The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is finally set to hold its 51st convocation — more than a year after the event was cancelled abruptly.

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In a statement via its website on Wednesday, the institution unveiled activities lined up for the event meant for its 2018/2019 graduating students.

The varsity said the event will start on June 30 with a pre-convocation briefing to be addressed by Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, its vice-chancellor.

It also disclosed that Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), will deliver the convocation lecture on July 5.

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According to the institution, Tunde Bakare, overseer of citadel global community church, will chair the convocation’s lecture.

It said the award of first degrees, diplomas, certificates and prizes to graduating students of the faculties of education, social sciences, arts, environmental sciences and science will take place on July 6.

The varsity added that award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and prizes to graduating students of other faculties, the institute and school of postgraduate studies will take place on July 7.

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It also said that the event will end on July 8 with the award of PhD, degrees and best PhD award of the school of postgraduate studies and conferment of honorary doctorate degrees, emeritus professorship and distinguished professorship.

TheCable Lifestyle had reported how the ceremony, originally slated to begin from March 9 to 12 last year, was cancelled by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The suspension at the time had followed a lingering power tussle between the varsity’s management and the Wale Babalakin-led governing council.

Babalakin had at time opposed the varsity management’s plan to hold the convocation, noting that it did not receive the backing of the governing council.

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In a letter addressed to Adamu Adamu, minister of education, he had said the university did not follow due process before reaching its decision.

Adamu later wrote the NUC to effect the suspension of the convocation.



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