Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Abada, ASUU chairman for University of Nigeria, Nsukka chapter has announced at a news conference that the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Benjamin Ozumba should suspend the 48th convocation ceremony slated to hold from 26th of November till 2nd of December.
Dr. Abada stated that the union has agreed to write to the Vice-Chancellor to suspend the ceremony and failure to do so will result in the union boycotting the activities lined up for the convocation.
“I wonder what a convocation will look like in the absence of lecturers, Heads of departments, Directors and Deans of faculties who have the responsibility of presenting graduating students to the university during convocations
“Serious sanctions will be placed on any academic staff who participates in the convocation if UNN decides to go ahead with it.
“If some universities in the country can cancel their convocations because of ongoing ASUU nationwide strike, I see no reason why UNN will not do same.”
He stated that the congress was happy that the strike has been comprehensive as it had paralyzed academic activities at both the Enugu and Nsukka campuses and that the strike will continue until the Federal Government meets the demands of the union.