By Daniel Ayantoye
The National Open University has postponed its 9th Convocation Ceremony following the outbreak of the world’s pandemic coronavirus.
The University, made this known in a letter signed it’s registrar Felix Edoka on Monday.
According to the letter, the Institution Senate in an emergency meeting took the decision.
“This is to inform you that the 9th convocation ceremony scheduled for 20th-21st March, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely.
“The University Senate at its emergency meeting held today 16th March. 2020 took the decision which was ratified by the Governing Council to postpone the ceremony in order to avoid possible crisis posed by the threat of corona virus.
Meanwhile, Directors of over 75 study Centre located across the country, have been directed to suspend all activities tailored towards the convocation.
“With this development, Study Centre Directors are to immediately put on hold all activities lined up for the convocation ceremony at their centres including payment by their students and issuance of academic gown to students.
“Students who have already made payment and issued with gowns are hereby directed to return the gowns in good condition to the study centres and await further directive on the mode of return of the money paid
“Management hereby regrets any inconveniences this may cause staff, students and other stakeholders.”