- Innoson Reverses Scholarship Awarded To Her
The committee of inquiry set up by the Anambra State Government to look into the examination fraud involving 19-Year-Old Mmesoma Ejikeme has confirmed that she manipulated her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result, giving herself a score of 362 as against the actual score of 249.
The Committee in its eight-page report said that the student of Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi admitted that she manipulated the fake result single-handedly using her phone.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo had set up a committee of inquiry to investigate the matter.
The Committee in its report signed by the Anambra State Commissioner of Information, Paul Nwosu, said it conducted interviews with relevant parties, including Mmesoma, JAMB officials and other individual(s) involved in the process as well as the principal of Anglican Girls Secondary School.
The report noted that the Joint Admission Matriculation Board JAMB revealed that Mmesoma made several requests to JAMB asking for her result and each of the times she received in her phone the same score of 249 total aggregate.
The Committee said that in Mmesoma’s submission, she owned up in the presence of her principal and Education Secretary that the narration of JAMB officials was a true and correct description of what happened.
The Committee said it tried to find out the motive behind her action but Mmesoma replied that nothing motivated her.
According to the Committee, Mmesoma is expected to tender a written apology to JAMB, the Anglican Girls Secondary, and the Anambra State Government.
The report read in part, “Recall Mr Governor that with the recent release of scores of candidates who applied for admission by the JAMB and subsequent announcement of Nkechiyere Umeh as the candidate with the highest score of 360, Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, a 19-year-old student of Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Uruagu Nnewi, from Enugu State, protested to the state government that she scored 362 and ought to have been so recognised.
“This has elicited interest and generated serious controversy and misgivings among the general public that the state government in its wisdom decided to constitute a committee of inquiry to look into the under-listed terms of reference; review Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s JAMB results and associated documents.
“Conduct interviews with relevant parties, including Mmesoma, JAMB officials and any other individual(s) involved in the process. Provide recommendations based on the findings of the investigation.
Meanwhile, Innoson Vehicles has reversed the N3m scholarship awarded to the Mmesoma
In a statement issued on Saturday, Cornel Osigwe, Head Of Corporate Communications, Innoson, said the company made the “difficult decision” to withdraw the scholarship “in response to the confirmed findings”.