From Wole Balogun
The management of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State has warned prospective students and candidates seeking admission into the institution against antics of fraudsters, asking them to pay certain amount of money into the registrar’s account for a slot in the ongoing admission exercise.
It said a directive which had gone viral on social media compelling the students to pay N15, 000 for admission slot did not originate from the institution, describing it as the handiwork of fraudsters.
The fraudsters in a forged letterhead paper with FUOYE’s logo had asked prospective students and admission seekers to fill a form with their names, preferred course, alternative course, JAMB Registration Number, State of Origin ,LGA,JAMB Score and N15,000 registration fee for approval into the registrar’s account.
Particularly, the fraudsters said “kindly fill this admission slot form and submit it to the registrar with fifteen thousand naira (N15, 000) registration fee for approval.”
But in a statement by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Foluso Ogunmodede, FUOYE said the purported information making the round did not emanate from the university.
It, however, asked the public to disregard it as the admission into the university was not a cash and carry but strictly on merit and excellence.
The release reads: “The attention of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State has been drawn to admission form which has gone viral on social media, asking prospective students and admission seekers to pay N15,000 into the registrar’s account as registration fee for approval.
“This is the handiwork of fraudsters as the University which placed premium on excellence and merit will not require students or admission seekers to pay N15, 000 into any unauthorized account.
“We disassociate ourselves from these fraudulent and the purported admission fraud while warning admission seekers to disregard this as emanating from the university.
“The university did not authorize the viral admission fraud and we have no intention to charge admission seekers for any admission form” with a view to paying money into a private account.”