How Anambra student Mmesoma Ejikeme manipulated her UTME score, deceived Nigerians: JAMB

July 3, 2023
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has provided details on how UTME candidate Mmesoma Ejikeme allegedly changed her score from 249 to 362. The exam board also stated it had withdrawn her result.

Describing Ms Ejikeme’s case as the “most pathetic” for pulling the wool over Nigerians’ eyes, JAMB revealed that “she had manipulated her UTME result to deceive the public and fraudulently obtained scholarship and other recognition.”

According to a statement by JAMB spokesman Fabian Benjamin on Sunday, Ms Ejikeme tried to exploit the exam body’s system.

“It is to be noted that the candidate had sent a message to the board’s platform to request her UTME result, after which she manually inflated her scores and pasted same on the 2022 UTME result sheet,” the statement explained.

It added, “Unknown to her, the board had changed the design of the 2023 UTME result sheet. Her original result remains 249 as nothing can change that.”

JAMB warned that “the likes of Mmesoma are still out there, deceiving those who are always in a hurry to bestow honour on candidates without confirming from the board,” promising the public that the Anambra student would be prosecuted.

The exam body also accused another UTME candidate, Atung Gerald in Kaduna, of claiming to have scored 380.

“The board is constrained to set the records straight and wishes to state unequivocally that many of the results which many of these candidates are parading are fake,” the JAMB statement stressed. “In many instances, some of these candidates had actually obtained far lower scores than they are claiming and had used some funny software packages to manipulate their results to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.”

(NAN)

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