The Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has commenced the issuance of original certificates to the past six sets of its graduates.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Mohammed Mainoma, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, in Keffi, that the certificates of graduates from 2009 to 2015 were ready.
He said interested graduates should apply for them through the office of the Registrar.
“The usual procedure is that an institution will only commence issuance of original certificates to its graduates after convocation is held.
“The fact that the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has not held convocation for those who graduated from the institution since 2009, does not mean they cannot get their original certificates.
“So, the Senate and other organs of the university have already approved their results and the original certificates have been printed, awaiting graduates to come and collect them,” he added.
Mr. Mainoma explained that graduates were not responsible for the inability of the university to hold convocation so they could not be made to suffer the consequences.
“So many organisations had threatened to withdraw the services of our graduates for their inabilities to provide original certificates, hence, the need for this decision,” he said.
Mr. Mainoma said the university was unable to hold its convocation due to financial constraint, adding that the institution was having a shortfall of over N100 million monthly to pay staff salaries.
He added that the institution owed over N2 billion as allowances for both academic and non-academic staff of the institution since 2011.
Mr. Mainoma, however, commended the Nasarawa and Federal Governments for supporting the university in terms of manpower development and provision of infrastructure.
He said there were 13 TETFund projects in the university, out of which eight had been completed with five ongoing.
Mr. Mainoma also said that over 100 staff of the university were currently undergoing various local and international training courtesy of TETFund. (NAN)