The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said a certain Ejikeme Mmesoma (Joy) who had earlier been celebrated to have scored the highest mark in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) falsified her result.
The board has also threatened to withdraw the candidate’s actual results for allegedly falsely announcing herself as the top-scorer of the computer-based test used to rank candidates seeking admissions into Nigerian universities.
According to JAMB, Miss Mmesoma’s actual score in the test was 249 and not the 362 she claimed to have scored…
The agency, therefore, advised the public to always cross check these claims by candidates before rushing to honour them with undeserving awards. Meanwhile, JAMB has said it would withdraw the results of Miss Mmesoma and also prosecute her.
“This is not all, as the Board would, in due course, investigate all candidates laying claims to higher scores than they actually obtained. Once discovered, such candidates’ original results would be withdrawn forthwith, and they would be handed over to relevant security agencies for prosecution.”
The top 10 candidates
Here are the top 10 candidates (12 in number) in the 2023 UTME as presented by JAMB.
Umeh Kamsiyochukwu Nkechinyere, 360
Aguele Stephen Osezuha, 358
Ositade Oluwafemi Anthony, 358
Gbolahan Azeem Ayinde, 357
John Fulfilment Ibhanfiodon, 356,
Duruji Chimdubem Ugonna, 355
Adesanya Jermaine Oluwaiomiloiu, 355
Shittu Priscilla Adedunni, 355
Atenisumen Enoch Oluwagbemisoke 355
Adetunji Victor Adewale, 355
Ofonime Iniobon Idongesit, 355
Imoukhuede Andrew Onayeme, 355