UNILORIN Warns Candidates Seeking For Admission Against Fraudsters

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has warned candidates
seeking admission into the institution for the 2016/2017
not to fall victims of fraudsters asking for screening fees.
Mr Kunle Akogun, Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs
Department of the university, gave the advice in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on
Akogun said that the recently circulated post-UTME
procedures slated for Aug. 22 and Aug. 27 was a scam.
“I am not aware of any circular from the university
management to this effect, the circular is a scam, it should
be disregarded,’’ Akogun said.
He pointed out that the institution was aware of the
misleading information and considered it imperative to
alert unsuspecting members of the public and applicants
seeking admission into the institution.
The university spokesman said some admission seekers
had fallen victims of the dubious information asking them
for payment of screening fees.
Akogun said the institution had neither fixed admission
procedure fees nor date for the screening.
He noted that the university was surprised that despite
efforts to sanitise the system, some unpatriotic elements
still went ahead to defraud members of the public.
He said that the university would employ the appropriate
channel to reach out to the admission applicants on the
modalities and procedures for the screening.
Akogun, therefore, called on members of the public to be
wary of fraudulent individuals who had plotted to use the
forthcoming post-UTME screening to swindle them.
He said the university management was working round the
clock to reach a compromise on the screening process,
assuring that the institution would soon finalise
arrangement on the process.
“We have been reaching out to the people on our radio that
we have not set guidelines for the admission screening.
“The information going round did not emanate from the
University of Ilorin.
“It was purely the handiwork of racketeers or scammers,’’
he said. (NAN)

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