U.S. Don to give the 54th convocation lecture at UNILAG

On Tuesday, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) released a schedule of events for its 54th convocation.

The convocation talk is expected to be delivered by Dr. Toyin Falola, a history professor at the University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.

This was stated in a newsletter that the institution’s communications unit provided in order to publicise the 54th convocation events, which will take place from January 10th–21st, 2023.

The lecture titled: “Decolonising African Higher Education for Transformational Development”, is scheduled for January 15th.

According to the newsletter, the talk would be chaired by Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, a former pro-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife.

The newsletter states that an exhibition and project commissioning will take place before the lecture.It further mentions that Vice-Chancellor Prof. Folasade Ogunsola would speak at a pre-convocation news conference on January 10.

It stated: “On Friday, January 12, a special Jumat Service would be held at the university’s Central Mosque, to be followed by a convocation rehearsal.

“On Tuesday, January 16, day one of the convocation, is the congregation for the award of first degrees, diplomas, certificates and prizes to deserving graduating students of the Faculties of Education and Social Sciences (morning session) and Faculties of Arts, Environmental Sciences and Science for the afternoon session.

“On Wednesday, January 17, there will be a congregation for the award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Prizes to deserving graduating students of the Faculties of Engineering, Law and Management Sciences, for the morning session, to be followed by the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, as well as the Distance Learning Institute (DLI) later in the day.”

It stated further that the congregation for the award of EMBA and EMNIF of the University of Lagos Business School (ULBS) will be held on January 18th, stating that the ceremony will also witness the award of Postgraduate diplomas, (PGD) Masters, Ph.D. degrees and the award of Best Ph.D. of the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) as well as the conferment of honorary doctorate degrees.