Amid controversy surrounding Ejimeme Joy Mmesoma’s results, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has barred her from sitting for the examination for three years.
Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
According to him, the Board stands by its decision that the result being paraded by the candidate is fake.
Recall that Mmesoma claimed that she scored 362, but JAMB refuted it, noting that she scored 249.
The issue generated divergent views on social media; however, JAMB said Mmesoma had committed a weighty infraction.
“The Board would like to reassure Nigerians that its system was neither tampered with nor compromised as the candidate simply falsified a copy of a result slip of a candidate named ‘Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle’, who sat the UTME in 2021 and scored 138.
“In the meantime, the management of the Board, after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, and in line with its established procedures, has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result and also barred her from sitting the Board’s examination for the next three years.”