Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, has said tertiary institutions in the state must get ready certificates and transcripts for the graduands before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa would attend their convocation ceremonies.

Muobaghare gave the condition in a statement issued by the ministry on Thursday in Asaba.

The commissioner was quoted to have given the condition while addressing members of the Governing Council, Rector and management staff of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe, Oghara.

According to him, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa would no longer attend state-owned tertiary institution convocations where the certificates and transcripts of the graduands were not ready.

He noted that in other climes, graduands on completion of their academic programmes, were awarded and given their certificates and transcripts without delay, but this had not been the case in Nigeria.

The commissioner said that the practice was unacceptable and advised the heads of the various institutions in the state to adhere strictly to the directive.

He assured the management of the institution that the state government was committed to completing all ongoing projects in the institution.