When a young child goes to the extent of falsifying her JAMB result to cling a scholarship, one cannot, but wonder what such child could do as an adult.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says a certain Ejikeme Mmesoma inflated her result and announced herself as the top scorer for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB says it will punish the candidate.
This revelation came at the Jamb board’s 2023 policy meeting on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Abuja.
At that meeting, another candidate, Umeh, 16, was named the top scorer with an overall score of 360.
Also, the board reportedly chastised Ejikeme for presenting herself as the top scorer.
On the other hand, Umeh received applause for earning the highest mark.
Falsification Of Result
The board said on Sunday evening that Ejikeme manually inflated her UTME score of 249 to 362.
According to the board, she did that to secure a ₦3 million scholarship from Innoson Motors.
The award was scheduled to be given out by the Anambra State government before she was discovered.
The statement read: “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 ₦3 million scholarship by Chief (Dr.) Innocent Chukwuma.
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“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.
Ejikeme will be prosecuted and have her original result withdrawn by the board.