If you are a graduating student of the University of Lagos, you will have to wait a little longer before popping that bottle of champagne. 

The school management has been forced to postpone its 50th Convocation previously scheduled to commence on February 19.

The university authorities, in a statement released on Tuesday by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Information Unit, Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede, said the postponement was due to challenges posed by the ongoing strike by the non-teaching staff of the institution.

The statement partly read, “Although necessary arrangements for a smooth ceremony were at an advanced stage, however, it has become imperative to postpone the ceremonies due to the charged and unpredictable atmosphere on campus.

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“The nefarious activities of the unions witnessed in the last few weeks under the guise of a strike have the capacity to snowball into a major crisis and mar the carefully laid out arrangements for a successful convocation.

“The university remains committed to providing a conducive atmosphere to foster quality teaching and research, as well as to produce graduates that can compete with their counterparts globally.”

The management urged members of the university community to continue their lawful activities, adding that a suitable date for the convocation would be communicated in due course.

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