The Federal Government has directed the management of the University of Lagos(UNILAG) to suspend its forthcoming convocation ceremonies because they did not get the approval of the school’s governing council.
A letter from the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Grace Isu Gekpe, to the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the commission should ensure full compliance.
“The attention of the Honourable Minister has been drawn to the attached copy of letter dated 2nd of March, 2020 from the pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. B.O Babalakin to the effect that the 2019 convocation ceremonies were not approved by the Governing Council in line with the laws of the university.
“I am to ,therefore, request that you kindly advise the Vice Chancellor to suspend the Convocation and ensure full compliance with due process.
“Please, accept the assurances of the best regards of the Honourable Minister,” Gekpe said.
Recall that UNILAG’s 51st convocation ceremonies was slated to commence on March 9, 2020.
The management of the has also announced the postponement of the convocation on the institution’s website.
“The Management of the University of Lagos regrets to inform the general public that the 51st (2019) Convocation Ceremonies earlier scheduled to hold from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th March 2020, has been postponed.
“Any inconvenience occasioned by this postponement is highly regretted,” the statement said.