The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, has postponed the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the university earlier scheduled for December 13 to 16, 2017.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, said the shift was necessitated by the ongoing strike action of non-teaching staff unions of universities in the country.
Olarewaju said the University Management regrets “any inconveniences the postponement might have caused the general public, most especially our invited guests, the graduating students, their parents and guardians, friends and well wishers, the alumni, lovers of Great Ife and all other stakeholders”.
The university on Tuesday announced an unexpected End of the Year break due to thestrike that had crippled activities on the campus. Students were advised to go home and return in January as water and electricity supply had been shut down due to the strike.
Non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising the Non Teaching Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) are currently on an indefinite strike action against the Federal Government over what they termed disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance to all the staff unions in Nigeria Universities.