Miss Mmesoma Ejikeme, the student at the centre of2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has stated that said she saw 249 as her score in the text message sent to her by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Ejikeme admitted this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, however, said she should not be blamed for the mix-up.
“After all said and done, I now saw that I got 249,” she said.
The 19-year-old had earlier claimed to have earned JAMB’s highest score in the 2023 UTME, claiming her score to be 362. However, this was debunked by JAMB, who claimed she forged the higher score using a template it stopped using in 2021. The examination commission later stated that sit has withdrawn her result and it is banning her for three years from taking the UTME examination.
On Channels Television on Wednesday, Mmesoma said she should not be blamed for the mix-up while faulting JAMB’s three-year ban on her, insisting the controversy was not her fault.
“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.”
“It’s not my fault that I printed my result like that, and they said that I forged my result. It’s not my fault. So, them banning it is not fair,” she said.