The University of Lagos (UNILAG) says it will be graduating well over eight thousand students during its 2017/2018 academic session convocation ceremonies slated for April 1 to April 5, 2019.
This was made known by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
He said the university would on Friday, March 8, hold a special Senate meeting to consider results.
According to NAN, the 50th convocation ceremonies was to hold from January 21, but couldn’t take place as a result of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that lasted for several weeks.
According to the VC, arrangements for the successful hosting of the convocation ceremony have been put in place. He said that activities lined up for the event include a news conference slated for Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Prof. Ogundipe said that Vice President Yemi Osinbaji, would on April 1, 2019 deliver the convocation lecture, titled; Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.
“We are fully ready and excited that the event will eventually hold. We are going to start the event proper with the lecture to be delivered by one of our own, in the person of the Vice President, Prof. Osinbajo.
“We are also expecting Prince Arthur Eze to chair the occasion, just as we are also expecting the Vice President of the Republic of the Gambia, Hon. Ousainou Darboe, an alumnus of the institution,” the VC stated.