JAMB Imposes Three-Year Ban On Mmesoma For Alleged Result Forgery

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it has banned Anambra pupil, Mmesoma Ejikeme who was accused of forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result from taking the board’s examinations for three years.

The board also insisted that the Anambra pupil forged her result adding that the board concluded high-level investigations before coming to the conclusion.

JAMB had alleged that Mmesoma Ejikeme, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, manipulated her UTME score from 249 to 362 and claimed to have the highest score in the 2023 UTME.

JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said the board discovered the fraud after verifying the result with its database and found out that the original score was 249.

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Benjamin said the board also scanned the QR code on the result slip and found out that it belonged to another candidate, Omotola Afolabi, who had scored 138 in the UTME.

Benjamin said the board had withdrawn the result and would prosecute Mmesoma Ejikeme for forgery.

Mmesoma Ejikeme, however, denied the allegations made by JAMB and said she printed her result from the JAMB portal and did not tamper with it.

She said she was surprised that a result she downloaded from the JAMB website could be termed as fake by the board. She also narrated how she was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who took her statement and promised to investigate the matter.

She said she was traumatised by the claim made by JAMB and appealed to the board to clear her name and restore her result.

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