The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Ogun State, has debunked the narration going on in the media space, where a Tik-Tok video showing some people in an articulated vehicle in Abeokuta purported that FUNAAB students were the one in the vehicle.

The university insisted that those captured travelling in the articulated vehicle were not student if the university, but students who were writing their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

The debunking and clarification were contained in a statement by the Head of FUNAAB’s Directorate of Public Relations, Kola Adepoju, and made available to the media.

The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a video clip on TikTok portraying students of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, as boarding a mini-lorry popularly known as ‘Dangaria’ to campus.

“We wish to clarify that those in the lorry are not students of FUNAAB, but some of the JAMB candidates who came out in their numbers to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in our university last week, as one of the designated centres.

“Needless to inform stakeholders and the public in general that this video was recorded last week when the candidates who came to write UTME overwhelmed the available commercial vehicles at motor parks around the university.

“As a result, some of the candidates took advantage of the free ride offered by a lorry heading to a quarry site, which is outside and after the university campus, and alighted at the main entrance of our campus.

A probing look at the video confirmed that the lorry did not branch to our university main entrance, but continued its journey to the quarry site located few kilometres after the university.”

Urging the varsity stakeholders and the public at large to disregard the content of the video clip, it described a “a tissue of fake news, fabricated by mischief makers to smear the image of our university, Mr Adepoju continued, “As a matter of fact, it’s on record that our university provided buses to convey candidates from some bus stops to campus, to cushion the effect of transportation challenges caused by their overwhelming turn out for the examination.”


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