The 2020/2021 graduating class of the University of Ilorin has protested the recent top-up and memorabilia charges introduced by the institution as part of the requirements to participate in the forthcoming combined convocation ceremony.
It was gathered that the graduates cited short notice, the country’s economic situation and extortion, among others for kicking against the increment. The event scheduled to be held October 20 and 21, 2023 will host the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 graduating classes.
In a memo dated October 3, 2023, obtained by PUNCH on Monday, the institution had introduced memorabilia which includes branded T-shirts, scrolls and lapel pins for graduates at the rate of ten thousand naira.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Punch, a representative of the graduates, Aminat lamented the economic situation of the country adding that the university should consider their financial capacities.