In a significant development, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the imposition of a three-year ban on Mmesoma Ejikeme, an Anambra pupil accused of forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result. JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, reiterated that the board conducted thorough investigations and reached the conclusion that Ejikeme had falsified her result.
According to Benjamin, the management of JAMB has taken appropriate action in line with established procedures. Ejikeme’s 2023 UTME result has been withdrawn, and she is prohibited from sitting for any JAMB examination for the next three years.
Addressing the allegations surrounding the authenticity of Ejikeme’s result, Benjamin emphasized that the result being presented by the candidate was indeed fake. He stated that Ejikeme had manipulated a copy of a result slip belonging to another candidate, Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle, who took the UTME in 2021 and scored 138. The spokesperson urged the public to scan the QR code on the result slip to verify the true owner before it was tampered with. Benjamin also highlighted that JAMB has been issuing actual UTME RESULT Slips (not notification of results) since 2022, which include the candidate’s photograph, to combat fraudulent practices.
Regarding the negative publicity surrounding this controversy, Benjamin expressed the board’s resilience in the face of fraudulent claims. He recalled a similar incident in 2021 where a candidate, John Chinedu Ifesinachi, threatened to sue JAMB for damages but eventually confessed to his crime when confronted with irrefutable evidence. Benjamin cautioned against the involvement of deceptive individuals leading Ejikeme towards a detrimental path and called for them to reconsider their actions.
JAMB remains steadfast in its commitment to transparency and is prepared for genuine scrutiny. The board reassured the public that the truth would prevail and vindicate its position. In the meantime, JAMB urges the public to carefully examine the facts and avoid spreading false information.
- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has imposed a three-year ban on Anambra pupil, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was accused of forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result.
- JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, reiterated that the board conducted extensive investigations and determined that Ejikeme had indeed forged her result.
- Benjamin emphasized that the candidate’s claim and the result she presented were false, urging the public to scan the QR code on the result slip to verify the actual owner before it was manipulated.