The federal ministry of education has cautioned Nigerians to be weary of a fake list of foreign scholarship that has gone viral on social media saying the list was created by mischief makers who may be aiming to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement by the director press and public affairs of the ministry, Ben Bem Goong said, the federal ministry of education is yet to compile and publish the list adding that the delay was caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
“The attention of the federal ministry of education has been drawn to a fake list circulating on social media platforms under the caption “justice to one is justice to all” to the effect that the federal ministry of education has approved scholarship awards to the listed candidates under the 2020 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA).
” The ministry wishes to state that the list which has been partly extracted and manipulated from applications received by the ministry only for awards obtainable for Russia, did not emanate from the ministry and is purely the handwork of mischief makers.
” The authentic list of all the scholarship awardees from 2009 to date is available on the ministry’s website www.education.gov.ng for members of the public to access.
” The conclusion of the 2020 awards have been delayed due to the impact of COVID-19 and will be uploaded on the ministry’s website as soon as the exercise is concluded.
” The general public is hereby advised to disregard the fake list being circulated to embarrass the ministry or with the intent to dupe unsuspecting candidates. I’m to add that candidates will be contacted directly by the federal scholarship board and the awarding/host countries on their selection,” the statement said.