAM: 19 MARCH, 2022

8:30 All invited guests arrive and are seated at the Graduation pavilion

8:35 The Chief Guests, the Chairman of the IOU Trust Board, members of the Trust Board

and the Bakwata Senior delegation arrive and are received by the Vice-Chancellor and

the National Coordinator

8:40 Robing of the Chancellor’s academic procession

8:45 All SEATED, the Chancellor’s academic procession enters the graduation square in the

following order:

i. A scout

ii. IOU Representative

iii. National Coordinator

iv. Members of the Trust Board

v. Vice-Chancellor

vi. Chair of the Board of the Trust Board

vii. The Chief Guest

8:55 The Chancellor’s academic procession takes position at the ceremonial dais

8:56 a. The Kenyan National Anthem. b. East African Anthem

9:00 The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Cherno Omar Barry, constitutes the assembly of the 8th

Convocation Ceremony of the International Open University in Kenya

9:06 1. National anthem

2. Recitation of the Quran

3. Recitation of the Quran (Soorah al-Ahzaab 33:36-42) and English translation

4. Opening Prayers

5. Opening Prayers (Arabic and English translation)

9:15 Statement by the National Coordinator of the International Open University, Kenya:

Shaykh Munawarr Khan

9:25 Statement by the Chair of the International Open University’s Kenya Trust Board: Dr

Dabar Abdi Maalim

9:35 Vice-Chancellor’s Convocation Address

10:00 Chancellor’s Convocation Address

10:07 Statement by the Chief Guest: Honorable Hassan Ole Naado, National Chairman of the

Supreme Council

10:20 Conferment of Degrees

a) Conferment of Honoris Causa

b) Conferment of Graduate Degrees

c) Conferment of Bachelor’s Degrees

d) Conferment of Non-Degrees (Certificate and Diplomas – The International Open

University)

11:00 Valedictory Address

11:05 Nasheed (Islamic Song)

11:10 Vote of Thanks – Shaykh Mufti of Tanzania

11:20 The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Cherno Omar Barry, dissolves the 8th Convocation Ceremony

of the International Open University in Kenya

11:21 Closing Prayer

11:23 All Standing for the National Anthem

11:26 Recess:

All SEATED, the Chancellor’s academic procession leaves the graduation square in the

following order:

i. A scout

ii. The Chief Guest

iii. Chair of the IOU Kenya Trust Board

iv. Vice Chancellor

v. CHIEF MUFTI OF TANZANIA

vi. Members of the IOU Kenya Trust Board

vii. National Coordinator

viii. IOU Representative

11:30 Post Convocation Group Photos

12:00 End of the 8th Convocation