Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, would on 1st April deliver the 2017/2018 Convocation Lecture of the University of Lagos.
This is as part of the activities to mark the 50th edition of the Convocation Ceremonies in the university.
Professor Osinbajo is expected to speak on the topic titled, “Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.”
The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe expressed his excitement over the development after the initial postponement of the ceremonies following the three-month strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
EduCeleb.com recalls that UNILAG had to postpone the convocation programmes billed for 21st January owing to the prolonged closure of academic activities on campus.
Ogundipe declared that the university was “fully ready and excited that the event will eventually hold.”
“We are going to start the event proper with the lecture to be delivered by one of our own, in the person of the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo.”
The Convocation Lecture would be chaired by business mogul, Prince Arthur Eze.
Among the guests expected at the lecture is the Vice President of the Republic of the Gambia, Hon. Ousainou Darboe, who like Osinbajo is an alumnus of the institution.
During his visit to the university he once taught in its law faculty, Osinbajo is also expected to commission some ongoing projects on campus.
In Ogundipe’s words, “We actually have various projects that are ongoing on campus, among which is the CBN project, donated by the CBN to this institution.
“This project comprises lecture rooms that are going to be of the 21st generation standard, IT compliant whereby one can be in the US for instance and be delivering lectures to students over here seamlessly.
“We also have the new Pharmacy Building and the Faculty of Social Science lecture rooms, the Fire Station and the Library.”
Aside the convocation lecture, other activities for the four-day programme between 1st and 5th April include the award of degrees and diplomas to graduates at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as a long service award that would come up on the last day of the ceremonies.