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NASU Strike : UNILAG Postpones Convocation Indefinitely



The University of Lagos yesterday said it has postponed its 50th Convocation ceremony previously scheduled to hold on February 19th. The university authorities, in a statement issued by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Information Unit, Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede, said the postponement was due to challenges posed by the ongoing strike by the non-teaching staff of the institution.

The statement noted that, “Although necessary arrangements for a smooth ceremony were at an advanced stage, however, it has become imperative to postpone the ceremonies due to the charged and unpredictable atmosphere on campus. “The nefarious activities of the unions witnessed in the last few weeks under the guise of a strike have the capacity to snowball into a
major crisis and mar the carefully laid out arrangements for a successful convocation.

“The university remains committed to providing a conducive atmosphere to foster quality teaching and research, as well as to produce graduates that can compete with their counterparts globally. “The ceremony was earlier scheduled to hold from Monday, Feb. 19 to Thursday Feb. 22nd. In view of this, the pre-convocation press conference scheduled for 14th February 2018 has been rescheduled till further notice.”

The management urged members of the university community to continue their lawful activities, adding that a suitable date for the convocation would be communicated in due course.




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