The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has maintained its claim that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result being paraded by Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma is fake.
This was contained in a statement by Acting Director, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Tuesday in Abuja.
JAMB therefore barred Mmesoma from sitting for its examination for the next three years.
It may be recalled that on Sunday, the academic body withdrew the UTME result of the candidate while accusing her of allegedly manipulating and falsifying her scores.
However, Mmesoma denied the allegations and opined that there could have been a possible technical malfunction in the board’s system.
Mmesoma who displayed her result print out from the board’s portal, said she did not have any reason or the capacity to falsify records on JAMB’s system.
In reaction, JAMB said; “In the meantime, the management of the board, after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms. Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, in line with its established procedures, has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result.
It has also barred her from sitting for the board’s examination for the next three years. Consequently, the board would like to reassure Nigerians that its system was neither tampered with nor 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. It is also instructive to note that the candidate, in her statement, has inadvertently revealed the rightful owner of the result she is parading.
This she did when she pointed out that the QR code on the result slip showed the actual owner of the said result before she peddled a lie in an attempt to obfuscate the truth. To witness the unassailable position of the board regarding this obvious falsehood, the general public is, therefore, urged to endeavour to scan the QR code on the result slip to see its actual owner before it was mutilated.
It is to be noted that the QR code encapsulates the UTME result of each candidate, hence, what is on the result sheet is nothing other than the interpretation of the information on this QR code.
Similarly, the public is also invited to ponder on the fact that out of all the candidates that sat the 2023 UTME, only Ms. Ejikeme Mmesoma parades the obsolete ‘Notification of Result.’
This case has therefore, been rightly handed over to relevant security agencies for a thorough investigation to unravel the masterminds of yet another unfortunate scam.
The board is not averse to public scrutiny and hereby suggests a public session with relevant security agencies, representatives of Ms. Ejikeme, and civil society organisations in attendance without delay.
This is on account of the board’s experience over the years, which showed that these wily candidates confessed to their ignoble acts only when confronted with incontestable facts.”