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2023 UTME: CBT owner discloses irregularities spotted in Mmesoma Ejikeme’s result

Mmasoma Ejikeme's Disputed 2023 UTME Result

*Osita Chidoka, Nigeria’s former Minister for Aviation and owner of the Computer-Based Test centre, in Anambra State, where Mmesoma Ejikeme sat her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, explains how two red flags observed in her Main Examination slip raised his suspicion about the genuineness of the result

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In a move to allow for possible intervention and plea for leniency with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr. Osita Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation, has urged young Mmesoma Ejikeme, a 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate, to come clean with the source of her result online.

Chidoka, who is the owner of the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centre, in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria, where Mmesoma sat for her examination this year, said he would beg the examination regulatory Board for leniency, if the candidate can explain the “source” of her result.

The ex-minister, who said in a statement issued Wednesday, July 5, 2023, noted: “For Nmesoma, she should come clean, and explain how she got that result and who led her down that path.

“If she does that, I will lend my voice to beg JAMB to note her age and show more leniency.”

Earlier Mmesoma had claimed that she scored 362, but JAMB consistently, has insisted that her actual score is 249.

Major discrepancies observed in Mmesoma’s result  -Chidoka

Chidoka, in his statement Wednesday, further revealed that he observed two red flags when he saw the candidate’s result online.

He stated: “First, our centre (CBT) is no longer addressed as Thomas Chidoka Centre for Human Development on the JAMB portal since 2021.

“The correct name on the JAMB portal and Main Examination Slip is Nkemefuna Foundation (Thomas Chidoka Center for Human Development).

“Her (Nmesoma) result showing Thomas Chidoka without the Nkemefuna Foundation, which was on her Main Examination slip, raised my suspicion about the genuineness of the result.

The CBT owner also said: “The second red flag was the result template.

“A cursory review of some of those who took the last examination at our centre showed a different result slip template with the candidate’s passport picture, JAMB watermarks, and no mention of the name of the examination centre.

“I gave the young Nmesoma the benefit of the doubt and waited to see if she would explain how she got the result, which is obviously not the result template that Jamb used in 2023.

‘I knew it was fake’

Chidoka as well stressed that as soon as he spotted these red flags, he knew it was fake.

According to him, his CBT has been involved with the JAMB CBT examination since 2016.

The former Minister for Aviation, therefore, commended JAMB for coming out “forcefully” to defend its integrity in connection with the fake result.

It’s not my fault, says UTME candidate

In a volte-face of some sort, Mmesoma in company with her father featured on a Channels TV programme Wednesday morning, admitted that said actually scored 248, but that she should not be blamed for the ongoing controversy with the examination regulatory authority.

The candidate reportedly said: “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.”

House of Representatives condemns three-year ban on ‘a minor’

As part of the intervention of the Federal Legislature in the UTME fake result scandal, the Nigerian House of Representatives, in the National Assembly (NASS), in Abuja, FCT, noted that JAMB acted in an “unprofessional manner” in a matter involving a minor by withdrawing the candidate’s result and banning her for three years, according to report.

It was learnt the House subsequently set up an adhoc committee to investigate the matter and asked JAMB to stay action until the green chamber concludes its investigation.

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