JAMB Registrar Wraps Up Probe into Result Falsification: Shocking Revelations Unearthed
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, announced on Tuesday that the Board has completed its investigation into the case of Mmesoma Ejikeme, a candidate accused of fraudulently inflating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score. In a transcript sent from Windhoek, Namibia, Oloyede revealed that Ejikeme was not the sole individual caught in the act, although others have chosen to remain undisclosed.Oloyede emphasized the existence of a larger problem, stating, “Presently, there is an industry faking results, and unfortunately, they cannot penetrate the foolproof JAMB system. It is regrettable that parents and some of the deceived candidates are unaware that they are falling victim to such scams.”Internal evidence gathered during the investigation suggests that Ejikeme colluded in the alteration of her scores. Certain unique aspects of her profile, known only to her, were utilized in the fraudulent activity. Oloyede asserted, “They couldn’t have increased her scores on her behalf.”The Registrar had previously discussed the matter with former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, whom he apprised of the elaborate nature of the scam. Oloyede emphasized the advancements made by JAMB in upgrading its facilities, rendering the tactics employed by Ejikeme and her collaborators outdated. “We are no longer using the methods employed in 2021, which led to the exposure and subsequent punishment of numerous individuals,” he stated.With the investigation now concluded, JAMB remains determined to uphold the integrity of its examination system. Prof. Oloyede assured the public that the Board’s systems are robust and resistant to manipulation. As the battle against fraudulent practices continues, the recent case serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by educational institutions in ensuring fairness and credibility in the admission process.