The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged manipulation of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result of the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) by Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma.
The House also direct JAMB to suspend further actions on the matter until Investigation is concluded.
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by a member from Rivers state Mr Awaji-Inombek Abiante at plenary.
The lawmaker expressed concern over the pronouncement by JAMB Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, accusing Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma of manipulating her UTME results that she actually scored 249 instead of the 362 as claimed.
He observed that uploading or downloading result of examinations or polls electronically in Nigeria, glitches can occur at any time, hence the need to establish the facts before any blames.
According to him, there is also need to investigate Dr. Fabian Benjamin’s allegation that some of the 2023 UTME Candidates are parading fake scores in order to get undue advantage from the public.
Contributing to the debate, a member Mr Iduma Igariwe, said there should be an investigation to know if the young lady was manipulated and that the investigation would reveal if JAMB had a structural issues.
For a member from Lagos state Ademorin Kuye, the house must prove the innocence on the part of the girl and at the same time presume that JAMB has acted in pursuant to the law establishing them.
Adopting the motion the House set up an Adhoc Committee to investigate the matter and mandated it to report back within one week for further legislative action.