TETFund: Fighting The Online Scams

1/20/2022 11:57:00 AM

TETFund: Fighting The Online Scams

TETFund: Fighting The Online Scams

In light of a resurgence of some individuals misusing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund’s (TETFund) name, the board is warning the public against the

ADVERTISEMENTDisclaiming the news, TETFund’s director of public affairs, Abdulmumin Oniyangi, reiterated that its mandate includes the rehabilitation, restoration and consolidation of tertiary education in Nigeria, we wish to state categorically that contrary to the claims of these fraudsters, it does not include provision of grants to Nigerian students.

“We also implore our Beneficiary Institutions to explore all channels of communication extended to them to verify any claim by individuals or groups under the guise of soliciting for projects on their behalf at TETFund.“The Fund, therefore, disassociates itself from the activities of these individuals and groups and advise stakeholders, including students of tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria and indeed the public to be wary of the activities of these fraudsters who come under various guises in the name of TETFund to defraud Nigerians.”

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” ADVERTISEMENT Disclaiming the news, TETFund’s director of public affairs, Abdulmumin Oniyangi, reiterated that its mandate includes the rehabilitation, restoration and consolidation of tertiary education in Nigeria, we wish to state categorically that contrary to the claims of these fraudsters, it does not include provision of grants to Nigerian students. “We also implore our Beneficiary Institutions to explore all channels of communication extended to them to verify any claim by individuals or groups under the guise of soliciting for projects on their behalf at TETFund. Chairman of the committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC/Kogi-West), in his presentation, said the bill seeks to provide for the organisation, control and operation of training programmes related to the aviation sector and other related matters. “The Fund, therefore, disassociates itself from the activities of these individuals and groups and advise stakeholders, including students of tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria and indeed the public to be wary of the activities of these fraudsters who come under various guises in the name of TETFund to defraud Nigerians.  “The senior lawyer who got to our office in the afternoon is being quizzed over his role in the Process & Industrial Development scam,” a source said.” It further urged the public to visit our website www. The senator noted that the college is currently accredited by the National Board for Technical Education to run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses.tetfund. Shasore was said to have been paid $2mn to assist in the first and second stages of the arbitration.

gov. Adeyemi explained that the bill’s passage and eventual assent into law would legalise the new status of the college and enable it to be listed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund to benefit from TETFUND.ng for clarification on the activities of TETFund. That notstanding, The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has raised the alarm over attempts by fraudsters to defraud Nigerian students by luring them to register for a fake grant purportedly given by the fund.” The lawmaker stressed that the bill’s passage would also provide the needed legal backing for the college as a regional training centre of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Earlier last year, the Fund similarly, raised the alarm over the fraudulent information thatcirculated on various platforms, suggesting that the fund is giving out a grant of N20,000 to each Nigerian student. ADVERTISEMENT Oniyangi further explained that the fraudsters claim that the grant is part of TETFund 2021 budget to support the 2 million Nigerian students, urging students to register before registration closes on June 6 2021.” Copyright PUNCH.

He therefore dissociated the fund from the claims, stating that it is another attempt by the criminals to deceive Nigerian students and members of the public. Oniyangi said, “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. “TETFund 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 Nigerian Police or reach out to the Fund on the following address: info @ TETFund.gov.

ng.” Of course, a quick search of the internet would reveal that tons of opportunities exist. But beyond the search, students are now even falling for fake scholarships and grants. Over time, various organisations have come out with press releases and disclaimers about supposed scholarship schemes. Therefore, as a student, as much as you are eager to utilize an opportunity, it is advised that you take a step back and confirm the authenticity.

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