The House of Representatives has called on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to suspend any punitive action against Joy Ejikeme and establish a committee to investigate the allegations against her

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During a plenary session in Abuja, the House of Representatives has urged the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to refrain from imposing any punitive measures against Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme regarding her alleged falsification of her JAMB score. The motion was introduced by Awaji-Inombek Abiante (PDP-Bayelsa). It was revealed that Ejikeme initially claimed to have scored 362 in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), whereas JAMB recorded her score as 249. However, Ejikeme later admitted on a Channels TV show that her actual score was 249. JAMB accused her of manipulating her result and subsequently banned her from participating in its exams for three years. Abiante argued that Ejikeme had been a consistently high-achieving student, raising doubts about her alleged manipulation. Given the possibility of electronic glitches in result uploading or downloading, the House established an ad hoc committee to investigate the allegations and report back within a week for further action.

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