As part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, authorities of the University of Ibadan have barred graduands without first class honours from attending the 2021 convocation ceremonies physically.
Also barred from the ceremonies are their parents as they were told to stay off the campus premises during the events.
Instead, they were asked to join the convocation ceremony online.
A circular released by the university stated that the convocation would hold between November 15 and 17.
The University’s Public Relations Officer, Olatunji Oladejo, said the decision was taken to curb the spread of coronavirus.
He said award winners would also be allowed access into the hall.
Part of the circular read, “Attendance at the International Conference Centre is open to First Class Honours graduands and recipients of prizes and awards only. Parents and visitors are not allowed into the campus neither will there be any form of party or social gathering during the period.
“All graduands are to comply with COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks, physical distancing and use of hand sanitiser.
“All graduands are expected to pay the levies as stipulated whether or not they attend the convocation ceremonies as these will be required at the point of collection of the certificate.”