Hoodlums didn’t cart away graduation gowns — UNILAG


The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has debunked the claims that some hoodlums attacked its vehicle on transit and carted away some of the graduation gowns in the bus.

In a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson Adejoke Alaga-Ibraheem, the university said it had to do with crowd control.

The statement said, “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.

“So, for the purpose of 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 scheduled for Thursday, January 18.

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“And during the incident, some yet-to-be-issued gowns were taken, and the vehicle where the gowns were kept and being distributed from was damaged by some suspected students who may have lost patience of waiting.

“The incident is currently being investigated to ascertain its cause, culpable individuals, level of damage, and to prevent a recurrence.

“So, we appreciate our esteemed stakeholders for their concern, and plead with the general public to disregard wild narratives trailing the incident.”

The university is holding its 54th convocation ceremonies with a total of 17,464 students with first, second, and third degrees as well as diploma and certificate, graduating.