UNILAG announced a demurrage of N1000 for uncollected certificates by graduates after the grace period of six months from the day of graduation.
The university on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in a statement released on its website made opened that the Vice – Chancellor of the University, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe consented to the introduction of demurrage for uncollected certificates. This is due to the accumulation of uncollected certificates by the alumni of the institutions in the past years. This penalty gives a grace period of six months from the day of graduation before it will take its effect.
This implies that both the past and the fresh graduates of the university must collect their certificates on or before January 1, 2019.
Just as expected, this move by the university has called for a lot of criticisms which have generated many speculations.
One of these arguments is that UNILAG does not have a system that cares for the progress of its alumni. Thus, it is not operating on the same level with other 21st century universities.
However, the matter of demurrage collection on uncollected certificates by universities is a norm in Nigerian tertiary institutions in recent times, LASU among other tertiary institutions is not exempted from the implementation of this like-charges on their defaulted students.
Edutainment blog encourages both past and fresh graduates of Nigerian tertiary institutions to see to the need of collecting their certificates and keeping them handy. This is very important because certificates are the defense of any educational acquisition.