The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, on Tuesday asked her members to boycott the 2020 convocation and founder’s day celebration of the premier university.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Professor Ayo Akinwole, the union said that its position is that holding convocation ceremony is a violation of the principle of the ongoing strike.
Akinwole maintained that ASUU is constrained to “advise members not to be in attendance or participate in the preparation for and the actualisation of the said convocation and 72nd foundation day ceremonies.”
OyoInsight reported that the union has also communicated her position via a letter written to the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka.
“The notice for the university of Ibadan 2020 Graduation and 72nd foundation day ceremonies come to our attention on Saturday, 7th November, 2020. In the spirit of the current ASUU strike, holding graduation ceremonies at this time would be a violation of the principle of the ongoing strike…to rescue public university education in Nigeria. To the best of our knowledge, there was no request for a waiver for such to take place in the University of Ibadan,” Akinwole added.