The 19-year-old had claimed to have earned JAMB’s highest score after her UTME result slip showed 362.
Mmesoma Ejikeme, the embattled Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, candidate, has admitted scoring 249.
Mmesoma was reacting to claims that the feedback from JAMB showed she scored 249.
Recall that the 19-year-old had claimed to have earned JAMB’s highest score after her UTME result slip showed 362. But, JAMB had faulted the result, stressing that she forged it.
The claims and counter-claims between Mmesoma and JAMB caused a major controversy across Nigeria.
Amid the controversy, the board insisted she forged the result on a template it stopped using in 2021.
Admitting that the first result was wrong, Mmesoma said she should not be blamed for the mixup.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, Mmesoma said: “After all said and done, I now saw that I got 249.
“I sent them a text message there to know what really happened — the JAMB Support System. If they go to their system, they will see it there.”
Mmesoma also faulted JAMB’s three-year ban on her, stressing that it was not her fault.
“It’s not my fault that I printed my result like that, and they said that I forged my result. It’s not my fault. So, them banning it is not fair,” she said.