Students of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) should beware of fraudsters offering fake Scholarship awards purportedly for polytechnic students through the Federal Scholarship Board.
Our checks revealed that the fraudsters indulge in sending Short Message Service (SMS) to students asking them (students) to send sundry documents including their account details to certain e-mail address to earn the award.
An excerpt from one of the badly worded messages goes thus:
The Federal Government through the Federal Scholarship Board, Central Area Abuja offers you scholarship award under MDG. You are expected to submit these documents today to process your payment: JAMB Admission Letter, Course registration form, school ID card, passport 2 , WAEC/NECO result. Letter of indigene, Birth certificate and your bank details o scan to Samuelibibinu@yahoo.com. Call 07010384383 if you are in poly. Thanks.
Yabatech students should note that the Federal Scholarship Board has been in comatose for more than two decades. The need to resuscitate it was tabled before the senate on June 6,2016 by Senator Gbajabiamila from Lagos State.
Students should therefore not be deceived by the pranks of the fraudsters.
It may interest you that should the government intends to offer students scholarship, the award would come through the college and not through third parties.