The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB, have handed a 19-year old girl to the police for falsifying her UTME score.
Rejoice Mordi was arrested at JAMB headquarters in Bwari area of Abuja, where she came in company of her dad to Lodge complaint of getting two result slip.
This was after she upgraded her result from 164 to 264.
In a confession she made on September 3, Mordi stated that she got the fake result from a certain Iyanuoluwa via WhatsApp.
A statement issued by JAMB 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 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 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 score still remained. She had 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 centre 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.”