The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the original result issued to Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma and banned her from the examination for 3-year.
This is coming as the Board is maintaining it’s position that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result being paraded by Miss Mmesoma ”is patently fake.”
Dr Fabian Benjamin, Acting Director, Public Affairs and Protocol of the Board disclosed this in a live interview with Leadership Newspaper on Monday in Abuja.
”In the meantime, the management of the board, after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms. Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, in line with it’s established procedures, has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result.
”It has also barred her from sitting for the board’s examination for the next three years.”
The board on Sunday withdrew the UTME result of the candidate while accusing the candidate of manipulating and falsifying her scores.
However, the candidate, on Monday in a new viral video, denied manipulating her result while saying that there might have been a possible technical malfunction from the board’s system.
Mmesoma insisted that what she has, was original print out from the boards portal.
JAMB said: ” Consequently, the board would like to reassure Nigerians that its system was neither tampered with nor compromised.
” 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.
”It is also instructive to note that the candidate, in her statement, has inadvertently revealed the rightful owner of the result she is parading.
” This she did, when she pointed out that the QR code on the result slip showed the actual owner of the said result before she peddled a lie in an attempt to obfuscate the truth.
” To witness the unassailable position of the board regarding this obvious falsehood, the general public is, therefore, urged to endeavour to scan the QR code on the result slip to see its actual owner before it was mutilated.
” It is to be noted that the QR code encapsulates the UTME result of each candidate, hence, what is on the result sheet is nothing other than the interpretation of the information on this QR code.”