Written by Godfrey AKON

JAMB withdraws result of another candidate

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has withdrawn the result of an 18-year-old candidate, Unekwe Kingsley, for falsifying his scores of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

Kingsley, who participated in the exercise with registration number 95176817BA scored a total of 201 marks but upgraded his scores to 269 in his desperation to read medicine at the university.

JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, announced the withdrawal of Unekwe’s result after the candidate in company of his mother, travelled down from Awka in Anambra State to Abuja to follow up a petition for the exam body to review its position on his scores.

Oloyede said upon close examination of the candidates result, the board observed that his scores were forged.

He said Unekwe was the fifth candidate who has indulged in post-UTME malpractice in 2019, warning that two of them were already being prosecuted as the board had proven that they forged their results in order to deceive their parents who are desperate for their children to study medicine.

The JAMB boss blamed the parents of the youngster for pressuring him to fulfil their dream of becoming a medical doctor instead of allowing him to go ahead and study zoology as he had been offered admission in 2018.

“Because your father is a professor of medicine, he wants you to study medicine at all cost, that is the problem; that is where parents create problems for their kids and that is why you got yourself involved in this type of faking in other to convince them,” he said.

While offering explanations, Unekwe said he enlisted the help of a friend to upgrade the scores when he learned his available grade could not offer him admission to read medicine, adding that he had scored 232 in 2018 UTME and was offered admission into the university to read Zoology but his parents wanted him to study medicine.

He however stated that his parents were oblivious to his schemes as all he wanted was to please them with a good grade in order to read medicine.

The candidate’s fake result read; “Dear Unekwe Kenechukwu Kingsley, your 2019 UTME result: ENG: 61, PHY: 70 BIO: 67, CHE 71, Aggregate: 269,” while his actual result released by JAMB read; “Use of English- 61, Physics- 50, Biology 47, Chemistry 43, total score: 201.”

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