UI grants only first class graduands access to convocation hall


Due to Covid-19, the University of Ibadan (UI) has restricted access to the convocation hall for the 2021 ceremony to only first class graduands.

Graduands without first class and their parents are to join the ceremony billed for November 15 and 17 virtually, a circular released by the varsity’s spokesman Olatunji Oladejo said.

Mr Oladejo said award winners would also be allowed access into the hall.

The circular read partly, “Attendance at the International Conference Centre is open to First Class Honours graduands and recipients of prizes and awards only. Parents and visitors are not allowed into the campus neither will there be any form of party or social gathering during the period.

“All graduands are to comply with COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks, physical distancing and use of hand sanitiser.

“All graduands are expected to pay the levies as stipulated whether or not they attend the convocation ceremonies as these will be required at the point of collection of the certificate.”