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EKSU students express dissatisfaction with the N78, 000 convocation fee

Students at Ekiti State University have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure with the institution’s administration over the imposition of a N78,000 convocation event fee for graduating students.

Recall that the school administration had announced on March 8 on the university website the combined 25th and 26th convocation ceremonies for graduates from the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions, which will take place on May 1. Afterwards, the graduating students were requested to pay a fee of N78,000 to the university.

The students who used the hashtag #saveeksu to express their dissatisfaction with the N78,000 convocation fee characterized it as outrageous and extortionate.

“Acceptance fee 107,000, convocation fee 78,000 in a school that has no power, no good road, and no favorable learning environment?” said one Twitter user, @Im versatiles.

“Most parents borrowed money from LAPO and SEAP simply to ensure that their children could graduate, then EKSU wants them to go and borrow another $78k for convocation. ”

In a tweet, @Priesthood10 stated that

What do you think about giving them a job? “These individuals seek to make life intolerable for the average person.”

Another user, @Bayonle Adesua, shared his thoughts:

Is Una going to make them into daylight robbers because 78k is too much for poor parents and students? Our no to 78k before certificate collecting #SaveEKSU,”.

The convocation ceremony is set to take place in conjunction with the university’s 40th anniversary celebrations from the 23rd to the 30th of March in 2022.

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