OAU Postpones 43rd Convocation Ceremony
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has announced postponement of the 43rd convocation ceremony which was slated to hold on the 13th – 16th of December 2017.
In a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Olarewaju Abiodun, the management expresses regret for any inconveniences the postponement might have caused the general public, most especially our invited guests, the graduating students, their parents and guardians, friends and well wishers, the alumni, lovers of Great Ife and all other stakeholders.
“The non definite date for the suspension of the strike action has made the suspension of the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University an unavoidable alternative,” the statement partly reads.
It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising the Non Teaching Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have embarked on an indefinite strike action against the Federal Government over an alleged disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance to all the staff unions in Nigeria Universities.
The withdrawal of services of the members of these unions has compelled the management of OAU to ask its students to proceed on “End of the Year” break and the eventual postponement of this year’s (43rd) Convocation Ceremonies.”