The Management of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) wishes to draw the attention of its stakeholders and the general public to the fraudulent activities of some faceless individuals operating under different guises in the name of the Fund to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
According to a statement made available to journalists by the Ag. Director, Public Affairs,TETFund, Abdulmumin Oniyangi, the fraudulent methods currently being adopted by these individuals include but are not limited to:Fraudulent Claims of Payment of Grants to Nigerian Students.
This is usually circulated on social media platforms with a link that directs victims to a fraudulent website, fraudulent claims of recruitment, forgery of special intervention approval letters addressed to heads of beneficiary institutions.
While the fund 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.
He added that beneficiary institutions should 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.
It 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.
While also advising the general public to get clarification on the activities of TETFund on its website www.tetfund.gov.ng.