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Nigeria’s Admission Agency, JAMB Hands Over Candidate Who Sued It For N1billion To Police




The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Abuja, has handed over to the police, a 19-year-old candidate within the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Chinedu Ifesinachi John, who accused the board of altering his authentic rating of 380.

The board handed over the candidate, who had sued the board for N1billion, to the police for investigation.

John had claimed he scored 380 within the examination carried out in June and was shocked to obtain 265 from the board after the outcomes have been launched.

After a number of enquiries, he claimed 265 saved showing as his rating as in opposition to the 380 rating.

Following the alleged “alteration” of the UTME rating, his father, John Ifenkpam, approached an Enugu – based mostly lawyer, Ikeazor Akaiwe, who wrote to JAMB for an additional alternative for the boy to retake the examination and demanded N1 billion as damages.

The lawyer stated in an official letter addressed to the board that the N1billion was to cowl for the bodily and emotional trauma the boy had been by means of from being supplied “two separate scores from 2019 – 2021.”

Grasp John claimed that his UTME scores from 2019 until 2021 had been “altered” by the board, thereby denying him the chance to check his desired course – medication.

On Friday, the candidate, his father and attorneys travelled all the way down to Abuja from Enugu state following an invite from the administration of the board led by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede.

Initially, the boy was given jiffy to “come clear” in a closed session along with his father and attorneys in regards to the outcomes he was parading however insisted that his authentic rating from the examination was 380.

After going forwards and backwards, the board tendered proof to counter the declare by John and his authorized representatives.

On the Friday assembly, documentary proof tendered by the board confirmed that John really scored 265 not the 380 he had claimed.

Oloyede accused the candidate of outcome tempering, including that he can be handed over to the police for investigation and subsequently prosecuted.

The registrar stated John was amongst 11 different candidates who allegedly solid their outcomes that the board would prosecute.

He stated the unique outcome issued to John can be withdrawn pending the tip of the investigation.

The registrar stated: “We gives you 5 minutes to your youngster to let you know the reality. If he doesn’t let you know the reality and are available again, we’ll present you what your son has completed and hand him over to the police.

“Who helps you to do it? How a lot did he pay; for those who don’t inform your father the reality, we’ll hand you over to the police and also you have to be prosecuted. We now have 11 of them who tampered with their outcomes. Two of them are already being prosecuted.

“There was by no means any communication of 380 with this boy. As a result of this boy has accused JAMB, we’re going to withhold his outcome till the investigation is concluded. We’re going to request that our interactions with him be subjected to the general public.”

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