Ishaq Oloyede, the board’s Registrar told journalists at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB)’s headquarters on September 3, 2021, that Chinedu John had claimed he scored 380 in the June examination but was shocked when his results came back with a 265 score instead.
Ifenkpam’s father approached Enugu-based lawyer Ikeazor Akaiwe after the alleged “alteration” of the UTME score, according to Oloyede. The lawyer wrote to JAMB asking for another shot at the examination and demanded N1 billion in damages.
Because of his “two separate scores,” the boy had suffered physical and emotional trauma, according to JAMB’s head of admissions.
They claim the board “tampered” with his UTME scores from 2019 to 2021, preventing him from enrolling in his desired course of medical studies as a result of the “tampering.”
In response to Professor Oloyede’s invitation, the candidate, his father, and lawyers traveled from Enugu state to Abuja today.
Although the boy was initially allowed only a few minutes in a private session with his father and lawyers to speak the truth about the results he was displaying, he insisted that his original score from the exam was 380.
In response to John and his legal team’s claim, the board presented evidence.
It turned out that despite John’s claim of 380 points, he actually scored 265 points.
The candidate has been accused of falsification by the Registrar, who says he will be handed over to the police for an investigation and prosecuted afterward. As a result of the allegations, he said the board would prosecute John along with 11 other candidates. After John’s initial results were withheld, he said, “we’re going to look into it.”
“There are 11 of them,” he said. Two of them have already been indicted and charged. The rest of them will have their results withdrawn and they will be prosecuted. To sanitize the system, including our own employees.
“There was no communication between 380 and this boy at all.” Since the boy accused JAMB, his results will be withheld until the investigation is complete. This is why we’re going to ask for our interactions with him to be made public. ”
JAMB Candidate lawyer Ikeazor pleaded for more time for an investigation from the board.
When asked about his stance on the investigation, he replied: Investigate him, but don’t prejudge him.”
“I’m not getting what I’m entitled to,” John had said. According to him, he wrote the first JAMB in 2019.
I checked it later and saw 278 instead of the original 328. As a result, I took a picture of it, and That year, I was unable to meet the admissions requirements. At the University of Ibadan, I wanted to study medicine and surgery
“It happened again in 2020. However, when I went to print my score, it was only 306 instead of 343 as I thought. I took the 306 and got into UI. As a result, I had to give it up because I didn’t have Advanced Mathematics.
For 2021, I chose Petroleum Engineering as my career path. JAMB gave me two results in 2021. “The first time I checked, I saw 380, and the second time I checked, I saw 265”, he said.
It was claimed by Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Public Relations Officer (PR) that this candidate confessed to committing this crime.
When asked about the candidate who was paraded for fabricating the Board’s result, Benjamin said, “The candidate who was paraded confessed after the Board discovered he had saved his sister’s number as 55019 on his phone and used it to send the fake result to his phone.” This is what he gets when he sends the results. That’s what had to be done because the results were not up to par with what could get him his desired program,” he pleaded.