FUNAAB Dismisses Viral Tik Tok Video Clip... Says Students In Boarded Lorry Are UTME Candidates - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, May 5, 2023

FUNAAB Dismisses Viral Tik Tok Video Clip... Says Students In Boarded Lorry Are UTME Candidates


Management of the Federal University of Agriculture,Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has described as fake news,  a video clip on
TikTok now on social media platform portraying  students who  
boarded a mini lorry popularly known as "Dangaria" to Campus as students of the institution 

Head,Directorate of Public Relations, FUNAAB, Kola Adepoju in a statement made available to Edu-biznews on Friday, clarified that the students in the viral video were candidates who sat for the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board ( JAMB) at a CBT centre on the university's campus

Adeboju in the statement said that the large turn out of the candidates at the university's centre overwhelmed the existing number of available buses for the students and so the candidates decided to board the lorry who offered them a free ride to the campus before continuing with its journey to a quarry site located few kilometers away to the institution

The institution made it clear that buses were even provided for the candidates to cushion the effect of their challenge of transportation,  after it was discovered that large number of the candidates came for the examination at the centre

The statement reads in parts:
"We wish to clarify that those in the lorry are not students of FUNAAB but some of the JAMB  candidates who came out in their numbers to write Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in our University last week, as one of the designated Centres"

"Needless to inform stakeholders and the Public in general that this video was recorded last week when the  candidates who came to write UTME overwhelmed the available commercial vehicles at motor parks around the University"

"As a result, some of the candidates took advantage of the free ride offered by a lorry heading to a Quarry site which is outside and after the University, and alighted at the main entrance of our Campus".

"A probing  look at the video confirmed that the Lorry did not branch to our University main entrance but continued its journey to the Quarry site located few kilometres after the University".

"We urge stakeholders and the Public at large to disregard the content of the video clip which is  a tissue of fake news fabricated by mischief makers to smear the image of our University"

"As a matter of fact, it's on record that our University provided buses to convey candidates from some Bus Stops to Campus, to cushion the effect of transportation challenges caused by their overwhelming turn out for the examination", the statement concluded

No comments:

Post a Comment