Mmesoma JAMB result: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has taken a firm stance on Mmesoma Ejikeme’s alleged Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, deeming it as “patently fake.” Consequently, JAMB has banned the student from participating in its examinations for the next three years.
JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, released a statement on Tuesday outlining the decision. The statement emphasized that Ms. Ejikeme had committed a significant infraction, leading to the withdrawal of her 2023 UTME result. The board also clarified that her ban from future examinations was in accordance with established procedures.
Previously, JAMB had withdrawn Ms. Ejikeme’s UTME result on Sunday, accusing her of manipulating and falsifying her scores. In response, the teenager released a viral video on Monday, denying any forgery and suggesting a possible technical malfunction within the board’s system.
In response to Ms. Ejikeme’s claims, JAMB stated that its system had not been tampered with or compromised. The board explained that she had falsified a copy of another candidate’s result slip, belonging to Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle, who had taken the UTME in 2021 and scored 138.
JAMB further pointed out that Ms. Ejikeme inadvertently revealed the true owner of the result by acknowledging that the QR code on the slip belonged to someone else. The board urged the public to scan the QR code on the result slip to verify its authenticity, emphasizing that the QR code contains the UTME result information for each candidate.
To prevent candidates from falsifying their UTME results, JAMB stopped issuing notification of result slips in 2021. Instead, it began issuing actual UTME result slips since 2022, complete with candidates’ photographs.
JAMB highlighted that Ms. Ejikeme was the only candidate from the 2023 UTME who presented an outdated “notification of result.” The board reported the case to security authorities for a thorough investigation, considering it as another unfortunate scam. It invited relevant security agencies, representatives of Ms. Ejikeme, and civil society organizations to a public session to ensure transparency and facilitate the uncovering of those responsible for the fraudulent act.
JAMB emphasized that over the years, candidates involved in such acts only confessed when presented with indisputable evidence. The board revealed that Ms. Ejikeme was set to receive recognition from the Anambra government, but the board’s verification process revealed her actual score of 249, contradicting her claim of 362 for fraudulent purposes, such as scholarships and other accolades.