Board withdraws candidate result

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has withdrawn the result of one Mr Unekwe Kingsley who participated in the year 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME.

The withdrawal followed falsification of his UTME result from 201 to 269.

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Professor Ishaq Oloyede made this known in Abuja while addressing Mr. Kingsley and his mother who had petition the board over result reduction.

Forged result
Professor Oloyede explained that the case of Mr Kingsley increases the number of those forging their result to five as two of them were already being prosecuted.

You are the fifth person who will make this claim, two of them are already being prosecuted because we show them clearly that they forge their results in other to deceive their parents who are desperate like your parents is, to have you study medicine.’’

Mr. Kingsley said he scored 232 at last year’s UTME and was offered admission into the university to study Zoology but his parents’ wanted him to study medicine.

According to Professor Oloyede ”your inability to fulfill their dream, instead of leaving you to go ahead and read zoology, you wanted to live up to their expectation because your father is a professor of medicine he wants you to study medicine at all cause that is the problem, that is where parents create problems for their kids and that is why you get yourself involve in this type of situation in other to convince them.’’

Professor Oloyede said the board had announced that anyone who committed post examination infraction, the result would be withdrawn, stressing that Mr Kinsley would not be spared.

The Family of Unekwe Kingsley had petitioned JAMB over result reduction and they were consequently invited to Abuja from Awka, Anambra State with evidence.

The evidence presented to the board indicated that the result was falsified and Mr Kingsley confessed to have committed the crime.


Mercy Chukwudiebere