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Unilag To Graduate 8,000 Students At Its 50th Convocation

Unilag’s 50th convocation holds in April

Funsho Akinwale

The University of Lagos, Akoka, has concluded arrangements to graduate over 8,000 students during its 50th convocation ceremony scheduled to kick off on April 1 and end on April 5, 2019.

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, dropped the hint on Thursday during a media briefing in the school.

The school authorities had earlier fixed January 21 for the 2016/2017 convocation to commence but had to reschedule as a result of the strike embarked upon by ASUU for over three months before the eventual suspension of the action.

Activities lined up for the 50th convocation will commence with a news conference slated to hold on March 27.

According to the Vice Chancellor, all graduating students are expected to attend the event on the dates fixed for their various faculties. He added that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, would deliver the convocation lecture titled “Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.”

Speaking on the event, he stated, “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.

“This time around, we are going to introduce a new concept to the graduating students at the faculty levels, whereby they will go to their respective faculties ahead of their own convocation, and do what we call hooding.”

The don added that the long service award would climax the five-day ceremony.