Oby Ezekwesili Sues JAMB for Independent Technology Investigation


Nigerian former Education minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has called on JAMB Registrar to avail the exam body for an independent technology investigation to clarify the the public on the rift between JAMB and Mmesoma's UTME result saga.

Recall that JAMB has barred Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma from participating in UTME exams for the next three years over result falsification and her emergence as the top scorer in the 2023 UTME.

The statement reads

Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of @JAMBHQ  did reach out back from Namibia but his call dropped. 

My call for an Independent Technology Investigation still stands. 

I am interested in having a number of questions answered by the Exam Body to clarify the confusion in the public space on the JAMB-Mmesoma Saga. 

What really are the facts of the action that produced the Result-Slip that  Mmesoma is insisting she received? 

Can the Public be availed the User-Journey of Mmesoma ?

Is this kind of a tech-enabled double-result unique to her or experienced by any other candidates of JAMB exams? 

Is a Comprehensive Systems Check not key for JAMB in situations like this and has such been done? 

What is the nature of interface between the JAMB system/database and the Center where she sat for her exam as well as results verification? 

Could this case not help JAMB trace any issues that can impair its systems and architecture for Exam Integrity? 

I am glad that the public is invested in knowing the truth on this Saga, because Exam Integrity is core to global trust of countries and their citizens by others and widely publicized cases like this should be Learning Opportunity for all, including the Exam Body. 

I reiterate that an Independent Technology Investigation is critical for helping us all know the Truth of this case including the role of all the parties involved so that the right and just redressing can be made. 

Trust in our public institutions like @JAMBHQ  that record the facts of individual effort and performance is key for our country. 

Therefore for all reasonable citizens, this matter is rightly important that it be resolved appropriately.