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Beware! UNIBEN warns prospective students against admission racketeers

*The Management of University of Benin, in Nigeria, has advised the public not to fall prey to fraudsters as no money is charged for admissions into the institution

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

In regard to information that racketeers have been collecting huge sums from unsuspecting applicants to facilitate admissions into the institution of higher learning, the Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, in Edo State of Nigeria, has warned admission seekers against the activities of fraudsters.

Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of UNIBEN, in a statement Saturday, May 8 said racketeers had been collecting huge sums from unsuspecting applicants to facilitate admissions into the University.

Ehanire said the swindlers, in an attempt to convince their victims, often walk into the University’s admission offices and administration building to make their nefarious deeds look real.

The PRO, therefore, advised prospective students and the public to not fall prey to such traps, as no amount is being charged for admissions into the institution.

She stated: “Reports have come to the University of Benin Management that professional admission racketeers, whose job is to take advantage of innocent citizens seeking admission, are on the prowl.

“The unscrupulous elements collect huge sums of money from their victims, pretending that they can get them admission into some choice programmes in the university.”

The statement further said: “They have perfected the acts of going into admissions offices or the administration building to buttress their nefarious deeds.

“The public is advised not to fall into such traps as no money is charged for admission into the University of Benin.”

Dr. Ehanire urged any victims of the dastardly act to report to her office with proof to help the university to redeem its image in this regard.

She, however, added that such whistleblowers would be offered an admission if qualified.

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