UNILAG postpones 51st convocation ceremonies

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The University of Lagos (UNILAG) management has indefinitely postponed its 51st convocation ceremonies earlier scheduled for next week.

Recall that UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe had told pressmen on Monday, 2nd March that 13,489 students would be awarded various degrees and diplomas of the university.

But new information on Thursday indicate that the ceremonies earlier scheduled to hold between 9th and 12th March has been put on hold.

EduCeleb.com gathered that this is not unconnected to some rivalry between the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor and the chairman of the institution’s governing council, Wale Babalakin.

Mr Babalakin had written to the Federal Ministry of Education to inform its leadership that the announced convocation ceremonies schedule were not with his approval.

In turn, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Sonny Echono had in turn ordered the suspension of the convocation.

A copy of the letter seen by this medium addressed to the Nigeria’s regulatory body, National Universities Commission (NUC) was released about 24 hours later.

When EduCeleb.com contacted UNILAG spokesperson, Taiwo Oloyede to confirm the development, she admitted so.

“Yes, it has been postponed,” she said.

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