Mmesoma Ejikeme, an Anambra state student whose result was recently cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has acknowledged to scoring 249 rather than the 362 she initially claimed.
Mmesoma claimed that her “results notification” sheet for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, which showed a score of 362 out of 400, was printed from the JAMB results portal, but the board denied her claim, claiming that the result was fabricated. The board withdrew her result on Tuesday and barred her from taking the exam for three years.
Mmesoma stated on Channels TV this morning, July 5, that she should not be responsible for the controversy.
According to JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, Mmesoma sent a series of communications to the board’s automated telecoms system, including the results in which she claimed she scored 362.
Mmesoma responded that the only SMS she sent to JAMB was via its support system: “That’s the only SMS I sent there.”
When asked if she had received any feedback, she stated
“They didn’t reply. If they check their JAMB Support System, they would see that I sent a text message. They didn’t reply.”On the claim that she used another line, Mmesoma replied: “Yes,” but she added that it was “not through USSD code”.
“The one I checked through the USSD code is the one of 360 that I saw,” she explained further
She agreed with the claim that the JAMB response showed her score as 249.
“Yes. After all said and done, I now saw that I got 249. I sent them a text message there to know what really happened — the JAMB Support System. If they go to their system, they will see it there.” she said
In response to the board’s decision to retract her result and suspend her for three years, she stated
‘’I am sad about it. The problem is not my fault that I printed my result like that. They said that I forged my result but it is not my fault. They banning me is not fair to me”.
Listen to her speak below…