UNILAG Shifts Convocation Date

The management of University of Lagos has announced the postponement of its 50th convocation previously slated for February 19, 2018.

Taiwo Oloyede, the institution’s spokesperson from the Information Unit, said in a statement on Tuesday that the postponement was due to challenges posed by the ongoing strike by the non-teaching staff of the institution.

The statement partly read, “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 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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