Comrade Phils, or Philip Thomas, has offered his opinion on the trending issue of forging JAMB results. He shared his personal experience with the institution during his youth. In the early 2000s, I wrote JAMB in Ikot Ekpene. He went to check my result at the JAMB office in Uyo.
Coming from a Technical school background, I had my previous admission opportunity thwarted by the fact that I presented a NABTEB result, which was then unacceptable by my institution of choice despite that the same JAMB listed it as acceptable before I enrolled for the exam. Hence, I had to write JAMB again and then GCE at one of my distant Uncle’s schools in Ikot Ekpene.
When the results were out, I made my GCE in a single sitting, but it wasnot the same with Jamb. At the Uyo JAMB centre, the result was above 100 and below the minimum score needed to qualify me to apply for a supplementary admission in my then school of choice.
Comrade Phils recollected that While he wept, I was also surprised because I knew my level of intelligence. I was already doing a diploma program and prepared extensively for that exam. He shared he couldn’t score that low and get such a poor result, except something was amiss. I was a high-flying scholar in my secondary school days. He claimed anyone who attended my secondary school in Ahoada, Rivers state, can attest to this.
As a fellow from a religious background, I went back to Owerri and engaged in fasting and prayer to divinely change my JAMB results. With that faith, I returned to the Jamb office in Owerri and paid for an official JAMB result slip. It used to be mailed in two weeks, then via postal service from Jamb HQ in Abuja.
To my amazement and delight too, the result I got after two weeks was almost twice what I received initially at the Jamb Centre in Uyo. Without thinking critically, I went straight to the fellowship I attended at school and did Thanksgiving. For me, it was a miracle, and God had automatically changed my result. But reflecting now, could it have been that JAMB gave me the wrong result the first time at Uyo?
And I say the first time because if the second result I got was fake, it would come to light when the University did their routine vetting for JAMB results. He said he got admision with that result, completed my studies and graduated.
Mmesoma’s case may not be the same as mine, but I find it difficult to believe that that little girl would forge her JAMB results. Her purported original score of 249, is also okay. so I see no need she would have had to fake anything to please anyone.
We must also consider the angle that JAMB holds. However, we must consider them in facets of possibilities. Could it be a system error, or could another person have faked it for her? How did she check that result? Was it at a business centre? If it was, could some agents be scamming people with fake results generated from fake JAMB result apps?
While the public has different opinions on this issue. Some are taking sides and blaming JAMB or Mmesoma. Meanwhile, he urged the government take time and do a thorough forensic investigationt. He wants them to unravel the roots of this brouhaha because nothing is impossible in this our dear country?
Remember that recently in Rivers state, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who obviously won in the state, was publicly announced second to Tinubu of the APC by a lecturing professor working for INEC, a government agency like JAMB.
Comrade Phils hoped that our little Mmesoma had the audacity, like our political parties, to say to JAMB and anyone who disagrees with her, “Go to court” if you disagree with my results. Only a critical inquest can unravel the truth in this case.
I will await the results of such investigations to make further statements on this.