The Anambra State Government panel that probed the disputed result presented by Mmesoma Ejikeme has disclosed how the student admitted to the offence and asked her to write an apology to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB and also seek psychological counseling.
The committee in its three-point recommendations, discovered that Mmesoma on her own altered the original result she got.
The committee that interacted with Ejikeme Mmesoma, authorities of her school, and JAMB in its findings deposed that the result paraded by Ejikeme Mmesoma with an aggregate score of 362 was fake and that she admitted manipulating the results by herself using her phone.
“She owned up in the presence of her principal, and the Education Secretary that the narration by the JAMB officials was a true and correct description of what transpired. She also admitted to having given a manipulated result by herself, unaided using the same phone (and) Airtel Number.
“According to her, she proceeded to the cybercafe (Prisca Global Computers, Uruagu, Nnewi) where she printed the results she had manipulated.”
“The committee tried to find out the motive behind her actions, but Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma said NOTHING.”
Ejikeme Mmesoma had put the credibility of JAMB in doubt after she claimed to have scored 362 and been the top-scoring candidate in the 2023 UTME.
Following the controversy, the Anambra State Government set up a committee comprising Prof. Nkemdili Nnonyelu as Chairman, other members are Prof. Mercy Okonkwo, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, Prof. Maduabuchi Dukor, Prof. Jaja Nwanegbo, Rev. Sr. Prof. Mary-Felicia Opara, Rev. Cannon Dr. Uchenna Umeifekwem, Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Managing Director, Anambra Information Communication Technology Agency.
The Anambra State Government is, however, yet to release a white paper on the issue and the future of Ejikeme Mmesoma now remains uncertain following the ban on her by JAMB from taking part in the UTME for three years.