The Anambra State Government-appointed panel of investigation has determined that Mmesoma Ejikeme fabricated her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination score, reporting that she received 249 instead of 362.
The panel’s eight-page report suggested that Mmesoma submit a written apology to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, the school (Anglican Girls’ Secondary School, Uruagu Nnewi), and the state government right away and seek counselling and therapy for her psychological issues.
The eight-member panel was appointed by the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Wednesday to look into the current dispute between Mmesoma’s UTME result and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The team’s conclusions would be made public.
Mmesoma, a student at Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, was scrutinised for presenting the “highest score” of 362, which JAMB later proved was altered, during the UTME in May.
The panel’s report, which is also making the rounds online, was provided on Friday by the commissioner for information, Sir Paul Nwosu, and was sent to the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
The panel claimed that it conducted interviews with the necessary parties, including Mmesoma, JAMB representatives, other participants in the process, and the head of the Anglican Girls Secondary School.
The panel claimed that Mmesoma had contacted JAMB using a different registration number, requesting a UTME result with an aggregate score of 362, with Eng: 98, Phy: 89, Bio: 94, and Che: 81. This was a significant departure from the usual JAMB format, in which she received a proper rebuttal stating that her actual score was 249.
The panel indicated in its findings that “the results released by the JAMB with respect to the UTME score of Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma is 249.
“The result paraded by Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma with an aggregate score of 362 is fake as buttressed by the very significant and instructive variations in the registration number, date of birth, centre name and other infractions.
“Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma admitted that she manipulated the fake results herself, using her phone.
“The Principal, Anglican Girls’ Secondary School — Mrs Edu Uche and the Education Secretary, Diocese of Nnewi (Anglican Communion) expressed dismay at the conduct of Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma.”