Did you receive a Text or email Message from a school you did not apply to that you have been offered admission? You are not the only one. Many candidates have gotten text messages from schools they didn’t apply for stating that they have been offered admission.
The first thing that will run through your mind is whether or not this is a scam. The truth is it is not all of such messages that are from fraudsters. Some are actually real.
Another thing that may run through your mind is, how did they get my phone number? These schools can get your details directly from JAMB. Do not forget that JAMB recommends people for admission yearly. So if your score is not high and Jamb observes that the school you applied for won’t offer you admission, JAMB may decide to make your details available to other schools and recommend you for admission.
This means that you can actually get genuine admission into a University, Polytechnic or College of Education you never applied to study.
However, the SMS you receive that you have been offered admission could be a scam. Some set of scammers can send you such a message and demand money from you to secure the admission.
So what do you do when you receive a notification that you have been offered admission. Read the details below.
What To Do When A School You Did Not Apply To Offers You Admission
1. Check Whether You Are Interested In The Admission or Not
Before anything else, you need to know if you want the admission. Some candidates may not like the school that has offered them admission or the course they have been given to study. So you need to be sure you want the admission before moving to the next step.
2. Check JAMB CAPS If The Admission Reflected
There is a possibility that the admission may have reflected on JAMB CAPS. So log on to JAMB CAPS to confirm this. If the admission has reflected and you really want the admission, just go ahead and accept it. However, if you do not want the admission, simply reject it so that it will not stop other schools from considering you. After that, just ignore the message you received. There is no need to take further action.
3. Reach Out To The School That Has Offered You Admission
If the SMS contains a phone number, call the number to find out some things about the admission offer. If the person who answered is demanding money or is not straight forward, then ignore. In this case, it is a scam. Disregard immediately
However, if there is no Phone number but a link to the school’s portal, visit the link and see if there is any information on how you can proceed to validate your admission. You can also google the name of the school and see if you can locate their website or better still visit the school to confirm on what steps to take to validate your admission.
N.B If you accept the admission offered to you by the school. you will have to do a change of institution and course from the one you applied for initially to the one that has now offered you admission.
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