Convocation: Graduates to receive UNILAG Certificate – VC

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UNILAG VCThe controversy that trailed the renaming of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to Moshood Abiola University of Lagos (MAUL) will not affect the graduating students of the foremost institution as the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahaman Bello, has said “all certificates will bear the name University of Lagos,” adding that the graduates would receive UNILAG certificate.

“I have it in authority in black and white from the Federal Ministry of Education that until an amendment in the act of establishing a university is done, the name change cannot be effected,” the vice chancellor said.

UNILAG is currently preparing for its Golden Jubilee convocation and while addressing a world media conference to kick start the convocation ceremony on Monday, Professor Bello said “as far as we are concerned today, we are UNILAG and we will hopefully remain so.”

The VC added that President Goodluck Jonathan had said he would allow the law to take its course, noting that the National Assembly was in support of the university regarding the name change issue.

Regarding the rumours surrounding the postponement of the convocation date and pre-convocation press conference, Bello said the convocation dates in the newspapers was never announced by UNILAG, adding that the only date ever officially announced by the university was February 6, 7 and 8.

He, however added that the institution did not meet up with the minimum of eight weeks’ notice required to give the visitor, President Jonathan, to attend the convocation.

The vice chancellor while giving a breakdown of the graduating students said the institution would be graduating 91 first class  students while the three best graduating students and best doctoral candidate were women.

“A total of 6,932 students will be graduating during the upcoming convocation,” Bello said

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