By Damilola Faustino
It’s been a while since the University of Lagos has experienced postponement of convocation, especially since the administration of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof Rahamon Bello, when convocation was always held at the beginning of the year.
However, the 50th convocation has now been postponed by the current VC, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, over the ongoing strike by non-academic workers according to a press bulletin from the school.
The bulletin read in part, “This is to bring to the attention of the University community and the general public that the 2016/2017 convocation ceremonies earlier scheduled to hold from Monday, February 19 to 22 has been postponed. This is as a result of the challenges posed by the on-going nationwide strike action by the Joint Action Committee of NASU, SSANU and NAAT.”
Before the decision to postpone the convocation ceremonies, the workers under the aegis of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non- Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Associated Institutions and the National Association of Academic Technologists, urged the UNILAG authorities to postpone the convocation ceremonies.
A new date is yet to be fixed for the convocation.
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