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Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma who is a 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate from Anambra State has insisted that she was falsely accused of forging her result by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
In a video released by the young girl which has gone viral on social media, Mmesoma narrated how she obtained the result from the JAMB portal and was surprised when she heard stories of forged result.
‘I printed the result from JAMB portal,’ she said. ‘They now saying that I forged my result is what I don’t know. I am traumatised that they accused me of forging my own result. I am not capable of forging result.’
The Eastern Updates recalls that on Sunday, JAMB accused the candidate of ‘manipulating’ her result in this year’s examination.
‘Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had actually scored 249 and not 362 she claimed,” the Board said in a statement on signed by its spokesman, Fabian Benjamin. “She had manipulated her UTME result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain scholarship and other recognitions.’
JAMB also said the original result of Mmesoma would be withdrawn, stating that many candidates are parading fake results having ‘used some funny software packages’.
Already, the candidate was said to have been awarded a N3m scholarship by the founder of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma.
However, Mmesoma stated that she had been a bright student from her nursery school to secondary school and even scored 300 in her Common Entrance examination.
She expressed dismay that even before the Department of State Services (DSS) could finish its investigation, JAMB had gone ahead to announce that she forged her result.
Meanwhile, The Eastern Updates can confirm that the Anambra State Government has since set up a Committee of Inquiry to also look into the matter.