Mmesoma Ejikeme, the Anambra state pupil whose result was recently withdrawn by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has admitted that she indeed scored 249 as against the 362 she initially said she scored.
Mmesoma had claimed that her “results notification” slip for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination showing a score of 362 out of 400 was printed from the JAMB results portal, but the board dismissed her claim and said the result was forged. On Tuesday, the board withdrew her result and banned from taking the examination for three years.
While appearing on Channels TV this morning July 5, Mmesoma said she should not be blamed for the controversy.
JAMB's spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, had said that its records indicated Mmesoma had sent a series of messages to the board’s automated telecoms system, including the results in which she claimed she scored 362.
Responding, Mmesoma said the only SMS she sent to JAMB was through its support system: “That’s the only SMS I sent there.”
Asked if she got any feedback, she said “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
Responding to the claim that the feedback from JAMB showed her score as 249, she agreed.
“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
Reacting to the decision of the board to withdraw her result and ban her for three years, she said
‘’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''.