The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Universities has instructed its members not to attend the convocation of the college.
In a statement made available to 9jatalks on Tuesday, ASUU requested its representatives to boycott the 2020 Convocation and the University’s founding laying ceremonies.
9jatalks stated that the decision to boycott the call could not be unconnected with the Union’s continuing strike.
In a signed statement, the President of ASUU, Professor Ayo Akinwole, claimed that the Union’s stance is that conducting convocation ceremonies is a breach of the principle of the ongoing strike.
Akinwole maintained 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”.
It was gathered that the union has also communicated her position via a letter written to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Idowu Olayinka.
“The notice for the university of Ibadan 2020 Graduation and 72 foundation Day ceremonies come to our attention on Saturday 7th November 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.
“To the best of our knowledge, there was no request for a waiver for such to take place in the University of Ibadan”.