A 19-year-old girl identified as Rejoice Mordi has been arrested by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for falsifying her 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination score.
Mordi was arrested after she arrived at the JAMB headquarters in Bwari area of Abuja, in the company of her father to lodge a complaint of getting two result slips from JAMB after increasing her score from 164 to 264.
The JAMB candidate after been interrogated confessed that she got the fake result from one Iyanuoluwa via Whatsapp.
Mordi revealed that Iyanuoluwa sent her the fake jamb result after collecting her registration number and that of three other candidates.
This was disclosed in a statement on JAMB’s bulletin released on Sunday, September 9.
The statement reads: “The 19-year-old who falsified her 2019 UTME result from 164 to 264 had petitioned us for (allegedly) giving her two results in the 2019 UTME. The board, upon receipt of the complaint, invited the candidate who appeared before the board in the company of her father, Frank Emordi.”
“The Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, read the riot act to the petitioner and her father and gave them a grace period to retrace their steps, knowing that there is forensic analysis that she falsified the score.”
“Upon the expiration of the opportunity, after a thorough examination of the evidence, the candidate owned up to her misdeeds. She said the agent sent the inflated result to her through a Whatsapp group which she had deleted.”
“Checks by the board revealed that the candidate had made three successful attempts at checking her result. However, on the candidate’s dashboard, 164 scores still remained. She has since been handed over to security agents for further interrogation.”
The candidate’s father appealed to the registrar, saying, “I talked to her (Rejoice) and she said a guy she met at the center collected her registration number and three of her friends.”
“The man was the one who forwarded the results to them through Whatsapp. If she had informed me about that, I would not have followed her to the JAMB office.”