JAMB Imposes Three-Year Ban on Candidate Over UTME Result Forgery


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Mmesoma Ejikeme

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned Mmesoma Ejikeme, a candidate from Anambra State, from taking the UTME for three years for allegedly forging her UTME results. According to JAMB, Mmesoma was the only candidate among those who sat for the 2023 UTME who presented an "obsolete" notification slip, and she had falsified a copy of a result slip belonging to a candidate who had taken the UTME in 2021 and scored 138.

JAMB clarified that it had discontinued the issuance of Notification of Result slips after the 2021 UTME due to instances of candidates falsifying them. Instead, the Board has been issuing actual UTME RESULT Slips since 2022, which include the candidate’s photograph.

Mmesoma had recently denied the forgery accusations, asserting that she had printed the results from the JAMB Portal. However, JAMB maintained that its system was not compromised, and that Mmesoma had inadvertently disclosed the true owner of the result slip when she pointed out that the QR code on the slip displayed the actual owner’s information. The Board urged the public to scan the QR code to confirm the original owner of the result before it was manipulated.

In a statement, JAMB said that the ban was in line with its established procedures, and that it had withdrawn Mmesoma's 2023 UTME result. The Board also barred her from sitting for its examination for the next three years.

The case of Mmesoma Ejikeme highlights the importance of integrity in the UTME examination process. Candidates are advised to adhere to the rules and regulations set by JAMB to avoid sanctions and ensure a smooth admission process.