The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rejected the claims made by certain candidates who portrayed themselves as high achievers in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). According to JAMB, many of the candidates’ reported results are fabricated and not genuine.
The Board expressed concern over misleading reports and clarified that some individuals had obtained significantly lower scores than they proclaimed, manipulating their results using software to deceive the public.
JAMB highlighted specific cases, including Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma and Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, where inflated scores were used to fraudulently obtain scholarships and recognition. The Board advised the public to verify candidates’ claims with JAMB before bestowing honors, cautioning against the prevalence of software that generates fake results. JAMB acknowledged Dr. Innocent Chukwuma’s commitment to supporting genuine candidates and urged others to ensure they receive authentic results directly from the Board.
The fraudulent manipulation of results, disguised as academic excellence, has the potential to deceive and defraud well-intentioned individuals. JAMB stressed that the authentic results are securely held by the Board and will be transmitted to the respective chosen educational institutions at the appropriate time. The case of Miss Mmesoma was specifically mentioned, as she will face prosecution for inflating her scores, and the Board plans to investigate all candidates who claim higher scores than they actually achieved. Once identified, these candidates will have their original results revoked and may face legal action by relevant authorities.