The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has nabbed and handed over a 19-year-old female candidate, Rejoice Mordi, to police in Abuja, for allegedly falsifying her 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score from 164 to 264.
Mordi confessed to the officials of the examination board that she got the fake UTME result from an agent, who she identified as Iyanuoluwa.
According to findings made available to schoolworld, Mordi was arrested at the JAMB HQ, Bwari, Abuja, last Tuesday, when she went in company with her father to lodge a complaint that JAMB gave her two result slips.
Officials of JAMB on Sunday made it known that the candidate, who hails from Delta State, alleged that she met the agent who collected her registration numb er and those of three other candidates which she later sent a fake UTME result to Mordi’s mobile telephone.
The Examination Board confirmed that it had handed over the candidate to the police for further investigations and prosecution.
However, the candidate’s father appealed to the registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, 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.”