The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State, asserts that unidentified miscreants vandalized the school bus, stealing gowns intended for graduates participating in the 54th convocation ceremony scheduled for January 16, 2024.
Graduates, having paid N15,000 for gown collection, were informed of the suspension due to the vandalism.
“We regret to inform you that the distribution of SPGS academic gowns is now suspended. Sadly, the remaining gowns were stolen and our bus vandalised this afternoon,” the university’s email to one of the graduates said.
A lawyer, Malachy Odo, also said he received the same notice from the school via test messages after he had paid the levy meant for the collection of the gown.
“I paid 15k for convocation gown yesterday and this is what UNILAG just sent me. This country is not a real place,” he wrote on X.
In 2023 agitations that trailed the increment of tuition fees by the university management.
For Instance, personnel of the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force arrested Giwa Yisa while protesting with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Students against fees increment by the school authorities.