The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has exposed a pupil, Ejikeme Mmesoma, who reportedly inflated her result and announced herself as the top scorer for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
Mmesoma, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Nnewi, Anambra State, announced that she scored 362 in the 2023 UTME.
In a statement on Sunday, 2nd July 2023, by JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said contrary to the student’s claims, revealed she actually scored 249 in the exam.
Fabian said the student manipulated her result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain scholarship and other recognitions.
The statement says;
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 N3m scholarship by Dr. Innocent Chukwuma. 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 the 362 she claimedJAMB
The board noted that it also identified the case of one Atung Gerald in Kaduna, who claimed to have scored 380. His ethnic group had taken the issue up, requesting that he be given special recognition, only for the Board to disappoint them with the incontestable fact that Atung never obtained the 2023 UTME application documents, not to talk of sitting the examination.
The Board therefore advised the public to always cross-check claims by candidates with the Board before rushing to honor them with undeserving awards, as certain software has been created to fake their version of their results and put the same out in the public space for fun.
Speaking on the punishment for Ejikeme, the board noted that it would withdraw her result and also prosecute her.
Innocent Chukwuma, Founder of Innoson Motors, had awarded her a N3 million scholarship for her “exploit.” The Anambra State government was also planning to honour her for allegedly emerging as the top scorer.
Story: Christy Dung