Recently the media wave was agog with avalanches of action and reactions in relation to the issue of doctored JAMB results.
The JAMB authorities accused a certain Mmesoma from Anambra state who scored 362 aggregate in her JAMB result of doctoring the result, claiming her marks weren’t as high as that.
The confusing aspect in this scenario is that the girl in question has come out boldly to counter the claims and accusations of the JAMB authorities that she doctored her result and awarded herself higher marks than she merited.
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This is not the first time issues of this nature are emanating from JAMB, such that many have come up to accuse the JAMB authorities of manipulation.
In some cases, students who sat for JAMB exams upon printing out their results sometimes get higher marks at first and in subsequent printouts, their marks are usually reduced without reasons from JAMB, considering the monopoly the managements of these regulatory bodies enjoy in Nigeria, coupled with the cumbersome nature of instigating litigations against them, many a victim swallow their disappointments and move on.
In the case of Mmesoma, it seems JAMB authorities are in for a topsy turvy, as the girl from her explanation in a private video that’s now gone viral, it’s obvious that the JAMB authorities have bitten much more than they can chew, in this sense has a lot of explanations to give to Nigerians.
Mmesoma speaking in that video emphasized the process from which she got her JAMB result, the obviously traumatized girl emphasized her rude shock over the brazen, bizarre and unprofessional manner with which the JAMB management publicly accused her of result doctoring, whereas there seems to have been an ongoing DSS investigation regarding the issue, of which she boldly emphasized isn’t traceable to her should there be any reason for discrepancies in her jamb result; stating that she downloaded her scores from the official jamb portals and the score given to her is the exact score she downloaded to her name from the jamb website, that she’s taken aback hearing such damning accusations from the jamb management without recourse to any proof of evidence that their claim is in any way correct, thereby putting her reputation at stake and exposing her to public opprobrium without any concrete evidence against her.
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My observation from all this is the fact that JAMB as a regulatory agency has failed the litmus test of a serious organization; in effect has since lost its relevance and should be scrapped forthwith.
Hence the government is tinkering with the idea of a semi-autonomous status for government tertiary institutions, it’s wise to scrap the now moribund contraption called JAMB and allow the management of various tertiary institutions to arrange the best method of admission process to their various institutions with minimal regulations or oversight from the government.
Clearly, overtime the inconsistencies and ineptitude on the part of the jamb authorities has become increasingly disturbing, hence it’s high time government takes a deeper introspection on the activities of the management of this body and do the needful, by so doing safe the country of the shame and disgrace occasioned by the unprofessional conduct of the jamb management.
Finally, the scripts of Mmesoma should be made available, through which the jamb authorities arrived at her marks, and in turn an unreserved apology tendered to the already traumatized girl who did nothing wrong than sitting for exams put together by jamb and in turn followed the laid down procedure to getting her result, which jamb released to her without any form of inducement or personal encounters.
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She downloaded her scores from the official jamb portals, if there’s anything wrong with her result then jamb management in their obvious ineptitude should be the ones held liable not the young girl.httpshe young girl.