Mmesoma Ejikeme forged her result without anyone’s assistance – Panel concludes investigation

The panel set up by the Anambra State Government to investigate the alleged forgery of Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) result, has released its report.

The panel of inquiry indicted the 19-old candidate, saying that she forged the result without help from anyone.

It also revealed that she actually scored 249 as against 362 originally reported by the girl.

The panel consisting of professors and ICT experts demanded that Ejikeme apologises to JAMB.

Contained in the report were the date, time and other details of how the teenager checked her result and the responses she received from the examination body, and how she later manipulated and printed the result.

The panel said; “That Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma tenders an unreserved written apology to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the School (Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Uruagu Nnewi) and the Anambra State Government.”

The report added: “This should be done immediately. EJikeme Joy Mmesoma should undergo psychological counselling and therapy.

“All prospective candidates for JAMB should adhere strictly to guidelines, processes and procedures of the examination body

“The Committee invited Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, the Principal of Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, and officials of JAMB for an interactive session with the Committee.

“JAMB officials led by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the Head Public Affairs presented the detailed processes and procedures involved in JAMB admissions, the policy changes that have occurred in the release of UTME scores since 2021 and what specifically transpired between the candidate – Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma with registration number: 20230639047FF in her quest to obtain her JAMB score.

“JAMB revealed the different times that Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma made several requests to JAMB portal asking for her results at different hours, and each of these times (four in number), she received in her phone, same results from JAMB indicating candidate’s UTME Results to wit: Eng: 64, Phy:54, Bio: 74, Che: 57 with a total aggregate score of 249.

“JAMB disclosed that the candidate was well informed of her correct score from JAMB. Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had sent a request to JAMB with a different registration number showing a UTME result of aggregate score of 362, with Eng: 98, Phy: 89, Bio: 94, and Che: 81.

“The results she sent differed substantially from the standard JAMB format where she got an appropriate rebuttal stating her real score of 249.

“Besides, a number of red-flags were also highlighted by JAMB officials showing a different date of birth, different Registration Number, Notification of results template that has been discarded since 2021, amongst others.