Written by Godfrey AKON

Varsity warns candidates of fake admission cut-off points

Candidates seeking admission into the Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa state, have been asked to ignore the fake cut-off points for the 2019/2010 admission in circulating on some online platforms.

Registrar of the University, Malam Bukar Usman, who stated this in a statement, informed the general public that the institution has not released any cut-off marks.

“The attention of the Federal University, Dutse has been drawn to a fake 2019/2020 admission cut- off point circulating in the social media in the Facebook page of the Kano state Media Frontiers.

“The university would like to inform the general public that it has not released any cut-off point for the 2019/2020 academic session. Cut-off points will be released after the national admission policy meeting scheduled for June 11.

“The university would like to appeal to candidates and parents to wait for the official announcement of the cut-off point through the appropriate media channels.

“The general public should, therefore, disregard the fake cut-off point currently circulating in the social media,” Usman advised.

Recall that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, had denied releasing any cut-off marks as its custom is before commencing admissions in each academic year.

Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said such speculations were fake, adding that some fraudulent elements were behind the development with a ploy to defraud innocent candidates.

Benjamin said the cut-off marks could only be arrived at with the inputs of critical stakeholders in the education sector scheduled for days ahead.

“We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour.

“The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country.

“The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the education sector at an elaborate policy meeting,” he said.

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