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Obasanjo To Chair 22nd Convocation Ceremony In LASU



Obasanjo To Chair 22nd Covocation Ceremony In LASU

Former Nigerian President- Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo would chair the 22nd Convocation Lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU) as the institution is set to graduate students’ on May 23 and May 24.

Mr Adekoya Martins, the university’s spokesman made this known in an interview with newsmen.

He said the convocation lecture would be given by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission.

Naija News learnt that the lecture is entitled: “Role of Education in Promoting Social Cohesion and Peace: Opportunities and Challenges for Nigeria”.

Martins noted that LASU usually holds convocations in March, saying that the non-academic university workers nationwide strike affected the 2018 edition of the convocation.

Naija News recalls 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 Sept. 20, 2017.

Following understanding JAC had with agreement the government, the workers, however, suspended the strike on March 15.

Martins told newsmen that activities for the convocation would begin on May 17. He listed 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 be Coconut Breaking Festival and command performance on May 21, according to Martins.

The official also told newsmen that award of first degrees in all faculties would take place on May 23 while higher degrees and honorary doctorate degrees would be awarded on May 24.

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