The University of Lagos (UNILAG), has warned the general public to be careful about matters relating to the institution’s admission process, to avoid falling prey of fraudsters.
The university management warned that the institution is yet to offer admission to anyone, and that when it does, only the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) can issue admission letters to successful applicants.
The warning was contained in the newsletter of the university which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from the office of the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Friday in Lagos.
According to UNILAG, registration of candidates for screening for placements in various undergraduate programmes in the institution for the 2019/2020 academic session has been scheduled for between August 1 and 21, 2019.
To this effect, the university disclosed it’s yet to offer any admission to any candidate.
“It has come to the notice of the university authorities that some unsuspecting members of the public seeking placements into the institution are being defrauded and issued fake admission letters by fraudulent group of persons.
“The group claims to work in the purported Office of the Registrar (Academics). This is a scam, as there is no office with such nomenclature in the University of Lagos.
“Those letters did not emanate from UNILAG, as it is only the JAMB that is saddled with the responsibility of issuing admission letters for undergraduate programmes. Members of the public are, therefore, advised to follow due process, be cautious and vigilant, to avaoid prey to admission fraudsters,” UNILAG stated.
The institution added that its website, www.unilagedu.ng and its other official social media platforms are the only authentic online sources of information about its admission process.
“In addition, the institution’s admission personnel do not meet with propective students at locations different from the admissions office situated on the second floor of the Senate Building of the university,” the institution added.