The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says its attention has been drawn to several publications in both print and online media celebrating certain candidates for being high scorers in the 2023 UTME.
The Board in a statement by the Head of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin says the results which candidates are parading are fake.
It notes that in many instances, some candidates had actually obtained far lower scores than they are claiming and had used some funny software packages to manipulate their results to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.
According to the statement, the most pathetic of them all is the case of Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, who claimed to have scored 362 in the 2023 UTME and was awarded a N3m scholarship by Chief Innocent Chukwuma.
She had manipulated her UTME result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain scholarship and other recognitions.
Dr Benjamin explained that a similar case was that of one Atung Gerald in Kaduna, who claimed to have scored 380, and his ethnic group had taken the issue up requesting that he should be given special recognition.
However, the Board stated that Atung never obtain the 2023 UTME application documents not to talk of sitting the examination.