The Lagos State Scholarships Board on Friday dissociated itself from a website, www.scholarshipworld.org, and urged the general public, particularly students of Lagos State origin, not to patronise it.
The board, in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Mr Sesan Adebadejo, said that it had no affiliation with the website.
It said that the fake website had been collecting N500 each from unsuspecting members of the public, to purchase scholarship forms.
“The Lagos State Scholarships Board does not grant scholarships to Primary and Secondary students, while that of undergraduates/post graduates are merit-based.
“Members of the public are enjoined to direct all enquiries on award of scholarships by the state government to the board’s office, 254 Ipaja Road, beside the NYSC Orientation Camp, Agege, or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com,” it added.