The Lagos State University (LASU) on Friday announced that over 24,734 certificates of graduates who left the institution since the last 10 years were lying uncollected at its registry.
Mr Adekoya Martins, Acting Head, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relation, LASU, told newsmen that the certificates were for students who graduated with diplomas and degrees. Martins said that the university, following the backlog of uncollected certificates, had decided that affected graduates who fail to collect theirs before Oct. 21 would have to pay a fine of N 15,000 before collecting.
Before you know it, some graduates of the university will be clamouring that LASU is withholding their certificates. Now that the certificates have been signed and released for collection, only a few are coming for it. Collection of certificates commenced on Sept. 26 and it will end on Oct.21. Payment for late collection after the stipulated period of four weeks, after Friday Oct. 21, is N15, 000 only.
The university, in its official bulletin, had said the certificates were available for collection at the Certificate Unit of the Exams and Records in its Registry just as it urged graduates to visit the university website – www.lasu.edu.ng – for further information on the procedure for collection of certificates and confirm the list of issued certificates.