By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
Edo University Iyamho has described the current rumour being circulated in the different social media by some frustrated elements ,claiming that the operating licences of the university has been withdrawn as baseless and totally unfounded.
National University Commission (NUC) Abuja ,were reported to have revoked the operating licences of the university with effective from 2019/2020 academic session.
According to the alleged report from NUC, “the decision to revoke the licences was taken after the 77th meeting of the commission in Abuja when the Edo state government could not provide authentic documents showing the genuine and real owners of the university.
Reacting to the rumour, the university in statement signed by the Registrar, Dr (Mrs.) Isoken Ogboro said
the information being peddled is false, baseless and unfounded.
She stated that, “the University is running as admission for the 2019/2020 Academic Session is currently ongoing.”
“the University Management wishes to inform the general public, parents, students and prospective applicants that the information being peddled is false, baseless and unfounded. The University is running. In fact, admission for the 2019/2020 Academic Session is currently ongoing.
” the general public are advised to disregard the fake news aimed at tarnishing the image and name the University has built over the last few years of its existence.”
“The University Management states categorically that Edo University Iyamho has no dispute over the ownership of the University. The University is a property of the Edo State Government as it was established by a law of the Edo State House of Assembly, signed into law by the Executive Governor and given recognition by the NUC as the 41st State owned University in Nigeria in 2016. The University is fully owned by the Edo State Government.” End.