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Osinbajo to Deliver UNILAG’s Convocation Lecture

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Photo: Pulse.ng
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Photo: Pulse.ng

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is to deliver the next convocation lecture of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) slated to hold on the 21st of January 2019.

According to the NAN, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe told men of the press in Lagos that the lecture would be part of activities for the 2017/2018 convocation of the institution.

According to the VC, the topic of the lecture would soon be made known as preparations for the ceremony had almost been concluded.

“The Vice President of the Gambia, Ousainou Darboe, who is an alumnus of the university, will chair the long service award ceremony on January 25, 2019. There is something new that we want to introduce; that is, all the faculties, a day before their convocation, will do what they call the hood celebration.

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“People who are going to graduate will go to their faculties, get seated, and the dean, with the faculty officer, will put the hood on them. We should give them that university culture for them to know they are recognized and given that honor; then, the following day, they will come for the convocation ceremony,” the VC stated.

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Prof. Ogundipe, who is the 12th Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), identified funds constraint as a major challenge to the institution. He also said that the university is going through a lot because of the terrain and location.

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