UNILAG disowns text messages offering admission

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It was gathered that the management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has warned candidates seeking placement in the institution to shun any admission notification that comes through a text message.

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Some persons are cashing in on desperation of candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session, who are yet to know their fate months after the release of the Universities Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

Reacting, UNILAG in a statement on Monday said: “It has come to the notice of the university authorities that a text message is being sent to prospective students by unknown persons notifying them that they have been given admission into the University of Lagos.

“This is a scam. The message did not emanate from the University of Lagos.

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“Members of the public are advised to ignore this message as the University of Lagos does not send text messages to admitted candidates and it does not require anyone to call any number.

“The University website is the only authentic source of information on admissions.”

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