TETFund Cautions Nigerian Students About Fake Grants 

June 1, 2021

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has raised an alarm over attempts by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting Nigerian students by luring them to register for a fake grant purportedly given by the fund.

In a statement on Monday, The TETFund’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Abdulmumin Oniyangi, said the fraudulent information has been circulating on various platforms, suggesting that the fund was giving out a grant of N20,000 to each Nigerian student.

Mr Oniyangi explained that the fraudsters claimed that the grant is part of TETFund 2021 budget to support over 2 million Nigerian students, deceiving students to register before registration closes on June 6, 2021.

He, therefore, dissociated TETFUND from the claims, stating that it was another attempt by the criminals to deceive Nigerian students and members of the public.

”The management of TETFund dissociates itself from the above claims as it is another of similar attempts by criminal elements to deceive, not only the students but the public as well, into falling prey into the hands of these faceless individuals.

“The fund reiterates that student bursary has never been a part of its intervention activities and that the entire information is false and should be disregarded.

“TETFund, however, enjoins anyone with relevant information that could lead to the arrest of these criminal-minded individuals to alert the Nigeria Police or reach out to the fund on the following address: info @ TETFund.gov.ng,” he said.

The TETFund Director also urged students and members of the public to be wary of the fraudulent website where the fake registration activities are taking place, https://bit.ly/TETFUND-GRANTS.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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