N1b Lawsuit: JAMB Hands over 19-year-old to Police for Forged Results


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Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has handed a 19-year-old candidate in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME), Chinedu Ifesinachi John to the Nigeria Police for investigation.

John had claimed he scored 380 in the examination conducted in June this year and was surprised to receive 265 from the board after the results were released.

After several enquiries, 265 kept appearing as his score as against the 380 score.
Following the alleged “alteration” of the UTME score, his father, John Ifenkpam approached an Enugu-based lawyer, Ikeazor Akaiwe who wrote to JAMB for another opportunity for the boy to retake the examination and demanded N1 billion as damages.

The lawyer said the N1 billion was to cover for the physical and emotional trauma the boy had been through from being offered “two separate scores.”

Master John claimed that his UTME scores from 2019 till 2021 had been…

Source: Thisday Newspaper