Nigerian fifth Head of State, who was also elected as Nigeria President in 1999, Chief Aremu Matthew Olusegun Obasanjo is planned to chair the 22nd Convocation Lecture of Lagos State University (LASU) as the University plans her Students’ graduation for May 23rd and May 24th 2018.
Lady’s spokeperson, Mr. Adekoya Martin’s, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, Mr. Adekoya said that arrangements for 2016/2017 Convocation were in Top Gear.
The University’s spokesman disclosed to the world that Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo would be the Chairman of the Convocation Lecture to be delivered on May 22nd by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary, National Universities commission.
According to Mr. Adekoya Martin’s, the Lecture is entitled: “Role of Education in promoting Social Cohension and Peace: Opportunities and Challenges for Nigeria”. He noted that LASU held convocations in March, saying that the 2018 Edition was rescheduled for to a nationwide strike by Non-Academic university workers.
NAN reports that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the National Association Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non-academic Staff Union (NASU) embarked on an indefinite strike on December 4, 2017 under the aegis of Joint Action Committee (JAC).
The Union blamed the strike on government’s non-implementation of some parts of an agreement it had with JAC on September 20, 2017.
Following understanding JAC had with the government, the workers however, suspended the strike on March 15.
Mr. Adekoya Martin’s told NAN that activities heralding the convocation would begin on May 17. He told NAN that the convocation cup competition for staff would take place on May 17,Jumat service, May 18 and a special Thanksgiving service, may 20.
There will also be Coconut breaking festival and command performance on May 21, according to Martin’s. The official told NAN that award of first degrees in all faculties would take place on May 23 while higher degrees and honorary doctorate degrees would take place on May 24.
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