About a week ago, many people all across Nigeria received a suspicious text about the 2017/2018 UNILAG screening exercise. Was the text real or was it a scam? What did the representatives of UNILAG have to say about it? Find out below.
In the first week of August, a lot of prospective students and other regular Nigerian citizens received a mass text. It said that the University of Lagos, commonly known as UNILAG, opened the online registration for their screening exercise of 2017/2018. According to the text, the registration was open from August 9th to August 31st 2017.
As it turned out, UNILAG had nothing to do with this text. On August 7-8, the university representatives wrote a statement on all of the available platforms debunking the rumours about 2017/2018 admission.
In their short post, UNILAG management stated that that text was a scam and that it ‘did not emanate from the University of Lagos’. They also advised people to ignore the message entirely.
A lot of Nigerian news outlets like Vanguard, DailyPost and Guardian have already posted about this news on their websites. It is our duty to share this information as well to help prevent the spread of false information.
If you want to see the notice from the university with your own eyes, click here.
There has been no UNILAG update on the UNILAG screening form 2017/18 or when it will be available. However, UNILAG management said to look out for any news update on their website. As soon as the date is set, it will be revealed on UNILAG’s official pages.
If you want to get the latest news about UNILAG, follow the university on all of the popular social media platforms. That way, you will be the first to know about the upcoming UNILAG screening date or the UNILAG results.
☑ Instagram: instagram.com/universityoflagos
☑ Twitter: twitter.com/unilagnigeria
☑ Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialUniversityOfLagos
☑ UNILAG website: unilag.edu.ng
University of Lagos opened its doors to students in 1962. It has thirteen faculties, which offer various graduate and postgraduate courses. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria.
More than 50 thousand students study at UNILAG. The university's motto is 'In deed and in Truth'. The main sport played at UNILAG is soccer (football).
We hope that you have not fallen prey to the perpetrators of this scam. Do not believe any information from unknown or untrustworthy sources. Always check it on the official pages. And good luck on your UNILAG admission!
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