JAMB RESULT SAGA: “After All Said & Done, I Realized That I Scored 249, Not 362” – Mmesoma Ejikeme Clarifies, Says Ban “Not Fair”
Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme from Enugu schooling in Anambra was interviewed today on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, where she clarified details about her actual score in the 2023 UTME.
“After all was said and done, I realized that I scored two hundred and forty nine (249) and not three hundred and sixty-two (362),” the 2023 Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) applicant claimed.
The candidate at the centre of a UTME results forgery allegation, Mmesoma Ejikeme, says the three-year ban instituted against her by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is “not fair”.
Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme said, “I think it is unfair for the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board to ban me from writing the exam for three years for three years because it is not my fault that I printed the result that way.”
Mmesoma Ejikeme said once again, “I sent a text message to the JAMB support system and it showed me 249,” They’ll see that the text message I sent was received if they check their own help system.
“Finally, Mmesoma Ejikeme noted that “the line I used to contact the support system was an Airtel line (exactly as Dr Fabian Benjamin had stated).”
Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has forbidden Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma, the candidate suspected of faking her UTME result, from taking the exam for the next three years.
The exam body also removed the 249, which it claimed was her true score.
In response to Mmesoma’s proof that she scored 362 in the examination, JAMB has stated that no applicant earned 362 in this year’s UTME, which was held in April.
The examination body’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said: “In the meantime, the management of the board, after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms. Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, and in line with its established procedures, has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result and also barred her from sitting the board’s examination for the next three years.”
He said the candidate’s claim was an attempt to re-write the truth.
“Consequently, the board would like to reassure Nigerians that its system was neither tampered with nor compromised as the candidate simply falsified a copy of a result slip of a candidate named “Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle”, who sat the UTME in 2021 and scored 138.
“It is also instructive to note that the candidate, in her statement, has inadvertently revealed the rightful owner of the result she is parading when she pointed out that the QR code on the result slip showed the actual owner of the said result before she peddled a lie in an attempt to obfuscate the truth.
“To witness the unassailable position of the board regarding this obvious falsehood, the general public is, therefore, urged to endeavour to scan the QR code on the result slip to see its actual owner before it was mutilated.
“It is to be noted that the QR code encapsulates the UTME result of each candidate, hence, what is on the result sheet is nothing other than the interpretation of the information on this QR code.”
Benjamin added: “Furthermore, the public is also to note that the board stopped issuing Notification of Result slips after the 2021 UTME for the simple reason that candidates were falsifying them. Consequently, the board has been issuing actual UTME result slips (not notification of results ) since 2022 complete with the photograph of each candidate,” he said.