UTME Result: Mmesoma Admits She Manipulated Her JAMB Scores

JAMB Head Office (Credit: JAMB)

Mmesoma Ejikeme, a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School Nnewi, who has been in the news for manipulating her JAMB results from the original 249 to 362, has finally admitted that she falsified her result. According to Anambra state government, Mmesoma was unaided by anyone to manipulate her UTME result.

The Anambra state Government set up an eight-member panel as ordered by the governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to investigate the controversy hanging around the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Mmesoma, whose UTME result has been under scrutiny.

The panel reports upon investigation was made public and addressed to the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, and was also made available by the Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu on Friday, July 7.

According to the panel, they conducted interviews with affected and relevant parties involved in the controversy, which includes Mmesoma Ejikeme, some JAMB officials and other individuals involved in the process as well as the principal of Anglican Girls Secondary School, Uruagu Nnewi.

According to the panel, Mmesoma had sent a request to JAMB with a different registration number showing a UTME result of an aggregate score of 362, with Eng: 98, Phy: 89, Bio: 94, and Che: 81 which is totally different from the standard JAMB format, but however she got an appropriate response stating her real score of 249.

The reports from the panel states;

“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.

“We Conducted interviews with relevant parties, including Mmesoma, JAMB officials and any other individual(s) involved in the process.

“The committee invited Mmesoma, the Principal of Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, and officials of JAMB for an interactive session with the Committee.

“JAMB disclosed that the candidate was well informed of her correct score. Mmesoma had sent a request to JAMB with a different registration number showing a UTME result of an aggregate score of 362, with Eng: 98, Phy: 89, Bio: 94, and Che: 81. The results she sent differed substantially from the standard JAMB format where she got an appropriate rebuttal stating her real score of 249.”

“It was also evident that even the centre name ‘Nkemefuna Foundation (Thomas Chidoka Centre for Human Development as it was known before now) used for the examination was also manipulated where the candidate used the old name of the centre (Thomas Chidoka Centre for Human Development) in her own manipulated result sheet.

“In Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s submission, 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 Airtel Number.

“According to her, she proceeded to the cybercafé (Prisca Global Computers, Uruagu, Nnewi) where she printed the results she had manipulated.

“The Committee tried to find out the motive behind her action, but Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma said nothing.

“In their own submissions, the Principal Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Uruagu, Nnewi, and the Education Secretary — Diocese of Nnewi (Anglican Communion) expressed shock at what transpired where in their presence, Mmesoma admitted to have manipulated her UTME results, deceiving the school, her immediate family and the state government.”

“We hope that this unearthing of the truth as we have discovered will go a long way in correcting the sentiments, misconceptions and deceptions that have been in the public domain”.

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