Mmesoma Ejikeme, the Anambra student who was accused by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) of manually inflating her 2023 UTME result, confirmed during an interview with Sunrise Daily on Channels Television, which was monitored by The PUNCH, that she received an automated text message from JAMB stating her score was 249.
JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, had previously revealed that the candidate sent several messages to the board’s automated telecoms system, including results showing an aggregate score of 362.
In response, Mmesoma clarified that she only sent one SMS to JAMB through their support system, stating, “That’s the only SMS I sent there.” She also mentioned that she did not receive a reply, and if JAMB were to check their support system, they would see her message.
Regarding the claim that she used an Airtel line, Mmesoma confirmed this but added that it was not through a USSD code. She explained that the score of 360 she checked via USSD was different from the final score of 249 she saw.
When asked about the feedback from JAMB showing her score as 249, Mmesoma agreed and said, “Yes, after all was said and done, I now saw that I got 249. I sent them a text message there to know what really happened – the JAMB Support System. If they go to their system, they will see it there.”
The 19-year-old Anambra student has been in the news due to allegations of UTME score forgery.