Forty-two (42,000) graduates of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, South-South Nigeria, run the risk of having their names published in the media and made to pay for same if they fail to pick up their certificates within the next three months.
A memo signed by the registrar of the institution, Gabriel O. Egbe, dated 25th June 2021, and titled “Unclaimed Certificates”, informed that some of the certificates date back to the ’80s. “The university management is shocked by this abnormality, and therefore, directs that all those who have not collected their certificates after several years of graduation should do so immediately”.
The memo was copied to the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin), Provosts, Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments, and Information Officer enjoined persons who are acquainted with these group of graduands to inform them to come forward for collection. “Those who do not do so before the end of three months from the date of this notice will have their names published and will be discharged subsequently”, the memo stated.