The management of the Lagos State University (LASU), has said it is not extorting students who want to collect their certificate either on the campus or through courier services.
This is just as the school authorities also said COVID-19 protocols are strongly adhered to by staff, students and visitors to its campuses.
The Coordinator, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations (CIPPR), Mr Ademola Adekoya, stated this in a release on Monday while reacting to an online publication levelling allegations of extortion and disregard for safety protocols against the institution.
“The attention of Lagos State University Management has been drawn to an article by an online medium “alleging that LASU is extorting millions of Naira from 2019/2020 graduates in the name of COVID-19 protocol”, ostensibly referring to the University’s directive for recent graduates to apply for and collect their certificates via courier service, as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.“Two allegations were made in the overtly malicious publication that needs to be addressed in order to set the records straight: the allegation that the University is extorting millions of naira from the graduates without delivering their certificates via courier as promised and the allegation that COVID-19 guidelines and protocols were disregarded in the process of issuing certificates to the graduates on the university campus. (Vanguard)