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UTME fraud: Nigerians will be shocked, if board decides to reveal details — JAMB

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On Tuesday, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said that Nigerians will be shocked if the board decides to reveal the details of the “forgery” perpetrated by Mmesoma Ejikeme, the candidate from Anambra State whom the board accused of manually inflating her UTME score.

Oloyede noted that the result paraded by Ejikeme was the template for a student who sat UTME two years ago.

In an interview, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin said: “If you scan the code, the candidate’s result will show. So I can say emphatically that the girl is parading a fake result. It is either she is being duped, or she is part of a syndicate manufacturing purported JAMB results.

“There are security features on our results, so I can emphasize that the girl is just trying to deceive the public. Her result is completely fake. Her claim that she printed the result from our site is a lie, and totally incorrect. If we should reveal all that we know, people will be shocked. So if people are looking for shortcuts to achieve an end, that is what would happen.”

JAMB said the matter has nothing to do with its system, saying nobody hacked into its system and that the result did not emanate from its system.

“The result she is holding is completely fake because we are able to track everything printed from our system”, it said.

Mmesoma was accused of forging her 2021 UTME result by the board on Sunday evening. She has since denied the allegations levied against her by the examination body, JAMB.

But JAMB insisted that she forged the result and placed a three-year ban on her.

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