By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday asked all its members to boycott the 2020 Convocation and the 72 foundation laying ceremonies of the University of Ibadan.
ASUU in a statement in Ibadan signed by the Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Professor Ayo Akinwole pointed out that”holding convocation ceremonies is a violation of the principle of the ongoing strike.’,
In the statement, ASUU stressed that 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”.
Also, ASUU in a letter to the outgoing Vice Chancellor Professor Idowu Olayinka, noted , “the notice for the university of Ibadan 2020 Graduation and 72 foundation Day ceremonies come to our attention on Saturday 7thNovember, 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” .
The union added, “to the best of our knowledge, there was no request for a waiver for such to take place in the University of Ibadan”.