We Are Not A Warehouse For Your Certificates, NIJ Tells Graduates
He pulled out the first drawer in a cabinet, then a second and a third.
Each space contained large envelopes filled with certificates.
Some have been there for over 10 years years and the owners have refused to pick them up.
The institution is no longer willing to continue with its warehousing services for students, the Registrar of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Dotun Adenijo, told Bounce News.
To make students come for their certificates, the institution in Ogba area of Lagos State made the 2018 convocation scheduled to hold on April 19 and 20 compulsory.
A penalty of 10,000 Naira has been set aside for students who will not show up to collect their certificate on convocation day.
Students were outraged by the notice, but the Registrar said the school's interest is not in the penalty but in ensuring that the students come to collect their certificates.
"These cabinets, I requested for them for certificates. If they have to pay for warehousing the certificate they know how much it will cost.
"Those who have collected are not up to those who have not collected theirs.
"If you say you are not collecting, you will have to pay for warehosuing the certificate for you.
"If you come and collect your certificate, nobody will collect any money from you.
"It is not the money that matters, it is compliance," the registrar added.