The University of Lagos has suspended its 51st convocation which was earlier scheduled to kick off on March 9.
Oladejo Azeez, the school’s Registrar, who announced the new development through a circular, gave no reason for the cancellation.
“I did not respond to your message because I did not want to. The convocation has been postponed. We will send an official statement tonight,” she said.
But further checks confirmed that the programme was cancelled over failure to get approval from the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, before going ahead with the preparation.
The letter, titled “Re: Invitation to the 2019 Convocation Ceremony of the University of Lagos” reads: “The attention of the honourable minister has been drawn to the attached copy of letter dated 2nd of March 2020 from the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr B.O. Babalakin, to the effect that the 2019 convocation ceremonies were not approved by the Governing Council in line with the laws of the University.
“I am to, therefore, request that you kindly advise the Vice-Chancellor to suspend the convocation and ensure full compliance with due process.”