BEVERLY HILLS, May 08, (THEWILL) – The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has alerted the public to fake admissions being offered by a syndicate.
The university, in a statement on Saturday by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, said racketeers had been collecting huge sums from unsuspecting applicants to facilitate admission.
Ehanire said the swindlers, in an attempt to convince their victims, often walked into the university’s admissions office and administration building to make their nefarious deeds look real.
The PRO advised the public not to fall prey to such traps as no amount was being charged for offering admission into the university.
She said: “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.
“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.”
She therefore called on any victim of the act to report to her office with proof to help the university redeem its image.
Such whistleblowers, she said, would be offered admission if qualified