The University of Ibadan chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed that none of its members should take part in the 2020 convocation of the premier university.
The chairman of ASUU in UI, Prof Ayo Akinwole, in a statement on Tuesday, said the position of the union is that members’ participation in the convocation and other ceremonies would amount to violation of the principle of the ongoing national strike of the union.
Akinwole said, ” The union is constrained to “advise members not to be in attendance or participate in the preparation for and the actualization of the said convocation and 72nd foundation Day ceremonies.
“The notice for the university of Ibadan 2020 graduation and 72 Foundation Day ceremonies come to our attention on Saturday 7th November, 2020.
“In the spirit of the current ASUU strike, holding graduation ceremonies at this time would be a violation of the principle of the ongoing strike…to rescue public university education in Nigeria.
“To the best of our knowledge, there was no request for a waiver for such to take place in the University of Ibadan.”
It was gathered that the union had written a letter to the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof Idowu Olayinka, to communicate its position to him.
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