The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result exhibited by Mmesoma Ejikeme, 16 years old student, “is patently fake,” preventing the beleaguered student from sitting its examination.
And as a result, JAMB handed a three-year ban to the Anambra student. The board announced this in a statement by its spokesman Fabian Benjamin on Tuesday.
“In the meantime, the board’s management has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms. Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma in accordance with its established procedures,” the JMAB statement added. “It has also barred her from sitting for the board’s examination for the next three years.”
Ms. Ejikeme’s UTME result was withdrawn by the exam board on Sunday, accusing her of altering and faking her grades.
However, the teenager denied fabricating the UTME result in a new viral video on Monday, claiming it could have been a technical glitch in the board’s system.
“As a result, the board wishes to reassure Nigerians that its system has not been tampered with or compromised.” “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,” said the exam organization.
“It is also instructive to note that the candidate, in her statement, has inadvertently revealed the rightful owner of the result she is parading,” according to JAMB. This she achieved by pointing out that the QR code on the result slip identified the genuine owner of the result before peddling fiction in an attempt to obscure the truth.”
“To witness the board’s unassailable position regarding this obvious falsehood, the general public is therefore urged to attempt to scan the QR code on the result slip to see its actual owner before it was mutilated,” it added.
It should be noted that the QR code contains each candidate’s UTME result. As a result, the information on the result sheet is nothing more than an interpretation of the information on this QR code.”
The board also stated that it will cease giving notification of result slips in 2021 in order to deter applicants from faking their UTME results.
Since 2022, JAMB has begun sending genuine UTME result slips (rather than the communication of results), complete with each candidate’s photograph.
“Similarly, the public is invited to reflect on the fact that, of all the candidates who sat the 2023 UTME, only Ms. Ejikeme Mmesoma paraded the obsolete ‘notification of result,'” the statement said.
According to JAMB, Ms. Ejikeme was reported to security authorities.
“As a result, this case has been appropriately handed over to relevant security agencies for a thorough investigation to uncover the masterminds of yet another unfortunate scam,” the statement said.
“The board is not afraid of public scrutiny and hereby proposes a public session with relevant security agencies, Ms. Ejikeme’s representatives, and civil society organizations in attendance as soon as possible.”
JAMB noted that this was based on the “board’s experience over the years, which showed that these wily candidates confessed to their ignoble acts only when confronted with incontestable facts.”
The applicant was about to be honored by the Anambra government, according to the board, when one of its top officials summoned the board’s attention to confirm her allegation.
It was also revealed that the call caused the board to verify and show that Ms. Ejikeme had scored 249, not 362, as she claimed, in order to fraudulently acquire scholarships and other awards.
Mmesoma Ejikeme Age, Parents, Background
Mmesoma Ejikeme is 16 years old in 2023. She was born in 2007. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ejikeme. She is from the Eastern part of Nigeria.
Source: People gazette