Due to unforseen 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 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, to postpone the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University earlier scheduled for December 13 to 16, 2017.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the non definite date for the suspension of the strike action has made the suspension of the 43rd Convocation Ceremonies of the University an unavoidable alternative.
Olarewaju expresses the regret of the University Management for any inconveniences 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.
It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising the Non Teaching Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have embarked on an indefinite strike action against the Federal Government over an alleged disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance to all the staff unions in Nigeria Universities.
The withdrawal of services of the members of these unions has compelled the management of OAU to ask its students to proceed on “End of the Year” break and the eventual postponement of this year’s (43rd) Convocation Ceremonies.