Why Unilag Postpones Its 51st Convocation

The University of Lagos, Unilag on Thursday postponed it’s scheduled 51st convocation.

According to a press statement released on the university’s website on March 5, 2020.

Although, no reason was given for the postponement in the statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Oladejo Azeez, Esq.


CityNews gathered that the Federal Ministry of Education ordered the university management to postpone the event.
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A leaked memo showed that the Ministry of Education asked the National Universities Commission to instruct UNILAG to postpone the convocation over an allegation that the university’s Governing Council did not approve the programme.

The memo addressed to the Executive Secretary of the NUC, read, “The attention of the honourable minister has been drawn to the attached copy of a 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.”
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