Reason For The Postponed University of Lagos (UNILAG) 51st Convocation Ceremony

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The  managementof University of Lagos (UNILAG) Postponed their 51st Convocation Ceremony  On 5th March 2020, which was scheduled to commence on 9th March.

 

According to Punch, the convocation was postponed because the dates were not fixed in accordance to the school’s regulations.
Their post partly reads:
Our correspondent, however, gathered that the Federal Ministry of Education ordered the university management to postpone its convocation.
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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