UNILAG dis­as­so­ci­ates self from post-JAMB screen­ing mes­sages

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kay­ode Ekun­dayo, La­gos

The Univer­sity La­gos man­age­ment has dis­as­so­ci­ated it­self from a text mes­sage be­ing cir­cu­lated ad­ver­tis­ing that the on­line reg­is­tra­tion for the 2017/2018 screen­ing ex­er­cise for ad­mis­sion into the in­sti­tu­tion will com­mence from Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9th to Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 31st, 2017.

The in­sti­tu­tion de­scribed the text mes­sage as a scam from un­scrupu­lous el­e­ments who wanted to milk in­no­cent peo­ple of their hard-earned of money.

Since last week, many prospec­tive stu­dents and par­ents of the in­sti­tu­tion have been in­un­dated with mes­sages pur­port­edly sent by UNILAG, telling them of the com­mence­ment of the postJoint Ad­mis­sion Ma­tric­u­la­tion Board (JAMB) screen­ing.

But in a state­ment yes­ter­day, the man­age­ment said the mes­sage did not em­anate from the Univer­sity of La­gos.

“The Univer­sity web­site is the only authen­tic source of in­for­ma­tion on ad­mis­sions,” the univer­sity said. The Fed­eral Univer­sity Dutsinma Katsina is to com­mence its post grad­u­ate school by Septem­ber this year as ap­proval has al­ready been granted by the Na­tional Uni­ver­si­ties Com­mis­sion (NUC)

The Act­ing Vice Chan­cel­lor, Pro­fes­sor Ar­mayau Bichi, had also ap­proved the com­mence­ment of new un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses to in­clude BA de­grees in Hausa, Is­lamic Stud­ies and Ara­bic Stud­ies.

In his re­mark, the Emir of Katsina Ab­dul­mu­min Us­man urged stu­dents to see them­selves as Nige­ri­ans not based on eth­nic­ity. This, he said, would fos­ter greater unity.

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