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Universities Act - Part VIII


53. (1) A University shall hold once in every year on such date or dates as may be approved by the Chancellor, a Convocation for the purpose of conferring degrees: Holding of a Convocation of a University.
Provided that, a University may hold a Special Convocation at such other time as the Chancellor may determine:
Provided further that, first degrees may be conferred without the holding of a Convocation.
(2) The Procedure of a Convocation shall be prescribed by By-law.
(3) The President shall, when present, preside at a Convocation. In his absence, the Chancellor shall preside at such Convocation, and in the absence of both the President and the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor shall so preside.