About BIUST Convocation

If you have successfully completed an approved curricular course at BIUST, then you are part of Convocation (calling together). Convocation is the official interface between BIUST and its alumni and the primary channel for BIUST Alumni to pass their opinions to the University for Consideration.

The Institutional Statute of BIUST determines that the membership of the Convocation consists of:

• Alumni (diplomats and graduates of accredited subsidized qualifications) of BIUST;

• The Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Registrar of the University;

• Permanent academic employees of the University; and

• Retired permanent academic employees of the University

There are various mechanisms through which Convocation discharges its mandate:

• The Standing Committee of Convocation meets annually to discuss university matters, changes affecting BIUST alumni and to develop approved responses;

• The Annual Meeting (AGM) of Convocation is open to all members of Convocation as listed above;

• The Convocation committee receives reports from the University, then discusses and agrees on opinions and resolution to be passed on to the University;

• The chairperson of Convocation represents all alumni at the Council; and

• The Convocation is a legally constituted body that concerns itself with key issues of concern to alumni. It must, however, always recognize the concerns and interests of the University.

Convocation supports the entire spectrum of activity devoted to consulting, informing, representing and supporting BIUST alumni. Convocation is a part of the University’s structure and does not exist outside it.