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  • Updated: July 06, 2023

JAMB: NUT Condemns Disagreement Over Mmesoma's UTME Result 

JAMB: NUT Condemns Disagreement Over Mmesoma's UTME Result 

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has described as disgraceful and embarrassing the controversy around Mmesoma Ejikeme's  Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

JAMB had accused Mmesoma of flauting a fake UTME result and parading herself as the highest scorer.

In an interview with the Punch on Wednesday, the NUT National President, Titus Amba maintained that for Mmesoma and other candidates to be capable of upgrading and parading fake results indicated that JAMB is yet to fully secure its system as well as the process of conducting UTME.

“It is quite unfortunate that this came up as a national issue, it is quite embarrassing. Embarrassing in the sense that it shows that JAMB has not truly secured its own system in terms of examination.

“If the result published or advertised by the girl who already received scholarships was not the real result that came out from their portal, then, we should question the security of the process of the UTME examination,” he said. 

Amba urged JAMB to secure the examination while advising them to look inward as the perpetrator of the fraud is among them. 

 “What I will advise as an educationist is for JAMB to see how best they can secure their examination process so that these things won’t come up again. 

"I advise that they should look inwardly at the examination process. Somebody within them is aiding and abetting all these things that are happening,” he advised.

The NUT President also requested to properly fund the examination boards in the country so as to avert similar future happenings.

“Government should be able to fund these examination bodies very well and make sure if anything like this happens, they should be held responsible, because UTME is not something you joke with. 

"There are situations where if The West African Senior School Certificate Examination is taking place at 9 am by 7 am you will see questions flying online. How did these questions leak out when it’s yet to be written? 

"Government should rethink. It is quite unfortunate that someone will sit under his closet and manufacture results and scores. 

"I know the JAMB registrar to be a very strong person and a no-nonsense professor. He should look inwardly.”

Dotun Sodunke, the National President of the Association of Tutorial School Operators, also stated that different syndicates posted online advertisements on how they could help candidates to upgrade their results.

“Unfortunately, the government is aware of all these adverts and nothing is being done to all these small boys that are into education or academic yahoo and soiling our names.

“If I want to sit for WAEC now, all you need is N2,000, subscribe online, and you will get these questions, including essay writing and everything,” Sodunke added.

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