The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has taken action against Ejikeme Mmesoma for allegedly forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result. The suspension, which includes a three-year ban from writing JAMB exams, was announced by Sunday Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol at JAMB.
JAMB had initially raised concerns about the authenticity of Miss Ejikeme’s result on Sunday, asserting that it was forged. The board clarified that it had stopped issuing Notification of Result slips after the 2021 UTME due to candidates falsifying them.
JAMB reaffirmed that its system had not been tampered with or compromised, emphasizing that Ejikeme Mmesoma had falsified a copy of a result slip belonging to a candidate named “Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle” who scored 138 in the 2021 UTME. The candidate inadvertently revealed the true owner of the result by pointing out that the QR code on the result slip belonged to the actual owner before attempting to distort the truth.
Watch how she forged the results in the tweet below:
To confirm the board’s position on the matter, the public is urged to scan the QR code on the result slip to see its original owner before it was manipulated. The QR code contains the UTME result of each candidate, and the information on the result sheet is based on the interpretation of this code.
JAMB also highlighted that since 2022, it has been issuing actual UTME RESULT Slips, complete with candidates’ photographs, instead of Notification of Result slips. It is noteworthy that only Ejikeme Mmesoma among all the candidates who took the 2023 UTME is still using the obsolete “Notification of Result” document.
The board remains undeterred by this unfortunate incident, as it is not the first time such fraudulent claims have been made. JAMB referred to previous instances where it was sued for large sums of money, only for the plaintiffs and their lawyers to apologize for their false claims. The case of John Chinedu Ifesinachi, who threatened to sue for damages but later confessed his crime, was cited as an example.
JAMB has handed over this case to relevant security agencies for a thorough investigation to identify the masterminds of this scam. The board is open to public scrutiny and is ready to participate in a public session involving the listed agencies, as well as relevant security agencies, where the candidate, her parents/guardians, and her legal team will be present.
Additionally, JAMB expressed concern about the staged video aired by Ejikeme, suggesting the involvement of nefarious individuals with ulterior motives. The board urged those behind these manipulations to reconsider their actions, as the truth will eventually come to light.
JAMB encourages the public to critically examine the issue at hand and avoid spreading fake news. Meanwhile, in accordance with established procedures, JAMB has withdrawn Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s 2023 UTME result and imposed a three-year ban on her from sitting for JAMB exams.
The management of JAMB remains committed to upholding integrity and ensuring a fair examination process for all candidates.
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