The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have reported a very terrible and unencouraging story about serious examination malpractice that has been committed by one of the candidates who had earlier been announced as the top best JAMB scorer but was later discovered that she inflated the resist using the software.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have officially reported that the candidate who emerged as the top best JAMB scorer for 2023 did not really merit it, noting that the young girl, miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, influenced her JAMB result to come out top of others, but people have been asking how she did it and it is that question that prompted this article.
So in this article, we are going to give you the full details of what happened, the reaction of JAMB, how she influenced her result to come up top, the penalty for her action, and the lessons other students are to learn for such an act. So read this article to the end to get the full details of what Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma has done and will be facing as a penalty.
JAMB Top Scorer
Few months after the release of the 2023, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the names of those who scored top in the just concluded examination.
The names of the top 2023 JAMB scorers were officially announced by JAMB, and in the list of the top list of scorers, miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, a student of the Deeper Life High School, who is from Anambra State was announced as the highest JAMB scorer of the year.
In the event of her emergence, she was honored with the sum of N3 million from Innocent Chukwuema, the owner of INNOSON Motors, and a recognition from the Anambra State Government, it is from the Anambra State recognition ceremony that the whole truth was revealed.
Fraudulent 2023 UTME Top Scorer Exposed and Penalized
A candidate who was announced as the highest JAMB scorer has been exposed by JAMB, stating that the said candidate only put up herself as the highest JAMB scorer from the just concluded examination through fraudulent means and that it has been discovered. For that reason, the body has decided to withdraw her result and prosecute her.
JAMB Statement on the Fake JAMB Score
According to JAMB, she manually inflated her JAMB result so that she can earn the credits and the benefits that will be given to the best JAMB scorer. JAMB reveal that several of the candidates who came top on the list, used deceptive software packages to manipulate their JAMB results, and unfortunately Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s case was founded out.
In a statement by JAMB, it was discovered that Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, had been offered N3 million naira worth of scholarship from Innoson Motors but that secret was revealed when the government of Anambra State who had scheduled to honor the young girl, called JAMB, to verify the authenticity of the Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s JAMB score before the event.
However, it was discovered that she fake her result, claiming to be the top scorer, just to get the favor accruing to the best JAMB scorer. It was discovered that Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, only scored 249, instead of the 360 that she claimed to have scored.
JAMB’S Warning to Other Candidates
Although Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma is the one that has come to light, the JAMB has used the opportunity to sound a serious warning to all the candidates that are involved or are having the intention of doing something like that, that they should resist such an act.
The other candidate that was identified by JAMB for the fraudulent act is Atung Gerald from Kaduna, who also claimed of scoring 380 in the just concluded JAMB it was gathered that the same person who claimed to have scored 380 did not even purchase the JAMB form, let alone sitting for the examination.
In order to avoid coffering honor and credits to the wrong candidates, the board advises the public and government to ensure that they verify high scores from candidates before they offer them any benefits that they don’t deserve, stating that most of them use fraudulent software to influence their results.
Consequences of the Fraudulent Acts
What are the consequences of As a result of what had happened, JAMB has decided to punish the victim for her fraudulent action, in the following ways;
- Her result will be withdrawn from her
- She will be subjected to prosecution
The Board did not just stop at the penalty, they went ahead to thank the likes of Innoson Motors who are always ready to encourage and promote academic excellence among young Nigerians and urge them to continue in the spirit of the good work but to always make critical findings even before they confer any hour or benefits to any students so as not to give it to the wrong persons who did not merit it.
Maintaining the Integrity of JAMB Result
In the spirit of this, JAMB has assured the general public that it will continue to uphold the integrity of the 2023 result and ensure that fraudulent candidates will not be given the chance to get what they did not merit and that any candidate found guilty of such acts will be severely dealt with.
It further noted that it will take time to ascertain and scrutinize all the results of those who claim to be the top scorers of the 2023 JAMB UTM examination, in order to fish out those involved in the unscrupulous behavior.
They finally stated that this should sound a stern warning to those in the educational sector, to ensure that they don’t compromise their stands on any issue of this nature. Stating that integrity and authenticity should not be compromised for any reason whatsoever.
From what has just happened, it is obvious that even young people that we think don’t know anything, should not be joked with, because some of them are far smarter than you can ever imagine. Please for those who are intending to write the next JAMB, please make sure that you are not involved in any unscrupulous behavior that will wash your deity linen in public.