HomeCAMPUSZONEManagement Reacts as UNILAG Hit by Hoodlums, Convocation Gowns Stolen

Management Reacts as UNILAG Hit by Hoodlums, Convocation Gowns Stolen

In an unfortunate incident, unidentified hoodlums targeted the University of Lagos (UNILAG), vandalized a school bus and made off with convocation gowns intended for the 54th Convocation ceremony held yesterday. Graduates, who had paid N15,000 for the gowns, were left dismayed as preparations were disrupted due to the criminal act.

Reports surfaced that some graduates, having made the required payment, received notifications from the university administration announcing the suspension of gown distribution. The email to one graduate regretfully stated, “We regret to inform you that the distribution of SPGS academic gowns is now suspended. Sadly, the remaining gowns were stolen, and our bus was vandalized this afternoon.”

A concerned lawyer, Malachy Odo, shared his disappointment after paying for a convocation gown, expressing disbelief in the situation. He said, “I paid 15,000 for a convocation gown yesterday, and this is what UNILAG just sent me. This country is not a real place.”

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Mrs. Ajoke Alaga-Ibrahim, the Head of Communications at the university, confirmed the incident and assured that an investigation is currently underway. In an official statement, she clarified that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) management aims to debunk certain online reports alleging that the university was attacked by hoodlums on Monday, January 15, 2024. To provide clarity, she explained that the incident on the specified date pertained to crowd control during the release of academic gowns to graduating students of the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) in preparation for their convocation ceremony scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024.

The Head of Communications at the university, Mrs. Ajoke Alaga-Ibrahim, confirmed the incident and reassured that an investigation is underway. In an official statement, she clarified, “The University of Lagos, UNILAG, management wishes to debunk certain online reports claiming that the University was attacked by hoodlums on Monday, January 15, 2024. For clarification, the incident that occurred at the University on the said date had to do with crowd control during the release of academic gowns to graduating students of the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) ahead of their convocation ceremony on Thursday, January 18, 2024.”

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