Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
A Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate Ejikeme Mmesoma has finally admitted that she scored 249 in her Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and not 362.
Mmesoma said she sent an SMS to JAMB through its support system but got no response.
Mmesoma who disclosed this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, on Wednesday said: “It’s not my fault that I printed my result like that and they said that I forged my result. It’s not my fault. So, them banning me, it is not fair.”
“That’s the only SMS I sent there. They didn’t reply. If they check their JAMB Support System, they would see that I sent a text message. They didn’t reply.
“After all said and done, I now saw that I got 249. I sent them a text message there to know what really happened — the JAMB Support System. If they go to their system, they will see it there.”
JAMB in a statement by its spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday, accused the student of forging her result, but Mmesoma stood her ground that she scored 362 out of the total mark of 400.
Benjamin revealed that JAMB’s record indicated the candidate had sent a series of messages to the Board’s automated telecoms system, including the results showing an aggregate of 362.
JAMB subsequently slammed a three-year ban on Mmesoma but she argued that she ought not to be blamed for the controversy.
Benjamin described the result flaunted by Mmesoma in a viral video as obsolete and stated that JAMB stopped using the slip with the student since 2021.
Meanwhile, Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has set up an eight-man committee to investigate the ongoing result saga between the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and its candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme.
The Committee is expected investigate the matter and relay their findings to the public.