Authorities of the University of Uyo, UNIYO, in Akwa Ibom State have alerted members of the public and candidates for the post-UTME aptitude test of unauthorised staff of the university who demand money to help students.
A statement from the university and made available to Nigerian Pilot in Uyo, yesterday, stated that some employees of the information technology department had made attempts to compromise the tests by demanding money from parents to help them boost the scores of their children in the examinations.
The statement endorsed by the Registrar, Mrs. Edak Umondak, explained that most affected were candidates for medicine and law as the fraudsters had demanded N250,000 from each of the candidates who applied for the two courses, while other courses are said to attract between N150,000 to N200,000.
It however assured that the university management has put in place measures aimed at checkmating the activities of the fraudsters in order to ensure a corrupt-free test.
“All qualified (registered and currently registering) candidates for the scheduled 2015/2016 screening exercise of the University of Uyo, as well as their parents and guardians, are hereby strictly warned to totally ignore phone calls, text messages, e-mails and any other form of communication from such fraudsters who front names of the university officials and demand payments for admission into the University of Uyo.
“Please note that the management of the university has put in place a water-tight process to conduct the 2015/2016 post-UTME screening exercise which will not allow such fraudulent persons to have access to the tests and scores of genuine candidates,” the statement warned.
The statement further explained that eligible candidates, who had scored 180 and above (the national cut-off point) in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board are required to pay only N3,500 for the test.
Meanwhile, the management also disclaimed one Dr. Enebeli Johnson with account number 0139781985 in Guaranty Trust Bank, Uyo Branch, and e-mail, [email protected], impersonating the admissions officer of the school of continuing education.


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