The authority of Lagos State University (LASU) has clarified to the public that it has Benin Republic based institutional affiliate.
It issued this disclaimer after it received an enquiry from a foreign University requesting to confirm the genuineness of a certificate tendered by one Onuoha Janefrancis Chinemerem who is seeking admission to study a postgraduate programme in the said University.
Mr Onuoha’s credential was purportedly issued by Lagos State University’s Department of Foreign Languages in affiliation with one ‘Adonai Advanced Institute of Management’, Benin Republic.
The phantom ‘affiliation’ was ostensibly used to strengthen Onuoha’s position for admission into the said University.
LASU spokesperson, Ademola Adekoya clarified in a statement sent to EduCeleb.com on Thursday that Mr Onuoha was not a student of the University, neither is ‘Adonai Advanced Institute of Management’ Benin Republic an affiliate of the Lagos State University, Ojo.
“Indeed, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos currently has no affiliation with any institution in Benin Republic,” he added.
“Any credential or indeed, document, stating otherwise should therefore be disregarded.”
“Members of the General Public are therefore advised to be wary of certificates from other institutions in affiliation with Lagos State University, and to do a proper verification of such certificates with the University.”