Amid controversy surrounding Ejimeme Joy Mmesoma’s results, which was alleged to be fake, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned her from sitting for the examination for three years.
On social media, people had different opinions on the matter, but according to JAMB, Mmesoma had broken a rule.
The spokesperson for JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, revealed this in a statement on Monday, June 3.
He claims that the Board stands by its determination that the candidate is using a false result.
Alleged Fake Jamb Result
The examination body believes the candidate may have some sponsors or managers who helped her to manipulate the result.
According to Fabian, the board was able to identify the fake result with the help of a security device called QR code scan.
“This particular candidate, there was news all over that she was honoured with ₦3 million and the Anambra State government was also trying to receive and honour her.
“We had announced the Jamb highest scorer for the year 2023 which incidentally happens to come from Anambra state and when we got the information that somebody is laying claim of 362, we went into our system and we discovered that there was nobody with a score of 362.
“The commissioner of education from Anambra actually called and I asked her to send the Jamb result to me. For every result that is printed from our system, it comes out with QR code. The QR code is the security device of that result.
“The first thing I did was scan the QR code. So when I scanned the QR code on her Jamb result, I discovered that the QR code belongs to a candidate who sat the examination in 2021 and that candidate scored 138, and I became curious.
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“So, I went into the system with the registration number because she put the scores she obtained. I checked in the system and discovered that she scored 249 and not 362.”
He also noted that she might have used graphic design to manipulate the scores.
Ban From Writing Jamb
Fabian stated that JAMB was not aware of the issue until when the girl brought it in the public space, adding that she will now be penalised for it.
“The Board would like to reassure Nigerians that its system was neither tampered with nor compromised, as 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.
“In the meantime, the management of the Board, after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, and in line with its established procedures, has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result and also barred her from sitting the Board’s examination for the next three years.”
While Nigeria Are requesting for proper investigation on the fake result, jamb is insisting it’s a fake result and have made their final decision on the candidate.