Oyero Abiodun Yakub
The British Council has been made aware of fraudster(s) impersonating the British Council and defrauding members of the public who are eager to take advantage of the newly introduced programme that allows qualified teachers who are non-UK citizens to work in the United Kingdom.
According to a statement obtained from the British Council Facebook page, it reads;
“Please note the British Council is not collecting any funds to facilitate the non-UK qualified teacher process and neither are any of our partners collecting any funds on our behalf.”
“The British Council has been made aware of this through members of the public who have contacted the organization’s Kano office to confirm receipt of payment made to the fraudster(s), while others have been in contact to verify the authenticity of the fraudster’s claim.”
“We can confirm that the UK Government is running a programme for non-UK citizens around the world who are qualified teachers to work in the UK. ”
“Please note the British Council is not collecting any funds to facilitate the process and neither are any of our partners collecting any funds on our behalf.”
“The matter has been referred to the authorities for further investigation.”
“The British Council has a strong track record of supporting peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding, and trust between people in the UK and Nigeria through arts and culture, education, and the English language. Through our collaborations with a variety of partners in Nigeria, we are focused on providing opportunities for young people to realize their potential and participate in strong and inclusive communities.”
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
Recall, the UK recently opened application for Nigerian and other countries to apply for it Teachers Migration programme.