Just in: OAU suspends convocation as workers’ strike takes toll

- The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has postponed its 43rd convocation

- The convocation was scheduled to hold from December 13 to 16 at the institution's premises

- The spokesperson for the university said the ongoing strike and some unforeseen developments led to the postponement of the convocation

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have postponed the institution's 43rd convocation which was scheduled to hold from December 13 to 16.

The university said the postponement was unavoidable.

A statement released by the OAU's public relations officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, on Wednesday, December 6, said the ongoing strike and some unforeseen developments led to the postponing of the convocation.

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Olarewaju said: “Due to unforeseen 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.

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“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."

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that members of the House of Representatives honoured an OAU medical graduate and a UNILAG street beggar.

The duo were honoured for their rare feat and academic attainment.

The lawmakers also said it will establish a Parliamentary Honours/Award system for recognition of extraordinary achievements of Nigerians.

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