The authorities of the University of Lagos, 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 universities 50th Convocation previously scheduled to commence on February 19 has now been shifted indefinitely although the management urged members of the university community to continue their lawful activities.
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.
“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.”