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‘I’m sad. I didn’t forge my result’, Anambra student Mmesoma counters JAMB

By James Agberebi
04 July 2023   |   12:10 am
Ejikeme Mmesoma, the Anambra student who the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) accused of manipulating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result has denied the allegations. Mmesoma, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, Anambra State, made this known in a now-viral video on Monday. “I am the owner of this…

Mmesoma Ejikeme

Ejikeme Mmesoma, the Anambra student who the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) accused of manipulating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result has denied the allegations.

Mmesoma, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, Anambra State, made this known in a now-viral video on Monday.

“I am the owner of this result. I went to JAMB portal to print this result and this is what they gave me. This is my aggregate, 362. This is exactly how I printed it out and downloaded from the site,” she said.

“So, the fact that they are now saying I forged the result is what I don’t know. I am traumatised that they accused me of forging my own result. This is because I am not capable of forging my own result.

JAMB on Sunday accused her of manipulating her result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain a scholarship and other recognitions.

The board said Mmesoma scored 249 in the exam as against the 362 grade she claimed to have gotten.

JAMB vowed to prosecute the student and others that allegedly manipulated their results in due course.

Also, the Anambra state government had earlier constituted a panel to probe the controversy surrounding the student’s result.

Mmesoma in the video showed her physical exam script that validates her acclaimed grade.

“This is the evidence. They said that I forged my result. They can scanned this QR code then and it showed another name. A Yoruba name, Omotola Afolabi, 138. And that same person that scored 138, they checked again, the person score 338. Meaning that there is problem somewhere,” Mmesoma said.

“And we went to the commissioner of education office last week Friday, with my principal and the educational secretary of Anglican Secondary school girls of Anglican Diocese. So, we went there and showed this result to the commissioner of education. She snapped it and sent it to the JAMB officials.

“They called back and said this is a forged result that I forged it myself. That the JAMB office don’t have the record of this.

“They now said that I forged it and called the DSS over. The DSS took us to their office and we made our statements there and said they will contact us later that they are going to investigate this result to know where the source came from.

“So instead of them to wait for the investigation to be over, they posted that I forged d the result without confirming. I am really sad about it.

“Since my nursery school, I have been taking first. It’s not that I am an illiterate girl to go and forge my result because I’m not intelligent to impress people.

“Even my common entrance it was three hundred and something.”

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