The ongoing national industrial strike action of the non-teaching staff unions in Federal government-owned universities has made 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.
The non-definite date for the suspension of the strike action made the indefinite postponement of the Convocation Ceremonies an unavoidable alternative.
The University management expresses immense regrets for any inconvenience the postponement might cause 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 non-teaching staff unions in Federal government-owned Universities, comprising the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), have embarked on an indefinite strike action against government’s alleged disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance to all the staff unions.
The withdrawal of services of the members of these unions has compelled the management of OAU to ask students to proceed on “End of the Year” break and the eventual postponement of this year’s (43rd) Convocation Ceremonies.