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.
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.”
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).
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