The University of Lagos (Unilag) has advised members of the public to be cautious about matters concerning placements into it, to avoid falling prey to admission fraudsters.
The advice is contained in the newsletter of the institution from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Friday in Lagos.
According to the university, 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 Aug. 1 and Aug. 21.
To this effect, the university said it had 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 a 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 the University of Lagos, as it is only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board 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 avoid falling prey to admission fraudsters,” Unilag said.
It added that the institution’s website, www.unilagedu.ng and its other official social media platforms were the only authentic online sources of information on its admission.
“Undergraduate admission letters are not issued online by the university on these platforms.
“In addition, the institution’s admission personnel do not meet with prospective students at locations different from the admissions office situated on.the second floor of the Senate House of the university,” it added.
COVID-19: BOWEN commences semester exam online
The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Professor Joshua Ogunwole, has said the institution has commenced second-semester examination for students through the school online platform.
Professor Ogunwole noted that the Second Semester examination of 2019/2020 will be phased saying that the first phase which is virtual is to start on Monday 1st of June 2020.
A statement by the school Head of Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Mr Toba Adaramola, said the VC tasked the students to take time to carefully read the guidelines for the Online Examination as published on the University website.
The VC advised that students should not allow distractions and interference during the online examination and Parents should limit their meddling during the period. He noted that students who have not paid tuition fee will not participate in the online exam but will do so at a later date when they do the needful.
He said, “Students are reminded that the university has zero-tolerance for examination malpractices and irregularities and are further asked not to block the cameras of their computers while the examination is ongoing.”
He equally tasked parents and guardians to join in praying for their wards during the period.
It could be recalled that the University has since March 2020 given directive to Academic staff to be active online for effective teaching through the upload of teaching materials and real-time interaction with the students using the Bowen Smart School Hub (SSHUB), a platform designed for robust learning interaction.
FG dissolves governing councils of UNIPORT, Maritime University
The Federal Government on Thursday dissolved the Governing Councils of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Bayelsa State.
A statement by Mr. Ben Goong, a director in the Office of the Honourable Minister of Education, made this known in Abuja.
Goong quoted the Minister, Adamu Adamu as saying the dissolution of the Governing Councils was with immediate effect.
Adamu thanked members of the Governing Councils for their service to the institutions and wished them success in their future endeavors.
According to reports, the University of Port Harcourt governing council was inaugurated by the minister of education on Jan. 18, 2017 while that of Maritime University, Okerenkoko was inaugurated on March 22, 2018.
Govt can’t risk reopening schools now – education minister
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said that the Federal Ministry of Education would not risk reopening schools across the country, until all preventive measures had been put in place.
He noted that various dates of resumption being circulated in some quarters were false, adding that the government would consider introducing afternoon classes to ease rowdiness.
“We want to say that the announcement that we are reopening all schools on June 8 did not emanate from us. That is not true; until we are sure that these children can go to school, return safely and not bring home with them this COVID-19 material.
“So we are not taking that risk yet. We are going to prepare as much as possible within the guidance that we are offered, working in conjunction with the World Health Organisation, before we reopen schools.”
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