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ANAMBRA: I didn’t forge my result – UTME candidate

ANAMBRA UTME candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was accused of fabricating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board yesterday, stated that she did not falsify her results.

Ejikeme stated this in a video secured by the PUNCH in Abuja.

JAMB had noted in a statement yesterday night that Ejikeme had manually inflated her UTME score from 249 to 362 and had used that number to secure a N3 million scholarship from Innoson Motors, and was about to receive the scholarship from the Anambra state government before she was discovered.

“The most pathetic of them all is the case of Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, who claimed to have scored 362 in the 2023 UTME and was awarded a N3m scholarship by Chief (Dr.) Innocent Chukwuma. She was even set to be honoured by the Anambra State Government when one of its top officials put a call through to JAMB to confirm her claim only for the Board to reveal that Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had actually scored 249 and not 362 she claimed. She had manipulated her UTME result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain a scholarship and other recognitions,” a statement by JAMB said.

However, speaking in the video, Ejikeme said, “My name is Ejikeme Mmesoma. I’m the owner of this result. I went to the JAMB portal to print this result and this is the result they gave me. This is my aggregate, 362.

“They scan the QR code on my result and it showed a Yoruba name — Omotola Afolabi who scored 138.

“The same Omotola scored 338 when it was rechecked and this evidence showed that there is a problem.

“This is exactly how I printed and downloaded it from their site. So saying that I forged my result is what I don’t know and I am traumatised that they accused me of forging my results because I’m not capable of forging my result,” she added.

She emphasized, however, that despite being notified, JAMB and the DSS did not conduct their own investigations before the board came to the conclusion that she had fabricated her results.

At the time this story was filed, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB spokesperson, had not yet commented on the video.

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