Parents in shock as Unilorin VC cancels graduation list, strips graduands off their gowns

By Balkis Tijani.

Parents and their wards have been left puzzled and totally stranded at the ongoing 4th Induction/Oath Taking Ceremony organized by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ilorin (Unilorin) in conjunction with the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) as the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem ordered the sudden cancellation of the 32-man list of graduating students earlier issued by the faculty.

List of graduating students

According to an affected student who spoke exclusively to INSIDER, the graduands were stripped off their gowns at the entrance of the venue because they didn’t pass a course which was waived by the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Late Prof. Abdulkareem Aguna.

The student added that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Age Abdulkareem, who’s opposed to the waiver was quoted as saying he was indisposed to honoring the opinion of the late dean since he is no more.

The event, which was scheduled to commence at exactly 10:00 am today at the University Auditorium, was delayed until noon because the VC was reportedly reluctant to attend because he wasn’t adequately carried along.

Guests awaiting the arrival of the Vice Chancellor

Parents and affected students couldn’t hold back their tears, having been told to prepare for today’s ceremony.

Stranded parents outside the University Auditorium

INSIDER learnt that the department’s best graduating student, Lawal Azeemat Adeola, who’s number 20 on the graduation list wasn’t also qualified to graduate.

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