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ASUU Orders Members to Boycott UI Convocation

NEWSMAN, Ibadan – Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) University of Ibadan, has advised its members to boycott the 2020 convocation and foundation-laying ceremonies of the premier university in view of the ongoing strike by the union.

A statement signed by the union’s Chairman, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, said its members holding convocation ceremonies at this time were violating the principle of the ongoing strike.

Akinwole noted that the union was 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.”

The University of Ibadan had reportedly set its 2020 Convocation and Foundation Day ceremonies for November 13 to 17.

It was however gathered 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 72 Foundation Day ceremonies come to our attention on Saturday, 7th November. 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,” PUNCH reported.

 “To the best of our knowledge, there was no request for a waiver for such to take place in the University of Ibadan,” the statement read.

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