Mmesoma Ejikeme, the candidate involved in the UTME results forgery allegation, has expressed her dissatisfaction with the three-year ban imposed on her by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The 19-year-old argues that the ban is unjust, claiming that her “results notification” slip, which displayed a score of 362 out of 400, was printed from the JAMB results portal. However, JAMB maintains that she is presenting a forged result on a discontinued template from 2021, and her official score is 249.
In an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily alongside her father Romanus, Mmesoma refuted the blame placed on her in the controversy. She stated, “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.”
JAMB spokesperson Fabian Benjamin, who appeared on the show the previous day, disclosed that the board’s records indicated Mmesoma had sent multiple messages to their automated telecoms system, including the results displaying an aggregate score of 362. However, Mmesoma responded by clarifying that she only sent an SMS to JAMB’s support system. She further explained that she did not receive a reply from them and confirmed that she used an Airtel line, but not through a USSD code.
Regarding the claim that JAMB’s feedback showed her score as 249, Mmesoma agreed and stated, “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.”