The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has issued a stern warning to the public regarding false information circulating on social media about the institution’s 2023 cut-off marks for the recently concluded 2023 UTME.
Beware of Fraudulent Cut-off Marks
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media Matters, Wole Balogun, the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina, clarified that the University has not released any official cut-off marks for the 2023 UTME.
He cautioned prospective students and their parents to disregard any such information, emphasizing that the false cut-off marks were the work of internet fraudsters intending to mislead the public.
The Vice-chancellor assured that when the official cut-off marks are ready, they will be formally announced through appropriate channels, particularly on the University’s official website.
Alert on Misuse of Vice-chancellor’s Identity
The University also highlighted another troubling trend involving fraudsters using fake social media accounts of the Vice-chancellor to deceive and defraud people.
Prof. Fasina warned members of the public interested in engaging with the University for progress and development to be wary of establishing such relationships through social media.
He affirmed that neither he nor any University management team member conducts official business on social media.
He advised that there are proper official channels for contacting them and encouraged the public to utilize them instead.
FUOYE’s Commitment to Excellence and Integrity
Despite these challenges, the Federal University Oye-Ekiti remains steadfast in its commitment to uphold excellence in all aspects.
The University takes pride in providing top-quality education and services to its stakeholders in alignment with the goals of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In closing, the Vice-chancellor emphasized that FUOYE strives for excellence in all ramifications and thanked everyone for their continuous trust and support.
He also advised the general public to be vigilant and to verify any information regarding the University through its official communication channels.
With continued commitment and determination, Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) will continue to shape future professionals and contribute positively to Nigeria’s education system and society.
Students should beware and stay alert in regard to these fraudsters roaming the internet and school environment.
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