The authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has warned job seekers against falling victims to fraudsters.
The institution in a statement signed by its Registrar, Mrs Modupe Fawale, and made available to newsmen on Saturday, said that the school is not recruiting.
The Registrar warned job seekers not to fall into the hands of fraudsters who are out to defraud unsuspecting job seekers through fake job links.
Fawale, who noted that it was necessary to issue a disclaimer in view of the fake job links that are being circulated through online platforms, urged members of the public to always verify job links before they apply.
She also advised members of the public to always seek clarifications from the agencies and institutions concerned.
“The Authorities of the Polytechnic, Ibadan, have debunked a fake job alert attributed to the Institution by an online medium, Akede Oyo.
“The Institution has not made any public or external advertisement for positions of either lecturers or non-teaching staff.
“Advertisements are paid for and in this case, the Institution has not made any payment for any advertisement to any medium including akedeoyo.com nor has it presented any for public or external consumption.
“It is instructive to point out that journalism is not a kamikaze profession where risks are taken without safety measures.
“What akedeoyo.com has done is a disservice to journalism and to the public.
“The Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan expects immediate retraction from the outfit.
“We are also using this medium to appeal to Media Practitioners most especially online journalists to make clarifications from concerned establishments before publishing. The Maxim of journalism is when in doubt, leave out,”the statement added.