Parents seeking admission into the University of Benin for their children /wards, have been warned to be wary of fraudsters who are on the prowl and exploiting their desperation to extort money from them.
A statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, on Saturday, said racketeers had been collecting huge sums of money from unsuspecting applicants with a promise to facilitate their admission into the University.
Ehanire said the swindlers, in attempt to convince their victims often walk into the university’s admission offices and administration building to make their nefarious deeds look real in the eyes of the admission seekers.
“Reports have come to the University of Benin Management that professional admission racketeers, whose job is to take advantage of innocent citizens seeking admission, are on the prowl.
“The unscrupulous elements collect huge sums of money from their victims, pretending that they can get them admission into some choice programmes in the university.
“They have perfected the acts of going into admissions offices or the administration building to buttress their nefarious deeds.
“The public is advised not to fall into such traps as no money is charged for admission into the University of Benin,” she said.
He, however, called on any victim of the dastardly act to report to her office with proof to help the university redeem its image.
Such whistle blowers, she said would be offered admission if qualified.