JAMB, candidate trade words over alleged result forgery

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Ejimeme Joy Mmesoma, a candidate who sat for this year’s external examination are trading words over an alleged result forgery.

Miss Mmesoma who reportedly claimed to have been the highest scorer of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was accused of manually inflating her UTME result from 249 to 362 which she used to attract a N3m scholarship from Innoson Motors and was set to be rewarded by the Anambra state government before she was exposed.

She has, however, feigned ignorance of forgery, insisting that the disputed document she held in a viral video on social media on Monday was downloaded from the website of JAMB.

The candidate who claimed to have been emerging the best student right from her Nursery school days, also accused the board of not allowing the State Security Service (SSS) invited to conclude their investigations before going public with the forgery allegation.

The exam body, through its spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, believes the candidate may have some sponsors or managers who helped her to manipulate the result.

According to Mr Benjamin, the board was able to identify the fake result with the help of a security device called QR code scan.

Amid the controversy, her result has now been withdrawn while she has been banned from taking the test for the next three years.