The 43rd convocation of the Obafemi Aolowo University (OAU) has been postponed over the strike action embarked upon by non-teaching staff nationwide.

Abiodun Olarewaju, public relations officer of OAU, while announcing the postponement on Wednesday, said it was an “unavoidable alternative”.

He said: “Due to unforseen development occasioned by the ongoing national strike action of the non-teaching staff unions of universities, it has become imperative for the authorities of the OAU to postpone our 43rd convocation.

“The non-definite date for the suspension of the strike action has made the suspension of the 43rd convocation of the university an unavoidable alternative.

“University management regrets any inconveniences that 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 convocation was earlier billed to hold from December 13 to 16.

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