House of Representatives, Wednesday, urged the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to lift the three-year ban on Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma, a candidate of the 2023 Unified Tartary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for alleged manipulation of her result.
The House at the plenary also set up an ad hoc committee chaired by Sada Soli to investigate the allegations of manipulations and falsification of result.
It also called for independent examiners to examine the candidate’s script to determine her actual score in the UTME just as the committee will also look into the issue of special centres for examinations in the country.
Consequently, the House asked JAMB to halt further action on the issue pending the conclusion and outcome of the investigation.
The resolutions came on the heels of a motion captioned “Call to Investigate Alleged Manipulation of Unified Tartary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) by Miss Ejikeme”, presented at the plenary by Hon. Awaji-Inombek D. Abiante.
Presenting the motion, Abiante noted that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was primarily charged with the general control of the conduct of Matriculation Examinations for admissions into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria, calling for investigation.
He said: “Graduating Secondary School leavers and others with prerequisite WAEC, NECO and other qualifying results apply to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
every year to gain admission into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
“Students who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) are expected to log into the JAMB portal to check their results once released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.