Graduates of International Institute of Journalism IIJ, in different centres are calling on the school management to issue their original certificates.
A statement Issued yesterday in their WhatsApp platform, indicated that graduates enrolled and completed various programmes of the school ranging from Post Graduate Diploma PGD, in Journalism, Post Graduate Diploma PGD, in Public Relations and Advertising, Higher Diploma in Journalism and Diploma in Journalism.
It was learnt that over a decade after completing their programmes and issuance of statements of results, original certificates have not been issued to them.
It was further gathered that some of the graduates who made attempts to further their education in other institutions have been turned down for lack of certificate while others suffers neglect in their places of work for inability to produce their original certificates.
IIJ programmes are an affiliate of University of Maiduguri and the institution is supposed to issue certificates to everyone who completed his or her programme.
Meanwhile, the graduates are now mobilising nationwide calling on the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, and the general public to prevail on the management of IIJ Abuja and its study centres Nationwide to issue their certificates from the University of Maiduguri.
It could be recall that the International Institute of Journalism started as a training wing of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and subsequently announced affiliation of it’s academic activities with the University of Maiduguri for the award of Post graduate DiplomaPGD, Courses.