Waffi TV report that, JAMB released a statement on Sunday evening claiming that Ejikeme….
Mmesoma Ejikeme, the candidate from Anambra, who was accused by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) of fabricating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, has firmly denied the allegations made by the examination board. In a video obtained in Abuja, Ejikeme asserted her innocence.
Waffi TV report that, JAMB released a statement on Sunday evening claiming that Ejikeme manually altered her UTME score from 249 to 362. They also alleged that she used the manipulated score to secure a N3 million scholarship from Innoson Motors, which was due to be awarded by the Anambra state government until her deceit was uncovered.
“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.
As of the time of filing this report, there has been no response from Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of JAMB, regarding the video.