Those who got their degrees last year had to pay the sum of Rs 1100. Around 1500 students should pay Rs 1400 for the graduation gown this year. In addition, students will have a limited time to wear it on the day of the ceremony.
Furthermore, parents who plan to attend the graduation may not use their phone to take pictures. Students will have to seek the services of the photographers from the University of Mauritius.
Students find the hike in the price of the graduation gowns very unfair and prohibition of using personal phones to take pictures during the ceremony is becoming a topical issue among students on social networking sites.