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Scam alert, Nigeria - Beware of fake Lagos State College of Nursing admission ad on Facebook

IN SHORT: Admission into Nigeria’s coveted Lagos State College of Nursing is handled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The college has urged the public to ignore fake online advertisements asking them to buy admission forms.

Admission forms for the Lagos State College of Nursing (Lascon) have gone on sale, according to a message circulating on Facebook in September 2023.

Lascon is a government institution located in southwest Nigeria that trains professional nurses.

The message reads in part: “The Lagos State School of Nursing Igando Admission Form 2023/2024 is out and on sale call the admin office line Dr Mrs Halima on ..07063011398.”

The message also appeared on Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

But is this a legitimate admissions ad for the coveted college, and is it on sale? We checked.


LASCON disowns admission ad

On 28 September 2023, Lascon warned that the ad was fake.

“Lascon has nothing to do with the fake viral posts/adverts, adding that it is the handwork of faceless and dubious-minded individuals who are using the college name and logo to scam unsuspecting prospective candidates and other members of the public,” it said.

The statement was signed by the college's management. They added that admissions to the institution are handled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB). 

Africa Check has debunked many online scams offering jobs, grants, loans, and giveaways. For more tips, read our guide on how to spot them.

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