Newsone reports that Anambra candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was accused by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) of forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday, July 3, 2023, insisted that she didn’t forge her result as claimed by the examination board.
This online news platform recalls that JAMB in a statement on Sunday evening, July 2, 2023, claimed that Miss Ejikeme manually inflated her UTME result from 249 to 362 and used her manually inflated score to attract N3m scholarship from Innoson Motors and was set to be awarded by the Anambra state government before she was exposed.
But reacting to the allegation in a video monitored by this Newsone reporter, the JAMB candidate who said she was traumatised by the claim made by JAMB, expressed surprise that a result she reportedly printed out from the JAMB portal could be termed by the examination board as fake.
Describing herself as a brilliant student in the video, Newsone Nigeria reports that Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme said she is not capable of doing what JAMB accused her of doing.
In the video, Ejikeme said: “I am the owner of this result. I went to JAMB portal to print this result and this is what they gave me. This is the result here. This is my aggregate, 362. This is exactly how I downloaded it from that site. So, they (JAMB) now saying I forged my result is what I don’t know; and I’m traumatised that they accused me of forging my own result.
“I am not capable of forging results. This is the evidence. The QR code on the result was scanned and it showed another name, a Yoruba name, Omotola Afolabi, 138. That same person that got 138, they checked again and the person scored 238; meaning that there is problem somewhere.”
The JAMB candidate from Anambra state, southeast Nigeria, explained that she was at the office of the Anambra Commissioner of Education on Friday with her secondary school principal and the education Secretary.
“We showed this result to the Commissioner of Education, both this one and the SMS they sent to me. So, she snapped it and sent to the JAMB officials. They called back, saying that this was a forged result, that I forged it myself, that the JAMB office doesn’t have a record of this.
“They called the DSS over to come to her office. The DSS took us to their office and we made our statement there. The DSS said they would contact us later, that they are going to investigate this result to know where it came from.
“Instead of them (JAMB) to wait for the investigation to be over, they posted that I forged without confirming. I’m really really sad about it,” she stated.
Mmesoma Ejikeme added that being a brilliant student from her primary school days, she could not have forged the JAMB result just to impress anybody.
Watch Mmesoma Ejikeme speak on her JAMB UTME Result
This is Ejikeme Mmesoma, the Young Lady that was Accused for jamb result forgery,
Listen to what she has to say. Maybe she needs a Lawyer.
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