The committee recommended that she tender an unreserved apology to JAMB, her school and the Anambra Government and suggested that she go through psychological counselling and therapy.
Mmesoma Ejikeme has admitted that she did manipulate her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) results following the controversies that arose after she claimed to have been the highest scorer in the recently concluded examinations.
In a report that was submitted by a panel set up by Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, it was revealed that Mmesoma confessed that her original result was an aggregate score of 249, which she then manipulated with a device and a printout to make it 362.
The report said, “The Committee invited Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, the Principal of Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, and officials of JAMB for interactive session with the Committee. JAMB officials led by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the Head Public Affairs presented the detailed processes and procedures involved in JAMB admissions, the policy changes that have occurred in the release of UTME scores since 2021 and what specifically transpired between the candidate Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma with registration number: 20230639047FF in her quest to obtain her JAMB score.
“JAMB revealed the different times that Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma made several requests to JAMB portal asking for her results at different hours, and each of these times (four in number), she received in her phone, same results from JAMB indicating candidate’s UTME Results to wit: Eng: 64, Phy: 54, Bio: 74, Che: 57 with a total aggregate score of 249. JAMB disclosed that the candidate was well informed of her correct score from JAMB.
Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had sent a request to JAMB with a different registration number showing a UTME result of 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.
“Besides, a number of red-flags was also highlighted by JAMB officials showing a different date of birth, different Registration Number, Notification of results template that has been discarded since 2021, amongst others. 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 have given a manipulated result by herself unaided, using 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.”
However, it was said that when the panel asked Mmesoma for her reason for manipulating her results, she said, “nothing.”
The committee then gave recommendation that Mmesoma tender an unreserved apology to JAMB, her school (Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Uruagu Nnewi and the Anambra State Government immediately. They also suggested that she go through psychological counselling and therapy.
Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi ARISE NEWS