A bus conveying the University of Lagos (UNILAG) post-graduate academic gowns, which were paid for and scheduled for distribution to the graduating students, have been stolen, The Nation has learnt.
The institution holds its 54th convocation ceremony this week with a total of 340 graduands to be awarded first-class degree certificates.
The Nation gathered that graduates were mandated to pay the sum of N15,000 for the collection of the gowns.
Many of the students, who were scheduled to collect their academic gowns, expressed frustration in the inability of the school to provide the gowns after a long wait.
The management of the university School of Post-Graduate Studies (SPGS) in a terse text message and mail sent to post-graduate students said: “Dear graduate, we regret to inform you that the distribution of SPGS academic gowns is now suspended.
“Sadly, the remaining gowns were stolen, and our bus vandalised this afternoon.”
Reacting, a lawyer, Malachy Odo, also said he received the same notice from the school via test messages after he had paid the levy meant for the collection of the gown.
“I paid 15k for convocation gown yesterday and this is what UNILAG just sent me. This country is not a real place,” he wrote on X.