JAMB has concluded investigation on Nmesoma’s score falsification – JAMB Registrar

The investigation into the case of Mmesoma Ejikeme, a candidate who allegedly forged her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score has been completed. The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, revealed this in a transcript sent to Punch’s correspondent from Windhoek, Namibia.

The Registrar asserted that the examination board has successfully investigated the matter, he revealed that she was not the only candidate involved, but the other culprits had chosen to remain silent about their misdeeds.

Oloyede assured that the JAMB system is well-guarded against external tampering. He mourned over the existence of industries that engage in falsifying results but emphasized that their attempts has been futile.

The Registrar also pointed out that the evidence indicates that Nmesoma conspired in the score change. Some important features related to her were involved in the process, indicating her involvement. Oloyede asserted that it was unlikely for her scores to have been increased without her knowledge and collaboration.

The matter was also discussed with former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who was informed that the incident involved a high-level scam and a careless forgery. Oloyede highlighted the improvements made in JAMB’s facilities to prevent such fraudulent activities. He asserted that the methods used by the culprits in the past were no longer effective since 2021, resulting in the apprehension of several individuals engaged in similar practices.

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