University of Ibadan warns against free online courses

The administration of the University of Ibadan, located in Ibadan, Oyo State, has announced that no free online courses are being offered by the university.

The University of Ibadan declared this in a statement released by Ganiyu Saliu, the registrar.

The organisation claimed to have noticed an advertisement for one of its online courses, in which students receive free laptops and certificates.

The claim was deemed fraudulent in the statement released on Thursday.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Management of the University of Ibadan has been drawn to an online advertisement for free certification courses supposedly available online, with which laptops and certificates are provided by the University of Ibadan.

“The Management wishes to disclaim this advertisement. All courses for which certificates of the University of Ibadan are awarded are usually considered and approved by the Senate of the University, and free online certification courses were not approved by the UI Senate.

“This information is not also from the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre. The Centre’s collaboration with EDUREX Consult for short-term certification in various professional programmes at the Centre’s Bodija Office is certainly not free, and no one is collecting a free laptop. Members of the public are advised not to allow themselves to be scammed, please.”