The management of the University of Ibadan has insisted it would be hosting only first class graduates at this year’s graduation ceremony, while debunking an information being circulated via online medium, to the effect that the institution will allow non-first class graduates at this year’s convocation ceremony.
In a press release e-signed by Director of Public Communication of the University, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, he described the said publication as,” Mischievous, deceitful, misleading, unreliable and irresponsible”.
The university management therefore enjoins graduates, parents, guardians and the general public to disregard the publication.
“As earlier stated, the university’s management takes this seemingly painful decision in order to curtail and contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, and its delta variant which is virulent, during the period of graduation ceremony.
“We are restating that attendance at the International Conference Centre is open to First Class Honours graduands and recipients of prizes and awards only.
“We are using this category of graduates as a point of contact with over 8,000 graduates at this year’s ceremony. We could have invited graduates in the third class or pass division. We appreciate our stakeholders for their understanding and cooperation in this circumstance.
“Once again, we congratulate our 2021 graduates on this landmark occasion. May the joy of the event be permanent in their lives. Amen”.