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Edo University denies alleged revocation of operating licence


Authorities of Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, have denied the alleged revocation of the operating license of the institution.

In a statement signed by its Registrar, Dr. Isoken Ogboro, the university described the information as fake news aimed at tarnishing its image and name.

The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Management of Edo University, Iyamho, has been drawn to a news item being peddled in some social media platforms. 

“The management wishes to inform the 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 university authority wishes to use this medium to call on the public to disregard the fake news aimed at tarnishing the image and name the university has built over the last few years of its existence.   

“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.”

It assured the public that the institution would continue to maintain the highest standard possible in delivering quality education to Nigerians.


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