FUOYE warns public on fake viral school fees list

The management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has warned the general public to disregard a viral list containing school fees of new and returning students, maintaining that the said document did not emanate from the authorities.

The list, written as an ‘Internal Memo’ , has been circulated on social media by unknown persons who claimed it was the approved school fees list for the 2020/2021 academic session.

In a statement co-signed by FUOYE’s Public Relations Officer, Foluso Ogunmodede, and Special Adviser on Media Matters to the Vice Chancellor, Wole Balogun, the management said the list is fake and a mere handiwork of internet fraudsters.

The statement said, ”The Management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has debunked a fake list of school fees currently going viral on the social media and which picture is attached to this press statement. The management wishes to alert the members of the public that the fees stated therein have not originated from the management of the institution and was never approved by it.”

The fake document

It stated that the document, which gave the Sundry fee of new students in Arts, Social Science, Management Science and Education faculties as 130,500 and listed other fees for both new and returning students had many errors and showed ploy to defraud unsuspecting students.

”We also wish to state further that the fake list was designed by these fraudsters and scammers who could have created a fraudulent means on the internet with which to syphon the funds that unsuspecting members of the public would be making into the source they indicated on the fake list, which is a bank draft in favour of FUOYE through the Wema Bank.

”For the avoidance of doubt, FUOYE does not collect any payments with bank draft. ALL PAYMENTS are made through the Remita platform in line with the financial regulations of the Federal Government of Nigeria. More importantly, the amount payable by each student, new and old, is auto-generated by the University portal upon the provision of required information by the students,” the statement added.

It therefore warned the public and students of the institution not to fall prey as the university will not accept ”any bank draft or document from the source they quoted in their fake list”.

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