Despite public uproar, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has remained adamant, insisting that the Anambra schoolgirl, Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma manipulated her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results.
Mmesoma’s UTME result has been shrouded with controversy as JAMB declared that her 362 score in the recent test was forged.
JAMB had on Sunday alleged that Mmesoma used an undisclosed software to manipulate her 2023 UTME result.
The development had stimulated controversy and set the internet on fire as concerned citizens expressed skepticism on the claim made by JAMB.
The schoolgirl also vehemently denied the allegation via a viral video on Monday, saying she printed the result from JAMB portal and could not have been able to alter it.
But in a statement on Tuesday, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s spokesperson, said the matter had been handed over to security agencies for investigation, insisting that Mmesoma was not the first person to have manipulated results of examinations conducted by the board.
According to Fabian, JAMB system was neither tampered with nor compromised as being speculated on social media, alleging that Mmesoma “simply falsified a copy of a result slip of a candidate named “Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle”, who sat the UTME in 2021 and scored 138″.
He said that the board was ready to meet with Mmesoma’s parents and her legal team in the court of law.
“This case has, therefore, been rightly handed over to relevant security agencies for thorough investigation to unravel the masterminds of yet another unfortunate scam.
“The Board is not averse to public scrutiny and is ready for open public sessions, involving the agencies listed above, as well as relevant security agencies where the candidate, parents, guardian and her legal team will be present”, the statement added.