The University Of Lagos (UNILAG) today at a convocation for its 2011/2012 graduating students marked 50 years of its existence.
At the event, the staff, alumni and friends of the institution proudly expressed confidence that the institution will continue with its name unchanged.
Last year, President Goodluck Jonathan tried to rename it Moshood Abiola University, a move that was resolutely opposed nationwide.
During today’s jubilee ceremony, the institution posthumously conferred an Honorary Degree on former Prime Minister, Late Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, as well as upon a former Vice Chancellor of the University, Mr. Afe Babalola, and Mr. Arthur Mbanefo.
The university also conferred professorship and distinguished professorship titles on persons it said were deserving of it.
President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the Visitor, described the university in his message as “a great and leading institution” in the country. He was represented by Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufai, the Education Minister.